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Prospects for virtual reality, deep learning, autonomous cars: Q&A with Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang

Jan 29, 15:07

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has been outspoken with his predictions about future technologies and products, and developing industry trends. Huang recently sat down with DIGITIMES to share his comments on virtual reality (VR), deep learning and autonomous cars as Nvidia looks to strengthen its deployments...

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang

Alibaba 4Q15 revenues, profit up on year

Jan 29, 14:59

China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group Holding has published its financial report for fourth-quarter 2015, with consolidated revenues of CNY34.543 billion (US$5.333 billion) growing 32% on year, net operating profit of CNY12.434 billion up 33%, and net profit of CNY12.456 billion up 108%.

China software industry posts 2015 revenues of over CNY4.3 trillion, says MIIT

Jan 29, 14:28

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY4.325 trillion (US$688 billion) in 2015, growing 16.6% on year, according to statistics by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Worldwide spending on digital transformation technologies will surpass US$2 billion in 2019, says IDC

Jan 28, 15:17

According to IDC, worldwide spending on digital transformation (DX) technologies will grow to more than US$2.1 billion in 2019 with a CAGR of 16.8% over the 2014-2019 forecast period. Spending on DX technologies in the US will follow a similar trajectory, reaching nearly US$732 million in 2019.

Digitimes Research: Vendors showcase more applications to promote personal security at CES 2016

Jan 27, 11:02

Smart home device and service vendors were showcasing more devices and service applications dedicated to the promotion of personal security at the recently concluded CES 2016, according to Digitimes Research.

China Internet user base tops 688 million at end of 2015, says CNNIC

Jan 25, 12:25

The number of Internet users in China increased to an estimated 688.26 million at the end of 2015, according to the latest semiannual survey conducted by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).

Digitimes Research: Non-gaming VR applications showcased at CES 2016

Jan 22, 15:08

VR (virtual reality) devices showcased at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) highlighted many applications beyond gaming to include education, medical care, social networking and industrial design, according to Digitimes Research.

Over 300 exhibitors to be at 2016 Taipei Game Show

Jan 22, 14:56

The 2016 Taipei Game Show will take place during January 29-February 2, with more than 300 exhibitors occupying about 2,000 booths, according to organizer, the Taipei Computer Association (TCA).

Ruten to apply for listing in Hong Kong

Jan 22, 14:38

Ruten, a C2C online auction platform operated by PChome eBay, will apply for listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in the first half of 2016 and expects to be listed as soon as the end of 2016 or in the first half of 2017, according to PChome eBay chairman Jan Hung-tze.

Worldwide IT spending forecast to grow 0.6% in 2016, says Gartner

Jan 19, 14:12

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to total US$3.54 trillion in 2016, just a 0.6% increase over 2015 spending of US$3.52 trillion, according to Gartner. 2015 saw the largest US dollar drop in IT spending since Gartner began tracking IT spending. US$216 billion less was spent on IT in 2015 than in 2014...

HTC reportedly to set up independent VR company

Jan 19, 11:33

HTC plans to spin off its virtual reality (VR) business unit to form an independent company in a bid boost its VR business operations, according to a Taipei-based Central News Agency (CNA) report.

Samsung, Oculus and HTC ready to strive in VR market

Jan 18, 21:32

The global virtual reality (VR) market is expected to begin gaining momentum soon as Samsung Electronics, Oculus and HTC are ready to compete with each other in the sector, according to industry sources.

Seagate pushing non-PC storage for 2016 with focus on surveillance applications

Jan 7, 16:07

To strengthen its presence in the Asia Pacific market, Seagate is planning to continue pushing PC HDD sales and launch products for cloud computing, consumer electronics, surveillance and enterprise storage for 2016. Seagate expects surveillance-related applications such as hyper-converged systems...

Elta Technology obtains Taiwan general agent right for 2016 Rio Olympics broadcasting, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 4, 23:11

Digital HD content integrator and distributor Elta Technology has obtained the Taiwan general agent right for broadcasting 2,500-hour events of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during August 5-21, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News...

Network advanced threat protection market to hit US$1.3 billion in 2019, says IHS

Dec 29, 14:02

Sales of network advanced threat protection (ATP) solutions, which detect sophisticated malware, reached US$194 million worldwide in the third quarter of 2015, up 7% sequentially, and 53% on year.

China software industry posts January-November revenues of over CNY3.8 trillion, says MIIT

Dec 25, 11:29

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY3.822 trillion (US$610 billion) in January-November 2015, growing 16.2% on year, according to statistics from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Taiwan market: Netflix plans to enter in 1Q16

Dec 23, 21:49

Netflix plans to enter the Taiwan market in the first quarter of 2016 and has reportedly held cooperation talks with Chunghwa Telecom specifically for securing sufficient mobile and fixed-line Internet bandwidth.

Taiwan market: Taiwan Secom provides retail management services via cooperation with Microsoft

Dec 23, 14:54

Taiwan Secom, the largest residential/commercial security service provider in Taiwan, on December announced cooperation with Microsoft to provide cloud-based management services to retail operators. Services mainly include predicting fluctuations in customers and merchandise sales using Microsoft Azure...

HTC ties up with Audi to promote HTC Vive

Dec 21, 16:00

HTC has signed a cooperation agreement with automaker Audi and will install its HTC Vive virtual reality (VR) devices in Audi's flagship shops in 2016 to enable consumers to review and even test drive Audi cars through the VR devices, according to HTC chairperson Cher Wang.

Foxconn injects additional funds into overseas subsidiary for robot development

Dec 21, 11:59

Foxconn Electronics will inject an additional capital of US$120 million into its subsidiary Icreate Investment in the Cayman Islands, according to a release from Taiwan's Investment Commission.

HTC virtual reality business to take off in 2016, says chairwoman

Dec 18, 15:31

Smartphone vendor HTC is poised to launch its first VR (virtual reality) device, Vive, in April 2016 and develop its VR platform, and will further develop augmented reality (AR) technology, marking 2016 as the initial year for HTC's VR business operations, according to company chairwoman Cher Wang.

Digitimes Research: Google Brillo IoT OS still lacks system hardware partners

Dec 17, 13:51

While Google has revealed more details of technology and cooperation partners for its IoT operating system Brillo, a lack of system hardware partners and specific direction for product applications may impede the promotion of the OS, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Amazon AWS IoT platform to flourish IoT cloud services

Dec 16, 15:24

The recent launch of AWS (Amazon Web Services) IoT service by Amazon symbolizes the deployment of related IoT technologies has reached out from the initial concerns on protocol, gateway and sensor nodes to cloud services, according to Digitimes Research.

ConneXionONE to carry out capital expansion project in 1Q16

Dec 16, 11:11

Interactive marketing platform operator ConneXionONE plans to raise new funds to expand its products and services in the first quarter of 2016, according to the company. FIH Mobile, a handset ODM under the Foxconn Group, is one of the major shareholders of ConneXionONE.

Virtual reality investments total US$200 million in 1H15, says MIC

Dec 15, 15:29

The Oculus acquisition by Facebook for US$2 billion in 2014 has triggered an investment spree for VR (virtual reality). According to MIC, of the total investment value of US$800 million in 2014, Google-backed Magic Leap alone obtained US$540 million while the remaining went to various hardware makers...

Digitimes Research: MR device makers receiving more support from developers, investors

Dec 9, 11:13

More mixed reality (MR) device makers including Sulon Technologies, Osterhout Design Group (ODG) and Magic Leap have attracted more software developers and investors while Microsoft has decided to postpone the launch of its Hololens to 2016, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan attractive for setting up data centers due to low power, water costs

Dec 7, 23:42

Google has set up a data center in a coastal industrial park in central Taiwan and Facebook plans to set up a data center beside a high-speed rail station in central Taiwan. In addition, Microsoft is interested in doing so. According to local industry analysts, Taiwan's attractiveness to international...

Acer forms beingNet Alliance

Dec 4, 12:02

Acer on December 3 announced the organization of beingNet Alliance, a bid to set up an Internet of Beings ecosystem for boosting Internet of Things (IOT) technologies to agriculture, medical care, food production and logistics, according to the company.

China software industry posts January-October revenues of nearly CNY3.5 trillion, says MIIT

Dec 4, 10:40

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY3.473 trillion (US$555 billion) in January-October 2015, growing 16.4% on year, according to statistics from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

BenQ sets up incubation center

Dec 3, 12:03

Projector and display device vendor BenQ has established a joint-venture start-up business incubation center in Tainan, southern Taiwan, with the Department of Electrical Engineering at National Cheng Kung University, according to the company.

China market: FIH Mobile sets up electric car rental service company in Hangzhou

Newswatch - Dec 2, 21:54

FIH Mobile, a mobile device maker under the Foxconn Group, has invested CNY1.2 billion (US$187.57 million) to set up an electric car rental service company in Hangzhou, China, according to media reports in China.

Facebook assessing plans to set up data center in central Taiwan, says local government

Dec 2, 14:33

Facebook plans to set up a data center in a site beside Changhua High-speed Rail Station in Changhua County, central Taiwan, according to the county government.

Taiwan market: Gamania becomes 1st O2O mobile e-payment operator

Dec 1, 11:10

GASH Pay has become the first O2O (online to offline) mobile e-payment service operator in Taiwan after obtaining a license from the Financial Supervisory Commission, according to Albert Liu, chairman of Gamania Digital Entertainment, the e-payment firm's parent company.

AOpen competes for digital signage orders, says chairman

Nov 27, 14:44

While many digital signage providers focus on hardware, AOpen has been competitive through developing optimal solutions consisting of hardware, software, content, and maintenance services based on client needs, according to company chairman and CEO Bernie Tsai.

Migration to Windows 10 to be fastest yet, says Gartner

Nov 24, 16:01

Windows 10 is poised to become the most widely installed version of Windows ever, following on the path of Windows XP and Windows 7 before it, according to Gartner. Gartner predicts that 50% of enterprises will have started Windows 10 deployments by January 2017.

Alibaba offers Taiwan Entrepreneurs Fund

Nov 20, 12:11

China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group has started operating the Taiwan Entrepreneurs Fund, a venture capital fund of NT$10 billion (US$308 million) specifically for Taiwan-based start-up teams or companies.

Alibaba executive vice chairman Joseph Tsai

Chunghwa Telecom, Advantech, HwaCom Systems cooperate to offer 4G-based ITS solution

Nov 20, 10:49

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), industrial computing solution provider Advantech and information, network, telecom integration service provider HwaCom Systems on November 19 signed an MoU for cooperation to offer a 4G-based ITS (intelligent transportation system) solution, according to Advantech.

Taiwan-based Google Play app developers double in 2 years

Nov 19, 12:45

The number of Taiwan-based app developers registered on Google Play increased by 200% in the past two years, while the money spent by users outside Taiwan for applications developed by Taiwan developers grew 250% in 2014, according to Karim Temsamani, president of Google Asia Pacific.

Karim Temsamani, head of Google Asia Pacific

Taiwan Optical Platform to be listed in mid-December

Nov 18, 11:54

Taiwan Optical Platform (TOP), the fourth largest MSO (multi-system operator of cable TV) in Taiwan, will be listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) on December 16 at a tentative initial price of NT$130 (US$4.0) per share.

China market: Foxconn ties up with CCTV to launch IoT-based video services

Nov 18, 11:42

Shenzhen-based NxEra, a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics, has set up a joint venture with a subsidiary of China Central Television (CCTV) for providing IoT-based video services, according to a media report in China.

The InFocus M550 smartphone

AMD launches Boltzmann Initiative to reduce barriers to GPU computing on AMD FirePro graphics

Nov 17, 16:03

Building on its strategic investments in heterogeneous system architecture (HSA), AMD announced a suite of tools designed to ease development of high-performance, energy efficient heterogeneous computing systems. The Boltzmann Initiative leverages HSA's ability to harness both central processing units...

Google leads technology, testing, software development for autonomous driving, says IHS

Nov 16, 14:55

Autonomous driving continues to be one of the most widespread research and development activities within the global automotive industry, as automakers and technology companies alike strive to put advancements into production and implement them for on-road testing and approvals. According to a recent...

China software industry posts January-September revenues of over CNY3 trillion, says MIIT

Nov 9, 11:03

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY3.113 trillion (US$498 billion) in January-September 2015, growing 16.5% on year, according to statistics by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Acer sets up joint-venture venture capital in China

Nov 5, 15:22

Acer, in line with promoting its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) business, has established joint-venture venture capital of CNY100 million (US$15.75 million) in Chongqing City, western China, with Acer holding a 30% stake and Taiwan-based ODM Wistron, China-based ZTEsoft and the city government holding...

Taiwan startup Appier lands funding from global investors

Newswatch - Nov 4, 11:00

Taiwan-based startup Appier has successfully closed US$23 million in Series B funding from Sequoia Capital, UOB Venture Management, TransLink Capital, JAFCO Asia and MediaTek Ventures, according to the company.

Appier management team

Professional services driving IoT revenues but will be displaced by IoT software platforms and analytics revenues starting 2019, says firm

Nov 3, 15:31

Professional services are driving over 40% of global IoT revenues today. Professional services consist of a myriad of service activities including mobile, web and server-side application development, IT and OT systems integration, and consulting. However, by 2019, software platforms and analytics services...

Samsung looking to merge Tizen with IoTivity platform, says report

Oct 29, 14:46

Samsung Electronics is planning to merge its in-house developed operating system Tizen with its Internet of Things (IoT) platform IoTivity, looking to enhance the platform's competitiveness, according to a Korean-language ChosunBiz report.

Insyde reports profits for 3Q15

Stockwatch - Oct 29, 14:16

Taiwan-based BIOS designer Insyde Software has announced consolidated revenues of NT$197.17 million (US$6.07 million) for third-quarter 2015. The company also reported consolidated operating losses of NT$2.72 million and net profits before tax of NT$7.5 million.

Alibaba nets over CNY22 billion for 3Q15

Oct 28, 12:07

The largest China-based e-commerce service provider Alibaba Group Holding has released its financial report for third-quarter 2015, recording net profit of CNY22.703 billion (US$3.572 billion) which hiked 649.27% on year.

TV channels go direct to consumers to tap into surging subscription online video revenues, says IHS

Oct 27, 15:56

The traditional TV channels business is entering a period of flux. According to Ted Hall, research director at IHS, the core concept of the channel is fragmenting, as audience behavior is changing and broadcasters are adapting to meet evolving viewer needs. The traditional linear channel will be around...

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