Taiwan developing smart machinery in 3 stages
Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI) has worked with ICT industries and academic organizations to formulate strategies for developing smart machinery in Taiwan, according to TAMI chairman Alex Ko.
Highlights of the day: Server demand may slow down
Demand from the server sector has been fueld by work- and study-from home activities in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. But IC designers have recently seen a slow-down in orders for server applications, sending them worrying about...
Micro-Star International (MSI) expects revenues to drop less than 10% on year in the first quarter of 2020 and will see its sales gradually pick up starting April with the releases of new products from Intel, AMD and Nvidia, according to company chairman Joseph Hsu.
Taiwan IC design houses see orders for servers slow down
Taiwan-based IC design houses engaged in the supply chain for servers are expected to see orders coming from the sector buoy their sales during the second quarter of 2020, but have recently seen orders slow down from brand clients based in North America, according to industry sources.
The coronavirus pandemic is threatening the lives and livelihoods of many, but despite the uncertainty lying ahead of the IT industry, Taiwan-based ODM Wistron - a major maker of notebooks and servers - remains optimistic that its sales...
Wistron set to grow revenues from non-China production
Wistron is looking to grow revenues generated from its factories outside of China, and expects to lower revenues from its China-based sites to about 50% of company revenues in 2021, according to company chairman Simon Lin.
Wistron expects sales growth in 2020
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Wistron chairman Simon Lin still expects the company to enjoy another year of revenue growth in 2020.
Quanta to customize AI medical cloud system for Taiwan health insurance administration
Quanta Computer has signed a MoU with Taiwan's National Health Insurance (NHI) Administration for donating a customized AI medical cloud computing integration system to facilitate use of huge medical images to develop AI-based models for medical application, according to the administration.
Asia Pacific IT spending growth to drop to 1.2% in 2020 because of coronavirus, says IDC
The coronavirus pandemic continues to hamper economic activities around the globe impacting businesses and industries at nearly every level, and IT markets will not be spared.
The US-China trade war last year sent many vendors, including Apple, starting making plans to have more of their products made outside of China. While the relocation has yet to complete, the coronavirus pandemic has further convinced them of the need to diversify...
Inventec upbeat about 2Q20
Inventec expects to post substantial revenue growth sequentially in the second quarter, thanks to a pull-in of orders for notebooks and servers.
China's IoT application market value rose from CNY531.8 billion (US$80.5 billion) in 2018 to over CNY600 billion in 2019 and will further grow to CNY690 billion in 2020, according to industry sources.
IPC specialist Ennoconn eyes shipment increases for 2020
Foxconn's IPC and IIoT subsidiary Ennoconn has been busy fulfilling rush orders from overseas clients since its plants in China resumed operations earlier in March, and remains optimistic that its main product lines will continue to see shipment growth in 2020 despite the coronavirus outbreak.
Computex postponed to September
The Computex Taipei 2020, originally slated for June, has been rescheduled to September 28-30 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Highlights of the day: Server demand remains strong
The server and datacenter sector has been almost immune to the coronavirus, with demand being boosted by remote working and learning, online gaming and shopping in the wake of the pandemic. Server ODMs expect their shipments to pick up...
NetApp to see sales growth in Taiwan in fiscal 4Q19
US-based data storage and management solution provider NetApp expects its Taiwan sales for its fiscal fourth-quarter 2019 (February-April 2020) to hike on year, judging from sales results so far in the calendar first-quarter 2020, according to the company's Taiwan general manager Sean Lin.
Server ODMs expect shipments to pick up in 2Q20
ODMs expect shipments for servers to pick up in the second quarter, and continue to grow steadily despite the coronavirus pandemic, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Prospects of SaaS: Q&A with Kdan CEO Kenny Su
Demand for software as a service (SaaS) has been on the rise, highlighted recently by needs for remote working in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, which has prompted more firms to adopt cloud-based collaborative operations, according to Kdan Mobile Software founder and CEO Kenny Su.
Taiwan firms reportedly ask for Computex postponement
Many Taiwan-based high-tech companies reportedly has asked the organizers of Computex Taipei to postpone the annual tradeshow this year currently scheduled for June 2 to 5, citing the coronavirus pandemic.
SMBs alone insufficient to realize smart manufacturing
Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs in 2018 began to promote installing smart machine boxes (SMBs) on manufacturing equipment to boost development of smart machinery, but SMBs alone are insufficient to completely reach smart manufacturing, according to industry sources.
Server chassis supplier Chenbro has disclosed plans to scale up production capacity at its factory site in Taiwan to mitigate the risk of production concentration in the wake of the US-China trade tensions and the coronavirus outbreak, according to company president Ya-Nan Chen.
China-based cloud service providers and server vendors are keenly developing ASIC chips solutions on their own, particularly those for 5G base stations and servers, providing new business opportunities for Taiwan-based ASIC designers offering technical support and design services for Chinese clients,...
Smart machine boxes to get upgrades
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) in 2018 began promoting installation of smart machine boxes (SMBs) on machines as the first step to boosting development of smart machinery in Taiwan, and beginning 2020 the SMBs will get upgraded functions and standardized format interfaces, according to government-sponsored...
Taiwan-based cloud computing services provider eCloudvalley is enjoying rising demand for its online cloud computing cooperation platform as enterprises worldwide have begun asking their workers to work from home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Acer Cyber Security (ACSI), an Internet security solution affiliate of the Acer Group, is seeing growing interest from clients in the financial industry in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 4Q 2019
Taiwan's large-size LCD panel shipments went down slightly on quarter, but more than 5% on year to arrive at 59.12 million units...
China smartphone AP shipments – 4Q 2019
Smartphone AP shipments to China-based vendors came to 197 million units, down 5.9% on year and 7.7% on quarter.
Global tablet market (outbreak updates) – 4Q 2019
The tablet sector is witnessing better capacity recovery than the notebook and handset sectors.
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...