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Simplified embedded system development can facilitate software, hardware integration

Jun 26, 15:41

An embedded system is a dedicated computer system integrating customized software and hardware designed for a specific function. Currently, most embedded systems are applied to industrial, medical, military and aerospace fields, entailing high customization requirements. In order for embedded system...

Taiwan market: Tainan and Chiayi City looking to try out autonomous driving

Jun 23, 16:30

The governments of Tainan and Chiayi City, Southern Taiwan have both expressed interest to become trial areas for autonomous driving, according to an official from the Industrial Development Bureau of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).

Qisda has high hopes for enterprise and industrial robots

Jun 23, 12:35

Qisda is looking to push new robots for the industrial and enterprise industries and has already planned a fourth-generation medical service robot that will enter development soon, according to new company chairman Peter Chen.

VIA announces Mobile360 Surround View sample kit

Jun 23, 10:26

VIA Technologies has launched its Mobile360 Surround View sample kit for real-time commercial 360-degree video vehicle monitoring, recording, and tracking applications.

IOC and Intel announce worldwide TOP partnership through 2024

Jun 22, 15:21

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Intel have announced a long-term technology partnership at an official signing ceremony in New York with IOC President Thomas Bach and Intel CEO, Brian Krzanich.

Jason Chen becomes Acer chairman

Jun 22, 15:18

Acer has appointed its chief executive officer (CEO) Jason Chen as chairman as part of the company's latest management reshuffle which also saw it get a new chief financial officer (CFO).

Dedicated solutions needed for thorough info security of embedded systems

Jun 22, 12:11

While embedded systems were mainly applied in enclosed and independent operating environments in early years, the interoperability of devices achieved through wireless and wired connections, ensuing from the advent of the IoT (Internet of Things) era, has triggered a new wave of IoT-related information...

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IPC player Parpro to conduct merger with Anderson Group

Jun 21, 15:56

Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) maker Parpro has recently gained full control of affiliated IPC component maker Anderson Group and will integrate the two firms' resources to increase Parpro's revenues and help the company to become a top-5 IPC player worldwide in the near future.

Taiwan market: Acer develops smart taxi operation platform

Jun 21, 10:25

Acer has developed a smart taxi operation platform for recommending hot spots, locations with potentially the most taxi passengers, for taxi drivers under Taiwan Taxi, the largest provider of taxi services in Taiwan, with the platform passing certification and to come into operation in second-half...

Acer

Advantech cooperates with Korea Telecom in industrial IoT

Jun 20, 18:02

Industrial computing solution developer Advantech has signed an MoU with Korea Telecom for cooperation to develop industrial IoT solutions, starting with the UBC-222, an IoT gateway supporting LTE-M wireless communication technology.

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Eyeing more profitable sectors: Q&A with Wally Liaw, Supermicro VP of international sales

Jun 20, 15:44

Supermicro, originally a maker of server motherboards, has been gradually evolved into an own-brand server product provider. The server market promises significant growth, thanks to increasing demand for artificial intelligence (AI) applications, Intel's release of its next-generation server platform...

Supermicro Taiwan chairman

Mitac president becomes member of Promise board

Jun 16, 15:50

Taiwan-based network storage solution supplier Promise Technology has re-elected its board of directors with Mitac International president Billy Ho becoming one of the directors.

Wistron business growth sees rebound

Jun 15, 15:25

Wistron has seen its business growth rebound significantly over the past months and is confident that its performance in 2017 will be better than that recorded a year earlier, according to company chairman Simon Lin.

Quanta Storage to expand production capacity

Jun 14, 13:50

Quanta Storage, which makes collaborative robots for sale under own brand Techman, will expand production capacity in June by moving to its new plants with larger space. At the same time, the company will also install robots at a factory in Shanghai, eastern China, and in Thailand to act as model smart...

Ho Shih-chih, Quanta Storage president

Alibaba to contribute data center technology to OCP

Jun 14, 11:16

China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has announced plans to share with Open Compute Project (OCP) its newly-developed technology that aims to reduce energy consumption and build more eco-friendly data centers.

Mitac issues dividends of NT$2.50 in cash for 2016

Jun 13, 15:07

Mitac International has announced plans to distribute dividends of NT$2.50 (US$0.08) in cash for 2016, with the total amount to reach NT$2.02 billion.

Alibaba to set up cloud computing data centers in India, Indonesia

Jun 13, 10:24

Alibaba Cloud, a cloud computing service subsidiary provider of the largest China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group Holding, will complete establishment of a cloud computing data center in Mumbai, India, and another in Jakarta, Indonesia, by the end of March 2018, according to the company.

Quanta, Wiwynn to expand server capacity as orders increase

Jun 12, 21:08

Quanta Computer and Wiwynn, a server affiliate of Wistron, are expected to see server shipments increase in the second half of 2017, thanks to rising demand for big data generated by artificial intelligence (AI) applications and the launch of Intel’s next-generation server platform, according...

Acer revenues up in May

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 16:05

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.964 billion (US$596.91 million) for May 2017, representing a 24.47% increase on month and 3.67% increase on year.

Worldwide server shipments decline 4.2% in the 1Q17; revenues down 4.5%, says Gartner

Jun 9, 16:02

In the first quarter of 2017, worldwide server revenues declined 4.5% on year, while shipments fell 4.2% from the first quarter of 2016, according to Gartner.

UL to set up IoT testing center in Taiwan

Jun 9, 15:47

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) will set up a testing center for IoT technology and products in northern Taiwan, which will open as soon as the end of 2017, according to UL Taiwan.

Connected car shipment share to rise to over 90% by 2035, says research firm

Jun 8, 16:05

With more cars beginning to support connection from smartphones, demand for connected cars has been rising and the type of vehicles are expected to account for 29.1% of overall car shipments in 2017 and by 2035, over 90% of cars shipped will be equipped with Internet connectivity, according to data...

Mitac, Synnex to invest US$800 million to buy Westcon-Comstor America

Jun 8, 14:46

Mitac International and Synnex have together announced plans to spend US$800 million to fully acquire Westcon-Comstor's business in America and will also invest another US$30 million to purchase shareholdings in Westcon's businesses in Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Westcon is an affiliate...

Getac May revenues see growth

Jun 6, 20:04

Ruggedized industrial PC (IPC) maker Getac has announced consolidated revenues of NT$1.64 billion (US$55.43 million) for May, up 6.84% on year and 4.7% on month. For the first five months of 2017, Getac's consolidated revenues were NT$8.41 billion, growing 13.69% from NT$7.4 billion during the same...

IPC supplier Ennoconn reports increased sales for May

Newswatch - Jun 6, 15:04

IPC supplier Ennoconn has reported revenues of NT$1.27 billion (US$42.26 million) for May, up 0.31% on month and 7.63% on year.

Facebook said to expand datacenter scale and prepare new hardware devices for 2018

Jun 5, 23:15

Facebook is reportedly planning to establish more datacenters worldwide for possible launches of new services, according to sources from the upstream supply chain, who added that the company will add more datacenters in Europe and cooperate with regional partners to establish more in Japan and the...

POS maker Flytech displaying new products at Computex 2017

Jun 2, 15:53

Point of sale (POS) system maker Flytech Technology and its affiliate companies are displaying new POS, AIO POS and industrial panel PC devices at the ongoing Computex 2017 Taipei trade show.

Mobile and IoT technologies integrated with AI features to enable data driven solutions

Jun 2, 12:48

Computex Taipei has long been one of the most important tradeshows worldwide for engineers and executrives in ICT industries. On May 31, 2017, Digitimes hosted Computex 2017 Mobile and IoT technology forum, featuring speakers from various sectors to share their views of the future of IoT technology...

Taiwan ICT industry gaining momentum with growing connected car technology investments

Jun 2, 12:23

Consumers are connected anywhere and anytime through their smartphones or other mobile devices. They rely on that connectivity to get the latest information. Such a trend is spreading to automotive world. The race to build the smart connected car, and ultimately the self-driving vehicle, is already...

Computex 2017: Mitac shows new servers with upcoming Intel processors

Jun 2, 10:34

Mitac International's server brand subsidiary Tyan has showcased a new-generation of high-performance, cloud and storage server platforms at Computex 2017. The new server product line will utilize Intel's upcoming next-generation Xeon processors and will target markets including datacenter, virtualized...

Amazon Echo series device shipments expected to surpass 10 million in 2017

Jun 1, 21:15

Amazon has recently cut the price for its Echo Dot from US$99 originally to US$49 and the reduction is expected to greatly boost the company's smart voice assistance device shipments to surpass 10 million units in 2017. This will not only boost the worldwide smart voice assistance device market's overall...

IoV and self-driving cars fuel demand for automotive electronics

Jun 1, 15:36

The growing level of automobile digitalization, especially advances in IoV technologies, is introducing booming opportunities for automotive electronic devices and parts and this will positively contribute to semiconductor market growth.

WinMate hopes to merge sales agents in North America

May 31, 14:11

WinMate, a maker of ruggedized tablets, industrial panel PCs and digital signage hopes to merge with long-term sales agents in the North America market, according to the company.

Advantech expects opportunities arising from smart city, Industry 4.0 in 2017

May 31, 14:07

Industrial computing device maker Advantech expects business opportunities in 2017 to come from demand for smart city solutions and Industry 4.0-based automation, according to company president Chaney Ho.

Advantech president Chaney Ho

ITRI exhibits robotics expertise at 2017 ICRA

May 31, 13:03

ITRI's R&D expertise of robotics will be in the international limelight at the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), the world's largest robotics conference. ICRA is considered the source of many groundbreaking technologies for robotics, self-driving vehicles, and...

Nvidia taps Taiwan server industry with HGX reference design for AI systems

May 31, 12:35

On the first day of Computex Taipei 2017, Nvidia announced the launch of a partner program called the Nvidia HGX Partner Program with Taiwan's leading server makers, including Foxconn, Inventec, Quanta and Wistron, in a move targeting AI solutions for cloud computing.

Nvidia HGX reference design

Staying competitive in declining mobo market: Q&A with Gigabyte Technical Marketing Manager Leon Chen

May 31, 12:18

Gigabyte Technology has been performing well in the motherboard market for the past few years and is currently a top-2 player in the industry. However, the market has not been treating motherboard players well with year after year shipment declines. However, that does not discourage Gigabyte from trying...

Gigabyte Technical Marketing Manager Leon Chen

Taiwan players expect AI to benefit PC hardware supply chain

May 30, 15:39

Artificial intelligence (AI) and robots are both hot topics for Computex 2017 and will become focuses for the IT industry for the next several years. Taiwan's PC and server supply chains are expected to greatly benefit from the business opportunity because of the technology's heavy reliance on PC ca...

The enterprise platform revolution of 2017: An opportunity for Taiwan vendors to take the lead

May 30, 15:37

With all the overcooked buzz about mobility, IoT and other consumer-oriented market speak, it is easy to forget the less sexy, but far more profitable and strategically important enterprise computing segment. After all, all that data on your phone or tablet does comes from, or through, some kind of...

Computex 2017: BenQ pushing new cloud computing solutions

May 25, 16:24

BenQ has prepared new and improved solutions for Internet of Things (IoT), big data and cloud computing applications and will showcase them at Computex 2017 beginning on May 30.

Huawei rallies industries to build a stronger IoT ecosystem

May 25, 16:15

Huawei Technologies has shared its vision of IoT with over 200 attendees at the inaugural Huawei IoT Ecosystem Forum, held in conjunction with CommunicAsia2017. The forum showcases successful industry partnerships in the areas of public utilities, smart home, connected car, smart city and healthcare...

HTC rolls out AI device for medical diagnosing applications

May 25, 15:59

HTC has come out with an artificial intelligence (AI)-based device and related applications for medical examination and diagnosis applications, according to Edward Chang, president of healthcare and research unit at HTC.

Edward Chang, president of HTC healthcare and research

Posiflex unveils new headquarters

May 24, 11:06

Own-brand POS (point of sale/service) device and peripheral maker Posiflex Technology has unveiled an 8-story headquarters building located in New Taipei City, northern Taiwan, according to the company.

Axiomtek focuses development on smart factory, transport solutions

May 23, 15:41

Industrial computing device maker Axiomtek focuses mid- and long-term business development on smart factory and smart transportation solutions, with the former including sensors and systems used in automation of manufacturing processes and the latter targeted for use in mass rapid transit systems,...

Volta and Vega: With increased integration, what's left for Taiwan vendors to customize?

May 19, 16:55

Last week's Nvidia GTC event was - from the hardware point of view, at least - all about the new Volta GPU generation, and its expected leadership in AI (Artificial intelligence) and HPC (High-performance computing). As an example, a single 19-inch rack sized moderately dense Volta cabinet, with 200...

Adata steps into home robot market

Newswatch - May 18, 11:49

Memory module maker Adata Technology has stepped into the household robot market and unveiled two home robots on May 17. The company plans to take orders for its robotic products from August, with shipments slated for September.

China market: Advantech offers online pollution monitoring solutions

May 16, 16:19

Industrial computing device maker Advantech has offered various online pollution monitoring solutions to help China-based enterprises comply with pollution-control standards, in line with the Chinese government 's goals of improving the quality of air, water, soil and ecological conditions in the 13th...

An Advantech-developed ADAM used in pollution monitoring

IPC supplier Ennoconn reports decreased earnings for 1Q17

Newswatch - May 16, 14:49

IPC supplier Ennoconn has reported net profits of NT$185 million (US$6.146 million) for the first quarter of 2017, down 30% on quarter and nearly 20% on year.

Quanta to apply AI to medical electronics

May 15, 11:02

Notebook ODM Quanta Computer has set up a business unit for R&D of electronics used in medical care and will apply AI (artificial intelligence) technology to such electronics through cooperation with hospitals and clinics in Taiwan, company chairman Barry Lam said at a May 12 investors conferenc...

Quanta chairman Barry Lam (left) and vice chairman CC Leung

Japan IT Week to focus on IoT and embedded applications

May 11, 14:01

Japan IT Week will be hosted from May 10-12 in Tokyo, Japan, and 1,600 IT players worldwide including Intel, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Oracle, Bosch, Advantech, and Gigabyte Technology, are showcasing their latest innovations at the show. The show is expected to attract 91,000 visitors,...

Japan IT Week opens May 10-12
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