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  • Samsung Display looking to revamp OLED TV panel production, says report

    Displays | 15min ago

  • Foxconn nets NT$8.85 per share for 2014

    IT + CE | 19min ago

  • China software industry January-February revenues top CNY546 billion, says MIIT

    IT + CE | 19min ago

  • Asustek hopes to globally ship 30 million smartphones in 2015, says chairman

    Before Going to Press | Mar 30, 21:51

  • New government-sponsored technology research facilities kick off

    Before Going to Press | Mar 30, 21:26

  • Motherboard players already not expected to achieve shipment targets for 2015

    Before Going to Press | Mar 30, 21:24

  • Niching 2014 profits hit 3-year high

    Before Going to Press | Mar 30, 21:23

  • China government to halt investments for BOE 10.5G LCD facilities

    Before Going to Press | Mar 30, 21:22

  • Health care remains a focus for wearable vendors

    Before Going to Press | Mar 30, 21:21

  • Demand from China picking up, say IC design houses

    Before Going to Press | Mar 30, 21:16

  • Simplo pushing new businesses

    Before Going to Press | Mar 30, 21:15

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Worldwide integrated infrastructure and platform revenues rise 19.4% in 4Q14, says IDC

Mar 27, 15:40

According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Integrated Infrastructure and Platform Tracker, vendor revenues for the worldwide integrated infrastructure and platforms market increased 19.4% on year to US$2.7 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014. The market generated 1.2EB (exabytes) of new capacity during...

Foxconn to cooperate with SK C&C to tap China IT service market

Mar 27, 10:49

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) on March 26 announced cooperation with SK C&C, a South Korea-based IT service provider, to establish a joint venture for tapping the China's IT service market. The joint venture will start operations in May 2015.

Microsoft to add services onto more Samsung devices

Mar 24, 15:53

Microsoft and Samsung Electronics have expanded their global partnership to bring Microsoft mobile productivity services to more consumers and business customers. Samsung is planning to pre-install Microsoft services and apps on its portfolio of Android devices and will deliver secured mobile productivity...

Google to help Taiwan banks nurture digital marketing talent

Mar 24, 15:23

Google has partnered with Taiwan's commercial and job banks to help them train digital marketing talent and the company is looking to nurture 2,000 marketing staff via a series of programs.

Taiwan market: CHT signs smart city deals with 15 local governments

Mar 24, 15:19

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has been promoting smart city solutions as a focus of its development of ICT (information and communication technology) applications and services and has signed MoUs with 15 local governments in Taiwan to boost smart city business, according to the company.

Google, AOpen to release solutions for IPC products

Mar 24, 15:08

Google and Taiwan-based AOpen have jointly developed solutions for digital signage and industrial PC applications, and they are expected to be released in the second quarter.

Supply chain has weak order visibility for 3Q15 despite Windows 10 launch

Mar 23, 15:32

With Intel having recently lowered its revenue forecast for the first quarter, sources from the upstream supply chain have pointed out that channel demand remains weak and order visibility until the third quarter is still unclear. Despite the fact that Microsoft is planning to release Windows 10 in...

Tencent 2014 net profit hikes 53% on year

Mar 19, 22:44

Tencent, a large China-based Internet service provider, on March 18 released its financial report for the fourth quarter of 2014, with net profit of CNY23.888 billion (US$3.904 billion) for 2014 increasing 53% on year.

WinHEC 2015: Windows 10 to launch summer 2015 in 190 countries and 111 languages around the world

Mar 18, 22:01

At the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) summit, Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Windows, Microsoft, announced that Windows 10 will launch in 190 countries and 111 languages around the world in summer 2015. Myerson also announced a diverse collection of strategic partnerships...

Microsoft, BlackBerry tying up with partners to promote software products

Mar 18, 21:55

Microsoft and BlackBerry have been stepping up their cooperation with other companies to promote sales of software platforms and related services instead of pushing sales of hardware products, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Dual-OS tablets becoming popular in white-box market, but Google GMS remains an obstacle

Mar 18, 15:04

China's second-tier and white-box players have recently turned their focuses to dual-OS (operating system) tablets and are aggressively preparing to ship these products to overseas markets.

AMD unveils LiquidVR for virtual reality headset products

Mar 5, 22:15

AMD has announced an initiative to deliver a VR experience for developers and users through new AMD technologies and partnerships at the Game Developer Conference (GDC). The first output of AMD's initiative is LiquidVR, a set of technologies focused on enabling VR content development for AMD hardware,...

Advantech, ITRI to set up Industry 4.0 system integration joint venture

Mar 4, 11:35

Taiwan-based industrial computing solution provider Advantech and Mechanical and Systems Research Laboratories under the government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) will establish a joint venture to provide Industry 4.0-based system integration services, according to Advantech...

Advantech chairman KC Liu

China Internet user base over 648 million at end of 2014, says CNNIC

Feb 24, 11:24

The number of fixed-line and mobile Internet users in China increased to about 648.75 million in December 2014, according to the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).

China market: B2C transactions top CNY454 billion in 4Q14, says Analysys

Feb 16, 10:03

In the China market, B2C (business to customer) online shopping portals generated a total transaction value of CNY454.17 billion (US$73.87 billion) during the fourth quarter of 2014, growing 35% on quarter and 54.3% on year, according to China-based consulting company Analysys International.

Digitimes Research: Google to finish 2-in-1 Chromebook development in 1Q15

Feb 13, 14:22

Google is planning to push 2-in-1 devices in 2015, according Digitimes Research's inquiries within the upstream supply chain. Google's 2-in-1 Chromebook designed by Quanta Computer is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter.

China market: Online advertising revenues top CNY47 billion in 4Q14, says Analysys

Feb 13, 10:21

Providers of online advertising services in the China market generated total revenues of CNY47.01 billion (US$7.65 billion) during the fourth quarter of 2014, growing 7.9% on quarter and 56.3% on year, according to China-based consulting company Analysys International.

Beidu nets over CNY3 billion for 4Q14, says report

Feb 13, 10:18

Baidu, China's largest search engine, posted revenues of CNY14.05 billion (US$2.25 billion) and net profit of CNY3.229 billion for the fourth quarter of 2014, growing on year by 47.5% and 16% respectively, according to China-based tech.qq.com.

CyberLink nets NT$7.06 per share for 2014

Feb 12, 20:03

Digital multimedia software solution developer CyberLink generated net EPS of NT$7.06 (US$0.23) for 2014, according to its financial report released at a February 11 investors conference.

Foxconn continues to step up investments in software and application platforms

Feb 9, 15:06

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has continued to expand its investments in application technologies and integrated service platforms, aiming to increase added value in the IT supply chain, according to industry sources.

Google to cultivate digital advertising talent in Taiwan

Feb 9, 15:03

Google will begin to implement its Digital Mars Initiative, a plan to cultivate young digital marketing professionals in Taiwan, in March 2015, according to Google Taiwan managing director Chien Lee-feng.

Autonomous robots and intelligent virtual assistants to have highest CAGR in AI applications from 2014-2019, says MIC

Feb 2, 15:25

Artificial Intelligence (AI) plays a pivotal role in Internet of Things (IoT) as it can be applied to a myriad of smart connected products, such as lighting, cars, wearables, medical care, smartphones, and smart home sensing control devices. In 2019, market value of expert systems is expected to surge...

Facebook opens Taiwan office

Jan 30, 11:12

Facebook has an office in Taiwan mainly for educating local enterprises on how to use Facebook to attain commercial goals and training local Facebook advertising agents, according to Asia Pacific regional vice president Dan Neary for Facebook.

Taiwan MOEA approves new investments at Kaohsiung Software Park

Jan 29, 21:37

The Export Processing Zone Administration (EPZA) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has has approved applications from Hoya Marketing, Madhatter Technology, and Edispay Solutions, to invest and station at the Kaohsiung Software Park (KSP). The total investment amounts to around NT$25.6 million...

Acer online ticket services deserve praise, says founder

Jan 29, 15:00

Acer's recently handling of online ticket sales for concerts by Taiwan-based singer Jody Chiang through its cloud system was a success despite some quarrels during the process, according to Acer's founder Stan Shih.

China software industry posts 2014 revenues of over CNY3.7 trillion, says MIIT

Jan 28, 22:17

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY3.724 trillion (US$604 billion) in 2014, growing 20.2% on year, according to statistics from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Acer to help app developers enter international markets

Jan 28, 15:54

Acer has recently started a new project for its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) platform and will expand its cooperation with small-to-medium-size app development ventures to help them advance into the worldwide market.

Acer to help app developers enter international markets

Still aiming at growth in PC market: Q&A with Lenovo Taiwan president Justin Liang

Jan 26, 12:02

Lenovo, which had the fourth-largest market share next to Asustek Computer, Acer and Apple in the Taiwan notebook market in 2014, aims at a 2-digit market share through focusing on business-use and mid-range to high-end consumer models in 2015. It also looks to double its tablet shipments in the local...

Lenovo Taiwan president Justin Liang

Free upgrade to Windows 10 unlikely to boost notebook replacement

Jan 23, 15:25

Microsoft has announced Windows 10 will be available as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and 8 for the first year, but sources from the notebook supply chain believe the strategy is unlikely to help drive replacement demand for existing consumer and business-use notebooks.

Digitimes Research: Windows 10 unlikely to bring dramatic changes to mobile device market in 2015

Jan 23, 14:58

Microsoft on January 21, 2015 announced Windows 10, but Digitimes Research believes the operating system, though falling in line with the software giant's Mobile First, Cloud First strategy, is unlikely to make any dramatic change to the competition between notebooks, tablets and smartphones in 2015...

Kingwaytek to offer in-car Internet-access services

Jan 23, 10:32

Electronic map and LBS (location-based service) provider Kingwaytek Technology has cooperated with Taiwan-based automobile makers to offer in-car Internet-access services including cloud computing-based real-time traffic and other information, according to the company.

Microsoft unveils Windows 10

Jan 22, 11:54

Microsoft has unveiled Windows 10. A free upgrade for Windows 10 will be made available to customers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1, who upgrade in the first year.

Asustek seeking partnerships with Xiaomi supply chain

Jan 19, 21:48

Asustek Computer reportedly is seeking cooperation with Xiaomi's upstream partners such as earphone designer 1more Design and software designer Cheetah Mobile, to strengthen its smartphone competitiveness, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

China market: Gaming revenues in 2014 over CNY114 billion, says CADPA

Jan 15, 10:21

Total revenues for gaming services in the China market in 2014 are estimated at CNY114.48 billion (US$18.5 billion), increasing 37.7% on year, according to China Audio-video and Digital Publishing Association (CADPA) established by China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and...

Taiwan market: CHT, Systex jointly launch EyeQuila

Jan 9, 15:35

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and Systex, a Taiwan-based provider of IT management solutions and hardware/software system integration services, have announced their cooperation in launching EyeQuila, an information security solution specifically against APT (advanced persistent attack).

New Wintel hard to drive PC replacement, say Taiwan makers

Jan 9, 12:06

Although Windows 10 and Intel's 14nm-based Skylake CPUs are both expected to launch in the third quarter, sources from the upstream supply chain are conservative about the new Wintel combination's ability to stimulate the replacement of PCs and expect their shipments for notebooks in 2015 to remain...

Digitimes Research: Samsung, LG, Panasonic bent on competing against Android TV

Jan 8, 15:14

Observing major LCD TV brand vendors' strategies for 2015, Google's Android TV has become the official platform for Sony's and Sharp's smart TVs, but vendors such as Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Panasonic are still resisting Android, and bent on using their in-house developed platforms to...

CES 2015: Samsung expands Milk services to TV, web and virtual reality

Jan 6, 16:10

At the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung Electronics has announced the expansion of its Samsung Milk suite of entertainment services, including new platforms beyond mobile for Milk Music and Milk Video as well as the official debut of Milk VR (Virtual Reality).

Acer unveils smart classrooms in China

Dec 26, 12:35

Smart classrooms with hardware and software provided by Taiwan-based vendor Acer were unveiled in a primary school in Chongqing, western China, on December 25, with Acer founder Stan Shih and chairman George Huang attending the ceremony, according to Acer.

PC vendors not expecting Windows 10 to trigger replacement demand

Dec 24, 15:41

Microsoft is expected to launch Windows 10 in the second half of 2015, but Taiwan-based PC vendors doubt whether it can stimulate PC replacement demand because consumers will be able to make free online update to the new operating system, according to sources with Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

China software industry posts January-November revenues of nearly CNY3.3 trillion, says MIIT

Dec 23, 21:37

China's software industry generated total sales revenues of CNY3.299 trillion (US$536 billion) in January-November 2014, growing by 20.1% on year, according to statistics by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Computex 2015 out of booths

Dec 22, 21:58

Although Computex 2015 will not begin until June 2015, booths for the show have already sold out as many emerging players in the cloud computing and Internet of thing (IoT) industries are looking to promote their innovations and products via the show, according to the show host Taipei Computer Association...

Computex 2015 to be hosted from June 2-6

Shipments of TEE-supporting processors to reach 366 million by end of 2014, says ABI Research

Dec 19, 15:40

Worldwide embedded security technology shipments are expected to hit the one billion mark by the end of 2014. The Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) segment is expected to grow at a rapid pace, and ABI Research calculates the total number of processor shipments that support TEE to reach 366 million...

Business software vendor SAP looks to team up with Taiwan cloud data centers

Dec 16, 22:09

Enterprise software and service provider SAP is looking to sign a number of strategic alliance agreements with Taiwan-based cloud data centers in 2005, driven by growing demand for cloud applications from small- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), according Janice Lai, general manager of SAP Taiwan.

SAP Taiwan general manager Janice Lai

Wistron, Quanta, Inventec to enhance software R&D capability

Dec 10, 15:15

Notebook ODM Wistron will set up a software R&D center with 200 engineers initially in southern Taiwan, while fellow maker Quanta Computer will expand software R&D manpower to support production of data center servers to compete for orders for setting up private or private/public hybrid cloud...

China software industry revenues reach nearly CNY3 trillion in January-October, says MIIT

Dec 5, 10:50

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY2.985 trillion (US$485 billion) in January-October 2014, growing 20.3% on year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

SNSplus seeing success in Thailand gaming market

Dec 4, 15:45

SNSplus, a Taiwan-based operator of online Web and mobile gaming services, has seen significant achievements in the Thailand market since its entry in 2010, according to the company.

India software market shows signs of revival, says IDC

Dec 2, 14:41

Due to political stability and economic revival, India's software market witnessed an improved first-half 2014 compared to a slow first-half 2013. According to IDC, the India software market registered an on-year growth of 10.7% in first-half 2014. The sweeping win of the BJP Government in the 2014...

Insyde expects good revenue contribution from smart PC stick business

Newswatch - Dec 1, 21:30

Taiwan-based BIOS designer Insyde Software expects its 2015 revenues to benefit from Taiwan-based channel distributor Lemel's smart PC stick, which Lemel has jointly developed with Intel, because of the product's better-than-expected sales in the first month after launch, according to a Chinese-language...

Foxconn to cooperate with Alibaba, 21 Vianet to set up Wi-Fi network in southwestern China

Nov 28, 11:19

Foxconn Electronics, Alibaba and 21 Vianet Group on November 26 jointly signed with the city government of Guiyang, southwestern China, to set up a citywide network of Wi-Fi hot spots to provide free Internet-access services, according to Foxconn.

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