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Wednesday 25 May 2022
Safe autonomous transportation with edge AI: Q&A with Invision AI CEO and founder Karim Ali
Invision AI is a Canadian startup building the first autonomous railway system combining visual AI and edge computing, looking to expand its solutions beyond the transportation space. The company was established by Karim Ali in 2017 and was invested by Fontinalis Partners, TA Ventures, Ontario Center of Excellence, Jayant Group, and TechStars. DIGITIMES had an interview with founder and CEO Karim Ali, who shared technical insights on edge AI and his vision for the company.
Wednesday 25 May 2022
Topco debuts Vishare video codec chips with HDMI-like performance
Topco Scientific, a distributor of semiconductor and optoelectronics products and solutions, is showcasing the latest video codec chips of ViShare Technology at Computex 2022, providing low-latency, high video quality and highly stable wireless transmission solution with performance on a par with HDMI (high definition multimedia interface) cable.
Wednesday 25 May 2022
Etron showcases XR technologies at Computex 2022
IC design house Etron Technology and its subsidiary eYs3D Microelectronics have unveiled their XR (extended reality) technologies at Computex 2022, which runs from May 24 till May 27 in Taipei.
Wednesday 25 May 2022
2022 ASC 100: Inventec delves into metaverse
With 47 years of experience, Inventec continues to lead the industry as the world's largest manufacturer of commercial notebooks and server motherboards.
Wednesday 25 May 2022
2022 ASC 100: Sharp looks to expand globally
Sharp ranks 43rd on the 2022 edition of DIGITIMES Asia Supply Chain 100 (ASC 100), with a revenue of US$22.79 billion. Although its revenue lags behind the likes of Sony, LG Electronics, Panasonic, and Midea, with an annual growth of 715.5%, Sharp's profit ranks among the top. Sharp is also the only brand company in the ASC 100 top 50 led by a Taiwanese.
Wednesday 25 May 2022
AUO, Nvidia and Asus ROG jointly announce refresh rate 500Hz esports monitor
AU Optronics (AUO), Nvidia and Asus ROG have jointly announced the release of what they call the world's highest refresh rate panel featured in a 24.1-inch ROG Swift 500Hz esports monitor.
Wednesday 25 May 2022
HP appointment of new supply chain head likely to bring changes
HP's appointment of Ernest Nicolas as its new chief supply chain officer is likely to significantly impact the related ecosystems, particularly notebook ODMs in Taiwan, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 25 May 2022
Qualcomm upbeat about Arm-based PC processors
Qualcomm has expressed optimism about the market for Arm-based PC processors despite recent notebook slowdowns.
Tuesday 24 May 2022
Kenmec demonstrates liquid cooling solution at Computex 2022
Smart automation solution provider Kenmec Mechanical Engineering is showcasing at Computex 2022 a liquid-cooling system for HPC servers, rack systems, and datacenters. It says the system is able to reduce enterprises' overall power consumption by over 25%.
Tuesday 24 May 2022
Nvidia announces Hopper architecture, the next generation of accelerated computing
To power the next wave of AI data centers, Nvidia has announced its next-generation accelerated computing platform with the Hopper architecture, delivering an order of magnitude performance leap over its predecessor.
Tuesday 24 May 2022
Metaverse, ESG in spotlight at Computex 2022
Computex 2022 has kicked off in Taipei, with the focus this year on the metaverse, ESG (environmental, social, and governance), high-performance computing (HPC), AI, and 5G-related innovations.
Tuesday 24 May 2022
MediaTek hires former HiSilicon executive
MediaTek has hired a former HiSilicon executive director to enhance its capability of developing high performance processors (HPC), server and base station chips, and custom ASICs, according to industry sources.
Monday 23 May 2022
Lite-On Tech expects 3 sources of business growth in 2H22
EMS provider Lite-On Technology expects power supplies used in cloud computing, invisible-light LED devices and devices used in EV (electric vehicle) power charging piles to be the three sources of business growth in the second half of 2022, according to company president Anson Chiu.
Monday 23 May 2022
SEA roundup: China lockdown disrupts supply chain in Thailand
Thailand is seeing delivery of goods delayed from China due to lockdowns in major ports; SpaceX's starlink is expected to kickstart in Malaysia and the Philippines next year.
Monday 23 May 2022
Mitac stays positive about enterprise demand in 2022
Despite rising global inflation, IT product demand from the enterprise segment remains robust, especially for servers and telecom equipment, according to Mitac Holdings president Billy Ho.
Monday 23 May 2022
LFP battery increasingly applied to electric buses, energy storage systems
LFP (lithium ferro-phosphate) batteries are gaining momentum in EV applications, especially for electric buses and energy storage systems, with Foxconn's electric buses also adopting such batteries, according to supply chain sources.
Friday 20 May 2022
Intel makes key investments to advance datacenter sustainability
Intel has announced two new investments in its continuing efforts to create more sustainable datacenter technology solutions.
Friday 20 May 2022
Mobo, graphics card makers to post substantial shipment drops in 2Q22
Motherboard and graphics card makers including Asustek Computer, Gigabyte Technology, and Micro-Star International (MSI) are all expected to post substantial drops in second-quarter shipments amid falling notebook and PC demand, according to industry sources. The decline is also attributed to the effect of the COVID-induced lockdowns in China on the global supply chain, the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on raw material supply, and pressure from global inflation.
Friday 20 May 2022
Adoption of QLC SSDs to accelerate in 2023
Chipmakers' entry into the race for 200-plus-layer 3D NAND flash chips will be accelerating the adoption of QLC SSDs particularly in the consumer sector in 2023, according to industry sources.
Thursday 19 May 2022
The rise of top 10 IC design companies in China
China, the world's leading consumer of semiconductors, is undergoing a third semiconductor shift in tandem with the development of 5G, consumer electronics, and AI. Owing to the shift of the semiconductor industry – growing downstream demand, and strong support from the government, China's IC design industry has grown rapidly in recent years.
Thursday 19 May 2022
ASMedia to enjoy robust shipments of USB 4.0 controllers
ASMedia Technology, an affiliate of Asustek Computer specializing in high-speed transmission chips, expects to see strong shipments of its USB 4.0 and power delivery (PD) controllers buoy its mid- and long-term revenue growth.
Wednesday 18 May 2022
Kingray obtains certification for near-IR NBPF used in ToF 3D-sensing modules
Kingray Technology, a company engaged in cutting and coating processing of optical filters, has disclosed it has obtained certification form a US-based maker of ToF (time of flight) 3D-sensing modules for 940nm near-infrared (IR) NBPFs (narrow band pass filters).
Tuesday 17 May 2022
WeavAir looking for specialized sensory chips suppliers for fully automated air-monitoring solution
Aware of the air quality and the impact of exhaust emissions since her days studying Ph.D., Natalia Mykhaylova and her team at WeavAir created an analytics tool to help clients in hospitality, retail, transportation, commercial, logistics, and industrial to monitor the changes in the air condition and contamination on-site, space maintenance needs, and energy efficiency in a continuous and adaptive way.
Tuesday 17 May 2022
Brand notebook vendors cut orders for 2022
Brand notebook vendors have cut back orders with suppliers in 2022, particularly orders for Chromebooks, and have also revised downward annual shipment targets, according to sources at IC design houses.
Tuesday 17 May 2022
LED firm Brightek cautious about 2Q22
LED packaging specialist Brightek Optoelectronic has expressed caution about its business prospects for the second quarter, when sales are expected to hit bottom for 2022.