Abigail Hing Wen is the data-centric tech evangelist and AI podcast host for Intel. Beside her work at Intel, she has multiple identities: a lawyer in venture capital, a leader in emerging AI tech, a New York Times bestseller novelist, a wife and a mother of two. One of her novels, "Loveboat, Taipei,"...
Wistron to acquire WD plant in Malaysia
Wistron has announced it will spend US$28.74 million to acquire a plant from Western Digital (WD) in Malaysia via its subsidiary Wistron Technology (Malaysia).
Taiwan ODMs gain entry into EV supply chains
Fast growing development of electric vehicles (EVs) has opened up business opportunities for Taiwan-based IT ODMs, with Quanta Computer and Wistron having entered the supply chains for Tesla and Chinese vendor NIO respectively, according to industry sources.
The iPhone 12series are expected to see significant sales, with Apple likely to increase orders for its ecosystem partners. Apple will reportedly increase SLP orders with its PCB suppliers for the iPhone 12 mini, as the smaller-size...
Startups develop AI manufacturing solutions
NADI System, Memorence AI and Verdigris Technologies have developed AI-based solutions for manufacturing.
Cloud market to reach US$1 trillion in 2024, says IDC
The COVID-19 pandemic has largely proven to be an accelerator of cloud adoption and extension and will continue to drive a faster conversion to cloud-centric IT. According to IDC, total worldwide spending on cloud services, the hardware and software components underpinning cloud services, and the professional...
Industrial computing platform developer Aaeon Technology has cooperated with China-based Nanjing Enbo Technology to develop an AI-based solution for monitoring wildfires, according to Aaeon.
Wistron to set up 3rd R&D office in southern Taiwan
Wistron on October 15 announced the establishment of an R&D office in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, its third R&D office in the city.
Taiwan has to concentrate resources in developing a smart medical care sector with its own characteristics and international competitiveness, with electronic medical devices and telemedicine among its focus, according to Steve Kuo, president for National Yang-Ming University.
Smart manufacturing alliance formed in Taiwan
Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI) and Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (TEEMA) have jointly established a smart manufacturing alliance to help local makers and promote digital transformation, in a bid to turn the country into a high-end manufacturing hub in...
Quadlink promotes smart aquaculture with AIoT, targeting opportunities in Southeast Asia
Quadlink started out as a fabless IC design house developing wireless communication chips, the manufacturing of which was outsourced to TSMC. Instead of competing head on against international semiconductor giants, Quadlink later decided to steer its course toward IoT systems with a focus on applications...
Demand for cobots far short of expectation in 2020
Global demand for collaborative robots in 2020 has been disappointing, faling far short of expectation due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to industry sources.
Yen Sun optimistic about 2H20
Taiwan-based cooling solution developer Yen Sun Technology has enjoyed strong orders for high-end IT and networking devices, and is optimistic about its sales in the second half of 2020.
Mobo and graphics card brands see robust 2020
Taiwan-based motherboard and graphics card brands are set to post impressive sales and profit results for 2020.
Drone developer and satellite-based geographic information provider GeoSat Aerospace & Technology and New Era AI Robotic, a member of the New Kinpo Group, have jointly developed a smart disinfection autonomous mobile robot (AMR), according to GeoSat chairman Luo Cheng-fang.
Getac expanding plastic injection capacity in Vietnam
Taiwan-based Getac is expanding its plastic injection capacity at plants in Vietnam as demand from clients has been surging in the wake of the US-China trade tensions, according to company chairman James Hwang.
TSMC, with clients lining up eagerly for a share of its capacity support, has reported record sales for Septmber. The foundry house's 7nm and 5nm manufacturing capacity has been falling short of demand, and TSMC is likely to raise
Datacenter demand turning strong in 4Q20
Demand from datacenter operators has regained momentun after seeing a deceleration in server orders from US clients in third-qauarter 2020, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Wan Da Tong creates new opportunities for smart transportation services with bus ticketing platform
Wan Da Tong is in charge of operating and managing the Taipei Bus Station, which houses the Taipei terminal for mid- and long-range bus services operated by nine companies. Amid fierce competition, Taiwan's bus service providers operate on narrow profit margins and are often obliged to extend services...
LeddarTech eyes flash LiDAR
LeddarTech, a Canadian-based developer of environmental sensing solutions for use in ADAS (advanced driver assistance system) and AV (autonomous vehicles), sees strong prospects for flash LiDAR, according to Clive Szeto, general manager for LeddarTech Asia.
Global server shipments are expected to see a CAGR of 6.7% from 2020-2025, driven by demand for datacenter, HPC, AI and 5G related applications, according to Digitimes Research's latest five-year forecast for the server industry.
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai) is expected to see its monthly revenues grow through the fourth quarter of 2020 or even early next year, according to market sources.
Going into its fourth year, startup AdvMeds provides consolidated medical information services with a focus on leveraging information and communications technology (ICT) advances to integrate medical and healthcare services and deliver AI-enabled smart solutions. By providing and promoting access to...
Logistics for cloud computing datacenter servers in California has also been hampered by wildfires in the area, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Global notebook shipment forecast, 2021 and beyond
Notebook shipments are expected to grow over 20% on year in 2020 thanks to demand from stay-at-home activities in the wake of...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 2Q 2020
Taiwan's second-quarter 2020 PC monitor shipments grew 24.8% sequentially.
Global tablet market – 2Q 2020
Second-quarter 2020 global tablet shipments amounted to 39.65 million units, surging 60.5% from a quarter ago and 21.4% from...
Outbreak impact: China smartphone and AP shipments
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in labor shortages and shipment disruptions in China's supply chain, but Digitimes Research...
Coronavirus impact special report: Mobile devices
The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted production and weakened consumer confidence, with all ICT sectors bracing for major declines...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2020
Digitimes Research estimates that global server shipments moderately declined 1.4% in 2019 but will turn to show positive growth...