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Digitimes Research: Launch of Android-based Pepper to ramp up market size

Jul 27, 15:15

SoftBank's launch of Android-based Pepper service robots will encourage Android software developers to develop applications for Pepper, which in return will help ramp up Pepper's market size and its ecosystem, according to a Digitimes Research report on the latest market trends in Japan's digital home...

HTC to face increasing competition in VR market in 2H16

Jul 26, 11:05

HTC is expected to face increasing competition from other brand vendors in the VR (virtual reality) market in the second half of 2016 as VR or AR (augmented reality) devices appear to be hot-selling items for the forthcoming year-end holiday shopping season, according to industry sources.

Oculus tying up with Asustek to promote Rift, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 25, 10:33

Oculus VR will partner with Asustek Computer to promote the sale of Oculus Rift in the Taiwan market, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

ChinaJoy 2016 to take place in Shanghai

Jul 22, 11:26

The China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference (ChinaJoy) 2016 will take place in Shanghai, eastern China, during July 28-31, with enterprises including Google, Sony, Microsoft, Intel, Nvidia, AMD and Electronic Arts to attend.

Taiwan market: Taiwan Taxi introduces Gama Pay mobile e-payment services

Jul 21, 15:32

Online game developer and operator Gamania Digital Entertainment on July 20 announced that Taiwan Taxi, the largest taxi service provider in Taiwan, has introduced Gama Pay, mobile e-payment services operated by its subsidiary Gash Pay.

Taiwan market: Asia Pacific Telecom to introduce Pepper into local market

Newswatch - Jul 21, 12:29

Asia Pacific Telecom, one of the five 4G mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, will officially introduce Pepper, a service robot jointly developed by SoftBank and Foxconn Electronics, into the Taiwan market on July 25, with the availability of the robot to begin in September, according to a Chinese-language...

Software solution provider GrandTech reports increased earnings for 2Q16

Stockwatch - Jul 20, 21:45

GrandTech CG Systems, a Taiwan-based supplier of IT products and a software solution provider, has reported pre-tax earnings of NT$49.58 million (US$1.55 million) for the second quarter of 2016. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$0.92 before taxes for the period.

Alibaba in strategic cooperation with 20 supermarket chains for B2B2C operations in China market

Jul 18, 22:16

The largest China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group has formed a strategic cooperation with 20 supermarket chains around the world to introduce them for B2B2C operations at Tmall, a B2C online shopping platform under Alibaba, according to Alibaba.

Worldwide security software market grows 3.7% in 2015, says Gartner

Jul 18, 16:13

Worldwide security software revenues totaled US$22.1 billion in 2015, a 3.7% increase from 2014, according to Gartner. Security information and event management (SIEM) remained the fastest-growing segment in 2015, with 15.8% growth, while consumer security software showed the sharpest decline at 5.9%...

Arcoa provides 3rd-party logistics services for B2C e-commerce operators

Jul 15, 15:13

Arcoa Communication, telecom carrier Far EasTone Telecommunications' (FET) retail chain selling handsets and mobile devices, has started operation of a smart logistics center in northern Taiwan to provide third-party logistics services for B2C e-commerce operators in Taiwan.

Garmin enters Taiwan micropayment market

Jul 14, 11:52

Garmin has cooperated with Taiwan-based micropayment firm iPass to launch wearable devices that are able to measure heart rates and support micropayments.

Acer to partner with Taiwan university to push BeingNet learning

Jul 7, 13:49

Acer has announced it will cooperate with Taiwan's Fo Guang University to include Acer's BeingNet learning system as compulsory courses. Acer founder Stan Shih said the US has been pushing the Hour of Code activity to help students build a basic understanding of computer science and Taiwan should also...

Acer to partner with Fo Guang University

China market: Xiaomi to launch 3rd-party mobile payment services

Jul 4, 15:30

Xiaomi Technology will launch Xiaomi Pay third-party mobile payment services in the China market in late third-quarter or early fourth-quarter 2016. The services are being tested in cooperation with local banks, according to a Chinese-language Tencent report citing company executive Hong Fe...

Taiwan market: FET launches smart home solution

Jul 1, 15:31

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has launched a smart home solution featuring an all-in-one terminal equipped with IP camera, temperature and humidity sensors to monitor conditions at home, send alarms, collect relevant information and undertake real-time interactive management via a cloud platform...

HTC, investment firms to form VR venture capital alliance

Jun 30, 15:11

HTC has announced that it has teamed up with a total of 28 venture investment companies, including Sequoia Capital and Matrix Partners, to form the Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance (VRVCA) to promote the development of the global VR industry and its ecosystem.

China software revenues near CNY1.8 trillion in January-May, says MIIT

Jun 29, 14:46

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY1.798 trillion (US$275.6 billion) in January-May 2016, growing 14.9% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Healthcare providers in Middle East and North Africa to spend US$2.78 billion on IT in 2016, says Gartner

Jun 27, 16:10

Healthcare providers in the Middle East and North Africa will spend US$2.78 billion on IT products and services in 2016, according to Gartner. This forecast includes spending by healthcare providers (which includes hospitals and physicians' practices) on internal services, software, IT services, data...

Sony to ship 9 million PS VR headsets in 2016, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 27, 13:52

Sony is expected to ship up to six million units of PlayStation VR (PS VR) headsets in 2016, accounting for 67% of the global VR HMD market, according to a Chinese-language Liberty Times reports, citing data fromTaipei-based Topology Research Institute.

Inventec enhancing marketing of cloud computing services in China

Jun 21, 17:36

Inventec has stepped into providing cloud computing services in Taiwan and China through integrating in-house-produced servers and other hardware with software developed by Taiwan- and China-based partners. Inventec is strengthening marketing in the China market via adding data centers and local software...

Digitimes Research: IoT development faced with problems

Jun 20, 21:22

While IoT (Internet of Things) is booming, development is faced with problems in frequency band, value-added service and information security, respectively related to use of licensed and unlicensed bands, limited availability of real value-added services on demand, difficulty in obtaining personal...

Digitimes Research: Arcade-type VR gaming business model workable

Jun 20, 14:07

Suppliers in the PC supply chain are looking to the VR (virtual reality) gaming market for future growth as digital gaming appears to have become one of the main applications of VR devices, according to Digitimes Research.

Insyde intros flagship UEFI BIOS

Jun 1, 12:05

Insyde Software has announced that its flagship UEFI product, InsydeH2O, is now ready for system and device manufacturers to test the Windows 10 Anniversary Update targeted to be released this summer by Microsoft.

The gaming notebook competition: Q&A with Jone Chang from Gigabyte notebook department

Jun 1, 09:52

Gaming notebooks have become the main focus of Gigabyte Technology's notebook department and despite increasing competition from first-tier brand vendors since 2015, the company is not concerned about demand for its products. Gigabyte has been in the gaming market for 30 years and its long-developed...

Jone Chang, Product Division Director of Gigabyte notebook department

This concludes our broadcasting day: Vizio redefines the TV

Jun 1, 09:05

Vizio could be credited as the most innovative LCD TV maker in terms of product planning in 2016, as it is the first vendor to remove ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) tuner from TV sets and replace it with built-in Chromecast (or SmartCast as Vizio named it) functionality and attach a tablet...

Digitimes Research: Growing HMD devices stir up development of professional VR application market

May 31, 12:13

While a number of consumer virtual reality (VR) applications for games and video have been developed in 2016, the introduction of more head-mounted display (HMD) VR devices has also brought new aspects to the professional VR application market, according to Digitimes Research.

Computex looks to take on new identity

May 31, 08:51

This year's Computex Taipei 2016 will mark a turning point for Asia's biggest tradeshow, as Taiwan begins asserting itself as being not only the center of the global ICT supply chain but also as a key partner for building the global technology ecosystem and driving innovation. This new positioning...

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Amazon considering setting up cloud data centers in Taiwan

May 23, 11:05

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is considering establishing cloud data centers in Taiwan and has finished a feasibility evaluation but has not yet made any decision, Amazon corporate vice president and AWS greater China managing director Alex Yung revealed at AWS Summit in Taipei on May 20.

Amazon vice president and AWS greater China managing director Alex Yung

Shipments of Chromebooks integrated with Google Play set to increase

May 20, 15:50

Google has announced that new Chromebooks rolled out by its notebook partners will start supporting Google Play, a move which is likely to substantially ramp up shipments of Chromebooks.

BenQ to showcase store management system solutions at Computex

May 20, 14:14

Display solution provider BenQ has been developing smart solutions for years and will showcase its new store management system solutions for retail stores, factories, physical fitness centers and education at Computex Taipei 2016 during May 31-June 4, according to the company.

Alibaba increasing investments in online video services

May 19, 14:28

Yin Jing, president of the home appliance business unit at China-based Alibaba's e-commerce subsidiary T-mall has commented at CES Asia 2016 that Alibaba has been keen on investing in and developing online video services and is optimistic about video services' prospects.

Tencent sees increased 1Q16 revenues

May 19, 11:54

China-based Internet value-added service provider Tencent Holdings has published its first-quarter 2016 financial report, posting consolidated revenues of CNY31.995 billion (US$4.952 billion), up 5.10% sequentially and 42.84% on year.

China market: Online advertising value over CNY 54 billion in 1Q16, says Analysys

May 17, 11:58

Providers of online advertising services in the China market generated total revenues of CNY54.25 billion (US$8.30 billion) during the first quarter of 2016, dropping 12.6% on quarter but growing 35.6% on year, according to Analysys International.

Worldwide server virtualization market is reaching peak, says Gartner

May 16, 22:29

The worldwide x86 server virtualization market is expected to reach US$5.6 billion in 2016, an increase of 5.7% from 2015, according to Gartner. Despite the overall market increase, new software licenses have declined for the first time since this market became mainstream more than a decade ago. Growth...

China market: Online search value nearly CNY18 billion in 1Q16, says Analysys

May 16, 22:27

Online search engines in the China market generated total revenues of CNY17.82 billion (US$2.72 billion) in the first quarter of 2016, decreasing by 17.0% on quarter but increasing by 16.7% on year, according to China-based consulting company Analysys International.

MediaTek announces sale of auto IC subsidiary to China firm

Stockwatch - May 13, 15:06

Taiwan-based IC design house MediaTek has announced the signing of a strategic cooperation framework agreement with NavInfo, a China-based digital mapping service provider. According to the agreement, NavInfo will also acquire AutoChips, in which MediaTek holds an 82.9% stake, for a total of US$600...

Alibaba 1Q16 operations up on year

May 6, 11:13

China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group Holding has reported consolidated revenues of CNY24.184 billion (US$3.751 billion) increasing 38.8% on year, net operating profit of CNY5.112 billion hiking 96.7% and net profit of CNY5.314 billion for first-quarter 2016.

Taiwan market: Online advertising services valued at NT$19.352 billion in 2015, says DMA

May 3, 14:25

Online advertising service providers in the Taiwan market generated total revenues of NT$19.352 billion (US$589 million) in 2015, increasing 19.6% on year, according to Digital Marketing Association (DMA) Taipei.

Soft-World sets up joint venture in Indonesia

Apr 27, 15:45

Online game developer and operator Soft-World International has announced the establishment of an Indonesia-based joint venture, PT. Maya Kartuku International, with Indonesia-based advertising agent PT. Damai Sejahtera Utama and Singapore-based financial consulting company Balius Capital Limited to...

Data Systems Consulting, Techmation form strategic cooperation to tap China automated plastic production market

Apr 27, 15:44

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution provider Data Systems Consulting and Techmation, a developer of automated control systems for plastic injection molding machinery, on April 26 signed a strategic cooperation agreement to promote automated monitoring and management systems for plastic manufacturing...

ITTS steps into smart factory, city, logistics services

Apr 27, 15:19

IT outsourcing and business process outsourcing service provider Information Technology Total Services (ITTS) has extended operations to Internet of Things-based (IoT) services for smart factories, smart cities and smart logistics, according to the company.

XPEC and AltPlus to form partnership

Apr 26, 11:17

Game developer XPEC Entertainment has announced it will form a strategic alliance with Japan-based mobile game developer AltPlus through cross investment.

HTC ties up with Dassault Systemes to develop business VR solutions

Newswatch - Apr 22, 11:32

HTC has signed a strategic partnership agreement with 3D software solution provider Dassault Systemes, and together the two firms will aim to develop business-use virtual reality (VR) solutions, according to HTC.

Foxconn-invested B2B online shopping platform commences operations

Apr 21, 14:12

A Foxconn-invested B2B business website, ibuyplastic.com, which is based in China, came online recently. The B2B platform aims to facilitate sales of more than 500 plastic parts and components from 18 companies to more than 3,000 clients initially, according to a China-based 163.com report.

Digitimes Research: Shipments of Oculus Rift CV1 delayed on shortage of lenses

Apr 21, 10:51

Shipments of Oculus' first virtual reality (VR) device, the Rift CV1, will be delayed to August due to a shortage of parts. While Oculus is reluctant to reveal which components are in short supply, Digitimes Research's sources indicate that there is a shortage of its customized Fresnel lenses.

Chunghwa Telecom developing usage-based insurance solution

Apr 18, 11:31

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) is developing a UBI (usage-based insurance) solution, that utilizes Big Data analysis of driving behavior to produce a reference for setting insurance premiums, through cooperation with security service provider Taiwan Fire & Marine Insurance.

University team develops cloud-based symbiotic system for fish farms and hydroponics

Apr 18, 11:24

A team consisting of several professors from the Department of Electronic Engineering at the National Taipei University of Technology has developed a symbiotic ecosystem between fish culture and vegetable hydroponics, according to the team.

Taiwan forms IoT alliance

Apr 13, 11:51

Taiwan-based enterprises and research/academic organizations on April 12 announced the formation of the Asia IoT Alliance (AIoTA) in an attempt to promote IoT applications across industries through partnerships with the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC).

Vendors see stable demand for enterprise notebooks thanks to Windows 10

Apr 6, 16:01

Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell have seen their clients from the enterprise sector aggressively pulling in orders recently, but orders from the consumer sector remain weak, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

China software revenues reach over CNY620 billion in January-February, says MIIT

Mar 29, 10:53

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY620.606 billion (US$94.71 billion) in January-February 2016, growing by 15.5% on year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Taiwan market: CatchPlay launches OTT steaming service

Mar 23, 15:35

CatchPlay, a provider of online entertainment content in the Taiwan market, on March 22 launched CatchPlay On Demand, with charge rates of NT$60 (US$1.81) or NT$80 for a streaming movie or NT$250 a month for unlimited titles, according to the company.

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