Over 900 smart automation solutions providers including more than 50 system integrators are showcasing their latest offerings at the Automation Taipei 2019 running August 21-24 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center with record exhibition booths of over 3,500, according to show organizers.
After experiencing weak performances in the first half of 2019, most Taiwan-based sever supply chain makers expect to see better results in the second half on stronger shipments to datacenter clients in the US and China, especially in the fourth quarter, according to industry sources.
Startup MIT promoting medical image recording systems
Taiwan-based startup Medical Innovation Technology (MIT) has been dedicated to promoting its medical image recording platform to address the needs of regional hospitals, clinics and long-term care institutions, according to company president Stevens Chen.
Fii revving up to tap IIoT market
As China is keenly developing its industrial IoT (IIoT) ecosystems to upgrade and transform traditional industries, Foxconn Industrial Internet, the IIoT arm of the world's largest EMS provider, has readied key service architectures, such as Fii Cloud and Micro Cloud, seeking to tap the immense IIoT...
PChome Online adds stake in PChomePay
Taiwan-based e-commerce operator PChome Online has announced it will acquire a 33.88% stake in PChomePay third-party e-payment services provider from its subsidiary B2B2C online shopping operator PChome Store for NT$576 million (US$18.4 million).
Public cloud sector expects to benefit from weak economy
The weak global economy is expected to increase enterprise customers' demand for public cloud systems, benefiting datacenter server suppliers including Quanta Computer, Wiwynn and Inventec in the second half of 2019 and 2020, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
NTUTEC sets up vertical accelerator to aid startups
For startups, the most critical factor determining their survival rests with whether their innovative products and services can pass market validations and if their business models are feasible or not, according to Vincent Tseng, CEO of the National Taiwan University Taidah Entrepreneurship Center...
Asia Pacific spending on public cloud services to reach US$76.1 billion by 2023, says IDC
Asia Pacific spending on public cloud services and infrastructure is forecast to value at US$26.0 billion in 2019, an increase of 47.1% over 2018, according to IDC. The public cloud services are expected to increase almost three times over the forecast period with a five-year compound annual growth...
AMD launches second-generation EPYC platform
AMD, joined by an expansive ecosystem of datacenter partners and customers at a launch event, has introduced the second-generation AMD EPYC family of processors for enterprise, cloud and high-performance computing (HPC) workloads.
AMD has launched its second-generation EPYC server processors manufactured using Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) 7nm process technology, and the new platform is expected to raise AMD's share of the global server processor market to 10% in 2020, according to market sources.
Taiwan-based IPC maker Advantech has launched a new 5-year development project, aiming to strengthen its growth momentum by deepening service localization and personnel training in four major regional markets, according to company sources.
While data volume will expand exponentially from proliferating 5G, IoT, and autonomous driving applications, magnetic tapes will remain the mainstream data storage medium in the next 10 years, as their storage capacity will grow 30% per year, compared to 10% for hard disc storage, according to IBM's...
Intel has announced its next-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor family (codename Cooper Lake) will offer customers up to 56 processor cores per socket and built-in AI training acceleration in standard socketed Intel Xeon Scalable processor offerings with availability starting in the first half...
APO opens smart manufacturing center in Taiwan
Asian Productivity Organization (APO) on August 6 inaugurated its Center of Excellence on Smart Manufacturing in Taichung Industrial Park, central Taiwan.
HPE acquires MapR business assets
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced it has acquired the business assets of MapR, a data platform for artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics applications powered by scale-out, multi-cloud and multi-protocol file system technology.
UK-based startup Kheiron Medical Technologies, dedicated to AI analysis of breast cancer, has successfully developed a mammography intelligence assessment (Mia) system with high cancer screening sensitivity and specificity, according to the firm's Compliance and Clinical Ops Lead Annie Ng.
NetApp expanding R&D manpower in Taiwan
Data storage solution provider NetApp is to double its R&D team in Taiwan to over 100 people by the end of 2019 as it is scaling up its operations to meet the growing demand for cloud storage solutions in the local market, according to Sean Lin, general manager of NetApp Taiwan.
Taiwan startup TMS Technologies, dedicated to operating a DataBar-MaaS (Mobility as a Service) platform integrating Taiwan's traffic data, will extend MaaS API (application programming interface) solutions to Southeast Asia in line with the government's efforts to enhance trade and tourism exchanges...
Taiwan sees surging server exports to US in 1H19
Taiwan's server exports to the US surged 400% from a year ago in the second quarter of 2019 thanks to Taiwan-based makers relocating production back to Taiwan from China in response to the US-China trade tensions, according to a report by Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Highlights of the day: Cloud remains over Huawei
The US and China have restarted trade talks, but the cloud hanging over Chinese vendor Huawei remains. The latest news coming out of the supply chain is that Huawei has cut components orders for true wireless stereo (TWS) devices. But...
Taiwan-based IC design houses expect to enjoy a seasonal pick-up in orders for servers and data centers in the second half of 2019.
Global server shipments are expected to increase 12.8% sequentially in the third quarter of 2019 with a flat on-year performance, but shipments for all of the year are likely to drop on year due to a sharp shipment decline in the first half, according to figures from Digitimes Research's latest server...
HPE nets double-digit revenue increases in Taiwan
IT brands have seen better-than-expected sales in the Taiwan market so far in 2019 as many Taiwanese investors have returned home from China amid the US-China trade war, according to Jon Wang, managing director of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Taiwan.
Advantech develops AVAS for Taiwan hospital
Industrial computing solution provider Advantech has developed AVAS (Advantech video archiving & streaming), a mobile system for integrating medical images from various sources for use in surgical operation. The system is currently being used in Taiwan's Cheng Hsin Hospital, according to Advante...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 2Q 2019
Taiwan PC monitor shipments continued their on-year growth momentum in the second quarter of 2019, but the increase slowed to...
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 2Q 2019
Although second-quarter 2019 was the traditional peak season for the small- to medium-size panel industry, Taiwan's shipments...
China smartphone AP shipments – 2Q 2019
Second-quarter 2019 smartphone application processor (AP) shipments to China showed 39.1% sequential growth, higher than previously...
Global AIO PC shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
Global all-in-one (AIO) PC shipments will continue shrinking in 2019, following 2018's around 2% on-year drop. With issues such...
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2022
Amid bleak outlook for downstream vendors, uncertainties surrounding the US-China trade tension, factory relocation and exchange...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
According to Digitimes Research statistics and analyses, Taiwan-based server vendors, including suppliers of motherboards, end...