Highlights of the day: SSDs see looming price war
Blockchain application growing in Bank 4.0 era
The application of blockchain technology to banking services has got off to a good start in Taiwan, as blockchain startup AMIS Technologies has been approved by the Financial Supervisory Commission to enter a sandbox allowing domestic banks to use the firm's technology in their fund transfer and payment...
BitoEX to showcase solutions at FinTech Festival 2019
Cryptocurrency exchange platform BitoEX will participate at FinTech Festival 2019 in Singapore from November 11-15 along with another 13 FinTech solution developers, all led by Taiwan-based FinTech organization FinTechSpace.
The commercialization of 5G is injecting momentum into the serve industry. Taiwan-based ODM Quanta Computer expects impressive results for its server lines next year, with shipments to telecom carriers in Europe and the US to start in...
Quanta expects 5G deployments to bear fruit in 2020
Quanta Computer has started shipping 5G x86 servers to Japan's Rakuten, and is in talks with a number of Europe- and US-based telecom carriers for shipments slated to kick off in the second half of 2020, according to company senior vice president Mike Yang.
Quanta Computer has developed its first autonomous vehicle, and tested in recently in the US, according to company senior vice president Mike Yang.
LG Innotek has announced it has developed an automotive communication module based on Qualcomm's 5G chip.
The impact of the shortages of Intel's 14nm CPUs seems to be rippling out from the PC to the sever sector. Sever ODMs now see tight supply for Intel 14nm CPUs with their stocks reportedly going under safe levels. Despite the pressure, the server...
Huawei has announced that during the first three quarters of 2019 it generated CNY610.8 billion (US$86.05 billion) in revenues, an increase of 24.4% on year. The company's net profit margin in the period was 8.7%.
TUC reportedly suffers from faulty CCL
Copper clad laminate (CCL) maker Taiwan Union Technology (TUC) has reportedly encountered some quality issues that may lead to loss of some major orders from Google, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Server makers see 14nm chip supply become tight
Server ODMs have reportedly seen the supply of Intel's 14nm CPUs become tight but remain sufficient to support their shipments in the fourth quarter, according to sources from the server industry.
AWS eyeing bigger presence in China
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is eyeing a bigger presence in China's fast growing cloud computing market, according to Xia Zhang, Greater China principal enterprise evangelist at AWS.
Taiwan-based LoRa IoT solutions provider Kiwi Technology has newly ventured its products into the Japan market, with clients including a leading telecom operator, a top retailer and system integrators, according to company chair Judy Lee.
Automation demand may not recover until after mid-2020
With manufacturers starting to move some production out of China to avoid the US tariff on products imported from the "world's factory," robot and automation solution providers are expected to see demand remain weak until at least mid-2020, after which relocated makers may begin to make plans for automated...
MSI unveils AMR for robot market
Micro-Star International (MSI) has launched its service robot, the Autonomous Mobility Robot (AMR), which features sensors and positioning device to help create maps of its working areas for it to travel around and handle tasks.
Taiwan revving up to introduce AI talent from India
Taiwan is gearing up to introduce AI talent from India to address shortages of high-end R&D engineers in the IT industry, as part of its efforts to deepen partnerships with 18 countries targeted by its New Southbound Policy designed to strengthen trade and economic ties with South and Southeast...
Taiwan's environmental protection authority has been installing air quality sensors around the country to form an IoT-based network of monitoring air pollution mainly caused by factories.
AUO chairman tipped to head TCA
Paul Peng, chairman of AU Optronics (AUO), is being tipped to be the next chairman of Taipei Computer Association (TCA), succeeding incumbent TH Tung, who is obligated to step down after serving two consecutive terms.
Chenbro sees September revenues stay flat on year
Taiwan-based server chassis expert Chenbro Micom has announced consolidated revenues of NT$570 million (US$18.33 million) for September, flat on year.
The server industry is having a weak 2019 due to high inventory levels at clients, but global server shipments are expected to grow around 5% on year in 2020 as clients' inventory disgestion has almost reached an end. There are three major factors driving the server market from 2019 to 2024: more enterprises...
Quanta Computer has achieved significant progress in investments it made in smart medical care over a year ago, understanding more about what role it can play through communication with firms in the sector, according to company chairman Barry Lam.
Taiwan unveils AI Hub
The Industrial Development Bureau has started operation of AI Hub, a web-based one-stop AI application platform that is part of the 4-year (2018-2021) Taiwan AI Action Plan, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Inventec acquires new plant for servers in Taiwan
Inventec has invested NT$1.18 billion (US$37.78 million) to acquire a new plant in Taoyuan, Taiwan to expand its capacity locally, according to a company posting on Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE).
AMD CPUs see rising adoption in enterprise market
AMD, in addition to growing presence in the PC DIY market, has also seen rising momentum in the enterprise segment with the adoption of its CPUs in Chromebooks, servers and regular notebooks.
Dell reportedly plans to increase its server purchases from Taiwan, and has also scaled up its workforce locally, according to industry sources.
Global large-size LCD panel shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
Global large-size LCD panel shipments will fall at a negative CAGR of 0.8% 2020 through 2024 mainly due to saturated demand...
Global tablet shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
2019 global tablet shipments will slide significantly from the level of 2018 as brand tablets are experiencing weakening momentum...
Global smartphone shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
Global smartphone shipments will continue to decline for the second year in 2019. Although emerging markets have demand coming...
Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2020 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets
Notebooks, smartphones and tablets are expected to see mixed shipment performances in 2019. Notebook shipments will grow mildly...
Taiwan semiconductor foundry sector, 2Q19
According to Digitimes Research's observation, with global market demand on a moderate increase in second-quarter 2019, Taiwan-based...
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...