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Taiwan delegation exploring smart manufacturing in Germany

Sep 21, 15:43

In an effort to explore the essence of Industry 4.0 and promote technical exchanges and cooperation with German tech firms, a Taiwan smart machinery delegation is currently visiting related government units and leading automation firms in Germany, looking to better understand how German enterprises...

China banks install face ID-enabled ATMs

Sep 21, 10:26

Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) and China Merchants Bank (CMB) have applied face ID technology to ATMs for user authentication, according to media reports.

FormoSat-5 sends blurry images

Sep 20, 14:20

Images transmitted from FormoSat-5, Taiwan's first satellite completely designed domestically, are blurry with light spots beside buildings in urban areas, according to National Space Organization (NSPO) under government-sponsored National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs).

LPWAN reduces maintenance and operation costs of IoT devices with long life cycles

Sep 19, 11:28

The value of emerging smart IoT (Internet of Things) applications can be shown based on low power wide area networks (LPWAN) that boast high safety, low cost and easy management, and among LPWAN solutions, the LoRa technology has been kicking off.

Lin Yu-hsiung, senior product manager at Advantech

AI processor emerging as new opportunity for China, says expert

Sep 18, 16:11

Artificial intelligence (AI) processors will constitute a new opportunity for development in China, as AI applications are emerging rapidly to trigger a new round of demand in AI processors, according to Yu Kai, founder and CEO of China-based Horizon Robotics.

Yu Kai, CEO of Horizon Robotics

Application of AI to change car-making ecosystem, says TTIA

Sep 18, 12:03

AI (artificial intelligence) application to automotive design will change the automaking ecosystem with software taking the driver's seat from hardware, according to Taiwan Telematics Industry Association.

ITRI helps firm run O2O smart home services

Sep 18, 11:53

Information and Communications Research Laboratories (ICL) under government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has transferred two cloud computing technologies to Happiness Jia for it to provide O2O smart home services in Taiwan, according to the company.

Taiwan's Asia Silicon Valley plan to highlight AI, self-driving tech in 2018

Sep 15, 14:59

After scoring impressive achievements at the end of its first implementation year in early September 2017, the Taiwan government's Asia Silicon Valley Development Plan (ASVDP) is moving into a higher gear in the second year, focusing more on AI applications to transportation and air pollution control...

Asia Silicon Valley

Nextchip licenses CEVA platform for ADAS vision system

Sep 15, 14:21

CEVA, a licensor of signal processing IP for smart connected devices, has announced that Nextchip, a fabless company specializing in embedded vision applications for ADAS systems, has licensed the CEVA-XM4 imaging and vision platform for its Apache4 vision-based pre-processor targeted at real-time...

Nextchip Apache4

Taiwan market: Lingvist services launched

Sep 15, 12:40

LinkTel has launched Lingvist services in the Taiwan market, with TOEIC testees as target users. Lingvist, a foreign language learning platform based on AI (artificial intelligence) and big data analysis, was established in Estonia in 2013 and launched in the Taiwan market in March 2017.

PChome Online chairman Jan Hung-tze

Taiwan government boosting smart city solutions

Sep 15, 12:21

The Taiwan government is promoting development of smart city solutions by encouraging enterprises to develop problem-solving comprehensive smart city solutions via cooperation with local governments, according to National Development Council (NDC).

Microsoft appoints new head for Taiwan branch

Sep 15, 11:56

Microsoft has appointed Ken Sun as the new general manager of its office in Taiwan.

Microsoft Taiwan GM Ken Sun

IoT product development hinges on seamless communication among things, says UL

Sep 15, 11:45

Development of the Internet of Things (IoT) applications hinges on seamless communication among connected things, according to Underwriters Laboratories (UL), as a lack of a common standard makes it difficult to enable compatibility between products of different platforms.

Taoyuan cooperates with Microsoft Taiwan for smart city

Sep 13, 15:04

The Taoyuan government has signed an MoU with Microsoft Taiwan to recruit the latter's technological assistance to help the northern Taiwan city turn into a smart city.

Taiwan market: HDS sees expanding presence in solid-state array storage market

Sep 12, 15:01

Hitachi Data Systems' (HDS) Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) F series solutions have gained increased recognition from enterprise users, helping HDS stay as a leading player in the solid-state array storage device market in Taiwan, according to HDS Taiwan general manager Evan Sung.

HDS Taiwan general manager Evan Sung

WCIT 2017: Taiwan aspiring to become software innovator, says president

Sep 12, 12:19

Taiwan has moved beyond hardware production to software innovation and welcomes companies and experts engaged in IoT (Internet of Things), Industry 4.0 or AI (artificial intelligence) around the world to cooperate with local supply chains to develop innovative digital products and application services,...

Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen speaks at WCIT 2017

Autonomous driving market to be battle between closed and open platform providers: Q&A with Jamie Fan from Neousys

Sep 11, 14:19

With autonomous driving becoming a new trend in the IT market, many first-tier IT players including Google and Nvidia have been aggressively expanding their presence in related development. Taiwan's hardware providers have played a key role in the supply chain of the emerging industry.

Taiwan-based IPC maker Neousys

Taiwan moving to deepen high-tech cooperation with US

Sep 7, 16:03

As part of its efforts to enforce the "Reconnect USA" policy, a delegation organized by Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) had signed six memoranda of understanding on cooperation in many high-tech fields with US heavyweight businesses before winding up its week-long visit on Sept 4., according...

Cost-conscious startups to succeed amid explosive AI growth, says Propel(x) founder

Sep 7, 13:50

Thanks to drastic advancement in the performance of computers and processors, the application of AI (artificial intelligence) technologies will surely witness explosive growths in the next few years, as AI can be used to process and analyze huge data, which failed to be done in the past, and applied...

Swati Chaturvedi (center), founder of Propel(x)

IoT applications steal spotlight at 2017 Cross-Strait Startup Contest

Sep 7, 10:55

IoT (Internet of Things) applications took center stage at the 2017 Cross-Strait Startup Competition that just wound up its three-month run in late August at Shanghai Jinshan Cross-Strait Youth Entrepreneurship Base, with China-based ZiFiSense clinching the championship with its low power wide area...

Winners pose at the awarding ceremony for Cross-Strait Startup Contest

Visual recognition AI tech to thoroughly change social, commercial activities

Sep 6, 15:44

While AI (artificial intelligence) has quietly penetrated various fields of human life and bring brand-new dialogue models between machine and mankind, the visual recognition AI technology will thoroughly subvert social exchange, gaming, e-commerce, advertisement, and film industries in the future,...

Xu Li, founder and CEO of SenseTime

GrandTech sets up subsidiary to support AWS

Sep 6, 15:40

GrandTech CG Systems, a provider of value-added marketing services in graphics, imaging, multimedia and information security software, has announced investment of NT$100 million (US$3.3 million) to establish a wholly-owned subsidiary, GrandTech Cloud Services, to support AWS (Amazon Web Services) clients...

Commentary: Cabinet reshuffle casts uncertainty over Taiwan AI, IoT development

Sep 5, 14:00

Premier Lin Chuan, who once served as chairman of Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), and his Cabinet members will resign en masse on September 7, casting uncertainty over the future policies concerning Taiwan's development of AI (artificial intelligence), IoT (Internet of Things), innovation...

Taiwan Premier Lin Chuan

Taiwan market: Microsoft launches Azure Stack

Sep 1, 15:52

Microsoft has launched Azure Stack hybrid cloud platform in the Taiwan market to meet increasing demand for management of sensitive data from enterprise customers.

US startup accelerator Plug and Play may set up branch in Taiwan

Sep 1, 15:36

Plug and Play Tech Center, claimed as the world's biggest startup accelerator and most active venture capitalist based in the Silicon Valley, is studying the feasibility of setting up a branch office in Taiwan and will soon send specialists to the country to solicit corporate members, in the hope of...

Young startup talent from Taiwan

ITRI unveils smart trial production base

Sep 1, 12:42

Government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has inaugurated a smart manufacturing trial base in Taichung Precision Machinery Innovation Technology Park in central Taiwan, in a bid to promote Industry 4.0 and demonstrate smart manufacturing in Taiwan.

Acer to supply VR equipment for Dubai theme park

Sep 1, 10:20

Acer has recently formed a partnership with a virtual reality (VR) theme park in Dubai, the UAE with the construction to be completed by the end of 2017 or in early 2018, according to company chairman Jason Chen.

Taiwan market: JPW to open 8 VR arcades in September

Aug 31, 13:55

JPW International Technology, a VR motion and arcade solution provider, will open a total of eight JoyLand VR arcades in five cities around Taiwan in September, according to company founder and CEO JackTong.

JPW promoting VR experiences through VR arcades

WI Harper manages US$165 million fund to help Taiwan develop AI

Aug 31, 11:09

US-based venture capital firm WI Harper Group manages a US$165 million fund partly contributed by the Taiwan government, in a bid to help Taiwan develop AI (artificial intelligence) technology, according to company vice president Norman Liang.

WI Harper Group venture partner Norman Liang

Appier obtains investment of US$33 million in series C round, says paper

Aug 30, 14:52

Taiwan-based AI (artificial intelligence)-based application developer Appier has raised venture capital funds of US$33 million in series C round from Japan-based SoftBank and LINE, South Korea-based Naver (LINE's parent company), Singapore-based Singapore Economic Development Board Investments (EDBI)...

BenQ to offer smart car management system, Papago unveils electronic rear-view mirror

Aug 30, 14:35

EMS provider Qisda's marketing subsidiary BenQ will cooperate with electric vehicle maker RAC Electric Vehicles to launch a smart management system for fleets vehicles in the first quarter of 2018, while GPS navigation device maker Papago has unveiled Ray electronic rear-view mirror.

Papago-developed car-use devices

AMD and Baidu team up to advance GPU computing in datacenters with Radeon Instinct MI series

Aug 29, 15:50

AMD and China-based Baidu have announced a collaboration focused on optimizing software for AMD Radeon Instinct GPUs in Baidu datacenters.

China market: B2C transactions grow 32% in 2Q17, says Analysys

Aug 29, 11:04

In China, B2C online shopping portals generated transactions totaling CNY860.46 billion (US$125.4 billion) in second-quarter 2017, growing 21.8% sequentially and 32.0% on year, according to Analysys International.

China January-July software revenues at CNY2.991 trillion, says MIIT

Aug 29, 11:01

China's software industry generated revenues of CNY2.991 trillion (US$435.92 billion) in January-July 2017, growing 13.5% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Taiwan approves 5-year NT$16 billion AI development plan

Aug 29, 10:41

The Taiwan government has approved a Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) proposal to undertake five strategic tasks with a 5-year budget of NT$16 billion (US$527 million) to boost the country's development of AI-related industries and application.

MOST has worked out a five-year plan for Taiwan's AI development

Digitimes Research: Google aims to achieve virtual experiences through daily life applications

Aug 28, 15:47

Google's development of AI/VR/AR products can be backdated to as early as the launch of Google Search as the service is using machine learning algorithms to search for needed information that is closest to users. Along with maturing AI technology, Google has come out with its virtual assistant to offer...

Global tech heavyweights actively vying for smart home market pie

Aug 28, 14:36

The market for smart home applications, particularly smart audio products, is emerging as a new major battlefield among global high-tech giants, as Amazon, Apple, Google and Xiaomi have tapped into the market with diverse smart speakers and Samsung is also gearing up for rolling out its own smart audio...

Taiwan market: Shopee combines C2C and B2B2C

Aug 28, 11:24

Singapore-based mobile e-commerce operator Shopee has combined C2C and B2B2C in the Taiwan market into a single platform to simplify use of its shopping services, according to the company's Taiwan COO Terence Pang.

AI complementary to HI, says Microsoft Taiwan marketing head

Aug 28, 11:10

AI (artificial intelligence) and HI (human intelligence) have respective advantages and thus should complement each other, according to Microsoft Taiwan's new marketing and operating director Jason Tsao, who is also head of staff for Microsoft Greater China.

Microsoft Taiwan marketing and operating director Jason Tsao

Alibaba fund invests in 11 Taiwan startups

Aug 24, 10:53

Alibaba Taiwan Start-up Business Fund (ATSBF), a US$300 million venture capital established by China-based ecommerce operator Alibaba Group, has so far invested in 11 Taiwan-based startups, it was disclosed at a ATSBF-organized forum in Taipei on August 22.

Digitimes Research: AR players shift focus to platform products

Aug 23, 16:15

Major players in the augmented reality (AR) industry have slowed down the development of consumer-end products, and instead have shifted their strategies to focus on developing AR platform products, according to Digitimes Research.

China market: Online advertising in 2Q17 reaches CNY74.10 billion, says Analysys

Aug 22, 14:48

Online advertising service providers in the China market generated revenues of CNY74.1 billion (US$10.8 billion) in second-quarter 2017, increasing 17.8% sequentially and 16.8% on year, according to Analysys International.

Soft-World sees 94% of 2Q17 sales from MyCard

Aug 22, 14:28

Online game developer and operator Soft-World International has revealed 94% of its second-quarter 2017 revenues came from MyCard, its platform for purchasing credit points.

China AI service provider Unisound gains strategic funding of US$45 million

Aug 22, 14:25

China's AI service platform Unisound has gained CNY300 million (US$45 million) in strategic investment from an undisclosed group of investors to finance the firm's R&D on AI technologies and expansion of services to more areas, and the investors will also provide Big Data to help the company improve...

Unisound

HTC announces US$200 cut for Vive

Aug 22, 14:05

In a move to make its VR devices more accessible to the mass market, HTC has announced a US$200 price reduction for its Vive virtual reality (VR) headsets.

price cut to help HTC ramp up revenues

Taiwan to build AI innovation ecosystem, says MOST

Aug 21, 11:31

Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) will undertake five strategic tasks to establish an AI (artificial intelligence) innovation ecosystem in a bid to boost development of AI-related industries and application, according to MOST minister Chen Liang-gee.

MOST minister Chen Liang-gee (right)

Alibaba nets CNY5.65 per share for 2Q17

Aug 18, 14:52

The largest China-based e-commerce service provider Alibaba Group has published its second-quarter 2017 financial report, posting consolidated revenues of CNY50.184 billion (US$7.403 billion), net operating profit of CNY17.513 billion, net profit of CNY14.031 billion and net EPS of CNY5.65.

HTC to offer Vive VR training to UPS

Aug 16, 21:23

HTC has tied up with UPS and will launch logistics training courses utilizing its Vive VR technology and devices at the courier's nine training centers in the US starting September.

UPS to use HTC Vive for logistics training

Dell stresses importance of digital transformation at technology forum

Aug 16, 16:02

Dell on August 15 hosted Dell Technology Forum 2017 in Taipei, discussing the trend of digital transformation through explaining software-defined or cloud-like modern datacenters.

Taiwan science ministry to enforce 4-year AI chips research project

Aug 16, 13:57

Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology has decided to implement a four-year "Semiconductor Moonshot Project" to encourage university professors to lead students in researching AI Edge-based semiconductor process and chip systems.

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