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Taiwan, China firms to jointly set up cloud-based educational platform

Jul 30, 15:54

Taiwan-based Global View, an e-dictionary and e-translator vendor, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China-based Wei Dong Group to develop a cloud-based educational platform for the educational sector in China and other markets, according to Global View.

PC replacement pushed by Windows 10 may come slowly, say Taiwan makers

Jul 30, 11:20

As Microsoft will allow free upgrades of Windows 7 and Windows 8 to Windows 10, which has relatively low hardware requirements, PC replacement demand due to the launch of the new operating system (OS) is unlikely to surge immediately and instead may emerge slowly and gradually, according to Taiwan-based...

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Taiwan IoT makers have to develop innovative applications, says Acer founder

Jul 29, 16:08

To compete for business opportunities in the global Internet of things (IoT) market, Taiwan-based makers should capitalize on advantages in information and communication technology to create hardware added value through developing innovation applications, Acer founder Stan Shih said at an IoT forum...

Windows 10 available in 190 countries as free upgrade

Jul 29, 15:51

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 is available, starting July 29, as a free upgrade or with new PCs and tablets. Windows 10 includes innovations such as Cortana, an Xbox app and Microsoft Edge for a familiar, yet more personal and productive, experience. Windows 10 offers one experience that...

Telecom carriers expected to play key role in IoT, says CHT president

Jul 29, 14:21

Mobile telecom carriers, along with increasing use of 4G mobile communication services, are expected to play a key role in boosting the Internet of Things (IoT) through providing IoT environment-based services, Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) president Shih Mu-piao said at an IoT-featuring high-tech forum held...

China software industry posts January-June revenues of over CNY2 trillion, says MIIT

Jul 24, 14:12

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY2.022 trillion (US$325.0 billion) in January-June 2015, growing 17.1% on year, according to statistics by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Taiwan market: HTC releases HTC One E9 dual sim

Jul 24, 10:44

HTC has added a new member to its HTC One family lineup, the HTC One E9 dual sim, in the Taiwan market. The new model will take on Samsung Electronics' newly released Galaxy A8 and Xiaomi Technology's Mi Note 64GB in the local market.

The HTC Vive

Windows 10 unlikely to hike PC demand, say Taiwan ODMs

Jul 8, 14:53

Many Taiwan-based ODMs hold the opinion that Windows 10 will not be able to boost large-scale PC replacements and upgrades because a large proportion of consumers mainly use PCs for Web surfing and document processing, and therefore do not need the advanced functions provided by Windows 10.

Windows 10 expected to benefit notebook market more than smartphone market

Jul 6, 22:06

Windows 10 is expected to release at the end of July, but mobile device players have held different view about the operating system's benefit to the notebook, smartphone and tablet markets, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Microsoft Taiwan implements BizSpark Plus via cooperation with local business accelerators

Jul 3, 10:39

Microsoft Taiwan began to implement Microsoft's global program BizSpark Plus in Taiwan in July through cooperation with Taiwan-based business accelerators including AppWorks Ventures, HWTrek and Garage+. Microsoft will provide free Azure cloud computing resources worth US$120,000 a year to support...

Dassault Systemes expanding clients in Taiwan

Jul 2, 15:10

France-based software company Dassault Systemes has stepped up its marketing in Taiwan and has expanded its client group to include Foxconn Electronics, Pegatron Technology, Largan Precision, Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC), Evergreen Marine and Yulon Motor, according to company...

Dassault Systemes sales vice presient James Lee

China software industry posts January-May revenues of CNY1.588 trillion, says MIIT

Jul 1, 14:30

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY1.588 trillion (US$255.1 billion) in January-May 2015, growing 17.1% on year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Commentary: Taiwan notebook vendors, ODMs cautious about 2H15 outlook

Jun 24, 14:51

Taiwan-based notebook vendors and ODMs are guardedly optimistic about the prospects of the notebook market for the second half of 2015 and are pinning their hopes on the release of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system.

Digitimes Research: Usage of Thunderbolt 3.0, USB Type-C connectors to affect external interface applications

Jun 22, 23:28

Intel's upgrade of external interfaces from Thunderbolt 2.0 to 3.0 and the switch from Mini DisplayPort (mDP) connectors to Type-C USB connectors will lead the way for the Type-C USB connectors to replace the Type-A USB connectors used in current PC systems as well as the micro-USB connectors used...

Quanta to strengthen software R&D for enterprise server business

Jun 16, 15:34

Quanta Computer reportedly is planning to expand its server business software team and will double the existing personnel to 100 by the end of 2015 and double the number again to 200 in 2016 to prepare for entering the enterprise server industry, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Computex 2015: Microsoft showcases Windows 10 devices from partners

Jun 4, 16:05

At Computex 2015, during a keynote addressed at the Taipei International Convention Center, Nick Parker, corporate vice president OEM Division, Microsoft, discussed how Windows 10 is enabling the next generation of devices and cloud-based solutions. Parker highlighted the vast opportunities that Windows...

Commentary: Taiwan could lag China in developing Big Data businesses

Jun 4, 11:06

Taiwan could lag behind China in the development of Big Data related businesses as Taiwan makers are still focusing on hardware products such as servers and storage devices, while rivals in China have stepped up efforts to develop applications and ecosystems.

Delta Electronics founder launches online teaching platform MOOC

Jun 3, 14:50

Bruce Cheng, the founder of power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics, has launched Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), an online vocational teaching platform.

TCA chairman optimistic about Taiwan ICT industries despite challenges

Jun 3, 11:59

Computex has evolved into one of the biggest and most important ICT trade shows in the world since its first edition was launched 35 years ago. Computex 2015, which boasts a record number of more than 5,000 exhibition booths, is expected to remain as a robust platform where vendors showcase their new...

TH Tung, chairman of Taipei Computer Association

Google to launch Chromebox digital signage solutions via AOpen in 3Q15

Jun 3, 11:53

Google will launch two Chromebox digital signage solutions for commercial application through cooperation with Taiwan-based AOpen in the middle of the third quarter of 2015, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

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Welcome to the Computex of Things

Jun 1, 19:36

Computex Taipei, the largest ICT trade show in Asia and the second largest in the world, will begin its 35th year today, attracting over 130,000 visitors, including 38,000 international visitors. While Computex will feature more than 1,700 exhibitors and more than 5,000 booths, this year the show will...

Microsoft to address Google Chromebook competition through Windows 10 pricing

Jun 1, 19:23

With Windows 10 set to be launched later this summer, Microsoft will enjoy a lot of attention at this year's Computex, as visitors look to get a better glimpse into how the operating system and the apps that run on it handles various devices being displayed at the show. However, while the technology...

Foxconn to build supply chain financial service system

May 28, 15:49

Foxconn Electronics plans to build up a financial service system for the industrial supply chain, offering loans and real time information to suppliers within the system, according to company chairman Terry Gou.

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou

Taiwan becomes major revenue contributor to Google

May 28, 11:50

Taiwan has become an important market for Google, a top-five market in terms of revenue contribution from paid apps at Google Play, according to Google.

Google BrandLab to set up branch office in Singapore in 2H16

Newswatch - May 27, 22:02

BrandLab, a business unit of Google, plans to set up a branch office in Singapore in the second half of 2016 in order to meet increasing demand from brand operators in Japan and Southeast, according to Kim Larson, global director of BrandLab.

BenQ unveils 6 intelligent solutions

May 27, 11:38

IT product, consumer electronics and LED lighting vendor BenQ has unveiled six hardware/software-integrated intelligent solutions aimed at retail operations, manufacturing, energy, education, medical purposes and enterprises' operations. Taiwan and China will be target markets for the time being and...

BenQ president and CEO Conway Lee

China software industry posts January-April revenues of CNY1.215 trillion, says MIIT

May 27, 11:20

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY1.215 trillion (US$195 billion) in January-April 2015, growing 16.7% on year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Acer to set up China subsidiary to promote BYOC

May 22, 11:47

Acer has obtained approval from Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs to invest US$5 million to set up a subsidiary specifically for promoting its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) business in the China market, according to the company.

Taiwan market: CNS to finish digitization of cable TV networks by end of 2015

May 6, 12:10

China Network Systems (CNS), a multi-system operator of cable TV services in the Taiwan market, plans to complete digitization of its networks around Taiwan by the end of 2015, according to the company.

China software industry posts January-March revenues of CNY880 billion, says MIIT

May 4, 12:15

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY880 billion (US$141 billion) in January-March 2015, growing 17.5% on year, according to statistics by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Gamania nets NT$2.05 per share for 1Q15

Stockwatch - Apr 29, 16:04

Online game developer and operator Gamania Digital Entertainment on April 28 released its financial report for the first quarter of 2015, recording consolidated revenues of NT$2.45 billion (US$78.3 million), net operating profit of NT$54.6 million, net profit of NT$323.3 million and net EPS of NT$2....

CalAmp adopts Mitac navigation software, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 24, 10:26

Mitac Holdings has partnered with US-based wireless communication product and service provider CalAmp to supply Magellan navigation software for use in the latter's MDT-7 car fleet management solution, according to Chinese-language newspaper Commercial Times.

Trend Micro forms strategic alliance with GMobi, VMFive

Apr 21, 15:11

Security software developer Trend Micro has formed a strategic alliance with two Taiwan-based start-ups, General Mobile (GMobi) and VMFive, to develop new mobile applications and business models for tapping the Taiwan and Japan markets, as well as emerging markets including Southeast Asia and Russia...

Taiwan forms Big Data Alliance

Apr 20, 12:21

The Taipei Computer Association (TCA) has formed the Big Data Alliance, a platform for exchanging and integrating data among government units, enterprises and academic organizations in a bid to boost big data pplication in Taiwan.

CyberLink sets up subsidiary

Apr 20, 10:50

Digital multimedia software solution developer CyberLink has established a subsidiary, Perfect, specifically to operate business related to two mobile cosmetic applications, YouCam Makeup and YouCam Perfect, according to the company.

Taiwan market: Online advertising value in 2014 tops NT$16 billion, says DMA

Apr 17, 12:04

Online advertising service providers in the Taiwan market generated total revenues of NT$16.177 billion (US$512 million) in 2014, increasing 18.25% on year, according to Digital Marketing Association (DMA), Taipei.

BYOC may account for over 50% of Acer profits after 3-5 years, says founder

Apr 16, 21:52

Acer expects its operational transformation to take 3-5 years and then BYOC (build your own cloud) business stands a chance of taking up more than 50% of its net profit, according to company founder Stan Shih.

Acer founder Stan Shih

Baidu to launch new online shopping mall, says report

Apr 16, 11:55

Baidu, the largest China-based web portal, will launch Baidu Mall, an online shopping and O2O (online to offline) platform, for the local market in May, according to a China-based media report citing sources familiar with Baidu's plans.

Digitimes Research: Microsoft patent fee cut to attract vendors to pre-install apps in Android products

Apr 14, 11:14

According to Digitimes Research's latest findings from Taiwan's and China's smartphone/tablet upstream supply chain, in exchange for hardware players to pre-install its software applications such as Office, OneDrive or Skype onto their Android-based devices, Microsoft is offering them discounts on...

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

Mar 31, 14:29

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY546.876 billion (US$87.73 billion) in 2014, growing 15.8% on year, according to statistics by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

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.

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