The NaviFUS System developed by NaviFUS Corp. has shown great potential to treat recurrent glioblastoma multiforme and epilepsy, which both lack effective therapies. There are approximately 10,000 brain tumor patients in the United States, and their predicted survival is no more than 12-18 months. There are also approximately 200,000 epilepsy patients in Taiwan, in which one third cannot be treated with standard medication. Applications of ultrasound have grown beyond traditional diagnostic uses, making it an intriguing technology in the medical treatments space; for example, ultrasound in aesthetic medicine has matured into a Red Ocean market, while recent studies in clinical applications of focused ultrasound in brain diseases suggest a nascent Blue Ocean market with great potential. NaviFUS Corp. will begin a Phase III clinical trial in Taiwan and Phase II clinical trial in the United States to treat brain cancer and epilepsy, and NaviFUS Corp. will also seek patent sublicensing and joint development agreements with major companies worldwide.
The defeat of the world go champion by artificial intelligence (AI) program AlphaGo took the world by surprise. Since then, AI applications have expanded and concordantly large-scale computing applications have also become crucial. In the four short years since its establishment, NEUCHIPS has become a prominent IC design company in Taiwan for AI accelerators. The company focuses on purpose-built AI accelerator chips in its research and development. Under the leadership of the Chairman Dr. Youn-Long Lin, it has overcome the challenges of the pandemic in the last 3 years and the results of its research and development have been remarkable this year in Taiwan and abroad. Its built-in patented compression technology for customized chips significantly reduced the memory requirements while retaining high precision and ultra-low power consumption; the chips' performance rival that of the major AI company NVIDIA. During this period, NEUCHIPS has been one of only two IC designers in Taiwan to have commenced production with TSMC's 7nm process.
Climate change has shaken the world. Taiwan as an island is no exception and has been stricken with rising heat, abnormal weather patterns, and drought. In the last two years, Taiwan has seen such severe droughts that the central government set up a drought emergency response center to take all necessary measures to conserve water.
With the rapid development of various digital innovations such as Generative AI, the demand for high-performance chips in the market has surged dramatically, leading to increased complexity in chip design. Take Nvidia's H100 GPU, for example, which contains 80 billion transistors. Managing such a vast number of transistors, coupled with increasingly tight market schedules and shrinking product lifecycles, makes relying solely on manual development nearly impossible. To address this challenge, Maxeda Technology has partnered with international IC design giants to offer a range of production-validated AI-assisted EDA (Electronic Design Automation) solutions. We hope that our participation in the TIE Award competition will allow more international companies to see Taiwan's innovative achievements in EDA and create opportunities for further collaboration.
Entomal Biotech is bringing a new, sustainable way of processing food waste to the table. It has come up with an idea of circling food waste from the kitchen, home, to the dump and then back to animals or, ultimately in the future, human's stomach.
Trends in smart wearables head towards multi-functional integration, longer battery life, and smoother user experience, placing higher requirements on chips to deliver smaller size, better power consumption, improved performance, better application tuning, and more. ePOP storage chips are ideal for smart wearable devices for their small size, low power consumption, high performance, and high reliability. Now BIWIN brings the LPDDR4X 144-Ball ePOP for high-end smart watches, offering 128.6% higher frequency and 32% less chip size compared with LPDDR3.
PCIe SSD prices continue to drop in 2022, the cost of purchasing high-performance, high-capacity PCIe SSDs for PCs has also decreased. This has expanded the application of PCIe 4.0 SSDs in the PC OEM market, driving a significant increase in the market share of consumer PCIe 4.0 SSDs. BIWIN has extended a new DRAM-less PCIe 4.0 SSD-- AP860 for desktops, laptops, and all-in-one computers. This new product offer high performance, large capacity, excellent compatibility, quality consistency, and supply stability.
Xiphera, founded in 2017 by Matti Tommiska and Kimmo Jarvinen, has designed hardware-based cryptographic algorithms that can be implemented directly on Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) or Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC). Xiphera has partnerships with Intel, AMD, Lattice, Microchip, Bittware, Spinnaker Systems, and Muspark.
ChatGPT, the latest artificial intelligence (AI) trend, has continued to create surprises in our daily lives. The trend has naturally spread to the field of medicine which generates a wave of new smart healthcare applications that combine biomedicine with AI. The development has driven massive growth in biomedical technology which drastically reduces the analysis and interpretation time, thereby increasing the accuracy and efficiency of diagnosis. The AI-oriented medicine is creating new opportunities as smart technology has become an indispensable force that drives the development of biomedical science.
Okinawa-based startup Watasumi is utilizing its biological technological expertise to convert organic carbon from waste water into energy through bioelectrochemical systems (BES). The company now targets small- and medium-sized food and drink industries around Japan, hoping to treat waste water more sustainably by leasing to clients the fully self-sustained compact module reactor that can also serve as an additional power source.