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Friday 28 May 2021
Deeplite accelerates time-to-market for AI applications to run on edge devices
In today's world of computer vision AI, there is a significant challenge of running AI models on the limited compute power of edge device chipsets, as they are typically too large, process heavy and consume significant power. Furthermore, there is the rising costs of IT infrastructure (e.g. cloud) to support AI models, which is not green-tech friendly, as well as the costly process of spending months to manually optimizing AI models, while trying to maintain accuracy.
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Thursday 20 May 2021
Blockchain startup OwlTing aims at explosive growth
OwlTing, a Taiwan-based startup engaged in blockchain applications, aims to increase business by 50-100 times from the current level in 5-7 years, with new FinTech services to be the major driving force, according to company founder and CEO Darren Wang.
Friday 14 May 2021
Nuclera acquires E Ink digital microfluidics unit
UK-based biotech firm Nuclera has announced it has acquired Taiwan-based E Ink Holdings (EIH)'s digital microfluidics unit to form its US subsidiary.
Thursday 13 May 2021
Small sensors, big goals: Q&A with ForceN CEO Robert Brooks and VP of engineering Albert Chen
The advent of Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 has increased the demands for robots and edge computing, and the tasks are becoming more and more complex. Force sensors are critical to preventing the machines from breaking. Toronto-based startup ForceN has developed customizable force sensors that are thin and flexible, and do not require design change on machines to accommodate them.
Tuesday 11 May 2021
Server makers eyeing double-digit shipment increases in 2Q21
Server makers including Quanta Computer, Wiwynn, MiTAC Computing Technology (MCT) and Inventec have all estimated their second-quarter 2021 server shipments to see double-digit sequential increases, mainly driven by strong demand for datacenter applications, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 11 May 2021
Just Kitchen poised for IPO in New York
Just Kitchen Holdings, a Taiwan-based startup provider of meal/food delivery services, will undertake IPO on New York's OTC Markets in late May, according to company co-founder and CEO Jason Chen.
Monday 10 May 2021
Chief Telecom to build new datacenter in Taiwan
Taiwan-based telecom solution provider Chief Telecom will establish its fourth datacenter in northern Taiwan with the construction to begin in the second half of the year, according to company chairman Yan-hung Wu.
Friday 7 May 2021
Strong PC peripheral demand boosts Chicony 1Q21 revenues, profits
Notebook-use keyboard and CCM (compact camera module) maker Chicony Electronics saw its revenues, gross margins and operating profits all hit record highs in the first quarter of 2021, buoyed by a strong influx of orders for PC applications.
Tuesday 4 May 2021
Beyond Limits to set up R&D center in Taiwan
US-based AI startup Beyond Limits will set up an R&D center in Taiwan in 2021, according to the company's Taiwan general manager Chang Chung-yi.
Friday 30 April 2021
VC, startup ecosystem expansions: Q&A with AppWorks founder Jamie Lin
AppWorks, the largest venture capital (VC) firm in Taiwan and Southeast Asia, manages three VC funds with a total asset of US$212 million after 10 years of efforts. Not only has the firm reached profitability, but it has also incubated an accumulated total of 56 startups, including four successful IPOs, one centicorn (worth over US$100 billion), one decacorn (worth over US$10 billion), one unicorn and six centaurs (worth over US$100 million). The entire ecosystem is made up of 400 active startups reaching an estimated total worth exceeding US$10 billion, employing 17,000 professionals and generating annual revenue of US$8 billion.
Friday 30 April 2021
ITRI develops AI-based logistics solution
Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has developed an AI-based high-density shuttle rack service system.
Thursday 29 April 2021
Canadian firm Solace to power smart manufacturing and IoT in Taiwan
Massive demand for rapid, secure, and stable transmission of data and information in the age of Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 is attracting solution providers to seek opportunities in the manufacturing space. Solace, a middleware solution provider founded in 2001 in Ottawa, Canada, also has its eyes set on the manufacturing sector in Taiwan, and is expanding its business in the market.
Tuesday 27 April 2021
Taiwan 1Q21 international Internet bandwidth over 4,840Gbps
Taiwan's direct Internet connection with 15 countries/regions (including Hong Kong and Macau) reached total bandwidth of 4,840.613Gbps as of the end of first-quarter 2021, increasing 0.47% sequentially and 31.43% on year, according to government-sponsored Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC).
Monday 26 April 2021
Taiwan likely to become a top-3 machine tool exporter
Taiwan stands a good chance of becoming a global top-3 exporter of machine tools in the next 7-10 years, up from its current foruth place, according to chairman Jimmy Chu for machine tool maker Fair Friend Enterprise.
Thursday 22 April 2021
Quanta medical solution adopted by Taiwan hospitals
Quanta Computer's ECG smart medical solution has obtained certification from Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) and has been adopted by National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH).
Monday 19 April 2021
Taiwania stepping up investments in startups
Taiwania Capital is set to complete the fifth round of fundraising in June, targeting startups at Pre-A as well as Series A and Series B rounds, according to company CEO David Weng.