The Taiwan Cement Corporation (TCC) has been active in the new energy sector. Besides raising EV charging stations all across the world, it has also gradually come up with a series of zero-carbon emission plans. One of which is a 5G smart mine that prides itself on zero-carbon emission located in Jiangsu, China.
Chinese mobile phone maker Vivo recently announced a new generation of self-developed image chips. Said image chip uses the AI-ISP architecture, bringing the low latency and high-performance traits of traditional ISPs to the AI instant processing architecture. However, Vivo has yet to announce an official name for the image chip. Rumor has it that Vivo's X90 series could be equipped with this image chip.
Apple is currently crafting its first XR (extended reality) headset. Supply chain sources hinted that this XR device, codename N301, will be exclusively assembled by Pegatron. Mass production is expected to begin at the end of the first quarter of 2023.
Taiwan is fulfilling its promise to invest in Lithuania and other Central and Eastern European countries to further enhance collaborations in the semiconductor, electric vehicle (EV), and laser industries by providing investments and scholarships.
Experts spoke on the first day of the 2022 US-Taiwan High-tech Forum (UTHF) and gave reasons for optimism for the semiconductor industry outlook in the next 10 years. However, they also cautioned that the biggest threats and roadblocks for the next decade are not in semiconductor technology itself but in non-technical factors.
Willbox, a Japan-based startup operating cloud computing-based open international logistics platform Giho in the Japanese market, will establish an operational branch in Taiwan in 2023, according to company founder and CEO Motonari Kami.
US-based self-driving AI technology company Argo AI, founded in 2016, shut down last week and is now absorbed by two of its main stakeholders, Ford and Volkswagen, according to TechCrunch. The two companies have invested a combined US$3.6 billion in Argo.
With continuous doubt surrounding data center server demands, Microsoft and Google once again reaffirmed their stance that investment in data center construction will remain unchanged, providing reassurance to the server supply chain. However, industry sources pointed out that the market is still changing. Clients will be more realistic in their stocking and upstream demand will remain cautious.
IRegained, a Canadian digital neurotherapeutics startup is advancing its post-stroke hand rehabilitation device, the MyHand System, towards commercialization with the device presently undergoing clinical validation. IRegained is in negotiations with Wistron, a Taiwanese electronics company, as a possible partner for distribution and manufacturing.
According to Quanta CTO Ted Chang, the human body is a metaverse in itself. By applying virtual-physical integration technology to the smart medical sector, we can create digital simulations of the body known as digital twins. This way, we can perform precise medical treatments within the safer metaverse environment.
Uspace, a technology company with sharing economy as its core value, announced the completion of an US$8.2 million Series A funding round on Oct 27, led by Taiwan Mobile. According to Uspace, the company will leverage Series A to implement a more rapid and comprehensive strategic expansion to the fields of e-commerce, auto insurance, loans, and other new markets, and achieve ongoing capital planning. It also aims to go public in the next two years.
Acoustoelectric component maker Primax Electronics remains confident in its 2022 performance and optimistic about its 2023 outlook despite the overall environment causing a recession in the consumer electronics market. This is due to Primax delving into other sectors with its vision, hearing, and touch sensory technology, according to company chairman Li-Sheng Liang.
Reuters reported exclusively on Oct 26 that the US Department of Justice has probed into a series of car crashes involving Tesla's self-driving system. The marketing hype over self-driving technology has not died down; however, many suppliers and AI companies have recently voiced different opinions on the future of autonomous cars.
ARRIS Composite, an advanced manufacturing startup founded in 2017 and based in Berkeley, California, came to Taiwan to establish its Asia production center in 2021, during the midst of the Pandemic. ARRIS is now ramping up its mass production capacity in Taiwan to fulfill customer orders in the millions of units.
Meta's Hokkien-English synchronous translation function has sparked a discussion in Taiwan, leading people to wonder what Meta is planning to do with this new technology. Ming-Shun Tsai, the president of school affairs for the Taiwan AI Academy, stated that this is likely to promote breakthroughs in social media platforms and the metaverse.