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  • Industrial robot makers expanding capacity

    IT + CE | 30min ago

  • Taiwan maintains largest share of global IC wafer fab capacity, says IC Insights

    Bits + chips | 30min ago

  • Taiwan January unemployment rate down, says DGBAS

    Bits + chips | 43min ago

  • Taiwan January manufacturing production index down on month, up on year, says MOEA

    Bits + chips | 45min ago

  • iPad supply chain makers likely to report disappointing 1Q17 sales

    IT + CE | 49min ago

  • Transition to 18-inch wafers remains years away, says Applied

    Bits + chips | 1h 4min ago

  • TSMC on track to move 5nm to risk production in 1H19

    Bits + chips | 1h 42min ago

  • WPG expects sales to recover starting 2Q17

    Bits + chips | Feb 23, 22:26

  • VIS expects to post up to 5% revenue decrease in 1Q17

    Bits + chips | Feb 23, 22:24

  • UMC enters mass production for 14nm chips

    Bits + chips | Feb 23, 22:23

  • Advantech nets NT$8.96 per share for 2016

    Before Going to Press | Feb 23, 22:11

  • Digitimes Research: Japan aims at 20% of cars to be self-driving in 2030

    Before Going to Press | Feb 23, 22:10

  • Acer provides smart health platform to Changhua Christian Hospital

    Before Going to Press | Feb 23, 22:08

  • SSD and eMMC prices to rise 15% in 2Q17, says DRAMeXchange

    Before Going to Press | Feb 23, 22:07

  • Oppo, Vivo will struggle to succeed in overseas markets

    Before Going to Press | Feb 23, 22:06

  • Danen Technology suffers net loss per share of NT$2.10 for 2016

    Before Going to Press | Feb 23, 22:04

  • CyberLink nets NT$3.15 per share for 2016

    Before Going to Press | Feb 23, 22:03

  • SunPower to set up PV module joint-venture in China, say reports

    Before Going to Press | Feb 23, 22:03

  • Fraunhofer ISE reaches 21.9% efficiency for N-type polycrystalline solar cells

    Before Going to Press | Feb 23, 22:02

  • AMOLED penetration of smartphones estimated at over 27% in 2017

    Before Going to Press | Feb 23, 21:59

  • Arcadyan Technology posts 2016 net EPS of NT$7.19

    Before Going to Press | Feb 23, 21:58

  • Silitech Technology suffers net loss per share of NT$0.61 for 2016

    Before Going to Press | Feb 23, 21:57

  • Kaimei Electronic fails in bid for stake in Ta-I

    Before Going to Press | Feb 23, 21:57

  • Giantplus Technology to deal out 2016 dividend of NT$0.20

    Before Going to Press | Feb 23, 21:56

  • TPK Holding to not deal out dividend for 2016

    Before Going to Press | Feb 23, 21:56

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Acer unveils smart roadside parking management system

Feb 22, 11:07

Acer, Tainan City Government and Tainan University of Technology have jointly unveiled a smart roadside parking management system, according to Acer's e-business group president Ben Wan.

Gamania Digital Entertainment aims at revenues of over NT$10 billion for 2017

Feb 21, 15:51

Online game developer and operator Gamania Digital Entertainment aims to turn its operations from the red in 2016 to profitability in 2017 and has set its target consolidated revenues at over NT$10 billion (US$323 million) for 2017, according to company chairman and CEO Albert Liu.

Gamania Digital Entertainment chairman and CEO Albert Liu

Trend Micro working with NEC on carrier-grade NFV security

Feb 13, 14:59

Trend Micro recently announced that it is joining forces with its long-standing channel partner NEC and NEC's affiliate Netcracker Technology, the providers of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions, as well as business and operations support systems...

Acer to create VR system for National Palace Museum

Feb 9, 14:39

Following its partnership with IMAX over virtual reality experience centers, Acer will cooperate with Taiwan's National Palace Museum to create a VR system for visitors to view the antiques without display cases.

Taiwan market: Taiwan Mobile to promote DDoS protection services

Feb 8, 15:18

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) will strive to promote multilayer DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) protection services to business clients in 2017, the company has said.

Alibaba sees significant on-year growth in 4Q16

Jan 25, 22:48

The largest China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group Holding on January 24 released its financial report for the fourth quarter of 2016, posting consolidated revenues of CNY53.248 billion (US$7.669 billion), hiking 54% on year, EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortization)...

Google develops meldCX via cooperation with AOpen

Jan 25, 15:13

Google has offered meldCX, customized software and services to enable Chromebox, Chromebase and Chromebook compatibility with retail operators' existing peripheral devices not based on Chrome OS. meldCX was developed through cooperation with Taiwan-based AOpen, Google's hardware partner.

China software revenues reach CNY4.851 trillion in 2016, says MIIT

Jan 24, 22:00

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY4.851 trillion (US$730.6 billion) in 2016, growing 14.9% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Global VR production value to take off in 2017, says TCA chairman

Jan 20, 11:55

The global production value of the VR (virtual reality) industry, including VR devices and applications, will stage a major take-off in 2017, according to TH Tung, chairman of the Taipei Computer Association (TCA).

TCA chairman TH Tung

Software distributor GrandTech reports increased earnings for 4Q16

Newswatch - Jan 19, 14:39

GrandTech CG Systems, a Taiwan-based supplier of IT products and a software solution provider, has reported pre-tax earnings of NT$66.56 million (US$2.107 million) for the fourth quarter of 2016, up 13.4% on quarter and 3% on year. The earnings translated into a pre-tax EPS of NT$1.24 for the quarte...

ITRI unveils robots and drone management solution

Jan 17, 15:36

Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has unveiled a companion robot based on its Intelligent Vision System (IVS) and an ICT (information and communication technology) solution for managing drones.

ITRI-developed Intelligent Vision System robot can play chess

Taiwan market: Foxconn online shopping platform launches video content services

Jan 16, 21:28

A consumer electronics online shopping platform belonging to the Foxconn Group has launched Bandott, a free Android TV 6.0 digital set-top box (STB) integrated with video content services, in the Taiwan market.

China software revenues reach CNY4.313 trillion in January-November, says MIIT

Jan 4, 11:09

China's software industry generated revenues of CNY4.313 trillion (US$649.6 billion) in January-November 2016, growing 14.8% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Global VR shipments to grow moderately in 2017 due to constrains in hardware, software support

Dec 27, 14:09

Current major VR device players, including Sony, HTC and Oculus, are unlikely to enjoy a high growth rate in shipments in 2017 due to constrains in the supply of high resolution panels, high performance chips, and supporting software and firmware, according to industry sources.

Taiwan market: Microsoft unveils BizTalk Server 2016

Dec 23, 15:57

Microsoft on December 22 unveiled BizTalk Server 2016, a platform for automating mission critical business processes and integrating private cloud with public clouds, for launch in the Taiwan market.

By 2019, 20% of user interactions with smartphones will take place via VPAs, says Gartner

Dec 22, 16:02

Advances in various technologies will drive users to interact with their smartphones in more intuitive ways, said Gartner. Gartner predicts that, by 2019, 20% of all user interactions with the smartphone will take place via virtual personal assistants (VPAs).

Taiwan market: Asustek officially launches Zenbo home service robots

Newswatch - Dec 22, 11:58

Asustek Computer has officially launched its home service robot, the Zenbo, in the Taiwan market. The company will begin to take the first round of pre-orders for the robots on January 1, 2017.

Asustek Zenbo home service robot

NCKU, MediaTek cooperate to help Tainan City in dengue fever control

Dec 19, 12:04

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) and MediaTek on December 15 announced cooperation to establish a joint laboratory for smart citywide disease control, with thirr first plan to help the government of Tainan City, southern Taiwan, control dengue fever in the city, according to MediaTek.

BlackBerry secures global smart phone software and brand licensing agreement with TCL

Newswatch - Dec 19, 10:37

BlackBerry and TCL Communication Technology Holdings have entered into a long-term licensing agreement, providing acceleration to BlackBerry's transition into a security software and services company, according to a statement from the companies.

Advantech cooperates with Socionext to offer VEGA series image encoding/decoding solutions

Dec 16, 11:22

Industrial computing solution provider Advantech will offer image encoding/decoding solutions under the brand VEGA through a strategic alliance with Socionext, a Japan-based developer of SoCs for imaging and video systems. The solutions have applications for TV broadcasting, smart medical care, smart...

Advantech chairman KC Liu (left) and Socionext president and COO Amane Inoue

PC vendors trying out Qualcomm/Windows products

Dec 15, 11:30

With Microsoft's recent announcement of adding support to Qualcomm's processor solutions in Windows 10, sources from the upstream supply chain have pointed out that many brand vendors have already started developing and testing notebooks and tablets using Qualcomm application processors (APs) and their...

TGS 2017 to begin on January 19 with VR spotlight, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 14, 21:55

Taipei Game Show (TGS) 2017 will be hosted from January 19-24, 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan and virtual reality (VR) software and hardware are expected to be under the spotlight at the show, while many Taiwan-based game designers will also participate, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times...

Over 2 million VR headsets to ship in 2016, says Canalys

Newswatch - Dec 14, 15:16

Global VR (virtual reality) headset shipments are expected to exceed two million units in 2016 and to grow to 20 million by 2020, according to Canalys.

PC upstream suppliers conservative about Microsoft pushing MR ecosystem

Dec 13, 15:03

Microsoft has recently announced a plan to partner with PC brand vendors including Asustek Computer, Acer, Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell and 3Glasses to push an ecosystem for mixed reality (MR) head-mounted display (HMD) applications in 2017; however, some upstream suppliers are conservative about...

Taiwan market: Studio A starts programming education

Dec 12, 19:11

Studio A, an Apple Premium Reseller in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China, has kicked off elementary education programming in the Taiwan market through holding an Hour of Code in Taiwan at its chain stores via cooperation with public-benefit platforms and culture foundations, according to the company.

WinHEC 2016: Microsoft empowers new development opportunities in mixed reality, gaming and cellular PCs

Dec 9, 14:38

At the Windows Hardware Engineering Community event (WinHEC) in Shenzhen, China, Microsoft has announced new opportunities for global partners to innovate with Windows 10. Terry Myerson, executive vice president, Windows and Devices Group, Microsoft, was joined on stage in Shenzhen by Navin Shenoy,...

Acer Starbreeze, HTC take part in global VR association, GVRA

Dec 9, 11:46

HTC and Acer Starbreeze have joined Google, Oculus, Samsung Electronics and Sony Interactive Entertainment to establish a non-profit organization, the Global Virtual Reality Association (GVRA), aiming to develop and share best practices for the VR industry.

Qisda to cooperate with Intel to promote IoT

Dec 9, 11:27

The smart solution business unit under EMS provider Qisda on December 8 signed an MoU with Intel Taiwan for cooperation to promote technology, product development and marketing related to IoT, with a focus on smart solutions for retail, energy, education, medical care, manufacturing and enterprise...

PTC expects AR to have more potential than VR

Dec 7, 12:00

US-based car electronics and medical solution provider PTC is optimistic about augmented reality's (AR) future potential and expects demand and market scale for related applications to perform better than those of VR.

VR/AR developers facing weak demand in 2017

Dec 5, 16:00

The virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) market was originally expected to pick up strongly in 2016, but demand for related applications has been weakening recently. Since the supply chain has already invested heavily into related developments, while vendors such as Acer and Asustek Computer have...

beingNet Alliance to collaborate with partners to develop IoB solutions for agriculture, medical care

Dec 2, 16:07

beingNet Alliance, established by Acer founder Stan Shih to promote Internet of Beings (IoB), on December 1 signed cooperation agreements with several partners, including Hiwin Technologies, Advantech, EBM Technologies and IBM's cloud computing business unit, for vertical collaboration to develop IoB...

Acer founder Stan Shih pushing IoB solutions for beingNet Alliance

China market: B2C transaction value tops CNY708 billion in 3Q16, says Analysys

Dec 2, 16:06

In the China market, B2C (business to customer) online shopping portals generated a total sales transaction value of CNY708.56 billion (US$106.3 billion) during the third quarter of 2016, growing 8.7% on quarter and 40.7% on year, according to China-based consulting company Analysys International.

LeEco to downsize personnel by 10%, say reports

Nov 30, 21:42

China-based over the top (OTT) operator and smartphone and LCD TV vendor LeEco will reduce its personnel by 10% from 8,000 employees currently to 7,200 to cope with financial troubles, according to China-based media reports.

China software revenues reach CNY3.907 trillion in January-October, says MIIT

Nov 30, 15:05

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY3.907 trillion (US$592.8 billion) in January-October 2016, growing 14.7% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Mitac expects IoT for car business to grow dramatically in 2017

Nov 29, 16:02

Taiwan-based Mitac International has recently landed orders from an US-based client for its Internet of Things (IoT) automotive applications, especially software for car fleet management, noted company president Billy Ho adding that the business will start contributing revenues and profits in 2017...

Panasonic developing V2P technology

Nov 28, 15:54

Under the Japan government's program of promoting application of information and communication technologies to next-generation ITS (intelligent transportation system), Panasonic is responsible for developing V2P (vehicle to pedestrian) technology to prevent pedestrians from being hit by vehicles, the...

International Conference on Connected Car and Intelligent Transportation System

Taiwan draws up 2017-2025 national digital development plan

Nov 25, 16:21

The Taiwan government has drawn up a plan for national digital development during 2017-2025, dubbed DIGI+, with goals of attaining a digital economy valued at NT$6.5 trillion (US$205 billion) (29.9% of GDP), digital daily-life service coverage for 80% of the population, and coverage of 90% of the population...

Medical PC solution provider Onyx Healthcare to debut on OTC market

Nov 25, 15:10

Taiwan-based medical PC solution provider Onyx Healthcare, an associated company of Asustek Computer, will debut on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) stock market on December 21.

China software revenues reach CNY3.511 trillion in January-September, says MIIT

Nov 14, 23:05

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY3.511 trillion (US$533.72 billion) in January-September 2016, growing 14.7% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Acer strengthens ties with Tobii to develop VR devices with eye-tracking technology

Nov 14, 10:06

Acer is expanding its cooperation with Sweden-based eye tracking solution developer Tobii Technology to develop head-mounted display (HMD) VR devices featuring eye tracking technology, according to industry sources.

Soft-World nets NT$2.57 per share for January-September

Nov 10, 11:16

Online game developer and operator Soft-World International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.55 billion (US$113 million), gross margin of 17.36%, net operating profit of NT$65.1 million, net profit of NT$72.9 million and net EPS of NT$0.57 for third-quarter 2016.

Foxconn team creates startup for digital signage products

Nov 3, 11:36

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is planning to nurture an internal team to create a new startup to push into the digital signage market. The team recently established Linkooh and will focus on developing digital signage hardware, software, content and services.

Alibaba 3Q16 revenues up over 54% on year

Nov 3, 11:29

The largest China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group Holding has released its third-quarter 2016 financial report, with consolidated revenues hiking 54.67% on year to reach CNY34.292 billion (US$5.142 billion).

Taiwan should build smart cities to drive new value-added services, says Acer founder

Nov 3, 11:21

Stan Shih, founder of Acer, has urged the Taiwan government to establish a virtual cross-industry national team to build up service-oriented smart cities through which local companies can develop new types of value-added service businesses.

Royal Academy of Arts, HTC to jointly present 3D printed virtual reality art

Newswatch - Nov 2, 12:15

The Royal Academy of Arts of the UK and HTC have jointly announced that they will present the first ever 3D printed artworks in virtual reality in a display Virtually Real at the Royal Academy from January 11-14, 2017.

Amazon dominates public IaaS and ahead in PaaS; IBM leads in private cloud, says Synergy Research

Nov 2, 12:10

New third quarter data from Synergy Research Group shows that Amazon Web Services (AWS) still has a 45% share of the worldwide public IaaS market, despite Microsoft and Google having much higher growth rates. Amazon remains more than twice the size of the next three public IaaS providers combined....

China software revenues reach CNY3.053 trillion in January-August, says MIIT

Nov 1, 15:07

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY3.053 trillion (US$464.01 billion) in January-August 2016, growing 14.8% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Microsoft introduces Surface Studio, Windows 10 Creators Update

Newswatch - Oct 28, 16:01

Microsoft has unveiled a series of new products, including Surface Studio, Surface Dial and a more powerful Surface Book and plans to launch the Windows 10 Creators Update in early 2017 to enable anyone to create, share and experience in 3D and mixed reality.

Taiwan market: PChome InterPay launches mobile 3rd-party e-payment services

Oct 27, 15:11

PChome InterPay, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PChomePay which in turn is a subsidiary of web portal and e-commerce operator PChome Online, on October 26 began to provide mobile third-party electronic payment services in the Taiwan market, with 8.8 million users of Ruten, a C2C online auction platform...

PChome JV provides e-payment services in Thailand

Oct 21, 10:58

Taiwan-based web portal and online shopping platform PChome Online has announced its joint venture PChome Thailand will operate electronic payment services in the Thailand market.

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