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Lenovo reports net loss of US$72 million for April-June 2017

Aug 18, 15:26

Lenovo has reported net loss of US$72 million for the fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2017, during which the companmy recorded quarterly revenues of US$10 billion, flat on year, but an increase on quarter of 4.5%.

Getac shipping video solution products to US

Aug 17, 15:38

Ruggedized PC vendor Getac has successfully tapped into the police and law enforcement equipment market in the US with its Getac video solution (GVS) products.

James Hwang, Getac chairman

Server DRAM revenues among top-3 suppliers surge 30% in 2Q17, says DRAMeXchange

Aug 17, 10:57

Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix and Micron Technology generated a combined US$4.43 billion in server DRAM revenues in the second quarter of 2017, up 30.1% from the about US$3.4 billion the top-3 suppliers collectively posted in the prior quarter, according to DRAMeXchange.

Dell stresses importance of digital transformation at technology forum

Aug 16, 16:02

Dell on August 15 hosted Dell Technology Forum 2017 in Taipei, discussing the trend of digital transformation through explaining software-defined or cloud-like modern datacenters.

Taiwan science ministry to enforce 4-year AI chips research project

Aug 16, 13:57

Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology has decided to implement a four-year "Semiconductor Moonshot Project" to encourage university professors to lead students in researching AI Edge-based semiconductor process and chip systems.

Free Bionics enters Japan market with motion assistance robot

Aug 16, 10:58

Taiwan-based wearable motion assistance robot developer Free Bionics has recently signed contracts with medical equipment distributor USCI Japan for it to promote its robots to major hospitals in Japan.

China lags behind US in AI investment, says research institute

Aug 15, 11:02

While China has attached much importance to AI (artificial intelligence) development, local companies have significantly lagged behind US counterparts in terms of investment in AI R&D, according to a reseach arm of China-based Internet service provider Tencent.

Surveillance footage can be used for Big Data purposes, says Seagate executive

Aug 14, 15:07

Footage from enterprise-use surveillance systems could create business value via AI (artificial intelligence)-based or Big Data analysis, according to Rags Srinivasan, senior director of Product Strategy and Marketing, Cloud, IoT, Video at Seagate Technology.

STSP stepping up innovation efforts for annual revenue goal of over NT$1 trillion

Aug 14, 14:18

Following 20 years of operation, Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) is gearing up for innovation and transformation by enforcing a spate of measures and introducing crucial members into the park, aiming to have its revenues break the NT$1 trillion ( US$32.96 billion) in the short term, according to...

StarFab Accelerator and Taiwan ITRI New Venture Association to station in STSP

Asia Pacific robotics spending to see 25.2% CAGR from 2017-2021, says IDC

Aug 14, 11:23

Asia Pacific spending on robotics (including drones) and related services is estimated to reach US$66 billion in 2017, according to IDC, which expects robotics spending to accelerate from 2017 to 2021, reaching US$162 billion in 2021 with a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25.2% for the five-year...

Taiwan government to foster 30,000 startups in 3 years via direct investment

Aug 11, 15:19

Taiwan's National Development Council (NDC) has decided to make direct investments in tech startups, instead of offering them subsidies as done in the past, aiming to build sound angel investment culture and foster as many as 30,000 new startups in the country within three years.

Acer to merge affiliate eDC into BYOC group

Aug 10, 21:48

Acer's datacenter hosting service providing affiliate E-enabling Data Center (eDC) will be merged into the vendor's Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) business group and managed by Maverick Shih, president of Acer's BYOC Smart Products business, in August.

Taiwan market: HPE may regain title as No. 1 server brand in 2018

Aug 10, 15:49

Artificial intelligence applications are not only driving scientific and technological developments, but also fueling the replacement of servers, prompting HPE, a spin-off from HP, to galvanize its sales momentum in Taiwan with new server models. HPE is expected to regain the title as the top brand...

Jon Wang, chairman of HPE Taiwan

Wistron reports slow sales for July

Aug 9, 12:57

Notebook ODM Wistron has reported decreased sales for July compared to the previous month as shipments of notebooks, desktop PCs, servers and LCD monitors all slowed down in the month.

Wistron to see sales rebound in September

Taiwan IT industry can directly jump onto AI development: Q&A with LotaData CEO Apu Kumar

Aug 9, 10:59

While high-tech gurus have yet to reach a consensus over whether Taiwan is suitable for developing artificial intelligence (AI) applications, a US-based AI company quietly came to Taiwan in late 2016 to join the MOX (Mobile-Only Accelerator) operation and set up its Greater China headquarters in Taipei...

LotaData co-founder and CEO Apu Kumar

Nvidia invests in China self-driving startup

Aug 8, 20:51

Tusimple, a Beijing-based startup focused on developing autonomous trucks, has disclosed that Nvidia will make a strategic investment to take a 3% stake in the company. Nvidia's investment is part of a a Series B financing round, Tusimple indicated.

Getac July revenues grow almost 14% on year

Aug 8, 10:49

Ruggedized PC vendor Getac has reported July consolidated revenues of NT$1.67 billion (US$56.45 million), down 7.9% on month, but up 13.98% on year, and its combined consolidated revenues from January-July 2017 were NT$11.9 billion, growing 13.36% from the same period a year ago.

James Hwang, Getac chairman

Inventec sees on-year growth in July revenues

Aug 7, 21:02

Inventec has announced consolidated revenues of NT$39.48 billion (US$1.33 billion) for July, sliding 5.77% from a month ago, but rising 13.38% on year. The company's combined consolidated revenues for the first seven months of 2017 were NT$250.36 billion, up 4.96% from the same period a year ago.

Advantech revenues rise 4.66% on year in July

Aug 7, 16:02

Industrial PC vendor Advantech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.44 billion (US$113.82 million) for July 2017, representing a 21.25% drop on month and 4.66% increase on year.

AR, VR, IoT applications highlighted at 2017 Cross-Strait Startup Contest

Aug 4, 15:48

Young startup talent across the Taiwan Strait have amassed strong innovation momentums in IoT, AR, and VR applications as well as 3D printing, smart retail, smart living, and Internet+ areas by presenting a total of over 400 innovation startup projects in the fields at the 2017 Cross-Strait Startup...

Some representatives of the 20 finalist projects

Quanta Storage accelerates collaborative robot production

Aug 2, 13:06

Failing to fill orders for collaborative robots in the first half of 2017 due to a serious supply shortage of decelerators from Japan-based Harmonic, Taiwan-based Quanta Storage is stepping up production to make up for the delay as the Japan-based supplier is actively expanding its production of the...

Quanta Storage gearing up for collaborative robot production

Adlink sees rising revenues, but declining EPS for 1H17

Aug 1, 14:40

Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) maker Adlink Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$5.02 billion (US$169.68 million) for the first half of 2017, up 13.87% on year and a new high for the period, but its EPS declined from NT$0.70 in the first half of 2016 to NT$0.67 due to decreased gross...

Supermicro to expand Technology Park plan in Taiwan

Jul 31, 22:02

Having completed phase-one construction for its Asia Pacific Technology Park in Taoyuan, Taiwan, US-based Supermicro is now planning for a phase-two construction project, which is expected to create 3,000 jobs locally.

TSMC reportedly to give 2H17 server orders to Supermicro

Jul 31, 21:36

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reportedly shifted its server procurement orders for the second half of 2017 from the original supplier Lenovo to Supermicro Computer, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

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Demand for high-speed transmissions surges

Jul 31, 09:02

Emerging applications arising from IoT, cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) are demanding high-speed transmissions, while high-speed interfaces such as USB, PCI Express (PCIe) and DisplayPort (DP) continue to upgrade. Taiwan-based suppliers engaged in the development of high-speed transmission chips...

Taiwan faces challenges to develop service robots

Jul 28, 16:09

The development of ASICs optimized for industrial robot AI is approaching maturity, and autonomous driving is a trend, but the use of AI technology to develop service-oriented robots in Taiwan faces difficulties, according to industry sources.

Pepper, a service-oriented robot developed by Japan-based SoftBank

PAT to cooperate with IBM Taiwan for new cloud system

Jul 28, 13:47

Taiwan-based automated plating equipment maker Process Advance Technology (PAT) has announced it will work with IBM Taiwan to establish a HANA on IBM Cloud system.

PAT to use HANA on IBM Cloud system

Driverless electric bus EZ10 to be on trial in Taipei City

Jul 27, 21:05

Taipei's Department of Information Technology has announced an autonomous-driving electric bus will have a five-day trial run in the city in August.

Development of service robots lags behind industrial ones, says IEK analyst

Jul 27, 10:57

Development of service-oriented robots has lagged behind that of industrial robots, according to analyst Johnny Huang for Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK) under Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).

Foxconn increases server production in southwestern China, says Nikkei

Jul 27, 08:54

Foxconn Electronics' China-based subsidiary HongFuJin Precision Electronics (Guiyang) set up a server factory in Quizhou Province, southwestern China, at an investment CNY350 million (US$51.7 million) in 2015, and starting production in March 2016. HongFuJin has further increased production in 2017,...

Shuttle may turn profitable in 2Q17, says paper

Jul 26, 19:56

Taiwan-based barebone system vendor Shuttle is expected to have achieved strong revenues in the second quarter of 2017, which may help the company turn profitable, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Deren develops USB 3.1 front-panel internal connectors and cables

Jul 26, 15:57

China-based Shenzhen Deren Electronics has cooperated with Intel to develop USB 3.1 front-panel internal connectors and cables for USB 3.1 Gen2, with the standard expected to become mainstream arising from growing demand for high-speed transfer of images in large volumes, according to the company.

Taiwan first IoT venture capital of NT$4 billion to be available by end of September

Jul 26, 15:41

Taiwan's government is very likely to complete raising NT$4 billion (US$130 million) in venture capital fund dedicated to investment in IoT (Internet of Things) startups by the end of September, according to David Weng, chief investment officer of the government-backed Asia Silicon Valley Development...

David Weng, chief investment officer of Taiwan government-backed Asia Silicon Valley Development Age

Taiwan IC design service and IP firms land AI chip orders from China

Jul 26, 15:33

Taiwan-based IC design service companies and silicon IP providers have started to land orders for artificial intelligence (AI) applications from China's IC industry and academia, and demand for AI-related chips from China is expected to ramp up, according to industry sources.

Taiwan to host WCIT 2017

Jul 26, 15:27

World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) 2017 will take place in Taipei during September 10-13, organized jointly by Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs and World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA).

WCIT 2017 will take place in Taipei in September

China-based Horizon Robotics actively materializing autonomous driving solutions

Jul 25, 15:39

China-based Horizon Robotics has scored a significant achievement in the development of autonomous driving technology, as the technology has entered the stage of road test and the company is gearing up for mass production of high-performance chips needed in autonomous driving solutions, according to...

Horizon Robotics CEO Yu Kai (third from right) and his management team members

Quanta to see rising incomes from notebooks, servers and wearables in 2H17, says paper

Jul 25, 15:13

Quanta Computer is expected to enjoy a strong second-half 2017 thanks to rising demand for notebooks, growing server sales and the release of the next-generation Apple Watch, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Ennoconn announces US$5 million investment in Suzhou, China

Jul 25, 12:57

Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) maker Ennoconn has announced it will indirectly invest US$5 million to establish a subsidiary in Suzhou, China. The subsidiary will be responsible for R&D, manufacturing, and design as well as integrating resources from other subsidiaries in China, according to...

Gigabyte to reorganize motherboard and graphics card businesses

Jul 24, 15:31

Gigabyte Technology will begin a business reorganization on August 1 and merge its motherboard and graphics card businesses together. The new department will be led by Eddie Lin, sales and marketing associate vice president of Gigabyte's Gaming Product Business Unit.

Eddie Lin will become the new head of merged businesses

IaaS spending to surpass SaaS spending for 1st time in 2017

Jul 24, 11:21

The public cloud services (PCS) market in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) is expected to exceed the US$10 billion mark in 2017, according to IDC. Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) will drive the growth of the PCS market and will lead to IaaS spending surpassing software-as-a-service (SaaS) spending...

China reveals AI development plans

Jul 24, 10:38

China's State Council has revealed plans for development of AI technology and applications through 2030.

AI

Advantech, Intel, Carrefour cooperate to create first smart hypermarket in Taiwan

Jul 24, 10:29

Industrial computing device maker Advantech, Intel and France-based Carrefour have cooperated to establish Taiwan's first smart Carrefour hypermarket through adopting Advantech-developed UShop+ cloud platform consisting of various smart retail software and hardware equipped with Intel Core and Atom...

Advantech associate vice president of Service-IoT MC Chiang (left)

Microsoft cloud strength highlights fiscal 4Q17 results

Jul 21, 16:32

Microsoft has announced financial results for its fiscal fourth-quarter 2017 (ended June 30, 2017) with revenues reaching US$23.3 billion GAAP, US$24.7 billion non-GAAP; operating income US$5.3 billion GAAP, US$7 billion non-GAAP; net income US$6.5 billion GAAP, US$7.7 billion non-GAAP; and diluted...

Chip demand for data centers to boom in China

Jul 21, 15:46

With China's local governments looking to set up data centers, chip demand for data centers locally is set to surge, according to industry sources.

Self-serving store brings business opportunities to IT suppliers

Jul 21, 15:02

Self-serving stores have grown to become a popular application in the IT and retail channel markets recently, prompting smart retailing hardware suppliers to turn aggressive about obtaining orders from such channel retailers.

Enterprise board choices with new AMD and Intel CPU platforms: Whom to support?

Jul 21, 11:11

Within one month, both Intel and AMD announced massive, long overdue refreshes of their server processor families, with EPYC and Scalable Xeon (yes, the credit card-style precious metal ranked) CPUs out. Both of these required brand new sockets, boards, chipset, even the memory and I/O configurations...

Apple to build iCloud datacenter in Guizhou

Jul 20, 16:11

Apple has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the government of Guizhou Province to invest US$1 billion to build a datacenter to promote its iCloud service in China.

China market: Taiwan makers showcase automation equipment at Kunshan exhibition

Jul 19, 16:03

In view of large potential demand for automated production in China due to the government's China Make 2025 initiative, Taiwan-based industrial automation equipment, device and component makers, including Compal Electronics, Inventec, Taiwan Chelic, Enbik Technology and Vecow, exhibited products at...

Automation equipment expected to play a key role in China's smart manufacturing

Worldwide public cloud services spending forecast to reach US$266 billion in 2021, says IDC

Jul 19, 15:56

Worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure is forecast to reach US$266 billion in 2021, according to the latest update to the IDC Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Spending Guide. Although spending growth will slow somewhat over the 2016-2021 forecast period, the market...

Taiwan firms urged to develop integrated chips for AI systems

Jul 18, 16:14

Taiwan should strive to become an exporter of AI (artificial intelligence) system products and to develop niche-type integrated smart system chips that could reach a production value of up to NT$4 trillion (US$131.58 billion) by 2025, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has said.

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