Foxconn has been aggressive in expanding its presence in the EV sector, and it is looking to promote localized EV production in various regions to tap respective markets. Robust orders for HPC chips from AMD and Nvidia are expected to drive sales growth at TSMC in 2022. Quanta Computer's server manufacturing facilities in Taiwan have reached almost full production capacity and will open a new plant in Thailand next year to produce server motherboards.
Cloud computing supplier VMware has been focusing more and more on its development in India and it has hired over 6,000 employees in India, much more than those at its headquarters in California, according to company CEO Raghu Raghuraman.
Global server shipments are expected to increase around 6% on year in 2022, driven primarily by order pull-ins from datacenter operators. For the short term, the growth will benefit from stabilizing supply of ICs and components and the releases of Intel's and AMD's new CPU platforms, which will stimulate replacement demand. In the long term, rising demand for cloud and 5G white-box telecom servers, as well as new hardware, will enable the global server shipments to achieve a CAGR of close to 7% during the period of 2021-2026, according to DIGITIMES Research's latest five-year (2022-2026) forecast report on the server industry.
Fast development of 5G, AI, IoT, deployment of infrastructure and increasing demand for digital transformation are expected to bring many business opportunities for industrial computing device makers, but they have to step into cloud computing-based hardware/software-integrated IPC 3.0 innovation platform convergence to upgrade their products and services, according to Steve Chiu, chairman and CEO Chiu of Ennoconn.
For both normal corporate buildings and factories, the types of energy needed are diverse, such as water, electricity, oil, and gas. The energy costs account for a high proportion of operating costs. Therefore, the strengthening of management benefits using complete mechanisms is necessary for the operations of energy systems in corporations and parks. As a result, smart energy management systems have been gradually introduced. However, these smart platforms are mostly aimed at the management of a single energy type and cannot respond to the effects of interactions between different energy types. InSynerger offers 24-hour energy and electromechanical equipment cloud AI management which can help companies establish a unified management platform. The management system can display data from different energy equipment in a visual interface to the manager through the integration of on-premise equipment and cloud systems, making management easier and more efficient.
UnaBiz, a Singapore-based Internet of Things (IoT) service provider, has raised over US$25 million in its Series B funding round led by SPARX Group. The round was oversubscribed, with participation from CDIB, G K Goh and Thaioil, according to the UnaBiz.
Industrial computing device maker and solution provider Advantech has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.490 billion (US$197 million) for September, the highest-ever monthly level with growth of 6.57% on month and 26.21% on year.
As network infrastructures around the globe continue to mature, the declining cost of sensor components has given rise to a surge of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, which has itself become an important driving force for current global economic growth. According to research from the McKinsey Global Institute, the overall IoT market is estimated to reach US$4-11trillion by 2025. But behind the prospering business prospects lies the equally concerning problem of growing IT security threats. Currently, IoT devices have become a preferred target of hacker groups, who use them as a convenient relay to launch volumetric and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks to demand ransoms or achieve specific political objectives, posing an unprecedented threat to businesses or countries.
South Korean companies from chaebols (large family-owned businesses) to network platform authorities to large Internet companies such as Kakao, Naver and Coupang, are starting to feel tense. Contributing factors include the upcoming South Korean presidential election that will be held in March 2022, as well as Samsung Group chairman Lee Jae-Yong's recent parole from prison.
Server and storage device chassis maker Chenbro Micom will undertake trial run at a new factory in Chiayi, Taiwan in October 2021 and start production in the following month, according to company chairperson Maggi Chen.
Intel has introduced Loihi 2, its second-generation neuromorphic research chip, and Lava, an open-source software framework for developing neuro-inspired applications. Their introduction signals Intel's ongoing progress in advancing neuromorphic technology.
Against the backdrop of nonstop technological advancements, smart energy has become a key policy for governments and enterprises around the globe. However, despite years of development, there is still room for improvement in the three major areas of innovative energy solutions: generation, storage, and conservation. A team led by Cheng-Chien Kuo, chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech), has been using AI and various information technology (IT) tools to help government agencies, factories, enterprises, households and other users track their electricity information more accurately and allow for the formulation of strategies that can further optimize energy use.
The server sector has not seen any improvements so far, and server supply is expected to fall short of demand through mid-2022. Notebook vendors are generally still upbeat aboout demand in first-half 2022 although some market watchers have expressed skepticism, judging from the weak demand in some market segments. China's restrictions on electricity use have sent many manufacturers worrying about their production, but Innolux president James Yang believes that such measures could curb over-expansions in production capacity, and keep LCD prices stable.
The Central Bank of Malaysia is set to issue five digital bank licenses for the first time in early 2022 and the move is expected to push the country to become one of the leaders in Southeast Asia's FinTech industry, according to a report by ASEAN Briefing.
The global manufacturing industry is facing several challenges right now, including a manpower shortage and a lack of diversity in production methods. As such, a large number of production lines are getting automated, driving development in the robotics industry.
The cloud is often regarded as the key to successful enterprise digital transformation, with each industry having its own requirements for cloud architecture. Once digitization is complete, cloud platforms are the backbone of the enterprise. But if the infrastructure is not set up with a stable and long-term maintenance service, the lack of support will significantly impact future operation. In response, WiAdvance offers customized hybrid cloud solutions that meets the needs of different industries and follows up with a long-term service maintenance model so that enterprises can rest easy and focus on expanding their business and strengthening their market competitiveness without distraction.
As highlighted by the United Nations in 2019, there is a growing proportion of the elderly population across the world, especially in urbanized countries. This rapid increase of the elderly population exerts great stress on the existing manpower-based care models. The use of AI, IoT, big data and other new smart care technologies has become an important trend in the global healthcare industry. Imedtac uses time-of-flight (ToF) sensor technology to create a new generation of smart care system. The system can not only be quickly installed for use in wards, it can also help healthcare professionals to quickly and precisely understand care recipient's current status through AI analysis.
Smartphone sales were strong in Indonesia in second-quarter 2021, with Xiaomi being the top selling brand. while Apple fans in Thailand will receive their new iPhones earlier than usual this year. And Malaysia will have new digital banks next year.
It is well known that highways are the lifeblood of metropolitan transportation. To increase the speed of highways and the convenience of road users, Taiwan entrusted Far Eastern Electronic Toll Collection (FETC), a subsidiary of the Far Eastern Group, with the operation of the nation's highway electronic toll collection (ETC) system through a build-operate-transfer (BOT) model in 2004. More commonly known as just the "ETC" in Taiwan, the system has weathered through its early difficulties and controversies 17 years ago to become a model to replicate for countries around the globe, says FETC International vice president and chief technology officer, Richard Wu. FETC International is now planning to share its successful ETC model and experience in Taiwan to foreign markets.