Enovix, a designer and manufacturer of next-gen 3D lithium–silicon batteries, lately joined Taiwan industry sector due to its alliance with EDOM Technology. Enovix's current business is mainly for mobile and wearable devices, while also developing battery technology and production for EV and energy storage markets.
While ADAS has become the third eye of human drivers that produces real-time, in-cabin alerts using low-latency edge AI, commercial fleet managers seem to need a more powerful tool to track traffic violations that could result in fatality and harm fleet reputation.
Startup team Wonders.ai is making an attempt to bring animated characters on the other side of the screen to life using AI technology. By giving them personality and social capabilities, they can become AI companions in people's daily lives.
China's electric vehicle startups are defying the venture capital winter. While the country is leading a global contraction in VC investment, its auto sector has taken the top spot for funding so far this year, with more than 147 deals amounting to US$5.95 billion, according to data from research firm Preqin. Much of that has been from capital flowing into EVs, with batteries and semiconductors - two other high-growth sectors in the new-energy vehicle chain - in fourth and fifth place. All three have logged more deals than last year, while fundraising for once-hot industries like internet businesses, education, and real estate have fallen off a cliff.
AI image processing will play an increasingly important role in the mobile phone market, with AI image semantic segmentation helping phones achieve better picture quality (PQ), as well as providing better efficiency in terms of power consumption, according to MediaTek product manager Jam Lin at an online forum.
qScire, a startup established by Chilean EDA engineers, has been selected as one of the honorary mentions of the Tech Innovation Excellence (TIE) Award at Taiwan InnoTech Expo 2022 held between October 13-15, 2022.
Environmental destruction and excessive use of fossil fuels have increased the average global temperature. The world is experiencing unusual but frequent El Nino and La Nina events, melting glaciers of the North and South poles. Even worse, droughts, wildfires, and rainstorms are happening worldwide. Based on the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, The Paris Climate Agreement was an international treaty on climate change, adopted at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change. A long-term temperature goal is set to mitigate the global warming effects, which is keeping the rise in mean global temperature well below two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and preferably limiting the increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Taiwan's OToBrite Electronics has announced recently that it has developed a blind spot information system (BSIS) for large commercial vehicles using visual AI. OToBrite pointed out that it has passed UN Regulation No.151 and has already begun shipping to clients in Europe.
Etron Technology through subsidiary eYs3D Microelectronics, which develops 3D sensing solutions for AI-on-edge applications, has attracted orders for unmanned stores and smart healthcare applications, according to company chairman Nicky Lu.
In 2022, Meta has been focusing more on its commercial VR market operations due to the pandemic changing the way people work. Besides the Meta Quest Pro's emphasis on commercial use, Meta also announced that it'll continue to update the Meta Horizon Workrooms platform, adding Zoom and Microsoft Teams to Workrooms, building the new virtual office platform Magic Room, and more.
German startup NanoWired GmbH has been announced as one of the winners in the Taiwan Innotech Exhibition (TIE) 2022 innovation award competition. TIE will be hosted from October 13 to 15 at the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1, and a virtual exhibition hall is available for visitors who cannot attend in person. DIGITIMES Asia talked to Olav Birlem, CEO and co-founder of NanoWired, at its Taipei Tech Center.
Qualcomm is a leader in 5G technologies that have been investing 20% of annual revenues since 2006. Many have been curious about the company's secret sauce for innovation. As Qualcomm will soon announce the winners of the 2022 Qualcomm Innovate in Taiwan Challenge (QITC) in November, DIGITIMES Asia talked to Sudeepto Roy, VP of engineering at Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL), San Diego, who manages Qualcomm's global startup programs, to discover how Qualcomm cultivate its ecosystem of innovation through startup incubation.