ICT manufacturing
  • Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai) plans to set up a global data center in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, with the center to process and store data for clients, according to company chairman Terry Guo.
  • Largan Precision is striving for orders for in-panel optical fingerprint-recognition lens modules and 3D sensing lenses from the non-Apple camp as a move to diversify its customer base, according to market observers.
  • manufacturing
    Though US-China trade tensions seem to be easing, Taiwan ODMs are still moving ahead with their production deployments in Southeast Asia as they are requested by brand vendors to diversify manufacturing risks that may arise from persistent competition in tech domains, according to industry sources.
  • Ken Cheng, general manager for Lite-On Tech's Industrial Automation Business Unit
    EMS provider Lite-On Technology has signed MoUs with US-based sales agents and set up a marketing base in the US to enter the market for devices for industrial automation (IA), according to the company's general maneger Ken Cheng for IA Business Unit.
  • Pegatron has reported net profits of NT$11.12 billion (US$359.94 million) for 2018, down 24.3% from a year earlier. EPS for 2018 came to NT$4.25 compared to NT$5.66 of a year earlier.
  • Qualcomm, Universal Scientific Industrial (Shanghai) and Asustek Computer have announced jointly the commercial launch of new Asustek smartphones that utilize Qualcomm's cellular system-in-package (SiP) technology in Brazil.
  • Foxconn chairman Terry Gou
    Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai) chairman Terry Gou has responded to a patent infringement lawsuit filed against his compoanny by Microsoft, saying as a contract manufacturer instead of a handset brand, it has never infringed upon patents as alleged by the US-based software giant and therefore has never...
  • A groundbreaking ceremony for the Kaohsiung EPZ renewal project
    The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has begun a project to rebuild part of the Kaohsiung Export Processing Zone (EPZ) in southern Taiwan into a smart manufacturing base.
  • Smartphone lens module maker Largan Precision and its subsidiaries are jointly recruiting workers with various technological backgrounds regardless of working experience, according to the company.
  • Taiwan recorded exports of US$20.39 billion for February 2019, dropping 25.3% sequentially and 8.8% on year, while the month's imports totaled US$15.47 billion, slipping 41.7% sequentially and 19.7% on year, according to the Ministry of Finance (MOF).
  • Foxconn Industrial Internet (FII) has developed FiiCloud, an open software platform integrated with cloud computing, IoT, AI, Big Data technologies, for data-based digital management of factories.
  • Government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated record revenues of NT$2.596 trillion (US$84.29 billion) in 2018, growing 5.47% on year, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
  • Chen Lai-sheng, general director of ITRI's Intelligent Machinery Technology Center
    Taiwan's machine tool manufacturing industry, in line with movement toward smart manufacturing, has progressed significantly in making equipment smart, according to Chen Lai-sheng, general director of Intelligent Machinery Technology Center under government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research...
  • PCB maker Unimicron Technology has seen its production efficiency improve by 70% after adopting AI solutions for product inspection through cooperating with IBM, according to company president Lan Ting.
  • Global demand for machine tools will remain weak until April 2019 and may start to rebound in May, according to Eric Chuo, chairman of mechanical motion control component and industrial robot maker Hiwin Technologies.
  • Getac looking to double automotive component capacity
    Getac's new production lines for automotive components are expected to begin operation in the second quarter of 2019 to boost its overall shipments in 2019, and the company is looking to expand its ruggedized PC business by seeking new orders from the government procurement and automotive markets.
  • server
    Taiwan-based ODMs have been competing for datacenter server orders for 2019. Wiwynn will have a chance of landing orders from Amazon in the second half of 2019, joining the client's existing suppliers including Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Quanta Computer, while several small...
  • Smart Manufacturing Data Value-added Alliance unveiled by ITRI at TIMTOS 2019
    Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), at Taipei International Machine Tool Show (TIMTOS) 2019 during March 4-9, has indicated it has partnered with 24 local machine tool makers and control system suppliers to form Smart Manufacturing Data Value-added Alliance (SMDVA) in an attempt to build...
  • Intelligent Cloud Plus GM Lawton Liao
    Taiwan-based cloud computing startup Intelligent Cloud Plus, an acoustic specialist, offers solutions that can analyze the sound waves generated by machines' vibration to provide warning in advance for preventive maintenance, according to company general manager Lawton Liao.
  • Matthieu Chervier, systems and application manager at TI
    Global chipmakers have been racing to develop chip solutions associated with Industry 4.0 applications to tap huge business opportunities arising from smart manufacturing in conjunction with the rapid development of 5G and AI applications.
  • Demonstration production line at Chung Yuan University
    Taiwan's Chung Yuan Christian University has established a demonstration production line that comes with R&D and product demonstration centers, looking to assist its entrepreneurship teams to develop new technologies and applications.
  • The smart grid and microgrid have become new business opportunities for Taiwan-based developers such as Delta Electronics, Teco Electric and Machinery, and AcBel Polytech, and recruiting engineers for the construction of the grids has now become one of the key tasks for them.
  • Manufacturers could see their equipment invest return rate fall significantly if their machinery equipment fails to achieve maximum productivity, but they can counter by first incorporating the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) indicator to better gauge their equipment performance, according to...
  • Kefetew Salassie, vice president at Dell and chief of Dell Taiwan Design Center
    Dell accomplished the goal of recycling two billion pounds of electronic wastes by 2018, two years ahead of schedule set in the Dell 2020 Legacy of Good Plan, and the company is also cooperating with an India startup to turn diesel engine exhaust gas into printing ink, according to Kefetew Selassie,...
  • quanta
    Taiwan DOM Quanta Computer has reportedly kicked off shipments of servers adopting Intel x86 processors to Japan's new telecom operator Rakuten Mobile Network (RMN), marking a successful entry into the immense market for 5G central office telecom equipment, according to industry sources.

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