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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: Thursday 22 June 2017 [118 news items]

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.

Virtual reality becoming more of a reality at Computex Taipei

Jun 1, 21:14

A number of announcements and technology demos were made and seen at Computex Taipei this year that are sure to help virtual reality (VR) technology become more accessible and exciting...

Welcome to Computex 2017: New friends, renewed rivalries

May 30, 15:37

After several years where players in a post-mature PC industry have been more concerned about making sure they clear out inventory rather than consistently introducing new innovations...

Welcome to Computex 2017

Shipments of Google Daydream-enabled smartphones to reach over 10 million units in 2017

May 22, 11:20

Global shipments of smartphones supporting Google's Daydream platform will reach over 10 million units in 2017, according to Clay Bavor, vice president of virtual and augmented reality...

Google VP of VR/AR Clay Bavor

Acer expects stable LCD monitor shipments in 2017 with higher ASP

May 22, 10:58

While global demand for LCD monitors keeps decreasing, Acer expect its LCD monitor shipments to be stable in 2017, with the corresponding average selling price (ASP) to hike as a...

Taiwan market: JPW to offer VR motion solutions for arcades

May 9, 20:16

More than 10 VR arcade entertainment centers will be set up across Taiwan starting June using VR motion solutions developed by the newly established JPW International Technology,...

HTC showcases VR innovations

May 2, 15:19

HTC recently hosted its fourth investors conference for its Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance (VRVCA) in San Francisco to showcase latest development and content from the alliance’s...

Acer pushing MR, VR hardware

May 2, 12:02

Acer’s mixed reality (MR) head-mounted display (HMD) that it developed jointly with Microsoft has recently begun shipments and the company has already shipped around 1,000 units...

Ex-HTC executive launches startup to promote VR solutions

Apr 28, 11:33

Former HTC North Asia president Jack Tong has announced the establishment of JPW International Technology, a startup to develop and promote VR (virtual reality) motion solutions and...

JPW founder and CEO Jack Tong

HTC North Asia chief leaves company, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 26, 15:08

Jack Tong, president of HTC North Asia, has left the company for personal reasons, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Gaming notebook shipments expected to enjoy over 20% growth in 2017

Apr 20, 16:07

Gaming notebook shipments are expected to grow over 20% on year in 2017 from more than four million units shipped a year earlier thanks to price cuts by vendors and rising demand...

HTC teams up with Qingdao Publishing to tap educational VR market in China

Mar 29, 14:00

HTC has signed a strategic alliance agreement with China-based Qingdao Publishing Group to jointly develop a VR education platform targeting China.

HTC upbeat about Vive applications via Viveport in 2017

Mar 28, 15:38

Viveport, A VR platform established by HTC, has attracted registration by more than 20,000 independent VR (virtual reality) application developers, who have together launched about...

The signing of an MOU between HTC and Shenzhen City Government

HTC Vive to launch in Thailand in 2Q17

Mar 28, 14:18

HTC achieved strong results in China and the US with its HTC Vive virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) device in the past two years, and in the second quarter, HTC is planning...

HTC to launch Vive in Thailand in 2Q17

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...

AR/VR headsets to grow at 5-year CAGR of 108.3%, says IDC

Dec 19, 11:01

Worldwide augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headset shipments are expected to see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 108.3% over 2015-2020 forecast period, reaching...

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...

Commentary: Can HTC build a VR ecosystem in China?

Nov 25, 12:29

HTC has exerted efforts to help China build up its VR industry in order to establish an ecosystem that will enable it to maintain its leading market position in the VR segment, but...

HTC cooperates with Shenzhen City Government to foster VR industry

Nov 18, 14:16

HTC has signed a strategic cooperation pact with the city government of Shenzhen, southern China to set up a VR research institute, as well as a CNY10 billion (US$1.47 billion) Shenzhen...

Acer nets NT$0.28 per share for January-September

Nov 11, 11:34

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$58.593 billion (US$1.86 billion), gross margin 9.52%, net operating profit NT$471 million, net profit NT$249 million and net EPS NT$0.08...

HTC reports decreased sales for October

Nov 7, 10:56

HTC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.17 billion (US$259.64 million) of October, decreasing 12.43% on month and 8.66% on year. For the first 10 months of 2016, revenues totaled...

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...

AMD pushing new projects for VR applications

Oct 19, 15:49

AMD has launched several new projects for its virtual reality (VR) business including GPU certification. It has enhanced its software/hardware platform and established a VR supply...

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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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