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Virtual reality on the rise
  • Virtual reality has become the latest topic of the PC industry with players such as Samsung, HTC, Google and Sony, all aggressively pushing into.

    Last update: Friday 6 October 2017 [140 news items]

Catcher reports over 30% growth in September revenues

Oct 6, 14:18

Catcher Technology has registered consolidated revenues of NT$11.45 billion (US$374.19 million) for September, a new monthly record with growths of 34.8% on month and 48.2% on year...

Catcher's revenues reportedly are being driven by orders from Apple for iPhone 8

Low yield rates for 3D sensing modules to blame for smartphone shipment delays

Oct 5, 10:55

Low yield rates during production for 3D sensing modules to be incorporated into Apple's iPhone X and other Android-based smartphone brands have forced major global vendors to postpone...

VR headsets to drive near-term growth, but AR headsets to gain momentum by 2020, says IDC

Oct 2, 15:19

IDC is forecasting the combined augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headset market to reach 13.7 million units in 2017, growing to 81.2 million units by 2021 with a compound...

Digitimes Research: Apple outraces Google for on-device AI development

Sep 26, 11:19

Google has been regarded as the leading force for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology thanks to its AlphaGo AI computer program. While Google still holds the...

Globalfoundries to roll out 12nm FinFET technology for high-performance devices

Sep 22, 10:30

Globalfoundries has announced plans to introduce a new 12nm leading-performance (12LP) FinFET semiconductor manufacturing process. The technology is expected to deliver better density...

Global AR/VR headset shipments maintain solid growth in 2Q17, says IDC

Sep 11, 12:35

Global shipments of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headset shipments, excluding Google Cardboard and other Cardboard-like devices, grew 25.5% on year to 2.1 million...

Acer seeking niche consumer groups in gaming market

Sep 5, 14:22

Acer's president of IT products business Jerry Kao, commenting on the gaming product business, has pointed out that the competition in the market is extremely fierce and it will be...

Acer gaming device

Acer pushing multi-brand business model, says chairman

Sep 1, 10:29

Acer has been pushing for business transformation and is looking to expand into emerging markets including those for gaming PC, virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI),...

Jason Chen, Acer chairman

Acer to supply VR equipment for Dubai theme park

Sep 1, 10:20

Acer has recently formed a partnership with a virtual reality (VR) theme park in Dubai, the UAE with the construction to be completed by the end of 2017 or in early 2018, according...

Advantest obtains ramp-up of orders for memory production

Aug 31, 15:01

Semiconductor testing equipment supplier Advantest has landed a ramp-up of orders from Korea- and Taiwan-based memory chipmakers, according to CH Wu, chairman of Advantest Taiwan.

Taiwan market: JPW to open 8 VR arcades in September

Aug 31, 13:55

JPW International Technology, a VR motion and arcade solution provider, will open a total of eight JoyLand VR arcades in five cities around Taiwan in September, according to company...

JPW promoting VR experiences through VR arcades

Qualcomm, Himax jointly develop 3D depth sensing solution

Aug 30, 19:04

Qualcomm and Himax Technologies have jointly announced a collaboration to accelerate the development and commercialization of a high-resolution, low-power active 3D depth sensing...

Intel unveils neural compute engine in Movidius Myriad X VPU for AI

Aug 29, 15:30

Intel has introduced its new Movidius Myriad X vision processing unit (VPU), advancing Intel's end-to-end portfolio of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to deliver more autonomous...

Intel Movidius Myriad X VPU

Worldwide wearable device sales to grow 17% in 2017, says Gartner

Aug 25, 14:48

Gartner forecasts that 310.4 million wearable devices will be sold worldwide in 2017, an increase of 16.7% from 2016. Sales of wearable devices will generate revenues of US$30.5 billion...

Digitimes Research: AR players shift focus to platform products

Aug 23, 16:15

Major players in the augmented reality (AR) industry have slowed down the development of consumer-end products, and instead have shifted their strategies to focus on developing AR...

HTC announces US$200 cut for Vive

Aug 22, 14:05

In a move to make its VR devices more accessible to the mass market, HTC has announced a US$200 price reduction for its Vive virtual reality (VR) headsets.

price cut to help HTC ramp up revenues

Qualcomm developing 3D depth sensing technology

Aug 22, 11:14

Qualcomm is partnering with its ecosystem partners to develop 3D depth sensing technology, which will be applied to Andriod smartphones powered the Snapdragon mobile chips, according...

Qualcomm is developing 3D depth sensing technology

Dell stresses importance of digital transformation at technology forum

Aug 16, 16:02

Dell on August 15 hosted Dell Technology Forum 2017 in Taipei, discussing the trend of digital transformation through explaining software-defined or cloud-like modern datacenters.

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...

JPW CEO Jack Tong

Intel Purley expected to trigger replacement demand in enterprise market

Jul 11, 11:13

Intel is ready to announce its next-generation Purley server platform soon and related upstream supply chain players have already prepared to unveil their new cloud computing and...

server

China market: VR sales to grow at CAGR of 80% in 2018-2021, says firm

Jul 5, 14:42

Sales of VR devices, content and related services in the China market are expected to grow by a CAGR of over 80% from CNY10 billion (US$1.47 billion) in 2018 to CNY79.02 billion in...

Episil planning to raise epi-wafer prices

Jun 26, 13:56

Taiwan-based Episil, which makes silicon epitaxial wafers as well as providing foundry services at its 5- and 6-inch wafer fabs, plans to revise upward its epi-wafer prices to reflect...

Acer faring well in high-margin PC segments

Jun 22, 15:27

Acer’s PC business has been focusing on high-margin segments, including gaming notebooks, ultra-thin models and 2-in-1s, with each segment faring well in the first five months...

IOC and Intel announce worldwide TOP partnership through 2024

Jun 22, 15:21

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Intel have announced a long-term technology partnership at an official signing ceremony in New York with IOC President Thomas Bach and...

Cooling module maker CCI starts production at new factory in China

Jun 21, 14:48

Thermal module maker Chaung Choung Technology (CCI) is moving manufacturing equipment from a factory on lease in Chongqing, western China, to a newly constructed factory nearby. So...

Worldwide shipments of augmented reality and virtual reality headsets expected to grow at 58% CAGR in next 5 years, says IDC

Jun 20, 14:25

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) continue to gain momentum in the mainstream tech media. According to recent forecast data from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Augmented...

Popularity of 360-degree panorama cameras growing

Jun 13, 10:19

IT brand vendors have shown keen interests in 360-degree panorama cameras that support virtual reality (VR) video filming. Many of the vendors have begun releasing related devices,...

Pegatron sees decreasing 2016 revenues

Jun 12, 16:05

Pegatron Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$1,157.7 billion (US$39.01 billion) for May, down 4.6% on year with gross margins reaching around 5.4%, net profits of...

Packaging can extend physical limits of semiconductors, says TSMC chair

Jun 12, 15:41

Moore's Law will reach its physical limits in 8-10 years, but the development of advanced packaging technology will help extend innovations, according to Morris Chang, chairman of...

TSMC chairman Morris Chang

HTC adds new content to Viveport platform

Jun 12, 12:24

HTC recently added 76 new titles onto its Viveport, the app store for its Vive head-mounted display (HMD) VR devices, bring the total number of content to over 150, according to the...

StarVR ties up with ZeroLight to develop VR solutions for automotive industry

Jun 7, 21:05

StarVR, a joint venture between by Acer and Sweden-based game developer Starbreeze, has tied up with ZeroLight, a UK-based car visualization interactive solution developer, to develop...

Apple updated iMac and MacBook series with latest platforms; introduces iMac Pro

Jun 6, 15:06

Apple has updated its iMac line with up to three times more powerful graphics, faster processors, Thunderbolt 3, faster storage options and brighter Retina displays, and added a Retina...

Apple new iMac with Intel Kaby Lake platform

Global AR/VR headset shipments gain momentum in 1Q17, says IDC

Newswatch - Jun 5, 23:16

Global shipments of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets continued to soar with a total of 2.3 million units shipped in the first quarter of 2017, according to...

IBM, Globalfoundries and Samsung build new transistor for 5nm technology

Jun 5, 22:20

IBM on June 5 announced that the company and its research alliance partners Globalfoundries and Samsung, and equipment suppliers have developed an industry-first process to build...

Huawei plans to set up VR R&D centers in China, US

Jun 3, 12:08

China-based Huawei reportedly plans to set up R&D centers in China and the US for development of VR/AR/MR related products and applications, according to industry sources.

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    Asustek ZenFone AR smartphone

    Asustek Computer has announced ZenFone AR, a smartphone that represents an advance in mobile virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies. The vendor said it is the...

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