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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.