ToF seeking demand outside of smartphones
While ToF (time of flight) 3D sensing technology is mostly used in rear cameras of smartphones and facial recognition currently, it has potential of being used in autonomous driving, smart retail and smart manufacturing, according to technical marketing manager Jerry Chang at Imaging Division under...
HD Maps Research Center in Taiwan starts operation
The Ministry of the Interior commissioned Department of Geomatics under Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University has completed the establishment of High-definition (HD) Maps Research Center with the center's operation aiming to provide HD maps for use in ITS (intelligent transportation system) such...
AIMobile, an AI solution joint venture between Inventec and Advantech, has partnered with Canon to integrate its AI technologies into the Japanese firm's imaging systems to strengthen its image sensing ability and target AI surveillance business opportunities from smart city and smart traffic.
National Center for High-performance Computer under stated-owned National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs) is planning to invest NT$570 million (US$18.63 million) in 2020 to execute projects for high-speed computing and network applications.
Foxconn subsidiaries push into 5G businesses
Now that Young Liu has taken the helm, the Foxconn Technology Group (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has begun a series of transformations targeting the business opportunity from 5G, with subsidiaries such as Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT), FIH Mobile and Foxconn Industrial Internet (FII) all playing...
US and Taiwanese firms have been doing well in cooperative development of tech innovations in 5G, IoT and big data analysis, but it requires more efforts from both sides to facilitate cross-border data flows and enhance privacy protection associated with digital innovations that have ushered in many...
XFail 2019 Conference to open in Taiwan
XFail 2019 Conference, an occasion for entrepreneurs to share their experiences of failure to improve startups' chance of success, will open in Taipei on December 14.
Deep01, a Taiwan-based medical artificial intelligence (AI) startup, is applying for its second US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) clearance for midline shift detection and measurement, according to the company's CEO, David Chou.
91pu provides online sheet music in uniform format
91pu, a website providing online sheet music in uniform format for instrument players and singers, has accumulated about 200,000 members and reached 6.6 million person-visits a month, according to Wang Han, CEO for the site's operator Hima Music Studio.
Taiwan gearing up to build smart biomedical ecosystem
Taiwan's government will step up the development of smart biotech ecosystem by fostering more startups and introducing more international funds, technologies and talent through Hsinchu Biomedical Science Park and Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA), according to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
Taiwan urged to ease rules to attract AI talent
To tackle ongoing brain drain, Taiwan businesses are keen on adopting AI solutions to accelerate operation upgrades and transformations, but what counts more is how they can attract more high-level foreign AI and other tech professionals to work in Taiwan to sustain innovation momentum, according to...
Advantech will release MarketPlace 2.0 under its WISE-PaaS (platform as a service) in January 2020 to allow clients to customize software services they need.
AUO Care, a provider of healthcare solutions mainly for the elderly in China, aims to triple its sales over the next two years before heading towards exponential growth, according to company president Alex Yeh.
Driven by the application of sensors, AI, big data and IoT technologies, smart agriculture has developed rapidly in Taiwan, and a spate of latest smart agricultural solutions unveiled by academic research groups at the just-concluded Futex Taipei 2019 are expected to help accelerate upgrades and transformation...
HTC has reduced prices of its VR headsets and also released a Beta version of Viveport wireless cross-platform streaming services aiming to boost sales during the year-end shopping season.
Smart glasses enabled by AR/MR technologies may gradually replace smartphones, with such a trend beginning to emerge in 2023 according to Tom Liang, chairman for both Taiwan-based smart glasses designer Jorjin Technologies and Taiwan Smart Glasses Industry Association.
As 5G penetration rate is expected to reach 50% in 2023, smart augmented reality (AR) glasses will begin entering the consumer market, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan's commercial sector has witnessed significant achievements in smart transformation, especially in retail and logistics, over the past year, with many players having created brand-new business models driven by AI, big data and IoT applications, according to May Lee, director general of the Department...
Taiwan's National Defense Medical Center (NDMC), a military medical university, has cooperated with HTC DeepQ, the smartphone vendor's healthare research unit, to set up a MR-based anatomy lab, according to NDMC president Cha Tai-lung.
At AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced several new projects including five new artificial intelligence (AI) services designed to put machine learning in the hands of more application developers and end users - with no machine learning experience required, and three key initiatives...
Taiwan-based Wistron Medical Technology is deepening its deployment in four domains seeking to leverage its parent firm's ICT prowess to informatize, digitalize, and smartize medical solutions, according to company CEO Donald Huang, concurrently chief technology officer at Wistron.
Four startups shared their business ideas with investors and big companies at an event jointly organized recently by Taipei City's Department of Economic Development and Digitimes to promote cross-sector collaboration in building an audio-visual entertainment ecosystem.
Cadence to acquire AWR from National Instruments
Cadence Design Systems and National Instruments (NI) have announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for the former to acquire AWR Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the latter.
Yallvend, AuthMe and BiiLabs have jointly developed a KYC (know your customer) solution for vending machines to enable them to sell products, such as cigarettes or alcohol, to qualified consumers via personal identity verification, according to Yallvend CEO Duncan Huang.
Adlink Technology has joined forces with Intel and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to simplify artificial intelligence (AI) at the edge for machine vision, offering an integrated solution featuring an Amazon Sagemaker-built machine learning model optimized by and deployed with the Intel Distribution of OpenVINO...
Taiwan handsets – 3Q 2019
Taiwan makers shipped 14.21 million handsets in third-quarter 2019, up 3% sequentially but down 34.8% on year.
Taiwan LCD TVs – 3Q 2019
Taiwan's TV maker shipped a total of 7.39 million LCD TVs in the third quarter, up 3.2% sequentially.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 3Q 2019
Taiwan PC monitor shipments continued to grow on-year in the third quarter of 2019 at 5.8% to arrive at 23.73 million units.
Global LCD panel shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
Global small- to medium-size LCD panel shipments are estimated to drop from 2020 to 2024, while large-size ones will continue...
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...