The year 2022 looks poised to become a breakthrough year for quantum computer hardware. But Taiwan, where half of the world's chips are manufactured, is ironically lagging far behind competitors because its semiconductor industry is too successful.
The expanding security surveillance market in China continues to boost the shipments of CMOS image sensor (CIS) chips from Chinese CIS startup SmartSens Technology, which has entered the supply chains of China's first-tier security camera vendors including Hikvision Digital Technology, Uniview Technologies and Dahua Technology, according to industry sources.
Power management IC (PMIC) designer Silergy still sees tight production capacity while anticipating increasing demand, with order visibility extending more than a year, according to company chairman Chen Wei.
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.
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.
Sharp ranks 43rd on the 2022 edition of DIGITIMES Asia Supply Chain 100 (ASC 100), with a revenue of US$22.79 billion. Although its revenue lags behind the likes of Sony, LG Electronics, Panasonic, and Midea, with an annual growth of 715.5%, Sharp's profit ranks among the top. Sharp is also the only brand company in the ASC 100 top 50 led by a Taiwanese.
Smart automation solution provider Kenmec Mechanical Engineering is showcasing at Computex 2022 a liquid-cooling system for HPC servers, rack systems, and datacenters. It says the system is able to reduce enterprises' overall power consumption by over 25%.
To power the next wave of AI data centers, Nvidia has announced its next-generation accelerated computing platform with the Hopper architecture, delivering an order of magnitude performance leap over its predecessor.
MediaTek has hired a former HiSilicon executive director to enhance its capability of developing high performance processors (HPC), server and base station chips, and custom ASICs, according to industry sources.
Foxconn Industrial Internet (FII), a subsidiary of Hon Hai Precision Industry, released its first net-zero carbon emission white paper on May 23, pledging a 80% cut on carbon emission from the 2020 basis by 2030, and to realize 100% carbon neurality in its operational premises. It is also targeting to reach net-zero emission for its entire value chain by 2050.
Ingrasys, a subsidiary of Foxconn Industrial Internet (Fii) and a member of Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn), announced that it will make its debut at Computex 2022 to unveil its latest cloud-to-edge solutions that focus on the theme "Your Data, Our Mission" at its virtual booth.
Industrial motherboard and computing device maker DFI, in view of robust demand for products used in industrial automation and digital transformation, expects quarterly consolidated revenues in 2022 to progressively increase, according to company vice chairman Michael Lee.
Industrial computing device maker Ennoconn has obtained orders worth over NT$130 billion (US$4.37 billion) in total with shipments scheduled until the end of 2022 at least, according to company chairman and CEO Steve Chu.
NAND flash demand for datacenter applications will be rising robustly, with bit shipments likely to outpace those for handsets between 2023 and 2024, according to Wallace Kou, president and CEO for flash device controller specialist Silicon Motion Technology.
Industrial computing solution provider Advantech expects second-quarter 2022 consolidated revenues to decrease 1.4-5.0% sequentially due to impact of COVID lockdowns in China, according to company CFO Eric Chen.