Adlink partners with MVTec on machine vision products
Mar 24, 15:27
Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) maker Adlink Technology has announced a strategic alliance with Germany-based software designer MVTec Software to jointly develop new industrial-level smart camera products.
Microsoft announces IP licensing program for connected cars
Mar 23, 15:37
The automotive industry is undergoing a digital transformation. The technology in automobiles that's connected to the Internet and capable of receiving services from the cloud is ushering in a new wave of innovation. In fact, by some estimates, over the next three years, more than 90% of all cars will...
VIA eyes panoramic photography business opportunity
Mar 23, 15:26
VIA Technologies has been shifting its focus from the PC processor market to the embedded sector and has recently announced its new Vpai 720 degree panoramic photography solution. The company has formed partnerships with China-based vendors to sell seven mobile panoramic cameras based on the solution...
POS vendor Posiflex reports strong EPS for 2016
Newswatch - Mar 22, 11:15
Own-brand POS equipment maker Posiflex Technology has reported net profits of NT$649 million (US$21.34 million) for 2016, increasing 5.37% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$9.34 (US$0.306) for the year, the company's highest in 11 years.
Advantech to push Industry 4.0 in Thailand with local partners
Mar 21, 12:14
Industrial PC (IPC) maker Advantech recently hosted a forum in Bangkok, Thailand focusing on Industry 4.0 and has signed a memorandum of cooperation with Thailand's Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) and local leading ICT player Computer Union, looking to push into Thailand's Industry 4.0 market.
Industry 4.0 pushes light design of industrial computers, says Advantech
Mar 20, 14:51
Industry 4.0 is increasing demand for intelligence, computing capability and connectivity across terminal devices, controllers and sensor devices, and this has led to conceptual changes in the design of industrial computers. Industrial computers have a lesser need to have strong computing capability...
Advantech and partners form Embedded Linux & Android Alliance
Mar 17, 11:41
Industrial computing device maker Advantech has announced at Embedded World 2017 the formation of Embedded Linux & Android Alliance (ELAA) through partnership with AIMobile, ArcherMind, Canonical, Lineo, Retronix, RTSoft, Timesys, ThunderSoft and Witekio.
Taipei looking to transform city into test ground for IoT applications
Mar 16, 15:09
The city government of Taipei, Taiwan is looking to cooperate with enterprises to test various kinds of IoT applications in the city, according to vice mayor Charles Lin. Lin said that he expects Taipei's Smart City Summit and Expo show to become the largest communication platform among cities and...
Advantech offers WISE-PaaS Marketplace
Mar 16, 10:27
Industrial computing device maker Advantech has announced at the ongoing Embedded World 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany the offering of WISE-PaaS Marketplace, an online store of various software specifically for IoT (Internet of Things) application, through cooperation with ARM, Microsoft, Intel Security...
EMEA server spending declines 12.9% on year, says IDC
Mar 14, 15:35
IDC's EMEA Server Tracker shows that in the fourth quarter of 2016 the EMEA server market reported an on-year decline in vendor revenues of 12.9% to EUR$3.4 billion (US$3.62 billion) and an on-year decrease of 4.7% in units shipped to just under 600,000. Looking at the EMEA market in euros, reported...
Pure Storage optimistic about all-flash storage solutions
Mar 14, 11:57
Pure Storage Asia Pacific and Japan CTO Michael Cornwell believes the all-flash storage method will become the trend for the IT market and even grow to become a mainstream technology. The company is currently seeing increasingly more players from different industries beginning to adopt all-flash storage...
IBM pushes blockchain system for e-transaction
Mar 13, 15:29
IBM has been aggressively pushing the blockchain system. In a recen press conference in Taiwan to talk about the system's development, Christopher Ferris, IBM's CTO of Open Technology and chair of the Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee at Hyperledger Project, pointed out that blockchain involves...
Taiwan forms alliance to promote IoT
Mar 10, 11:17
Taiwan's National Development Council (NDC) has organized Asia Silicon Valley Development Agency (ASVDA), a cross-industry alliance specifically to promote IoT, according to NDC deputy minister and ASVDA CEO Kung Ming-hsin.
Adlink sees 2016 net profits slip 29% on year
Mar 9, 15:53
Industrial PC maker Adlink has announced consolidated revenues of NT$9.57 billion (US$309.56 million) for 2016, up 5.5% on year with gross margins reaching 43.5%, up from 41.3% in 2015, net profits NT$431 million, down 29.2% on year and EPS NT$2.
The robotic expansion: Q&A with Kuka CEO Stefan Lampa
Mar 8, 14:40
Kuka Robotics, as the world's leading maker of robots used in automobile manufacturing, has been making efforts to extend robotic application to other manufacturing sectors, especially consumer electronics.
Quanta Storage to ship over 1,000 collaborative robots in 2H17
Newswatch - Mar 8, 11:23
Quanta Storage reportedly has landed orders for its own-brand Teckman (TM) collaborative robots from shoemaker Pou Chen Group and Pegatron, with total shipments likely to reach 1,000 units in the second half of 2017, according to a Chinese-language udn.com report.
Advantech enjoys over 9% on-year growth in February revenues
Mar 7, 13:56
Advantech has announced consolidated revenues of NT$2.96 billion (US$95.67 million) for February, down by 2.5% from January, but up 9.38% from the same month a year ago. The company's combined consolidated revenues for the first two months of 2017 were NT$5.99 billion, down only 0.02% on year.
VMware expects demand for hybrid cloud system from Taiwan to rise
Mar 6, 15:48
General manager of VMware Taiwan Barry Chen, citing research firm figures, pointed out that worldwide public cloud systems' information loading ratio will increase to 30% in the next five years, up from 15% currently and enterprises are expected to become more aggressive in adopting hybrid cloud systems...
Advantech offers edge intelligence solution for elevator maintenance
Mar 3, 15:55
Industrial computing device maker Advantech has offered an in-house-developed edge intelligence equipment solution, a cloud computing-based platform to remotely monitor operation of elevators for preventive maintenance to minimize breakdowns and reduce repair cost for and outage of elevators.
IPC maker Ennoconn reports record high earnings for 2016
Newswatch - Mar 2, 15:40
IPC maker Ennoconn saw its net profits grow 18.1% on year to a record high of NT$1.02 billion (US$33.12 million) in 2016. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$14.01 for the year compared to NT$12.75 of a year earlier.
Advantech introduces edge computing to IoT solutions
Feb 24, 15:35
Industrial computing device maker Advantech has introduced the concept of edge computing to its IoT (Internet of Things) solutions by offering edge intelligent servers, in which built-in middleware undertakes preliminary computing to lighten the burden of transferring a huge amount of data for cloud...
Advantech nets NT$8.96 per share for 2016
Feb 24, 14:58
Industrial computing device maker Advantech posted consolidated revenues of NT$10.805 billion (US$341 million), gross margin 40.26%, net operating profit NT$1.737 billion, net profit NT$1.430 billion and net EPS NT$2.24 for the fourth quarter of 2016, leading to consolidated revenues of NT$42.002 billion,...
Mentor Graphics announces Veloce Strato platform scales up to 15BG
Feb 17, 15:35
Mentor Graphics has announced the Veloce Strato emulation platform. The company also claimed it is the only emulation platform on the market with full scalability across both software and hardware. As part of the announcement, Mentor is launching the Veloce StratoM high-capacity emulator and Veloce...
Smart City Summit and Expo 2017 to open on February 21 in Taiwan
Feb 16, 15:41
The Smart City Summit and Expo 2017 will be hosted from February 21-24 at the Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. The show will host about 200 exhibitors and feature special exhibition zones for nine Taiwan cities and counties and six non-Taiwan cities, to showcase the latest smart city innovations...
Lenovo quarterly sales down 6% on year
Feb 16, 14:48
Lenovo has announced results for its third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2016. Quarterly revenues were US$12.2 billion, a 6% decrease year-on-year. Third quarter pre-tax income was US$101 million, a 68% decline year-on-year. Net income fell 67% year-on-year to US$98 million.
AI helps Nvidia reach record revenues
Feb 10, 12:15
Nvidia has reported fourth quarter (ending January 29, 2017) Fiscal Year 2017 revenues of US$2.17 billion, up 55% from US$1.40 billion a year earlier, and up 8% from US$2.00 billion in the previous quarter. For Fiscal 2017, revenues reached a record US$6.91 billion, up 38% percent from US$5.01 billion...
IBM, Nokia and AT&T get together to foster trust in IoT
Feb 9, 12:15
In a 2016 AT&T survey, 58% of the companies they spoke to stated that were not confident in the security of their IoT devices. This is not surprising considering that in the past three years, AT&T has seen a 3,198% increase in attackers scanning for vulnerabilities in IoT devices.
Intel announces US$7 billion investment for 7nm fab
Feb 9, 12:13
Intel has announced plans to invest more than US$7 billion to complete Fab 42, which is expected to be the most advanced semiconductor factory in the world. The high-volume factory is in Chandler, Ariz., and is targeted to use a 7nm manufacturing process. It will produce microprocessors.
Number of connected things to surpass global population in 2017
Feb 8, 14:13
The number of connected "things" in the overall installed base of Internet of Things (IoT) worldwide in 2017 will surpass the total global population for the first time in 2017. According to Gartner there will be 8.4 billion connected things in use worldwide in 2017, up 31% from the 6.4 billion...
Advantech sees revenues drop to 11-month low
Newswatch - Feb 7, 14:35
Advantech saw its consolidated revenues decline 20.68% on month and 7.75% on year to an 11-month low of NT$3.034 billion (US$98.086 million) in January.
Acer expect fruition of new business development in 2017
Feb 2, 21:23
Acer has been developing new business other than PCs for a while and expects to begin commercial application of AI (artificial intelligence) and deep learning and shipments of in-house-developed robots in 2017. The company also began to ship digital signage in January 2017, according to company CEO...
Google develops meldCX via cooperation with AOpen
Jan 25, 15:13
Google has offered meldCX, customized software and services to enable Chromebox, Chromebase and Chromebook compatibility with retail operators' existing peripheral devices not based on Chrome OS. meldCX was developed through cooperation with Taiwan-based AOpen, Google's hardware partner.
VIA launches Custom IoT Platform Design Service
Jan 19, 16:10
VIA Technologies has announced the launch of its VIA Custom IoT Platform Design Service to enable customers to accelerate the development of application-specific IoT systems and devices tailored to meet their usage requirements.
IPC supplier IEI Integration braces for strong sales in 1Q17, says paper
Newswatch - Jan 17, 14:08
Industrial PC (IPC) OBM and ODM IEI Integration will be able to maintain its sales momentum in the first quarter of 2017 after its quarterly revenues hit a record high in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
IPC maker Ennoconn sets price for ECB issue
Newswatch - Jan 17, 11:36
Industrial PC (IPC) supplier Ennoconn, an affiliate of the Foxconn Group, has set the conversion price of its five-year US$200 million European convertible bond (ECB) issue at NT$488 (US$15.41) per share.
Growth in cloud IT infrastructure spending will accelerate in 2017, says IDC
Jan 16, 15:57
According to a new forecast from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, total spending on IT infrastructure products (server, enterprise storage, and Ethernet switches) for deployment in cloud environments will increase by 18.2% in 2017 to reach US$44.2 billion. Of this amount,...