Vivotek developing camera-use neural network engines
IP surveillance camera maker Vivotek has set up an AI (artificial intelligence) technology R&D center to develop neural network engines for use in 360-degree fish-eye multi-lens cameras for detecting, recognizing and tracking persons and vehicles, according to company chairman Owen Chen.
Qualcomm is taking the lead to incorporate its Snapdragon 850 series mobile chips into thin and light notebooks adopting Microsoft Windows operating system, and other handset SoC developers including Apple, Samsung, MediaTek, HiSilicon and Unisoc (Spreadtrum and RDA) may follow suit to roll out a spate...
Taiwan university works with self-driving EV developers
National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) has signed an MoU with France-based autonomous driving vehicle developer EasyMile and its Taiwan partner 7StarLake for cooperation in developing the local self-driving industry.
PC chip suppliers to see weaker sales in 4Q18
Most Taiwan-based PC-related IC suppliers are expected to see their sales retreat by a double-digit in the fourth quarter of 2018, affected by the short supply of CPUs from Intel, according to industry sources.
Brinno begins online sale in Southeast Asia
Time-lapse camera vendor Brinno has disclosed it has begun own-brand product sale at e-commerce platforms in Southeast Asia.
Optical lens module makers Genius Electronic Optical (GSEO) and Newmax Technology have reported net EPS of NT$6.42 (US$0.21) and net loss per share of NT$1.83 respectively for January-September.
Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$21.301 billion (US$689 million) for October, decreasing 1.44% from the monthly record seen in the preceding month but increasing 9.56% on year.
Lite-On Tech sees decreased October revenues
EMS provider Lite-On Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.601 billion (US$570 million) for October, decreasing 8.79% on month and 0.19% on year.
Battery maker Simplo Technology has reported improved earnings and gross margin for the third quarter of 2018, buoyed by optimized product mix and expanding business scale.
Power supply maker Chicony Power Technology has disclosed its IWA (intelligent wireless access) system has been adopted for smart green buildings.
Casetek remains in the red
Metal alloy chassis maker Casetek Holdings has reported net loss of NT$763.8 million (US$24.7 million) for third-quarter 2018, remaining in the red for the last three quarters.
Catcher Technology is developing new casing materials and structures to meet higher performance requirements for casing products in the 5G era, as it aims to continue to sharpen its market leadership in the sector, according to company chairman Allen Hung.
Qisda to invest in Data Image, Jiangsu Yudi Optical
EMS provider Qisda has announced investment of NT$308 million (US$10 million) to take a 33.1% stake in Data Image, a Taiwan-based LCD module maker, and CNY40 million (US$5.8 million) to take an 11% stake in Jiangsu Yudi Optical, a China-based optical lens maker.
Global heavyweight customers of TSMC are rushing to highlight the foundry giant's 7nm process support as a major booster for their new products, the latest case being AMD announcing the adoption of foundry house's 7nm node for fabricating its new-generation EPYC server processors, at its Next Horizon...
Global first-tier handset brands such as Apple, Samsung, Huawei and Xiaomi have all enhanced their competitiveness by rolling out an array of cross-sector products, a move which will further squeeze the operations of second- and third-tier handset vendors.
AMD unveils 7nm datacenter GPUs
AMD has announced its Radeon Instinct MI60 and MI50 accelerators, the world's first 7nm datacenter GPUs, designed to deliver the compute performance required for next-generation deep learning, HPC, cloud computing and rendering applications.
Digital camera and optical lens maker Asia Optical has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.549 billion (US$50.1 million) for October, slipping 3.25% sequentially and 0.02% on year, and those of NT$15.824 billion for January-October grew 1.52% on year.
Catcher posts record October revenues
Metal alloy chassis maker Cather Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$12.844 billion (US$416 million) for October, hitting a monthly record and increasing 39.03% sequentially and 3.63% on year.
Staying focused on unique expertise: Q&A with Rohm Semiconductor president Tadanobu Fujiwara
Kyoto-based Rohm Semiconductor has been keen on expanding its overseas sales, but the electronic components maker remains focused on the market segments where they have advantages to avoid head-on clashes with big competitors.
Time-lapse camera maker Brinno will offer the third-generation SHC series peephole cameras for pre-sale at Indiegogo crowd funding website on November 6, according to the company.
Chicony Power posts record revenues in October
Chicony Power Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.230 billion (US$105 million) for October, hitting a monthly record for the second consecutive time with growth of 1.16% sequentikally and 26.86% on year.
Darfon nets NT$4.21 for January-September
Keyboard and electronic component maker Darfon Electronics has reported net EPS of NT$4.21 (US$0.14) for January-September.
Largan Precision sees decreased October revenues
Smartphone lens module maker Largan Precision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.21 billion (US$169 million) for October, decreasing 5.57% sequentially and 6.95% on year.
Hiwin showcasing smart ball screws at JIMTOF 2018
Mechanical motion control component and industrial robot maker Hiwin Technologies is exhibiting its smart ball screws at Japan International Machine Tool Fair (JIMTOF) 2018 in Tokyo during November 1-6.
NAND flash solution provider Phison Electronics during a recent forum hosted by Advantech in Suzhou, China, announced its latest high-speed SSD storage controller chips will support Advantech's new edge computing smart software platform.
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