Taiwan blocks Zoom from government use
Taiwan's Department of Cyber Security has banned all government agencies and specific non-government organizations not to use video conferencing hardware, software and services that pose information security risks such as Zoom.
Demand for LiDARs to take off, says PIDA
Global demand for LiDARs for use in ADAS (advanced driver assistance system), autonomous vehicles, drones and construction engineering is going to take off along with continued improvement in performance and reduction in production cost, according to Taiwan's Photonics Industry & Technology Development...
Taiwan-based Weblink International, an electronics products distribution arm of Acer, is likely to report a double-digit revenue growth for the first quarter of 2020, bolstered by increased shipments of IT products and household appliances, according to company president Lin Chia-chang.
IDEA promoting Taiwan digital entertainment industry
International Digital Entertainment Creative Association (IDEA) aims to be a catalyst to integrate segments of Taiwan's digital entertainment industry to create synergy and boost its internationalization, according to IDEA chairman Ken Chen.
Total end-user spending on IT infrastructure products (server, enterprise storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud environments, including public and private cloud, recovered in the fourth quarter of 2019 after two consecutive quarters of decline, according to IDC.
Taiwan-based ruggedized industrial PC (IPC) maker Getac has been transforming its business and is adopting a business model of a system integrator (SI) to expand its solutions with AI technologies.
Taiwan developing smart machinery in 3 stages
Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI) has worked with ICT industries and academic organizations to formulate short-, mid- and long-term strategies for developing smart machinery in Taiwan, according to TAMI chairman Alex Ko.
University developing AI detection of blood cancer
A university research team has been developing AI-based analysis of general blood data to screen out phlebotomy cases with high risks for blood cancer.
Demand for remote offices backup solutions emerging
Demand as well as the order visibility for remote offices backup solutions is surging as the coronavirus pandemic still takes hold, pushing enterprises across the globe to scramble for tools that could help them maintain their operations remotely, according to industry sources.
Soft-World reports profit for 2019
Online game developer and operator Soft-World International has reported net profit of NT$610.6 million (US$20.2 million) and net EPS of NT$5.00 for 2019.
Fu Chun Shin works with ITRI to develop smart manufacturing solution for injection molding
Fu Chun Shin Machinery Manufacture (FCS), with help from Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute, (ITRI) has developed a smart sensing solution for online monitoring of plastic injection molding processes to assure quality of injection molded plastic products.
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.
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.
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 government hosts online startup training camp
Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and StanShih Foundation, established by Acer founder Stan Shih, on March 20 jointly hosted a three-day training camp on entrepreneurship via online conferencing, avoiding a physical meetings in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
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.
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.
While smart healthcare is widely available in Taiwan, not every patient is willing to pay for or can afford such software-based services, and therefore a well-defined pricing mechanism is necessary for promoting sound development of smart healthcare solutions, according to Jimmy Huang, who is a digital...
China-based AI developers Megvii and Sensetime are gearing up their development of AI solutions, eyeing the business opportunities in the prevention of the spread of the coronavirus.
Gamania nets NT$5.10 per share for 2019
Online game developer and operator Gamania Digital Entertainment has posted net EPS of NT$5.10 (US$0.17) for 2019.
US-based all-flash data storage hardware/software vendor Pure Storage has seen urgent and strong demand from manufacturing industries and hospitals in the Taiwan market following the coronavirus outbreak, according to country manager Kyle Wu.
Taiwan-based automation solution developer Solomon has cooperated with Denmark-based Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) to release disinfection robots that could help prevent the spread of viruses, while Taiwan-based Papago has also devoted efforts to developing a facial recognition system that can identify...
China-based Suning trialing unmanned last-mile delivery
China-based Suning Holdings is trialing unmanned last-mile delivery of online purchased merchandise items to buyers in place of conventional delivery by couriers to avoid possible coronavirus infections via person-to-person contact, according to China-based media reports.
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...