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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: Wednesday 26 April 2017 [156 news items]

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.

HTC announces first grants in VR for Impact program

Apr 25, 15:15

HTC has announced the first grant recipients of its VR for Impact program. The VR for Impact is a US$10 million program designed to drive VR content and technologies to increase awareness...

TSMC talks about its next growth drivers

Apr 25, 11:40

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is seeing robust growth in demand from the mobile computing, automotive electronics, IoT and high-performance computing sectors,...

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

Asustek plans to spin off AR development team, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 27, 14:10

Asustek Computer plans to spin off its AR/VR development team to become an independent startup, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Global AR/VR headset market to grow at CAGR of 58% during 2016-2021, says IDC

Newswatch - Mar 21, 12:19

Global shipments of augmented and virtual reality headset devices are expected to reach 99.4 million units in 2021, increasing nearly 10-fold from the 10.1 million units shipped in...

Asustek to start production of VR HMD in 3Q17

Mar 8, 16:19

Asustek Computer is choosing suppliers for its VR head-mounted display (HMD) devices, with Samsung Display likely to be a supplier of display panels and Taiwan-based makers to undertake...

HTC to launch mobile VR devices for year-end holiday season

Mar 1, 14:38

HTC plans to launch mobile VR (virtual reality) devices as well as a second-generation selfie Re Camera prior to the 2017 year-end holiday season, according to Chang Chia-lin, president...

Taiwan makers to ship 1.2 million VR HMD devices in 2017, says MIC

Newswatch - Feb 22, 12:32

Taiwan's shipments of VR head-mounted display (HMD) devices, including ODM models, are expected to reach 1.2 million units in 2017, according to Market Intelligence and Consulting...

HTC takes VR lead in China, says Canalys

Feb 18, 11:06

Shipments of VR headsets totaled 300,000 units in China in 2016, making it the world's second-largest market with a 15% share, according to Canalys.

Himax remains committed to AR

Feb 17, 14:54

One year after announcing mass shipments of liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS) microdisplays and wafer-level optics (WLO) products for augmented reality (AR) applications, Himax Technologies...

VR screen clarity may be tripled with blue-phase crystals

Feb 10, 16:20

An international team of researchers including Taiwan-based AU Optronics and Japan-based liquid crystal manufacturer JNC Petrochemical has developed a new blue-phase liquid crystal...

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...

Samsung leads VR device makers in 2016, says report

Feb 9, 13:54

Samsung Electronics led the global VR (virtual reality) device makers by shipping a total of 4.51 million units of its Gear VR devices in 2016, according to a Korea-based ET News...

Component orders from AR/VR vendors still low in 2017

Jan 24, 10:53

Current component orders for production of AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality) and MR (mixed reality) head-mounted display (HMD) devices from brand vendors are still insufficient,...

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...

TCA chairman TH Tung

HTC to release new VR games, accessories to promote Vive

Jan 19, 15:41

HTC will release new VR games at the Taipei Game Show 2017 and plans to launch new accessories, including the HTC Vive Tracker and a wireless VR headphone, in the second quarter to...

Huawei ships 139 million smartphones in 2016

Jan 9, 10:07

Huawei shipped a total of 139 million smartphones in 2016, an increase of 29% from a year earlier, according to the company.

HTC unveils Vive Tracker to expand VR experience

Jan 6, 14:08

HTC has announced a new tracking module, dubbed the Vive Tracker, at the ongoing CES. The Tracker allows developers to turn all kinds of real-world objects into controllers for virtual...

The Vive Tracker

Intel kicks off CES 2017 with VR, automated driving, 5G news

Jan 6, 11:20

Intel kicked off CES 2017 with announcements concerning automated driving, 5G technologies and virtual reality - or the more advanced merged reality.

Etron looks to new products for future growth

Dec 28, 16:07

Etron Technology has been engaged in the development of new product lines since 2014, eyeing opportunities in emerging market segments such as AR, VR and UAVs, according to Nicky...

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,...

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...

Global VR device shipments to reach 2.91 million units in 2016, says TrendForce

Newswatch - Dec 16, 10:48

Global shipments of VR devices (excluding mobile VR devices) are likely to reach 2.91 million units in 2016 and grow by 75% to 5.1 million in 2017, according to TrendForce. Sony will...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

HTC overall sales to remain stagnant in 2017

Nov 30, 15:31

Overall sales at HTC are expected to remain stagnant in 2017 as its smartphone shipments are likely to remain slow, while it is having difficulty significantly ramping up shipments...

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 Vive shipments to lag behind Sony PSVR, Oculus Rift in 2016-2017

Nov 21, 12:39

Shipments of the HTC Vive VR devices will lag behind those of Sony's PSVR and the Oculus Rift in 2016 and 2017 due to its disadvantage in pricing, according to an estimate of industry...

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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...

    Photo: Company, Jan 23.

  • Samsung+Galaxy+Note+7

    Samsung Galaxy Note 7

    Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 features a 5.7-inch Quad HD dual edge Super AMOLED display protected by Corning's latest Gorilla Glass 5 cover glass. The smartphone is highly water resistant...

    Photo: Company, Aug 3.

  • Samsung+256GB+UFS+card

    Samsung 256GB UFS card

    Samsung Electronics has unveiled removable memory cards based on the JEDEC Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 1.0 Card Extension Standard for use in high-resolution mobile shooting devices...

    Photo: Company, Jul 13.

  • AMD+to+release+first+Polaris+graphics+card+soon

    AMD to release first Polaris graphics card soon

    AMD has unveiled the company's strategy for its upcoming Polaris architecture-based Radeon RX series graphics cards, introducing levels of VR performance and future-proof technologies...

    Photo: Michael Lee, Digitimes, Jun 3.

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