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Fujitsu Taiwan and local university to set up Big Data R&D platform

Jul 23, 11:42

Fujitsu Taiwan and National Cheng Kung University on July 22 signed an MoU for cooperation to establish a Big Data R&D platform specifically for agricultural applications combining the former's cloud computing and Big Data technology and the latter's achievements in biological gene research.

Taiwan server ODMs may benefit from Project Scorpio 2.0

Jul 23, 10:56

Taiwan-based server ODMs including Quanta Computer, Wistron and Inventec may obtain orders arising from the beginning of Project Scorpio 2.0, the second version of a project to boost low-cost and highly scalable data center infrastructure jointly by China-based Internet service operators Baidu, Alibaba...

Advantech partners with Hiwin for robot business

Jul 22, 14:27

Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) maker Advantech has announced it will establish a strategic alliance with Taiwan-based automated product maker Hiwin Technologies, looking to gather Taiwan-based IT players to enter the robot industry.

China unlikely to get out of US-supply issues in short term

Jul 21, 16:23

Because of IT security conflicts between China and the US, the China government has been trying to abandon the use of US-made IT products such as servers and storage from players such as IBM, Oracle and EMC; however, sources from the upstream supply chain believe the target may be hard to achieve in...

ASRock lands IPC orders from Turkey

Jul 21, 14:20

ASRock reportedly has landed procurement orders for industrial PCs (IPCs) from the government in Turkey with volumes around 300,000-400,000 units, according to market watchers, adding that ASRock's IPC and server product lines are expected to contribute 20% of its revenues in 2015.

Foxconn builds green tunnel-like data center in southwestern China

Jul 16, 10:54

Foxconn Electronics has unveiled a green tunnel-like data center in Guiyang, southwestern China, with architectural design taking into consideration of the local environment and climate to minimize energy consumption, according to the company.

Foxconn chairman to make keynote at China Eco Forum Global

Jul 10, 14:37

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) chairman Terry Guo is set to participate in the Eco Forum Global Annual Conference Guiyang 2014 in China on July 11 and will make a keynote during the opening ceremony.

Foxconn green-tunnel datacenter in Guiyang, China

Syncmold Enterprise 2Q14 revenues hit record

Jul 9, 13:45

Hinge/stand maker Syncmold Enterprise on July 8 reported consolidated revenues of NT$878 million (US$29.3 million) for June 2014, resulting in a record quarterly figure of NT$2.66 billion for the second quarter with an on-year growth of 10.24%.

Advantech, Flytech June revenues hit records

Jul 9, 12:24

Industrial computing solution provider Advantech and POS (point of sale/service) equipment maker Flytech Technology have reported record monthly consolidated revenues of NT$3.11 (US$103.6 million) and NT$408 million respectively for June.

Cisco, Dell may shift server ODM orders from Foxconn

Jul 7, 14:45

As Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Hewlett-Packard have established a non-equity joint venture to produce servers for cloud computing, Cisco Systems and Dell are likely to shift orders from Foxconn to other ODMs including Quanta Computer, Wistron, Inventec and Mitac International,...

Worldwide IT spending on pace to grow 2.1% in 2014, says Gartner

Jul 1, 14:43

Worldwide IT spending is on pace to total US$3.7 trillion in 2014, a 2.1% increase on year, however, the grow rate is down from earlier projections of 3.2% growth, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. The slower outlook for 2014 is attributed to a reduction in growth expectations for devices,...

Foxconn sees profit growth in 2013; expects better performance in 2014

Jun 26, 14:16

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$3.95 trillion (US$131.82 billion) for 2013, a new historic high, with EPS growing to NT$8.16, up from the NT$8.03 of 2012. Company chairman Terry Guo expects the company's profits to grow on year in 2014.

Advantech expects EPS growth in 2014

Jun 20, 12:17

Industrial PC (IPC) maker Advantech expects its EPS in 2014 to be higher than 2013's NT$7.26 with (US$0.24) some market watchers estimating that the amount may reach NT$8. Advantech will also distribute dividends of NT$1 in stock and NT$5.30 in cash for 2013.

China market: x86 server shipments up 22.9% in 1Q14, says IDC

Jun 17, 15:23

Shipments of x86 servers in the China market during the first quarter of 2014 totaled 350,000 units, up 22.9% on year. Meanwhile, factory revenues of x86 servers during the quarter reached US$1.07 billion, growing 24.5% on year.

Aurora offers 3D printers, office cloud computing services

Jun 16, 11:55

Aurora, a Taiwan-based distributor of office automation equipment, has established a business group specifically for marketing US-based Stratasys' 3D printers in the China market and own-brand models in the Taiwan market.

AMD pushing ARM/x86-compatibility for server business, says senior VP Lisa Su

Jun 13, 15:53

AMD has been reorganizing its businesss, such as moving its desktop business headquarters to Beijing, China, pushing the semi-customized SoC and GPU services, and investing in ARM-based product development. The revamp has helped improve the company's first-quarter 2014 results compared to a year ago...

Lisa Su, AMD senior VP and general manager

Intel prepared for emerging industries, says company president Renee James

Jun 13, 12:03

Intel president Renee James, during a recent interview, told Digitimes that the company and its partners in Taiwan are committed to developing smart devices with integrated designs that will be able to connect with other devices, cloud computing services and people's life.

Renee James, Intel president

IPC makers looking to move production back to Taiwan

Jun 11, 21:58

Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) makers have started considering moving their production lines back to Taiwan as China's increasing labor costs have started creating pressure on the makers, according to sources from IPC makers.

Seiko Epson executive expects robot market scale to rise strongly in the future

Jun 11, 21:30

Japan-based Seiko Epson, a major player in the worldwide 4-axis robot arm market, expects the global Scara robot and 6-axis robot markets will together have a scale of US$790 million by 2016, up from US$580 million in 2013, according to Seiko Epson's COO of Industrial Solutions Operations Division...

Seiko Epson robot

Acer sees on-year decline in May revenues

Jun 11, 15:57

Acer on June 10 reported consolidated revenues of NT$25.55 billion (US$847 million) for May, hiking 32.69% on month, but slipping 2.91% on year, and NT$121.53 billion for January-May, falling 15.54% on year.

Acer enjoys growth in May revenues

Network security sustains growth momentum in 1Q14, says IDC

Jun 10, 15:30

According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker, the security appliance market continues to see positive momentum. In the first quarter of 2014, worldwide factory revenues grew 8% on year to US$2.1 billion. This was the eighteenth consecutive quarter of positive growth, dating back...

White-box server players gaining support from first-tier component suppliers

Jun 9, 21:47

Upstream component suppliers such as Intel and hard disc drive (HDD) makers, have started providing support to white-box server players such as Taiwan-based ODMs and the strategy is expected to significantly raise white-box server players' R&D and cost management ability, according to sources from...

Quanta, Wistron pushing new business measures to prolong competitiveness

Jun 6, 10:46

Quanta Computer's white-box server subsidiary is planning to establish new branches in Hangzhou and Shenzhen, China to tighten its partnerships with China-based Internet players Alibaba and Tencent, while Wistron has cooperated with industrial PC (IPC) player Arbor Technology to seek Internet of things...

Acer to integrate MediaTek LinkIt in BYOC for wearable and IoT

Jun 6, 10:45

Acer chairman Stan Shih at a cloud computing and Internet of thing (IoT) conference during Computex announced cooperation with MediaTek to bundle MediaTek's LinkIt IoT platform into its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) platform to assist its clients in developing wearable and IoT applications.

MediaTek CEO MK Tsai (left) and Acer chairman Stan Shih (right)

Taiwan ODMs focusing on integrated server, storage, switch solutions

Jun 6, 10:45

Taiwan-based server ODMs are pushing aggressively into storage and switch businesses to enhance their profitability as solutions that integrate server, storage and switch, will become a new trend in the cloud computing industry, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Taiwan ODMs focusing on solutions with server/storage/switch integration

Cloud providers fueling server boom

Jun 5, 11:52

Recent IDC cloud research shows that spending on public cloud services will grow by a 30% CAGR to surpass US$14 billion in 2017. By then, more than 80% of new cloud applications will be hosted on the top six platform-as-a-service (PaaS) providers. Given the support from large-scale cloud providers,...

MediaTek CEO gives glimpse into company vision and role in IoT market

Jun 4, 21:15

Advancements in cloud computing and the proliferation of smart devices, beyond even smartphones and tablets, have allowed an increasing number of devices to remain connected, with the market eyeing a potential of 26 billion connected devices, according to MediaTek CEO Ming-Kai (MK) Tsai.

The HCM encryption solution: An interview with Enova Technology president Robert Wann

Jun 4, 15:44

Smart devices including PCs, tablets and smartphones are changing people's life. In 2013, 2.32 billion units of smart devices were shipped to the market according Gartner. It highlights the fact that enormous amounts of electronic information ranging from texts, photos and videos is being created,...

Rober Wann, president and CEO of Enova Technology

What works in telecom can work in high-speed manufacturing: Leveraging IoT with Vitesse

Jun 4, 14:35

Until recently, Vitesse Semiconductor saw its core market as being the carrier Ethernet market, particularly what it calls the IP edge, which is anything from base stations to picocells to backhaul microwave/milliwave small cells, as well as routers and switches in the aggregation network. However,...

Vitesse CTO Martin Nuss

Lenovo to complete IBM server business acquisition by November; to see 10% of revenues contributed by enterprise business

Jun 3, 21:26

IBM's server business unit will start transitioning to Lenovo in July and the process is estimated to be completed by November. The acquisition is expected to boost Lenovo enterprise business' annual revenues to US$5 billion, accounting for 10% of Lenovo's total revenues, in one year, according to...

Taiwan server players to benefit from growing demand from China

Jun 3, 21:23

As China and the US dispute over the stealing of confidential information through the Internet, China has launched counter attacks to reject server products from IBM, Oracle and Cisco and the situation is expected to benefit Taiwan server-related players, according to sources from server players.

Richard Lee, Inventec chairman

Computex gets smart

Jun 3, 13:26

Asia's biggest ICT procurement exhibition and the world's second largest show is set to kick off today and run for the next five days, and Computex Taipei 2014 is expected to highlight a wide variety of IT products and solutions, from the latest mobile devices and computer peripherals, to the newest...

Big Data trends intensify storage business boom

Jun 3, 13:15

The cumulative amount of data produced worldwide is predicted to reach 40ZB by 2020, which is 50 times more than that of 2010 according to preliminary estimates. That means the amount of storage data will double once every two years, and the era of the unprecedented digital universe is now upon us...

Advanced IT infrastructure enhances efficiency for retail operations

Jun 3, 13:13

Digital signage, POS and kiosk constitute the major IT infrastructure for the retail industry. The rapid introduction of touch and networking technologies has reinforced the functions and diversified the applications of these three devices, making retail operations more efficient.

Digital signage has become a crucial IT device in convenience stores

Acer opens BYOC experience center

May 30, 15:53

Acer on May 29 opened its BYOC (build your own cloud) experience center in northern Taiwan and company chairman Stan Shih indicated that BYOC has begun to profit from B2B sales. Acer aims to set up a BYOC ecosystem.

Stan Shih, Acer chairman

Computex 2014: Toshiba, Seagate aggressive about enterprise storage solutions

May 29, 12:28

Toshiba and Seagate are set to showcase their latest storage products at the Computex 2014. Toshiba has unveiled its new enterprise hard drive recently. The hard drive is designed for bulk storage systems and servers supporting cloud-based applications and scale-out workloads.

Asustek to establish unified cloud platform and increase personal cloud users

May 28, 21:47

Asustek Computer has announced plans for the cloud computing industry at the Asus Cloud Day event on May 28 and the company is set to establish a unified platform to integrate resources and expand to the worldwide market. Asustek currently has about 30 million users on its personal cloud platform and...

ASRock server subsidiary to turn profitable in 1Q15

May 28, 21:37

ASRock Rack, a server subsidiary of ASRock, is expected to achieve break-even operations by the fourth quarter of 2014 and start earning profits in the first quarter of 2015.

ASRock Rack recently launched 4U60L server

Lite-On Technology aims at annual revenues of NT$10 billion from medical business

May 28, 10:46

EMS provider Lite-On Technology has extended business operation to the medical sector, providing imaging devices, materials and consumer electronics, and aims to generate annual revenues of NT$10 billion (US$331 million) from the medical sector in 5-6 years, according to the company.

Demand for data center servers to keep growing over 5 years, say Taiwan ODMs

May 27, 20:43

While there is an opinion that strong demand for data center servers may maintain for three years at the most and subsequently there will be demand for replacement and maintenance services only, Taiwan-based ODMs generally believe that the demand will continue to grow over the next five years.

ASRock expects server business operation to take off, says company COO

May 26, 22:08

Taiwan-based own-brand DIY motherboard maker ASRock stepped into ODM production of servers and industrial PCs through establishing subsidiary ASRock Rack in March 2013 and, by virtue of motherboard R&D capability to develop servers, expects the subsidiary's business operation to begin to profit...

ASRock COO Hsu Lung-luen

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers to contribute 90% of worldwide server shipments in 2014 thanks to IDC industry

May 23, 15:54

Taiwan makers have successfully entered the supply chain of the Internet datacenter center (IDC) industry and may contribute over 90% of the global server shipments in 2014. Combined revenues from related product lines such as motherboards, back-end assembly, storage and telecommunication devices,...

Acer to unveil BYOC details on May 29; establishes fund for creative industry

May 22, 15:22

Acer is set to unveil more details on its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) system on May 29 and which will integrate Taiwan's software and hardware players to create an ecosystem for Taiwan's IT industry to compete in the worldwide market, Acer chairman Stan Shih said at a meeting on May 21.

Sony to expand datacenters; outsource orders to Taiwan ODMs

May 19, 21:40

Sony is reportedly considering to expand its data centers to strengthen its cloud computing services, as well as explore and develop applications for big data business opportunities, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Sony is said to be outsourcing related orders to Taiwan-based OD...

Gigabyte, MSI see increased 1Q14 profits

Stockwatch - May 16, 12:05

Motherboard maker Gigabyte Technology has reported net profit of NT$725 million (US$23.9 million) for the first quarter of 2014 increasing 81.5% on quarter and 19.3% on year. Meanwhile, Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported figures of NT$970 million, up 84.8% and 127.2%.

Foxconn developing energy-efficiency containerized data centers

May 16, 12:02

Foxconn Electronics' (Hon Hai Precision Industry) server and data center business group has been developing fourth-generation containerized data centers with PUE (power usage effectiveness) rising to 1.25-1.30, according to industry sources.

Inventec expects 2-digit growth in 2014 server shipments

May 14, 12:31

Inventec expects 2-digit on-year growth in ODM server shipments in 2014 and more than 10% on-year growth in the corresponding revenue, the company said at a May 13 investors conference.

China datacenter orders to be dominated by Taiwan server makers

May 7, 22:06

As China's datacenter market is seeing rapid growth, first-tier server brand vendors such as Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell are both aggressively trying to enter the industry. Since most buyers in China prefer local brand vendors for their server procurements, Taiwan server makers are expected to benefit...

Worldwide fiber-optic broadband subscriptions to double by 2019, says ABI Research

May 7, 14:01

The worldwide cable, DSL and fiber-optic fixed-line broadband subscriber base grew 6% in 2013 surpassing 665.4 million subscribers. The fiber-optic broadband segment grew at a rate of 29% from 2012 to 126.6 million subscribers in 2013. By 2019, fiber-optic broadband subscriptions will grow to 265...

Acer to launch BYOC solutions in 3Q14, says chairman

May 5, 10:43

Acer will launch BYOC (build your own cloud) solutions in the third quarter of 2014, according to company chairman Stan Shih.

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