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Wednesday 25 May 2022
Safe autonomous transportation with edge AI: Q&A with Invision AI CEO and founder Karim Ali
Invision AI is a Canadian startup building the first autonomous railway system combining visual AI and edge computing, looking to expand its solutions beyond the transportation space. The company was established by Karim Ali in 2017 and was invested by Fontinalis Partners, TA Ventures, Ontario Center of Excellence, Jayant Group, and TechStars. DIGITIMES had an interview with founder and CEO Karim Ali, who shared technical insights on edge AI and his vision for the company.
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Wednesday 25 May 2022
2022 ASC 100: Auto components suppliers emerge as newcomers
In the latest Asia Supply Chain 100 (ASC100), eight companies are included for the first time: CATL, LGES, Hisense, TCL Electronics, TBEA, China Railway Materials, Renesas, and Universal Scientific Industrial Shanghai, all from China (and Hong Kong) except for LGES and Renesas.
Thursday 19 May 2022
QIC Inside Investor Relation Series (8): What to avoid doing for investor relations management
Effective investor relations management can help you achieve different capital market goals, including attracting high-quality long-term investors, enabling a premium valuation, allowing a stable shareholding structure, and reducing funding costs. To ensure effective two-way communication with investors and achieve desired capital market goals, you should consider a lot of Dos and Don'ts when establishing external communication policies. This article discusses the practices to be avoided in order to accumulate long-term credibility in the capital market and investors' confidence in the quality of your management team. After all, "trust" is the most basic element for investors to support your company for the long term.
Thursday 19 May 2022
Tesla use of SiC sparks debates after Model 3 recalls
One month after Tesla recalled more than 120,000 units of its Model 3 in China, allegedly due to defects in rear motor inverters, the real causes of the defects remain unclear. As Tesla is the first carmaker to use silicon carbide (SiC) metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) in commercial cars, the recall has sparked debates about the reliability of SiC - the third-generation semiconductor material that is gaining favor.
Wednesday 18 May 2022
Micron's new pricing scheme triggers questions about risks
Memory chip maker Micron Technology has launched a new pricing model called "forward pricing agreements" (FPAs). Observers are watching whether the model will stabilize the industry's price fluctuations and if Micron's rivals will follow suit.
Tuesday 17 May 2022
Tata-owned Tejas Networks open to more acquisition and partnership
Tejas Networks, an optical, broadband, and data networking products company under the Indian conglomerate Tata is open to more acquisitions and partnerships. Speaking to Digitimes Asia recently, Sanjay Nayak, CEO and MD of Tejas, explained that the goal was to gain access to technologies that would enable the company to reach out to target customers.
Tuesday 17 May 2022
WeavAir looking for specialized sensory chips suppliers for fully automated air-monitoring solution
Aware of the air quality and the impact of exhaust emissions since her days studying Ph.D., Natalia Mykhaylova and her team at WeavAir created an analytics tool to help clients in hospitality, retail, transportation, commercial, logistics, and industrial to monitor the changes in the air condition and contamination on-site, space maintenance needs, and energy efficiency in a continuous and adaptive way.
Tuesday 17 May 2022
BujiBui makes 3D digital twins accessible anywhere
Utilizing 3D digital twins to operate facilities has become common for enterprises. BujiBui, a Canada-based startup, levels up its digital twins by offering mobile access. The company is eyeing countries undergoing infrastructure projects, especially those in Asia, hoping to secure a foothold in the market.
Monday 16 May 2022
The memory industry (6): When line between memory and logic IC becomes blurred
In 1984, Intel decided to exit the DRAM business, which marked the start of technology diversion between memories and logic IC. In hindsight, Intel's decision made sense. Memories and logic IC are very different in terms of design, manufacturing processes, equipment deployment, and market characteristics. It is common sense that a company should focus on pursuing excellence in one specific direction.
Friday 13 May 2022
Why metaverse matters: Business opportunities and beyond
Why does metaverse matter? The short answer is that metaverse presents a generational opportunity for businesses, investors, and individuals. The article aims to answer the fundamental question of why metaverse matters.
Friday 13 May 2022
QIC Inside Investor Relation Series (7): Key elements of a successful meeting with long-term investors
Most corporations prefer to have a shareholder structure with more longer-term investors. It usually takes several months to several years to see the initial results of a company's new strategy or plans. Therefore, long-term investors' goals are more consistent with that of a company in maximizing long-term shareholder value. In a survey* of more than 1,000 board members and C-suite executives around the world, 86% declared that using a longer time horizon to make business decisions would positively affect corporate performance in a number of ways, including strengthening financial returns and increasing innovation.
Friday 13 May 2022
Europe strives to restore chip supply leadership
The global semiconductor shortages have surfaced as early as 2019 when the US government imposed a ban on Huawei's products. The COVID-19 pandemic starting in 2020 exacerbated the problem as manufacturers have to suspend operations now and then during the peaks of infections.
Friday 13 May 2022
The memory industy (5): Looking for a new biz model that can create new value
When the memory industry can no longer leverage Moore's Law to create new value, it has to find new technologies to establish a new business model that can create new economic value.
Thursday 12 May 2022
Most vehicles today are not developed with cybersecurity in mind, says Cybellum
Electric vehicles (EVs) are at the center of the world's push toward a decarbonized future, and the importance of cybersecurity in the automotive domain is without question.
Thursday 12 May 2022
The memory industry (4): Technology diversion between DRAM and 3D NAND flash
In 2014, 3D NAND flash was introduced to the industry with 24 layers, and it co-existed with 2D NAND flash until 2017. 3D NAND flash gradually came to dominate the market with its high-density storage capacity and technologies, and its manufacturing process completely diverged from that of DRAM. The synergy of utilizing the same processes and equipment for the two memory types - DRAM and NAND - was completely gone, and the core of competitive strategies in the memory industry changed.
Wednesday 11 May 2022
Indian conditions necessitate developing unique EV charging solutions
India wants to transition to electric vehicles quickly. The government has made its intentions clear with subsidies and incentives, while major car OEMs like Tata Motors are gearing up to launch several new electric vehicles.