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VR/AR new hope for 2017?
  • With gaming products becoming popular and VR/AR applications having become the latest topics in the IT market, will VR/AR help save the IT industry in 2017?

    Last update: Tuesday 12 December 2017 [249 news items]

Cooling fan maker Power Logic scheduled for listing on December 28

Dec 12, 14:49

Taiwan-based cooling fan maker Power Logic is scheduled to be listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) on December 28, according to company chairman Hsu Wen-fang.

Power Logic to be listed on Taiwan's stock market

China market: HTC Vive Focus aims for Janaury-2018 release

Dec 8, 16:24

HTC on December 7 hosted a Vive experiencing event in Beijing and also announced that it will begin to accept pre-orders for its standalone head-mounted display (HMD) Vive Focus,...

HTC expects the Vive Focus to become besting selling standalone VR HMD in China

AI, IoT to greatly benefit Taiwan ICT sector, says TCA chair

Dec 7, 14:14

Taiwan information and communication technology (ICT) industry has no reason to show pessimism about its future prospect, as such new tech applications as AI (artificial intelligence),...

TCA chairman Tung Tzu-hsien

Backend IC service provider Sigurd sees bright prospect in 2018

Dec 5, 14:36

Taiwan-based IC packaging and testing house Sigurd Microelectronics is expected to enjoy strong revenue performance in 2018 due to more orders from Amazon for its smart speaker chips,...

Brogent expects Q-Ride VR systems to be growth driver in 2018

Dec 4, 16:16

Taiwan leading motion-sensing equipment supplier Brogent Technologies has launched Q-Ride gaming device in the second half of 2017, which is paired with Acer's MR (mixed-reality)...

HTC picks up 26 startups to join Vive X incubation project

Dec 1, 15:13

HTC has announced that it has selected a total of 26 technology startups as target investment partners under its Vive X incubation project for further expansion of its virtual reality...

HTC expanding its VR ecosystem

Toshiba Memory unveils 2TB NVMe SSD

Nov 30, 12:28

Toshiba Memory has enhanced its line-up of client SSDs with the launch of premium models in its XG5-P series. The new NVM Express (NVMe) client SSDs improve on the performance of...

Toshiba Memory NVMe client SSD premium model XG5-P series

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments to see -3.2% CAGR in 2018-2022

Nov 28, 16:16

Global notebook shipments are expected to experience a negative 3.2% CAGR in the next five years to reach 140 million units by 2022, as new consumer devices associated with such latest...

More China entry-level VR, smartphone vendors to exit markets

Nov 20, 15:25

Almost half of China's brand vendors of entry-level to mid-range VR (virtual reality) devices and smartphones have been forced to quit the markets, as the price gaps of their products...

Ledtech ramping up low-temperature LED lighting capacity

Standalone VR HMDs to enjoy growing popularity in China

Nov 17, 13:37

With the ecosystem of standalone virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs) and PC-bundled VR HMDs gradually becoming more complete, demand for the two types of devices are...

VR HMD shipments to reach 7.8 million units in 2017 in China

HTC prepares Ultra HD VR HMD for 2018

Nov 17, 10:18

HTC is reportedly planning to release a new head-mounted display (HMD) supporting Ultra HD resolution in 2018 at the earliest, and together with the newly released standalone Vive...

Over 1,100 VR applications available at Viveport, says HTC

Nov 16, 16:49

The number of VR (virtual reality) applications available at HTC's VR App store, Viveport, has reached over 1,100, including 800 supporting VR gaming arcades and over 300 supporting...

HTC unveils Vive Wave VR platform to promote the develpment of VR

Quanta gearing up investments for AI, AR, VR and big data

Nov 15, 17:36

Quanta Computer is expanding its investments in AI, AR, VR, wearable devices and big data solutions and expects to roll out more new products starting 2019, according to company chairman...

Quanta chairman Barry Lam (left)

China market: HTC unveils standalone Vive Focus VR headset

Nov 15, 14:02

HTC has unveiled the Vive Focus, its all-in-one VR headset, at the Vive Developer Conference held in Beijing recently. The model features an AMOLED display, Qualcomm's Snapdragon...

Product marketability hinges more on user experience, says Dassault CEO

Nov 13, 10:59

The market catering to personalized and diverse demand hinges on user experience rather than product functionality, Bernard Charles, president and CEO of Dassault Systemes, has remarked...

Dassault Systemes CEO Bernard Charles

China AI unicorn SenseTime eyes new financing of US$500 million

Nov 10, 15:49

China AI unicorn SenseTime is reportedly to announce a new round of financing estimated at around US$500 million within one month, which will be the largest scale of its kind seen...

SenseTime and Qualcomm team up to develop AI applications

HTC reports 10th consecutive quarterly loss

Nov 10, 10:47

HTC has reported net losses of NT$3.1 billion (US$102.63 million) for the third quarter of 2017, the company's 10th consecutive quarterly loss. EPS for the quarter was negative NT$...

HTC counts on HTC U11+ for a rebound in 4Q17

iPhone X costs Apple US$370 in materials, says IHS Markit

Nov 9, 11:54

Teardown engineers at IHS Markit have completed their preliminary physical dissection of the new Apple iPhone X and found that the model A1865 version of the smartphone with 64GB...

Acer steps up financing of StarVR joint venture

Oct 24, 15:51

Starbreeze AB and Acer have announced that a new capitalization plan has been agreed for the StarVR - the joint venture for marketing and sales of the StarVR Virtual Reality (VR)...

White-box smartphone players adopting new innovations to enhance competitiveness

Oct 20, 11:22

Facing fierce competitions from first-tier vendors, white-box smartphone vendors have been incorporating the latest technologies such as all-screen high-resolution displays, fingerprint...

Digitimes Research: Global AR/VR HMD device shipments to grow at 41.6% CAGR in 2017-2022

Oct 19, 15:40

Global shipments of AR/VR head-mounted display (HMD) devices, including standalone models, are expected to grow by a CAGR of 41.6% during the period from 2017 to 2022, Digitimes Research...

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...

IoT applications steal spotlight at 2017 Cross-Strait Startup Contest

Sep 7, 10:55

IoT (Internet of Things) applications took center stage at the 2017 Cross-Strait Startup Competition that just wound up its three-month run in late August at Shanghai Jinshan Cross-Strait...

Winners pose at the awarding ceremony for Cross-Strait Startup Contest

Competition in AI chip market heating up on full presence of global tech giants

Sep 6, 15:02

Competition in the artificial intelligence (AI) chip market is heating up as nearly all major players in the IT industry have joined the race to develop AI chips and applications...

Digitimes Research: Breakthroughs needed before AR glasses can replace smartphones

Sep 5, 15:38

There is gradual awareness in the market that augmented reality (AR) glasses do have the potential to replace smartphones, as Microsoft's HoloLens AR glasses inventor Alex Kipman...

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
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