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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...