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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Acer sets up 3rd global BYOC operation center in China
Oct 26, 12:17
Acer has announced the establishment of a subsidiary, Acer Cloud Technology (Chongqing), in Xiantao Big Data Valley in Chongqing City, western China, becoming its third global BYOC (bring your own cloud) operation center after the ones in Taiwan and Silicon Valley respectively.
IBM pushing competitiveness in server CPU market
Oct 22, 15:13
IBM has recently decided to open part of its software source code for the China government to examine, and with IBM's action to license its Power chip architecture to China's chip designers in 2014, sources from the server supply chain believe IBM is looking to compete against Intel in the server CPU...
Healthcare providers in India to spend US$1.2 billion on IT in 2015
Sep 29, 13:48
Health care providers in India are expected to spend US$1.2 billion on IT products and services in 2015, an increase of 7% over 2014, according to Gartner. This forecast includes spending by healthcare providers (includes hospitals, as well as ambulatory service and physicians practices) on internal...
Foxconn invests in China-based LifeSmart
Sep 25, 11:28
Foxconn Electronics has committed equity investment in China-based LifeSmart, an Internet-based smart home device vendor, by participating in a capital increase project initiated by LifeSmart, according to industry sources.
Tmall Global sets up Taiwan pavilion
Sep 25, 11:19
Tmall Global, a cross-country B2C online shopping platform belonging to the China-based Alibaba Group, has announced the establishment of a Taiwan pavilion on its shopping platform specifically for Taiwan-based brands to promote their products to consumers in China.
Sony promoting own crowd funding platform
Sep 16, 11:08
Sony has launched its own crowd funding platform, First Flight, to encourage employees to engage in innovative activities internally, while promoting its brand image, according to industry sources.
Digital Taipei 2015 opens
Sep 9, 16:01
Digital Taipei 2015, an annual digital content exhibition and conference organized by the government-sponsored Information Industry Institute, is taking place during September 8-9, with more than 100 companies and independent developers exhibiting digital content and nearly 200 buyers from 20 countries...
AsiaInfo to acquire Trend Micro business in China
Sep 2, 15:13
AsiaInfo, a NASDAQ-listed China-based provider of software solutions and IT services for the telecom sector, will acquire antivirus and Internet content security software developer Trend Micro's business operations in the China market, according to AsiaInfo.
Taiwan businesses urged to develop IoT devices
Newswatch - Aug 26, 11:05
Taiwan-based companies have an advantage in developing IoT products thanks to their innovative ideas, flexibility and efficient implementation, according to John Wang, founder of Tolink, an IoT solution provider.
Digitimes Research: Samsung Artik products to support Arduino standard
Aug 13, 12:12
Samsung Electronics has announced that it will seek to make its Artik platform products as Arduino-certified platforms for IoT (Internet of Things) applications, a move which indicates a growing concern for the open hardware source community to play a more important role in the development of new IoT...
China market: Huawei to offer business-use cloud services
Aug 4, 15:48
China-based telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has announced that it plans to launch business-use cloud services in the China market, in addition to its current role as being a telecom equipment and solution supplier.
Risks to drive US$10 billion cyber insurance market by 2020, says firm
Aug 3, 14:38
Continued and sustained cyberattacks are having a ruinous effect on enterprises and driving up the cost of incident response. With over 900 million reported records exposed in 2014, more companies are seriously starting to consider transferring risks to insurance providers. Despite growing awareness...
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...
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...