The supply chain shortage has not seen any relief in 2021, particularly when it entered the third-quarter traditional electronic peak season. Market demand has increased, but overall production capacity has not.
In the age of globalization, remote technology has become the best tool for educational organizations to shorten the distance between cities and rural areas and minimize the difference in resources, especially with the frantic adoption of remote teaching by many schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the unstable nature of the pandemic, this educational model may become a constant in the future. However, ensuring that teachers maintain the efficiency and quality of teaching in a different space and medium has become a problem schools must solve first. The vice president of AVer Information Inc, Stanley Cheng, stated that remote teaching in schools today mostly use existing online meeting platforms in the market. On the other hand, AVer has integrated AI technology into products to assist teachers in strengthening teaching efficiency through smarter functions.
External circumstances and changing industry demands have continued to impact various industry chains since the second half of 2020. For IPC companies, the consensus in 2021 is that they can only produce as many products as there are materials.
Despite the Chinese government's stricter control over the domestic IT industry, China's cloud computing server demand has not been impacted much so far, but will still need to be closely monitored for the long term, according to sources from the related upstream supply chain.
Megvii Technology, a China-based artificial intelligence (AI) company, has finally received its notice of admission for listing on the Shanghai Stock Exchange Science and Technology Innovation Board (STAR market). The approval in September 2021 comes after six months of waiting.
Intel, facing AMD's fierce competition in the server market, is offering more competitive pricing for its server CPUs, with many cloud computing datacenter operators who have begun using AMD-based servers mulling turning back to Intel, according to industry sources.
Remote work becomes the norm and will continue to change every single aspect of our life even in post-pandemic. Phil Libin, cofounder of Evernote and currently CEO of mmhmm shared his insights on post-pandemic trends and advised startups on how to find product-market fit, in a keynote speech on Sept 9, the first-day event of the 2021 US-Taiwan Startup Forum (UTSF), co-sponsored by the North America Taiwan Engineering & Science Association (NATEA) and Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA).
According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker, global market revenues for enterprise external OEM storage systems grew 9.7% on year to US$6.9 billion during the second quarter of 2021. Total external OEM storage capacity shipped was up 27.9% on year to 22.1EB during the quarter.
Remote communication has become a norm as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, creating business opportunities for cloud-based Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) video conferencing tools such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom.
Server demand is expected to stay strong throughout the second half of 2021, thanks to robust demand for datacenter servers and increasing orders for servers from traditional enterprises, according to sources from the server upstream supply chain.
Although fab toolmakers may see TSMC bargain down prices for their supplies, they remain optimistic that strong orders from the top foundry house will continue to drive their sales of semiconductor equipment. In the backend sector, ASE and PTI have both geared up their efforts for panel-level packaging. Taiwanese makers stand a good chance of playing a significant role in the space industry, but they have to act fast, according to Infinio Capital managing partner Eric Lin.
Smart glasses and industrial IoT solution developer Jorjin Technologies has focused on developing customized AR smart glasses solutions mainly for manufacturing, medical care and exhibition activities and expects to ship more than 1,000 such AR smart glasses in 2021, according to company chairman Tom Liang.
Advantech will stop procuring over-priced components from the spot market, except in cases where it has to serve important clients who are willing to cover all extra costs of buying from the spot market, according to company chairman KC Liu.
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Industrial computing device maker Adlink Technology expects its annual revenues grow steadily and top US$1 billion in 2025, with growth momentum mainly driven by the mounting penetration of edge computing technology in 5G and AI applications, according company chairman Jim Liu.
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Poland-based Renderro was selected by the Epoch Foundation Garage+ Accelerator in early June as one of the 46 must-see startups to participate in Computex Taipei 2021 Virtual Exhibition. It provides a cloud-based solution for creative production desktop platform service that targets 55 million users worldwide to overcome the restrictions of time and geographical boundaries. Ronderro founder and CEO Piotr Chomczyk talked to DIGITIMES recently about what inspired him to create this solution and his vision for future developments.