Software, big data
  • Science town
    Taiwan will begin construction of its first self-driving testing field in a smart green energy science town in Tainan, southern Taiwan, in February 2018 and it will be open in mid-2019, according to the science town development office under the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
  • Foxconn to have a shareholders meeting on January 31
    Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will host an extraordinary shareholders meeting on January 31 to discuss a plan to help its subsidiary Foxconn Industrial Internet (FII) list Class A shares in China's Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE).
  • STSP provides a workshop on Zenbo home robot
    To fulfill its goal of setting up an AI-based robotic product manufacturing base in the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP), the STSP Bureau has been exerting efforts to solicit related companies to set up workshops in the park to develop robots and related applications and ecosystems.
  • Insto, a platform that allows individual buyers and sellers to schedule installments or regular fixed-amount payments, will launch Insto Store in first-half 2018 to cover a wider range of products and services, such as educational courses, event tickets, beauty products and financial tools, according...
  • Taiwan Biomedical Accelerator Platform officially inaugurated
    Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has newly established a "Taiwan Biomedical Accelerator" platform to drive a new wave of innovations by local players in the biomedical fields including biopharmaceuticals, equipment, and material supplies.
  • A doctor works with the coud-based diagnostic images sharing platform
    Taiwan's National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA) has unveiled a cloud-based platform for sharing diagnostic images among local hospitals and clinics.
  • Worldwide IT spending is projected to total US$3.7 trillion in 2018, an increase of 4.5% from 2017, according to the latest forecast by Gartner.
  • While the Taiwan government has set a goal of reaching 90% penetration for mobile e-payment services by 2025, the goal is likely to be reached 3-5 years ahead of schedule, according to Marco Ma, Taiwan country manager for Visa.
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) is deemed as a critical technology needed to boost LPWAN (low power wide area network) application values. Global tech giants including Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Baidu and other software service providers are aggressively developing the AIaaS (artificial intelligence as...
  • Jay Lee, ex-director of IMS Center, NSF
    Taiwan manufacturers must pursue innovative values on the customer end to secure successful transformation, and must better utilize AI (artificial intelligence) and big data analysis to address problems of production lines to maximize the value of smart production, according to Jay Lee, former director...
  • Baidu group president Lu Qi introduces Apollo 2.0 at CES 2018
    China-based online search engine Baidu has unveiled Apollo 2.0, the latest version of its open-source autonomous driving platform, at the CES 2018.
  • New Taipei mayor Eric Chu (right) and AWS corporate VP Alex Yung
    Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the government of New Taipei have signed an MoU for setting up a joint innovation center in the northern Taiwan city. The center will start operation in March 2018 with a goal of incubating at least 15 startups a year.
  • Qualcomm Technologies International has announced that the Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform has been qualified by Amazon for the Alexa Voice Service (AVS). This reference platform incorporates the hardware and software building-blocks required to facilitate rapid commercialization of smart speaker and...
  • Microsoft sets up AI R&D center in Taiwan
    Microsoft today officially inaugurated an AI (artificial intelligence) research and development center in Taiwan, initially to focus on the development of AI technologies and applications in three major aspects, including Swiftkey smart input of Chinese characters, audience intent recognition and integration...
  • Taiwan-based web portal and online shopping operator PChome Online has indicated its C2C platform has seen the number of listed merchandise items increase to 200 million.
  • Gaming service operators in the China market generated revenues totaling CNY203.61 billion (US$30.11 billion) in 2017, growing 23.0% on year with the number os users increasing 3.1% to 583 million, according to China Audio-video and Digital Publishing Association.
  • MediaTek has uveiled its edge computing NeuroPilot AI (artificial intelligence) platform. Through a combination of hardware and software, an AI processing unit (APU ), and NeuroPilot SDK, MediaTek said it will bring AI across its wide-ranging technology portfolio that powers 1.5 billion consumer products...
  • As a Foxconn Group's subsidiary specializing in designing and providing industrial computer (IPC) system solutions, Ennoconn will surely have an important role to play in the group's aggressive move to tap the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market in China, as the company has quietly been proceeding...
  • Artila director of IoT Division Mike Kao
    Artila Electronics is a long-term player in the IPC industry, but unlike most others that focus on developing x86 applications, Artila has chosen ARM-based systems as the main direction for its IPC road trip. Although its products are considered niche devices, the company has still managed to grow...
  • Taiwan businesses have performed aggressively in conducting mergers and acquisitions (M&A) at home and abroad over the past year, and a spate of factors such as cross-domain integrations driven by AI (artificial intelligence) and big data technologies, incentives offered by the Trump administration...
  • Acer to host a VR concert in Taiwan
    Acer is cooperating with Taiwan-based music streaming service provider KKBox to host a virtual reality (VR) concert using its 8K Ultra HD 360-degree VR system.
  • China's development of innovative technologies used in smart medical care in 2018 will focus on AI (artificial intelligence)-aided interpretation of medical images and gene inspection mainly for cancer detection.
  • ITRI and NARLabs team up for medical sector
    Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs) have signed a MoU for cooperation to set up a platform to boost development of high value-added smart medical devices.
  • Taiwan-based online shopping service provider PChome Store has disclosed it has raised NT$399.993 million (US$13.33 million) by issuing 7.843 million new shares at NT$51.00 per unit via private placement.
  • The development of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), which is an important support for smart manufacturing, lacks communication standards for interconnection and data security, according to Internet Society of China (ISC) president Wu Hequan.

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