Inventec optimistic about notebook shipments
Notebook ODM Inventec has painted a rosy picture for notebook industry outlook, expecting global notebook shipments to remain robust in the next six months, according to company president Maurice Wu.
UK-based Rainmaking Innovation recently inaugurated its Center of Excellence and Expertise in Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP), becoming the third accelerator there.
Server shipments to Facebook are forecast to register a 15% sequential increase in the third quarter of 2020, when the social network giant is expected to absorb over 15% of total global server sales, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan Mobile and Formosa Plastics Transport (FPT) have unveiled two autonomous vehicles for trial operation along a 3km road in a retiree commuinity.
Taiwan is emerging as an increasingly important destination for international cloud service providers to set up new footholds as Hong Kong is losing luster in the sector due to China's implementation of a new national security law in the city and the intensifying US-China trade rows, according to industry...
Following years of transformation efforts, Via Technologies is now dedicated to AI solutions with core technologies covering computer vision, deep learning and machine learning, and among its latest developments is Pixetto vision sensor for educational applications.
CHT, partners kick off self-driving bus services
A tri-party group consisting of Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Kingwaytek Technology and Tamsui Bus has begun autonomous passenger transport services on a dedicated section along a light rail line in New Taipei, according to sources at CHT.
Apple seems to be looking to build a supply chain consisting of China-based makers for iPhones specifically for the Chinese market. Chinese maker Luxshare has already taken manufacturing plants in China from Taiwan's Wistron. Luxshare and another Chinese company, Lens Technology, are reportedly also...
Hantop develops ultrasonic machining module
Hantop Intelligence Tech has developed ultrasonic machining module for CNC processing of various composite materials, according to company founder and CTO Michael Chen.
Global shipments of servers are estimated to contract 5.6% sequentially in the third quarter of 2020 due to a deceleration in demand for cloud servers from datacenter operators and for enterprise servers, according to Digitimes Research.
The ultimate purpose of applying IoV (Internet of vehicle) to urban traffic is to maximize its efficiency, according to Thomas Stein, CEO for the Taiwan branch of Siemens Mobility.
Pandemic weakens global cobot demand
Global demand for collaborative robots has turned weak due to the coronavirus pandemic and the stagnancy is expected to remain until year-end 2020 or early 2021, according to Mark E Jagiela, president and CEO of Teradyne.
Nvidia sees strong sales from datacenter applications
Nvidia is enjoying rising demand for its Ampere-based A100 GPUs from datacenter operators including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Baidu and Microsoft, and saw revenues from the datacenter business come close to those from gaming.
HwaCom to manage 5G IoV experimental field in Taiwan
HwaCom Systems, a Taiwan-based provider of system integration services, will be in charge of an experimental field for testing 5G IoV-based smart transportation solutions, according to company chairman and president Gary Chen.
Highlights of the day: HPE moving server R&D to Taiwan
Taiwan is becoming a hub for the server industry, with HPE, currently th esecond largest server brand worldwide, reportedly planning to move its server hardware R&D resources to Taiwan. In the PC sector, demand for Microsoft Surface...
HPE reportedly to move server R&D to Taiwan
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is reportedly planning to shift its server hardware R&D resources to Taiwan and is scaling down its existing operations in Houston, according to industry sources.
Taiwan urged to accelerate quantum computing development
Taiwan-based IT companies' progresses in quantum computing remain unclear, which could lead to the country missing out on the opportunity from a tech segment that both the US and China see as a new battlefield, according to a local academic researcher.
Taiwan is in a good position to develop precision healthcare, thanks to its large volumes of medical data, strong semiconductor ecosystem and ICT manufacturing capability, according to science and technology minister Wu Tsung-tsong.
With Intel planning to outsource parts of its processor production to outside foundries, TSMC will not place extra effort to handle the CPU giant's orders if they come as TSMC believes these orders will not be for the long term. However,...
Having obtained orders from Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft, Foxconn Technology Group (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is gearing up to win orders from Facebook and Google seeking to further expand its presence in the cloud server sector, according to industry sources.
TSMC internally does not consider orders for Intel's processors as long-term ones, and therefore is unlikely to build additional production capacity for the new contract, according to industry sources.
Advantech has cooperated with Heroic Faith Medical Science, a medical startup, to develop an AI-based continuous lung sound monitoring system, according to the IPC maker.
With 5G services kicking off in Taiwan in July 2020, cloud applications and IoT innovations are rapidly rolling out. NTPC-AWS Joint Innovation Center founded by New Taipei City Government, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and FCC Partners Inc held its third Demo Day: The Innovators 3 on July 15, with Chee...
Datacenter server demand is expected to remain robust in the coming months. And Wiwynn, a subsidiary of Wistron, reportedly will land about half of Microsoft's datacenter server orders for 2021. But for server shipments to brand vendors,...
China smartphone AP shipments – 2Q 2020
Second-quarter 2020 smartphone AP shipments to China-based vendors amounted to 169.9 million units, down 20.6% year-over-year...
China smartphone market and industry – 2Q 2020
Smartphone shipments to the China market in second-quarter 2020 were doubled sequentially, as the coronavirus pandemic in China...
Taiwan notebooks – 2Q 2020
Taiwan's notebook shipments picked up 82.2% sequentially and 27.3% on year to arrive at 42.68 million units in the second quarter...
Outbreak impact: China smartphone and AP shipments
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in labor shortages and shipment disruptions in China's supply chain, but Digitimes Research...
Coronavirus impact special report: Mobile devices
The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted production and weakened consumer confidence, with all ICT sectors bracing for major declines...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2020
Digitimes Research estimates that global server shipments moderately declined 1.4% in 2019 but will turn to show positive growth...