Driven by the huge temptation of economic interests, hacker groups have continued to expand their attacks during the pandemic. According to Check Point's latest Cyber Security Report, the number of cyberattacks hitting enterprises each week in 2021 increased by more than 50% compared with 2020. Information security challenges faced by enterprises today can be roughly divided into three categories: first is someone specifically targeting an enterprise or organization; the second is the change of access mode brought about by remote and mobile office work models, which expands the scope of malicious program attack; finally, a large number of not-for-profit hacking incidents, such as collecting the personal information of political figures, has paralyzing critical infrastructure.
The automobile industry has encountered the biggest transformation in over a century. With the successive introduction of new technologies, what once was a vision of smart mobility is gradually becoming a reality. Although historically Taiwan was not home to large automakers, the supply chain is actually rather comprehensive, especially for self-driving technology. At present, most domestic ICT companies are actively investing in the technology and gradually establish their reputations in the industry. If Taiwan's automotive supply chains can integrate with the ICT industry, vigorous potential for future development can be expected. However, in terms of system and functional requirements and the ecosystem, the automobile industry is quite unique compared with other industries. Self-driving cars not only face a complex situation in a real-world driving scenario, but they must also pass extensive testing before any new feature can be installed on the vehicles. On the topic "Ubiquitous: Tech Leads from the Future," DIGITIMES Research analyst Yi-Fan Chen, and Liang-Kuang Chen, associate professor of the NTUST Department of Mechanical Engineering as well as director of its SEV Research Center, made a deep-dive analysis of the development of current regulatory standards and human control system design considerations for self-driving cars.
In its online earnings call on July 26, CyberLink's chairman and CEO Jau Huang indicated that the company's FaceMe facial recognition engine is expected to contribute to revenues starting from 2023, thanks to the adoption by Toyota for factory inspector identification as well as CyberLink's cooperation with Avigilon and MediaTek.
A multi-cloud datacenter jointly established by VMware and Far EasTone Telecom for Foxconn (Hon Hai Technology) at its headquarters in New Taipei has become operational since June. According to Barry Chen, general manager of VMware Taiwan, the cooperation can help the EMS provider with accelerating its digital transformation.
TetraMem is a semiconductor startup based in Fremont, California. They utilize an in-memory computing (IMC) structure with proprietary computing memory device solutions to improve computing efficiency and power consumption while delivering high computing throughout multiple AI applications. DIGITIMES talked to TetraMem co-founder Glenn Ge to get a first-hand understanding of their innovation and their insights for future industry development.
It is critical to have security systems in place that prevent any unauthorized personnel from gaining access to your company's system. If an attacker were able to, they could gain control over the victim's programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and all upper-level communication-based tools of the Purdue model. (For readers who are not familiar with the Purdue model, it is basically a model that helps to define the architecture of operational technologies (OT) and information technology (IT).)
Fairy Devices envisions a world where AI is given ears and hands and becomes a fairy to help connect humans from different countries. Its wireless AI-device Thinklet embodies the philosophy and helps shorten the geographical distance and remove the language barrier between field workers around the world.
Turn Cloud Technology Service, a Taiwan-based startup developer of OMO (online merge with offline) total solutions for digital transformation of retail operations, has signed an MoU with Japan-based VINX and Hitachi Solutions for introducing its products and technology to retail store chains, hypermarkets and shopping centers in Japan and Southeast Asia, according to Taiwan's National Development Council (NDC).
In November 2021, Zillow, a US-based real estate online marketplace, announced it would terminate the practice of relying on algorithms to buy and sell houses. Thanks to the malfunctioned machine learning (ML) models, the company lost almost US$330 million in Q3 2021, according to its financial report.
Japan-based systems integrator Itochu Techno-Solutions (CTC) has used CyberLink's AI facial recognition engine, FaceMe, to develop a "vehicle inspection information system" for adoption by Toyota to improve vehicle quality management.
In a bid to speed up digital transformation, many enterprises have planned to focus IT investment in 2022-2023 on hybrid clouds, according to head of cloud computing business group Kyle Wu for AI startup iKala Interactive Media.
Compal Electronics will cooperate with InSynerger Technology, a startup developer of IoT-based smart solutions, to set up a network of 5G smart poles in Asia New Bay Area 5G AIoT Innovation Park in Kaohsiung City, southern Taiwan, in a bid to boost standardization of 5G smart poles, according to deputy director Irving Fan for Compal.
HwaCom Systems announced in March that it is developing 5G network applications including Internet of Vehicle (IoV), smart city, and smart mobility and working with governmental bodies to unify industrial standards for these emerging applications.
The emerging AI and 5G technologies have accelerated big data processing and analysis sharply driving demand for diverse AIoT chips and devices, and next-generation in-memory computing technology that can enhance computing performance and reduce power consumption will play a key role in future high-tech applications, according to Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).