Sep 28, 12:10
Audrey Tang, Andrew Ng share insights on Taiwan's strengths and AI regulation
AI expert Andrew Ng made a visit to Taiwan to take part in a series of forums, where he recently shared the stage with Audrey Tang, the Minister of Digital Affairs. They engaged in extensive discussions concerning AI models and regulations. Andrew Ng highlighted Taiwan's advantage in having a concentration of precision manufacturing industries, a strength that Silicon Valley lacks. In contrast, Audrey Tang advocated the growing prevalence of edge computing.
Alphabet Inc.'s Google, Apple Inc. and Meta Platforms Inc. are on the verge of winning approval from US regulators to deploy a new set of mobile virtual and augmented reality devices, including goggles and in-car connections.
Since its inception in 2003, the Taiwanese-American Industrial Technological Association Silicon Valley (TAITA-SV) has firmly stood as a pivotal conduit for technological industry exchange between Taiwan and Silicon Valley. To mark its 20th anniversary, TAITA-SV has organized an exclusive forum and dinner event scheduled for October 7th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Santa Clara.
Optical device maker EZconn expects demand pickup in 2H24
Sep 28, 11:44
Optical communication device specialist EZconn continues to see its business negatively affected by customer inventory adjustments, but expects demand to pick up in the second half of 2024.
Montage upbeat about DDR5 memory demand
Sep 28, 10:48
Montage Technology, a Chinese company specializing in memory interface products and PCIe retimer chips, remains optimistic about demand for DDR5 memory despite the weak market for general-purpose servers.
Government-developed science parks in Taiwan, including Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP), and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP), saw a combined revenue fall of 11.95% on year in the first half of 2023.
Artificial intelligence will boost economic growth in the US and other advanced economies more than in China and emerging economies, and will add to global competition between Washington and Beijing.
The South Korean government has unveiled a substantial 16.6% reduction or KRW5.2 trillion (US$3.89 billion) in research and development (R&D) spending in its budget proposal for 2024, with the spending to drop to KRW25.9 trillion from KRW31.1 trillion in 2023. Korean industry estimates that the budget cut could cause more than 1,200 newly hired R&D personnel to face layoffs in the 25 government-funded research institutes specializing in science and technology.
In response to the consecutive initiation of lunar exploration projects by countries such as the United States, China, Japan, and India, experts believe that Taiwan may find it challenging to allocate equivalent resources to lunar or interstellar exploration. However, it can choose to join a particular entity and provide critical components and systems. Industry insiders are urging Taiwanese companies to seize the opportunity of "rideshare" offered by foreign space companies, obtain flight records for their component products in a timely manner, and access firsthand lunar exploration data.
The scale of generative AI is estimated to double in three years, but its widespread adoption must still rely on developers creating more customized applications, according to Andrew Ng, a globally recognized leader in AI.
EVs are increasing the demand for silicon carbide (SiC). In addition, generative AI also drives data centers' needs for new-generation power semiconductors.
LG Display (LGD), the leader of the large-sized OLED display market, is actively venturing into the mid-to-small-sized IT OLED market. It recently announced the mass production of a 17-inch foldable panel for notebooks. Through LG Electronics, it's expected to launch South Korea's first foldable notebook to expand its market.