Taiwan businesses urged to develop IoT devices
Newswatch - Aug 26, 11:05
Taiwan-based companies have an advantage in developing IoT products thanks to their innovative ideas, flexibility and efficient implementation, according to John Wang, founder of Tolink, an IoT solution provider.
Litemax to acquire WynMax
Stockwatch - Aug 25, 11:07
Taiwan-based Litemax Electronics, which makes high-brightness LCD modules for industrial, commercial, medical and transportation applications, on August 24 announced the acquisition of WynMax, a Taiwan-based maker of industrial computing devices, by purchasing a 100% stake in the latter for NT$320...
Mobile payments poised for explosive growth in Asia Pacific, says IDC
Aug 19, 15:53
IDC predicts worldwide mobile payments will account for US$1 trillion in value in 2017, up 124% from the less than US$500 billion expected in 2015. Asia Pacific markets will contribute to this growth greatly as mobile commerce transactions with remote payments take off across the region. Driven by...
FIH Mobile to invest US$200 million in India e-commerce platform
Aug 19, 15:45
FIH Mobile, a smartphone manufacturing subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), has recently announced it will invest US$200 million via its Singapore-based affiliate Wonderful Stars in Jasper Infotech and will acquire a 4.27% stake in Jasper Infotech's e-commerce platform, Snapdeal,...
Quanta partners with Cisco to push cloud medical services
Aug 18, 12:47
Quanta Computer has partnered with Cisco to provide hardware- and software-integrated services to hospitals and clinics. Quanta will combine its QOCA medical platform, which it developed jointly with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with Cisco's cloud computing solutions and the services...
AIC sees 2Q15 revenues decline
Aug 14, 14:40
Taiwan-based server chassis maker AIC has announced second-quarter revenues saw a sequential drop of 47.9%, but gross margin returned to 22.96%, up 8.7pp from a quarter ago. The company's EPS in the second quarter was NT$1.34 (US$0.04), slightly better market watchers' expected NT$1.00-1.10.
Arbor forms partnership with Trade-Van for smart shopping business
Aug 13, 12:45
Following its cooperation with MediaTek and Wistron, Taiwan-based industrial PC maker Arbor Technology on August 12 signed contracts to form a partnership with Taiwan-based Trade-Van Information to establish a smart shopping district in central Taiwan.
Digitimes Research: Samsung Artik products to support Arduino standard
Aug 13, 12:12
Samsung Electronics has announced that it will seek to make its Artik platform products as Arduino-certified platforms for IoT (Internet of Things) applications, a move which indicates a growing concern for the open hardware source community to play a more important role in the development of new IoT...
SmartCity China 2015 to be hosted in Shenzhen at the end of August
Aug 7, 14:30
The SmartCity China 2015 conference will be hosted from August 31 to September 3 in Shenzhen, China and several IT players and organizations including Alibaba, Tencent, Uber as well as Digital China, Inspur, China Mobile, China Telecom and the Jiangsu Posts and Telecommunications Planning and Design...
Acer reportedly lands server orders from TSMC
Aug 5, 15:22
Acer has reportedly obtained orders for servers used in data centers from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), which could affect TSMC's orders to its original supplier IBM, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
China market: Huawei to offer business-use cloud services
Aug 4, 15:48
China-based telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has announced that it plans to launch business-use cloud services in the China market, in addition to its current role as being a telecom equipment and solution supplier.
Digitimes Research: RT Works launches robot to help people walk
Aug 4, 11:07
Japan-based RT Works has launched Robot Assist Walker RT. 1, an autonomous walking-assisting cart to help old people walk, in the Japan market, becoming the fourth model of personal care robots that have been certified by ISO 13482 safety requirements, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan motherboard players targeting China embedded market for growth
Aug 3, 15:39
Seeing that PC demand remains weak, motherboard players have been trying to expand into the embedded product market especially in China. Players such as Gigabyte Technology and ASRock have acquired some point of sales (POS) and small digital signage device orders from China since early 2015, posing...
Risks to drive US$10 billion cyber insurance market by 2020, says firm
Aug 3, 14:38
Continued and sustained cyberattacks are having a ruinous effect on enterprises and driving up the cost of incident response. With over 900 million reported records exposed in 2014, more companies are seriously starting to consider transferring risks to insurance providers. Despite growing awareness...
Adlink Technology 2Q15 revenues hit record
Aug 3, 11:43
Industrial computing device maker Adlink Technology generated consolidated revenues of NT$2.394 billion (US$76.9 million) for the second quarter of 2015, the highest quarterly level on record, the company said at a July 31 investors conference.
Acer pushing investments in startups
Jul 31, 14:54
Acer has announced to cooperate with Taiwan's Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs, which will be represented by Institute for Information Industry (III) to push a plan to nurture emerging industries and related Taiwan-based startup companies. Acer's Build Your Own...
Adlink posts 1H15 net EPS of NT$1.77
Stockwatch - Jul 31, 11:39
Industrial computing device maker Adlink Technology on July 30 released its financial report for the first half of 2015, recording consolidated revenues of NT$4.58 billion (US$149 million), net profit of NT$355 million and net EPS of NT$1.77.
Notebook component makers shift to server applications along with ODMs
Jul 31, 11:36
While notebook ODMs, such as Quanta Computer and Compal Electronics, have been expanding staff specifically for servers used in cloud computing data centers, their component suppliers, including thermal modules, power supplies and metal stamping, have also extended related production, according to...
Taiwan IoT makers have to develop innovative applications, says Acer founder
Jul 29, 16:08
To compete for business opportunities in the global Internet of things (IoT) market, Taiwan-based makers should capitalize on advantages in information and communication technology to create hardware added value through developing innovation applications, Acer founder Stan Shih said at an IoT forum...
Broadband consumption being driven by mobile devices, says firm
Jul 24, 11:24
Broadband consumption is being driven by the proliferation of smartphones, which is at 37% global personal penetration, and tablet devices, with a global household penetration of 26%. This rapid growth in demand is being fueled by a growing range of functionality and services, according to Futuresource...
Compal server business to benefit from Lenovo, Dell orders
Jul 20, 21:27
Compal Electronics has recently expanded its server R&D team to 300 technicians and will continue to recruit more talent because of increasing server orders from Lenovo and the existing ones from Dell, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Compal declined to comment on its clients,...
India x86 server market on a growth path in 1Q15, says IDC
Jul 16, 14:47
According to IDC APeJ Server Tracker, the x86 server market in India grew 7.5% in terms of shipments, while in terms of revenues the market witnessed a double-digit percentage on-year growth in the first quarter of 2015. A key highlight of this quarter was the increased uptake of higher priced density...
Security a must for IoT market: Q&A with NXP EVP Steve Owen
Jul 15, 12:01
The acquisition of Freescale by NXP Semiconductors will make NXP the world's second largest MCU supplier after the merger. The deal highlights NXP's goal of making a significant inroad into the IoT application market by optimizing Freescale's MCU portfolio as well as its own comprehensive lineups of...
Advantech reports revenue growth for June 2015
Stockwatch - Jul 9, 10:03
Advantech Company has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.73 billion (US$120.21 million) for June 2015, representing a 24.16% increase on month and 19.94% increase on year.
PC, server demand in Russia rebounding, say Taiwan makers
Jul 8, 11:51
Russia-based Internet service providers, along with growing demand for hardware used in data centers, have resumed placement of orders with Taiwan-based PC and server vendors/makers, according to these vendors/makers.
Worldwide cloud IT infrastructure spending to grow 26% in 2015, says IDC
Jul 7, 15:42
According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, total cloud IT infrastructure spending (server, storage, and Ethernet switch) will grow by 26.4% in 2015 and will reach US$33.4 billion, accounting for a third of all IT infrastructure spending, up from 28.1% in 2014. Private...
Intel to push IoT business partnerships with China supply chain
Jul 6, 15:41
Intel, in a move to tighten its partnerships with the China-based supply chain, is planning to host a summit prior to its Intel Developer Forum (IDF) San Francisco starting August 17 to unveil its newest strategy with the supply chain for the Internet of things (IoT) industry, according to sources...
Acer cooperates with Hope Bay Technologies to launch OfficeBox
Jul 6, 14:42
Acer has cooperated with Hope Bay Technologies to launch OfficeBox, an enterprise-use cloud storage solution, in the Taiwan market through Acer's sales channels for business-use IT products, according to Acer Taiwan president Towny Huang.
Acer to form 1,000-member team for BYOC business in a year
Jul 2, 15:14
Acer currently has about 200 employees in Taiwan and North America specifically for its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) business unit, and as demand for BYOC services has far exceeded supply capacity, the company plans to recruit more R&D and marketing personnel in one year to form a 1,000-member team,...
Taipower to limit power supply to industrial users
Jun 30, 15:03
With Taiwan's power consumption having risen significantly due to hot weather, the government-owned Taipower's operating reserve may drop to as low as 2.2% shortly and the issue could lead to malfunctions of some of its mid- or large-size machines. As a result, Taipower is planning to cut power supply...
TEEMA opens 2nd Smart Living Center in Nantong, China
Jun 30, 14:49
The second Smart Living Center, planned by the Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (TEEMA) and located in Nantong, China opened on June 29, linked with the Smart Living Center in Taiwan. The two centers represent cross-strait communication and partnership.
Broadcom expands strategic collaborations in China
Jun 26, 15:58
Broadcom has announced a series of MoU agreements with several China-based companies, including Hangzhou H3C Technologies, Inspur and StarTimes. The signing of these agreements reflects Broadcom's ongoing commitment to expand strategic relationships in Asia and drive further innovation in home entertainment...
Mitac prepares 3 new IoT products for cars
Jun 24, 22:23
Taiwan-based Mitac International is aggressively trying to enter into the Internet of Things (IoT) for the car market via its sub-brand Magellan and has recently launched three new products under the brand, the Magellan Navigation Box, designed specifically for cross-country enthusiasts; Smartphone...
InnoDisk, Supermicro and Toshiba team up for SSD cloud storage
Jun 22, 11:32
Taiwan-based InnoDisk, which develops and manufactures industrial-class storage products, has disclosed the company is partnering with NAND flash chip vendor Toshiba and Super Micro Computer (Supermicro), a specialist in application-optimized servers, workstations, blades, storage and GPU systems,...