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Microsoft cloud strength highlights fiscal 4Q17 results

Jul 21, 16:32

Microsoft has announced financial results for its fiscal fourth-quarter 2017 (ended June 30, 2017) with revenues reaching US$23.3 billion GAAP, US$24.7 billion non-GAAP; operating income US$5.3 billion GAAP, US$7 billion non-GAAP; net income US$6.5 billion GAAP, US$7.7 billion non-GAAP; and diluted...

Self-serving store brings business opportunities to IT suppliers

Jul 21, 15:02

Self-serving stores have grown to become a popular application in the IT and retail channel markets recently, prompting smart retailing hardware suppliers to turn aggressive about obtaining orders from such channel retailers.

Rakuten introduces Taiwan products for online sale in Japan

Jul 21, 14:41

Japan-based online shopping operator Rakuten has cooperated with Taiwan-based Commerce Development Research Institute to set up a Taiwan Life Pavilion on Rakuten's online shopping platform in Japan a bid to help Taiwan-based producers sell their products in the market.

2017 FinTalks Fintech CEO forum held in Taipei

Jul 19, 16:00

The 2017 FinTalks Fintech CEO forum took place in Taipei on July 18, organized by FinEx Asia, a Hong Kong-based fintech platform, and FinTech Research Center at Taiwan's National Chengchi University.

2017 FinTalks fintech CEO summit forum held in Taipei

Taiwan firms urged to develop integrated chips for AI systems

Jul 18, 16:14

Taiwan should strive to become an exporter of AI (artificial intelligence) system products and to develop niche-type integrated smart system chips that could reach a production value of up to NT$4 trillion (US$131.58 billion) by 2025, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has said.

Gogolook offers Whoscall in South Korea

Jul 18, 11:08

Taiwan-based software developer Gogolook has announced it has signed a MoU with South Korea's Financial Services Commission (FSC) to use its Whoscall app to help prevent telephone scams in South Korea.

Whoscall helps identify phone frauds

Singapore-based accelerator AIRmaker unveils office in Taiwan

Jul 18, 10:26

AIRmaker, a Singapore-based startup accelerator focusing on IoT (Internet of Things)-based health care and smart city sectors, on July 17 unveiled its operating base at Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP).

AIRmaker unveils its office at STSP

Promise to partner with Adlink for hyperconverged systems

Jul 17, 22:12

Storage solution provider Promise Technology has announced to partner with Adlink Technology and US-based software designer Epicor Software to push hyperconverged systems for manufacturing clients that are interested in Industry 4.0.

Promise pushing hyperconverged systems

Worldwide IT spending to grow 2.4% in 2017, says Gartner

Jul 17, 15:46

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total US$3.5 trillion in 2017, a 2.4% increase from 2016, according to Gartner. This growth rate is up from the previous quarter's forecast of 1.4%, due to the US dollar decline against many foreign currencies.

China industrial robot production and demand fast growing

Jul 17, 15:36

As development of industrial robots is among target industries to be boosted in China's 13th Five-year National Development Plan, production of and demand for industrial robots in China are growing fast, according to China-based Forward Business and Intelligence.

China-based Midea's home-use electric appliance production line equipped with industrial robots

Taiwan AI Labs moving to turn Tainan into AI-backed city

Jul 17, 15:30

Just three months after jointly setting 2017 as the first year for Taiwan's AI (artificial intelligence) development, the Taiwan AI Labs and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) have worked out a major AI application project: utilizing AI drones to conduct aerial photography over the southern...

VIPs from both the government and private sectors jointly kick off the AI drone application project

Taipei Medical University introduces IBM Watson for Oncology

Jul 17, 15:15

Taipei Medical University has introduced IBM Watson for Oncology, an AI-based cognitive computing system to help oncological physicians treat cancer, to Taipei Medical University Hospital as well as Taipei Municipal WanFang Hospital and Shuang Ho Hospital managed by the university based on commission,...

China market: Unmanned retail store sales on the rise

Jul 17, 10:32

In the China market, transaction value at unmanned retail stores in 2017 will total CNY38.94 billion (US$5.73 billion) and will increase to CNY1.8 trillion in 2022, while the number of shoppers at unmanned retail stores will grow from six million in 2017 to 245 million in 2022, according to China-based...

Tao Cafe unmanned accounting and payment system

Insyde delivers BIOS and systems management firmware for new Intel Xeon scalable processors

Jul 14, 15:25

Insyde Software, a provider of UEFI BIOS and systems management software, has announced that its BIOS and BMC firmware solutions offer full support for the latest Intel Xeon Skylake-SP processor-based platforms, previously codenamed "Purley."

Taiwan to sponsor local startups for Eureka Park, 2018 CES

Jul 14, 15:01

Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), in a bid to introduce Taiwan-developed innovative products, services and ideas to international venture capital investors, will select about 30 Taiwan-based startups to showcase their innovations at Eureka Park, a specialized exhibition area for start-up...

Integration of robots, IoT, AI needed to maximize smart production synergy, says industry expert

Jul 14, 14:08

Only through close integration of robots, Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) applications can the manufacturing sector manage to achieve maximum smart production synergy highlighted in the upcoming era of Industry 4.0, according to an industry expert.

A robot can be integrated with IoT and AI for use in daily life

iCHEF offers free CRM services

Jul 14, 10:35

POS (point of sale) software developer iCHEF has offered free CRM (customer relationship management) software to help its clients, mostly restaurants, manage customers and use customer data to target online advertising, according to the company.

Cloud and mobile upgrade cycles to boost worldwide IT spending in 2H17, says IDC

Jul 13, 15:40

Worldwide IT spending is expected to increase by 4.5% in 2017 in constant currency terms, a significant improvement on last year's growth of 2.5%, with stronger upgrade cycles for infrastructure and mobile devices leading the improvement in the second half of the year, according to IDC.

Taiwan to beef up development of AI

Jul 13, 13:47

The Taiwan government will enhance development of smart-oriented sciences and technologies, especially development of AI technology and applications, according to the Board of Science and Technology (BOST) under the Executive Yuan.

Taiwan market: EZ10 driverless electric bus begins trial run

Jul 13, 11:20

EZ10, the first autonomous-driving electric shuttle bus introduced to the Taiwan market, has begun a trial run at the campus of National Taiwan University in Taipei, according to 7StarLake, a Taiwan-based partner of France-based EasyMile, EZ10's marketing agent.

EZ10, a Level 4 autonomous-driving electric shuttle bus.

VR arcades to accelerate VR industry development, says firm

Jul 12, 15:34

The establishment of VR arcades will enable VR content and hardware developers to provide facilities for consumers to try out immersive VR experiences and thereby to accelerate development of the VR industry, according to Jack Tong, founder and CEO of JPW International Technology.

JPW CEO Jack Tong

Taiwan government urged not to sacrifice semiconductor to bolster AI development

Jul 12, 14:05

While actively moving to subsidize the development of AI (artificial intelligence) software by academic and research units, Taiwan's government must not recklessly cut resources meant for the semiconductor industry, which can significantly support the AI development, according to academic and industry...

Taiwan semiconductor industry can be great support in the AI development

Baidu moving toward AI

Jul 12, 11:06

China-based search engine Baidu has been shifting its business focus from Internet services to AI (artificial intelligence) application, company president and COO Lu Qi has said at the company's first AI developer conference Baidu Create recently held in Beijing.

Baidu president and COO Lu Qi at Baidu Create

China market: Alibaba unveils smart speaker Tmall Genie

Jul 12, 10:15

The largest China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba has unveiled Tmall Genie, a smart speaker like Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod and Google Home, for launch in the China market at a recommended retail price of CNY499 (US$73.4) on August 8.

Alibaba-developed smart speaker, Tmall Genie (right)

Askey to develop smart system for Taipei transportation hub

Jul 11, 11:25

Taipei has chosen Askey Computer, a wholly owned subsidiary of Asustek Computer, to develop a smart integrated system for use in a transportation hub around city's Taipei Main Station.

askey

Taiwan to upgrade digital infrastructure

Jul 10, 18:45

The Taiwan government, under its four-year (2017-2021) Infrastructure Development Program, has announced a plan to upgrade the country's digital infrastructure with a total budget of NT$73.3 billion (US$2.4 billion).

HTC ties up with Volkswagen to develop VR applications

Jul 10, 15:26

HTC has teamed up with Volkswagen to develop VR (virtual reality) solutions and applications for internal production and logistics operations of the German-based automaker, according to HTC.

HTC ties up with Volkswagen

Great growth potential seen for software-defined market in Greater China: Q&A with VMware executive Bernard Kwok

Jul 10, 14:05

As a leading virtualization and cloud computing infrastructure provider with a 85% share of the global virtualization software market in recent years, the US-based VMware is gearing up to explore the great business potential in the Asian market, particularly Greater China. The server virtualization...

Bernard Kwok, VMware's president for Greater China

Taiwan to create AI innovation ecosystem

Jul 7, 15:39

Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has set aside a 5-year budget of NT$5 billion (US$165 million) specifically for developing AI (artificial intelligence) core technologies and smart applications creating an AI Innovation ecosystem consisting of 3-4 R&D centers, according to minister...

Intel, Qualcomm to compete fiercely in AR/VR and AI sectors

Jul 6, 22:01

Intel and Qualcomm are expected to compete neck and neck in the VR/AR and AI sectors as the two companies have continued to enhance their deployments in these areas. With new applications expected to become available in 2018, competition in the VR market is expected to grow even fiercer.

Baidu deploys Xilinx FPGAs in new public cloud acceleration services

Jul 6, 20:58

Baidu has deployed Xilinx FPGA-based application acceleration services in their public cloud, according to Xilinx. The Baidu FPGA Cloud Server, a new service in Baidu Cloud, features Xilinx's Kintex FPGAs, tools, and the software needed to develop and deploy hardware-accelerated data center applications...

AI not designed to replace human intelligence, says SAS executive

Jul 3, 14:20

While rapid hi-tech development has created many possibilities for artificial intelligence (AI) applications, people should, however, pursue "excellent" AI performance addressing their actual needs, instead of seeking "extreme" performance to replace human intelligence, according to Stuart Nisbet,...

Taiwan boosting development of smart city solutions under Asia Silicon Valley Development Plan

Jul 3, 11:29

Taiwan's National Development Council (NDC) has devised the Asia Silicon Valley Development Plan to promote development of smart city solutions for Taiwan initially and then for export, according to NDC.

Taiwan market: JPW opens first VR arcade experience store in Taipei

Jul 3, 11:08

JPW International Technology, a VR motion solution provider, has opened its first VR arcade experience store in Taipei enabling consumers to try out VR related sports, gaming, parenting and educational activities through various VR devices and solutions.

JPW CEO Jack Tong

ARM mbed scores growing IoT developer base in Asia-Pacific

Jul 3, 10:30

The number of Asia-Pacific IoT developers using the ARM mbed platform has grown significantly to exceed one-third of the platform’s global developer community of 250,000, prompting the UK-headquartered ARM to further deepen its cooperation with partners in the region, according to David Pan,...

Taiwan market: Microfusion pushing advertisement solutions using Microsoft Azure

Jun 30, 15:31

Taiwan-based cloud solution provider Microfusion Technology has launched its Dofi solution, targeting Taiwan's digital advertisement market.

MWC Shanghai 2017: HTC aims to cut a major chunk of China VR market

Jun 29, 16:41

HTC is highlighting its Viveport platform as well as setting up a VR arcade zone to demonstrate its HTC Vive and VR platforms for gaming, entertainment, medical/health care, education and retailing applications as it aims to make a headway in China's emerging VR market.

htc at MWC Aais 2017

Stan Shih optimistic about Taiwan AI development

Jun 29, 16:37

There is no need for Taiwan to worry about lagging behind in the development of artificial intelligence (AI), as AI development remains at a nascent stage worldwide and its major applications have yet to come, Stain Shih, founder of the Acer Group, has said.

Acer group founder Stan Shih, third from right, poses with winners of Innovation and Startups Award

Digitimes Research: Japan government boosts development of high-precision 3D maps

Jun 29, 13:48

The Japan government, in line with the goal of realizing autonomous driving in Japan before the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, is promoting development and production of high-precision 3D digital navigation maps through directing establishment of Dynamic Map Planning (DMP), a company specifically for the...

Robots to enhance, not replace humans in most jobs, says ARM survey

Jun 29, 11:02

Only a minority of people believe artificial intelligence (AI) will lead to rampaging, job-taking robot chaos, according to an ARM-commissioned independent global survey of nearly 4,000 consumers.

AMD launches new graphics card for machine learning

Jun 28, 16:07

AMD has announced the first product based on its Vega graphics processing unit (GPU) architecture: Radeon Vega Frontier Edition. Through its high bandwidth cache controller, the cornerstone of the advanced GPU memory architecture - HBM2 - Radeon Vega Frontier Edition expands the capacity of traditional...

AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition graphics card

HTC gains powerful VR development support from Apple, Google

Jun 28, 15:36

HTC is gaining powerful support to accelerate the development of its VR (virtual reality) business, as it has newly collaborated with two tech giants Apple and Google to develop VR devices and applications, respectively.

Apple to support HTC Vive devices

China January-May software revenues estimated at CNY2.031 trillion, says MIIT

Jun 28, 14:37

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY2.031 trillion (US$294.72 billion) in January-May 2017, growing 13.4% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Taiwan lags behind in AI development

Jun 28, 11:25

Compared to US' leadership in AI (artificial intelligence) technology development, Taiwan lags far behind, according to Ho Mei-yueh, a former economicc minister and currently a presidential policy advisor.

Trend Micro sets up venture capital fund

Jun 27, 18:38

Trend Micro has set up venture capital fund of US$100 million for investment in innovation start-up businesses engaged in R&D of new technologies, especially those related to IoT, according to the company.

CoolBitX Technology cooperates with KT to promote mobile e-payment platform

Jun 27, 13:29

Taiwan-based block chain FinTech developer CoolBitX Technology has cooperated with Korea Telecom (KT) to promote SLEKT, a mobile electronic payment platform jointly developed by CoolBitX and SmartDisplayer in the South Korea market, with KT issuing SLEKT-based CLiP Cards, a single card that can simultaneously...

Global VR investments in 1H17 exceed those in 2016, says HTC executive

Jun 27, 13:22

Global investments in the VR industry in the first half of 2017 already exceeded the total amount injected in 2016, according to Alvin Wang Graylin, president of HTC Vive Greater China.

HTC Vive Greater China president Alvin Wang Graylin (left)

Taiwan Union Technology adopts Nexcom IoT solution

Jun 27, 12:11

Copper-clad laminate maker Taiwan Union Technology (TUT) has adopted an IoT (Internet of Things) solution developed by industrial PC maker Nexcom International for application to environmental safety monitoring and control, according to Nexcom.

Simplified embedded system development can facilitate software, hardware integration

Jun 26, 15:41

An embedded system is a dedicated computer system integrating customized software and hardware designed for a specific function. Currently, most embedded systems are applied to industrial, medical, military and aerospace fields, entailing high customization requirements. In order for embedded system...

Embedded systems

Soft-World International to extend business scope for Pay2Go

Jun 23, 10:29

Online game developer and operator Soft-World International will extend the scope of Pay2Go, its subsidiary third-party e-payment service provider, from online and mobile gaming services currently to online shopping, online or offline digital content purchases, tourism and daily services and goods,...

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