Qualcomm announced on September 21 to establish the Qualcomm Innovation Center, Southern Taiwan located at Kaohsiung's Yawan 5G AIOT Innovation Park to support local industries and startups, as well as unveiling the Qualcomm Wireless Reach 5G innovative education initiative to bridge the digital divide.
Driven by the wave of digital transformation, the number of IoT devices and the amount of data created has rapidly increased. Businesses from the IoT and battery sectors have turned to the cloud to manage this continuously growing data.
Partnerships are vital in the EV ecosystem. The recent global supply chain concerns have prompted many companies to bring their component suppliers closer. But most Indian EV manufacturers realize it is more important to prioritize value-addition than proximity.
TFT-LCD panel maker Innolux hosted a special event to exhibit fruition of its efforts in digital transformation of business operation as well as innovation in technology and products, according to the company.
RISC-V is becoming a mainstream architecture to share the market with Intel's X86 and Arm. Being an open platform, it is especially attracting extraordinary attention from semiconductor industry participants as well as investors amid rising geopolitical tensions that are putting restrictions on technology innovations. The popularity of RISC-V is reflected in the fact that as soon as news about RISC-V hosting a 2022 RISC-V Taipei Day event on the auspicious occasion of SEMICON Taiwan 2022 went public, the event was fully booked in a day. DIGITIMES hosted an exclusive interview with RISC-V International CEO Calista Redmond, who gave a detailed account of RISC-V and Intel's collaboration, the outlook for RISC-V's business development and the roles it aims to play in the semiconductor industry.
Technology not only changes the way people live, but also what they eat. As more people consider going on a plant-based diet as part of the personal endeavor to reduce carbon emissions, the quality of non-animal foods is also improving. However, the population of vegetarians or vegans account for only 2% of the world's total population, according to Jen-yu Huang, CEO and founder of Lypid.
International startup accelerator SparkLabs Taipei announced on August 31 of a name change as well as partnerships with Qualcomm and Google to offer new training and mentorship initiatives for Taiwan-based startups, with the aim to boost their competitiveness going global.
The Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) has released a report of Taiwan's venture capital (VC) investment trend, showing that VCs have displayed a trend of "lower quantity but higher price," with the health and energy sectors being the most popular. Corporations have also been focusing more on VCs in recent years, looking to use investments in startups to stimulate internal innovation, stated Eric Wu, director of Wistron's CVC office.
As demand for cloud services increases, corporations tend to face several challenges in the process of shifting from on-premise equipment to the cloud. How to help clients solve their pain points and expand their business in the niche market are common challenges for all IT service providers.
Data is the foundation of autonomous driving. Nexar, an AI computer vision company, analyzes street information through a network supported by its dash cams. Integrating real-time data with human driving behaviors, the Israel-based company aims for a solution that would upgrade self-driving cars' training.
As the automotive industry enters the age of V2X, businesses and government agencies are investing more in this market. The smart tranportation industry will shift towards developing cloud-connected vehicles, sharing integrated application services and turning cars into an important V2X service carrier, according to the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA).
Memory module and industrial SSD maker Apacer Technology has stepped into the IoT field and has developed smart AI-based AOI (automated optical inspection) solutions on a customization basis, according to the company.
PlayNitride is listed on the Taiwan Innovation Board of the Taiwan Stock Exchange on August 18, becoming the first one to be listed on the board. The company took the initiative to start volume production of microLED chips and panels among competitors and will secure the globally exclusive status by maintaining such volume production over the next 2-3 years, according to the company founder, chairman, and CEO Charles Li.
ViewSonic, which marks its 35th year of establishment in 2022, has been actively promoting digital transformation in recent years, shifting from a hardware company to a solutions company. Looking towards the future, company chairman James Chu has laid out the key development strategy of "ecosystem as a service," announcing the Universe education metaverse software.