Fingerprint recognition will continue to be a major feature for smartphones next year, with optical and ultrasonic in-display sensors to be two main options for device vendors. Taiwan-based Goodix Technology is set to ramp up shipments for optical...
EMEA PBBA market value rises in 3Q19, says IDC
The EMEA purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) market rose in value by 2.7% on year to reach US$325.5 million in the third quarter of 2019, according to IDC. This follows the 6.3% on-year decline seen in the second quarter of 2019, bringing the market back to growth.
Chinese vendors Huawei and Xiaomi are both keen on developing IoT devices that are promising to replace handsets for smart mobility, video and entertainment applications, and they are taking different approaches toward such development, according to industry sources.
AIMobile, an AI solution joint venture between Inventec and Advantech, has partnered with Canon to integrate its AI technologies into the Japanese firm's imaging systems to strengthen its image sensing ability and target AI surveillance business opportunities from smart city and smart traffic.
Cisco unveils plan for building Internet for next decade
Cisco has unveiled further details behind its technology strategy for building a new Internet - one designed to push digital innovation beyond the performance, economic and power consumption limitations of current infrastructure.
Despite the possibility of only accounting for less than 25% of the AIoT market in the next few years, embedded computing systems will still be crucial for the development of IoT, industrial IoT and AIoT solutions, according to IPC maker Advantech.
National Center for High-performance Computer under stated-owned National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs) is planning to invest NT$570 million (US$18.63 million) in 2020 to execute projects for high-speed computing and network applications.
Foxconn subsidiaries push into 5G businesses
Now that Young Liu has taken the helm, the Foxconn Technology Group (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has begun a series of transformations targeting the business opportunity from 5G, with subsidiaries such as Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT), FIH Mobile and Foxconn Industrial Internet (FII) all playing...
US and Taiwanese firms have been doing well in cooperative development of tech innovations in 5G, IoT and big data analysis, but it requires more efforts from both sides to facilitate cross-border data flows and enhance privacy protection associated with digital innovations that have ushered in many...
Intel introduces Horse Ridge for quantum computers
Intel Labs has unveiled a cryogenic control chip, code-named "Horse Ridge," for speeding up development of full-stack quantum computing systems.
XFail 2019 Conference to open in Taiwan
XFail 2019 Conference, an occasion for entrepreneurs to share their experiences of failure to improve startups' chance of success, will open in Taipei on December 14.
AVY Precision to invest in Japan robot developer
AVY Precision Technology has announced a plan to invest JPY100 million (US$923,000) to acquire a 5.9% stake in Japan-based Living Robot, a developer of companion robots.
Taiwan gearing up to build smart biomedical ecosystem
Taiwan's government will step up the development of smart biotech ecosystem by fostering more startups and introducing more international funds, technologies and talent through Hsinchu Biomedical Science Park and Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA), according to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
Taiwan urged to ease rules to attract AI talent
To tackle ongoing brain drain, Taiwan businesses are keen on adopting AI solutions to accelerate operation upgrades and transformations, but what counts more is how they can attract more high-level foreign AI and other tech professionals to work in Taiwan to sustain innovation momentum, according to...
Advantech will release MarketPlace 2.0 under its WISE-PaaS (platform as a service) in January 2020 to allow clients to customize software services they need.
AUO Care, a provider of healthcare solutions mainly for the elderly in China, aims to triple its sales over the next two years before heading towards exponential growth, according to company president Alex Yeh.
Driven by the application of sensors, AI, big data and IoT technologies, smart agriculture has developed rapidly in Taiwan, and a spate of latest smart agricultural solutions unveiled by academic research groups at the just-concluded Futex Taipei 2019 are expected to help accelerate upgrades and transformation...
Smart glasses enabled by AR/MR technologies may gradually replace smartphones, with such a trend beginning to emerge in 2023 according to Tom Liang, chairman for both Taiwan-based smart glasses designer Jorjin Technologies and Taiwan Smart Glasses Industry Association.
AWS optimistic about cloud
Amazon Web Services (AWS) CEO Andy Jassy has said the cloud computing industry promises strong growth momentum.
AMD has announced it is enabling an open ecosystem for OEMs to create and customize high performance mini PCs, powered by its Ryzen Embedded V1000 and R1000 processors.
At AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced several new projects including five new artificial intelligence (AI) services designed to put machine learning in the hands of more application developers and end users - with no machine learning experience required, and three key initiatives...
Taiwan-based IPC maker Adlink Technology is aggressively building a smart manufacturing ecosystem in cooperation with IBM Taiwan, World Peace Industrial Group, Delta Electronics and WiAdance Technology, seeking to integrate OT (operation technology), IT and AI technologies to materialize smart manufacturing...
Taiwan-based Wistron Medical Technology is deepening its deployment in four domains seeking to leverage its parent firm's ICT prowess to informatize, digitalize, and smartize medical solutions, according to company CEO Donald Huang, concurrently chief technology officer at Wistron.
Along with NB-IoT network coverage, smart door locks are expected to become one of the most-demanded IoT devices following smart light sources and smart speakers, as they will become popular in the smart living market with expanded functions, according to industry sources.
Adlink Technology has joined forces with Intel and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to simplify artificial intelligence (AI) at the edge for machine vision, offering an integrated solution featuring an Amazon Sagemaker-built machine learning model optimized by and deployed with the Intel Distribution of OpenVINO...
Taiwan handsets – 3Q 2019
Taiwan makers shipped 14.21 million handsets in third-quarter 2019, up 3% sequentially but down 34.8% on year.
Taiwan LCD TVs – 3Q 2019
Taiwan's TV maker shipped a total of 7.39 million LCD TVs in the third quarter, up 3.2% sequentially.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 3Q 2019
Taiwan PC monitor shipments continued to grow on-year in the third quarter of 2019 at 5.8% to arrive at 23.73 million units.
Global LCD panel shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
Global small- to medium-size LCD panel shipments are estimated to drop from 2020 to 2024, while large-size ones will continue...
Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2020 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets
Notebooks, smartphones and tablets are expected to see mixed shipment performances in 2019. Notebook shipments will grow mildly...
Taiwan semiconductor foundry sector, 2Q19
According to Digitimes Research's observation, with global market demand on a moderate increase in second-quarter 2019, Taiwan-based...