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Acer unveils smart roadside parking management system

Feb 22, 11:07

Acer, Tainan City Government and Tainan University of Technology have jointly unveiled a smart roadside parking management system, according to Acer's e-business group president Ben Wan.

Server DRAM prices rise nearly 40% in 1Q17, says DRAMeXchange

Feb 22, 10:48

Contract market prices of server DRAM modules have risen nearly 40% on average from the same point in the prior quarter, and will continue their growth in the second quarter, according to DRAMeXchange.

Samsung unveils a new line of smart appliances at Samsung SEAO Forum 2017

Feb 18, 15:41

Samsung Electronics has unveiled a new line of consumer electronic products at the ongoing Samsung SEAO Forum 2017 in Singapore.

Samsung FlexWash washer/dryer

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...

Robot maker Hiwin sees revenues up on year in January

Newswatch - Feb 9, 23:16

Robot and motion control mechanical component maker Hiwin Technologies has reported revenues of NT$1.268 billion (US$40.85 million) for January, down 19.2% on month but up 26.5% on year.

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...

Digitimes Research: Various robots showcased at RoboDEX 2017

Feb 8, 11:11

Various types of robots were exhibited at RoboDEX 2017 in Tokyo, Japan, during January 18-20, including collaborative, humanoid, assistant and receptionist robots, according to Digitimes Research.

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.

The synergy of NXP acquisition: An interview with Qualcomm president Derek Aberle

Jan 23, 12:19

Qualcomm agreed in late 2016 to buy NXP Semiconductor for about US$47 billion in the biggest-ever deal in the semiconductor industry - a move which clearly indicates Qualcomm's roadmap for its long-term growth.

Qualcomm president

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,...

DFI expects casino, financial, automation products to drive growth in 2017 revenue

Jan 16, 11:33

Motherboard and computing device maker DFI expects products used in casino machines, financial services and industrial automation to be the main sources of growth in 2017 revenues, the company said at a January 13 investors conference.

Worldwide cloud IT infrastructure market revenue grows 8.1% to US$8.4 billion in 3Q16, says IDC

Jan 13, 16:16

According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, vendor revenues from sales of infrastructure products (server, storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud IT, including public and private cloud, grew by 8.1% on year to US$8.4 billion in the third quarter of 2016. Ethernet switch...

Worldwide IT spending forecast to grow 2.7% in 2017, says Gartner

Jan 13, 15:42

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total US$3.5 trillion in 2017, a 2.7% increase from 2016, according to Gartner. However, this growth rate is down from earlier projections of 3%.

Advantech joins LoRa Alliance

Jan 13, 15:07

Advantech has announced that it has joined the LoRa Alliance, which is committed to developing a new industrial standard to empower the Internet of Things (IoT).

Delta Electronics sees December revenues increase

Jan 12, 14:53

Delta Electronics has announced its consolidated revenues for December 2016 totaled NT$19.489 billion (US$614.36 million), representing a 6% increase as compared to NT$18.47 billion for December 2015 and a 1% increase as compared to NT$19.321 billion for November 2016.

Contract prices of server DRAM modules to rise over 25% in 1Q17, says DRAMeXchange

Jan 12, 10:26

Contract prices of server DRAM modules have already increased by over 25% on average from the same point in the prior quarter, according to DRAMeXchange. Prices for some high-density server DRAM modules have even risen nearly 30%.

Worldwide spending on robotics to reach US$188 billion in 2020, says IDC

Jan 11, 16:14

Worldwide spending on robotics and related services will more than double by 2020, growing from US$91.5 billion in 2016 to more than US$188 billion in 2020, according to the newly updated Worldwide Commercial Robotics Spending Guide from IDC.

Advantech revenues rise in December

Stockwatch - Jan 11, 16:06

Advantech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.825 billion (US$119.89 million) for December 2016, representing a 0.5% increase on month and 14.85% increase on year.

Thermal module maker Sunonwealth reports increased revenues for December

Jan 11, 11:07

Notebook-use heat-dissipation module maker Sunonwealth Electric Machine Industry has reported revenues of NT$1.118 billion, increasing 3.04% from the previous month and 27.1% from a year earlier.

D-Link to take legal action to protect its interest against FTC allegations

Stockwatch - Jan 10, 15:14

Taiwan-based networking device maker D-Link has said that it will take legal action to protect its interests after the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a complaint alleging that D-Link has "failed to take reasonable steps to secure the software for their routers and IP cameras" against...

Inventec to re-elect board of directors and new chairman in June

Jan 9, 16:10

Inventec chairman Richard Lee said that the company will re-elect its boards of directors in June 2017 and he will also step down from the chairman post, but stay as a director.

CES 2017: Intel unveils Compute Card, a credit card-sized compute platform

Jan 6, 11:17

Intel has announced a new modular compute platform called the Intel Compute Card along with a range of partners who will be working with Intel to help accelerate the ecosystem of solutions based on the Intel Compute Card.

Intel Compute Card

Cloud storage solution provider Hope Bay to lay off employees

Newswatch - Jan 5, 14:13

Taiwan-based Hope Bay Technologies, an enterprise-use cloud storage solution provider, has decided to scale down its operations and plans to lay off 80% of its employees due to financial constraints, according to company founder and CEO Ben Jai.

Supermicro enters gaming motherboard market

Jan 5, 11:46

US-based server vendor Supermicro has entered the brand gaming motherboard market with its new Supero brand and released a series of products recently. The company has been pushing high-end motherboards initially and will turn to focus on releasing mid-range models and desktops later.

IPC maker Ennoconn reports record high revenues for December, all of 2016

Newswatch - Jan 5, 10:37

IPC maker Ennoconn, an affiliate company under the Foxconn Group, has reported record high revenues for December and all of 2016, buoyed by its overseas acquisition projects.

IPC maker Advantech to buy up to 60% stake in Korea-based Kostec

Newswatch - Jan 5, 10:36

IPC and related solutions provider Advantech will invest less than NT$300 million (US$9.307 billion) to take up a 60% stake in Korea-based medical-use monitor product maker, Kostec, according to an announcement of the company.

Adlink offers smart solutions for Taipei buses

Jan 3, 11:50

Industrial computing device maker Adlink Technology has won a contract to provide smart ticketing and tour-guide solution for use in eight double-decker sight-seeing buses in Taipei.

A double-decker sight-seeing bus in Taipei City

Huawei Technologies relocates data center in China

Dec 29, 15:33

China-based telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has relocated its data center from Shenzhen, southern China, to Dongguan, with the new data center equipped with 3,000 server racks, according to Chinese-language Tencent report.

HPE Taiwan optimistic about Taiwan server market

Dec 29, 14:31

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) Taiwan chairman Jon Wang expects Taiwan's server market to enjoy good growth in 2017 with an improved economy and new cloud applications such as IoT increasing. As for Lenovo recently landing Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) datacenter server orders,...

HPE Taiwan chairman Jon Wang

Worldwide HPC server revenue grows 3.9% in 3Q16, says IDC

Dec 28, 21:25

Worldwide factory revenues for the high performance computing (HPC) technical server market grew by 3.9% to US$2.8 billion in the third quarter of 2016, compared with US$2.7 billion in the prior-year third quarter. Revenues for the first three quarters of 2016 totaled US$8.1 billion, up 3.4% from the...

Avalue expects over 10% growth in 2016 and optimistic about 2017 performance

Dec 27, 14:41

Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) maker Avalue Technology had weaker than expected growth in the second half of the year due to orders being postponed, but the company will still manage to achieve double-digit percentage growth in 2016 revenues thanks to its strong performance in the first half. As...

Taiwan government launches Asia Silicon Valley plan

Dec 26, 15:35

The headquarters of the Taiwan government's Asia Silicon Valley plan has begun operations with its main goal to maximize Taiwan's Internet of Things (IoT) business opportunities.

Foxconn appoints CMO, says report

Newswatch - Dec 26, 10:37

Foxconn Electronics has named Freddie Yuan as the first person to hold the title of chief marketing officer (CMO) for the company, with the appointment becoming effective in December, according to a Taipei-based Central News Agency (CNA) report.

Lenovo lands datacenter server orders from TSMC with help from Compal

Dec 22, 12:31

Lenovo is cooperating with Compal Electronics to land orders from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) for datacenter servers with orders reportedly lasting through July 2017, according to sources from the upstream supply chain, who added that the orders should help Lenovo remain the largest...

Taiwan market: Asustek officially launches Zenbo home service robots

Newswatch - Dec 22, 11:58

Asustek Computer has officially launched its home service robot, the Zenbo, in the Taiwan market. The company will begin to take the first round of pre-orders for the robots on January 1, 2017.

Asustek Zenbo home service robot

Acer recognizes intangible asset impairment of NT$6.34 billion

Dec 21, 11:24

Acer on December 20 announced the recognition of intangible asset impairment of NT$6.34 billion (US$199 million), equivalent to net loss per share NT$2.06, for 2016 in accordance with IAS (International Accounting Standard) 36.

Shuttle steps into care service management systems

Dec 20, 15:02

Shuttle has introduced an in-house-developed smart home service solution, that utilizes a cloud-based operational management system to provide long-term care services for the elderly and disabled.

Taiwan IT players showcasing Windows 10 innovations at WinHEC 2017 Taiwan

Dec 16, 14:22

Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) makers and chip designers demonstrated their latest Windows 10 smart solutions at Microsoft's WinHEC Taiwan event from December 14-15.

Advantech cooperates with Socionext to offer VEGA series image encoding/decoding solutions

Dec 16, 11:22

Industrial computing solution provider Advantech will offer image encoding/decoding solutions under the brand VEGA through a strategic alliance with Socionext, a Japan-based developer of SoCs for imaging and video systems. The solutions have applications for TV broadcasting, smart medical care, smart...

Advantech chairman KC Liu (left) and Socionext president and COO Amane Inoue

IPC supplier Nexcom sees revenues hit record high in November

Newswatch - Dec 15, 15:47

IPC maker Nexcom saw its consolidated revenues grow 8.28% on month and 12.64% on year to a record high of NT$583 million (US$18.35 million) in November. For the first 11 months of 2016, revenues totaled NT$5.387 billion, increasing 8.66% on year.

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