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  • Xilinx has introduced a new product category called adaptive compute acceleration platform (ACAP) - a highly integrated multi-core heterogeneous compute platform - for big data and AI applications. The new product family will be developed using 7nm process technology at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...
  • NetApp general manager Taiwan Sean Lin
    After topping the external enterprises storage systems market in Taiwan for nine consecutive quarters through the fourth quarter of 2017, NetApp is looking to maintain its leadership by offering more flexible product portfolios, catering to fields including hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), hybrid...
  • SAS Taiwan deputy GM Allen Chen
    While IoT, big data, AI and machine learning technologies are increasingly applied to improve production process and management, predictive and advance warning mechanisms can be integrated with AI algorithms to help manufacturers better upgrade their automation capabilities and overall operating efficiencies,...
  • Erdal Elver, Siemens Taiwan president and CEO
    Siemens Taiwan has unveiled its open Internet of Things (IoT) operating system MindSphere in Taiwan and announced to invest NT$60 million (US$2.04 million) to establish a digital experience and R&D center in Taichung.
  • SAS Taiwan GM Mike Chen
    Global analytics software leader SAS saw its revenues from the Taiwan market post a 25%% CAGR over the past eight years after scoring a high growth of over 20% in 2017 driven particularly by robust demand for anti-fraud and risk management solutions from the financial sector, and the Taiwan revenues...
  • Jason Chen, Acer chairman
    Acer chairman Jason Chen, at the company's supply chain conference on March 14, said that Acer's business transformation will soon enter the third stage where the goal is to maintain sustainable operations. The company will focus on creating more startups that fit with the markets' changes.
  • The Cloud Computing and IoT Association in Taiwan (CIAT) is actively promoting the development of SIGs (special interest groups) in four major areas - IoT information security, AI (artificial intelligence), cloud drones and smart passports, and is also seeking more potential startup teams to join the...
  • Advantech to invest in its Turkey distribution partner
    Taiwan-based IPC player Advantech has announced plans to acquire a 25% stake in Alitek, the largest channel distributor in Turkey, and will continue increasing the shareholding each year.
  • Amid speculations on reasons behind the recent speedy regulatory approval of Foxconn Industrial Internet's (FII) initial public offering (IPO) in China, it remains unclear to outsiders what role FII wil play in the Foxconn Group's industrial IoT (IIoT) platform.
  • The collaborative robot market is expanding
    To better cash in on the robust worldwide demand for collaborative robots (cobots), leading makers including the Denmark-based Universal Robots (UR) and Taiwan-based Quanta Storage are gearing up to strengthen their sales deployments, with the former to set up repair centers or sales offices in the...
  • Wistron chairman Simon Lin expects good 2018
    Wistron, having survived the difficult times over the past two to three years, is seeing rapid growths for its high-margin products and expects its gross margins and operating profit margins to improve in 2018, according to company chairman Simon Lin.
  • High-speed transmission chips see growing demand
    With the growing demand for high-speed data transmission interface solutions including PCIe, Type C, DP, and SerDes fueled by rampant AI, cloud service, big data and IoT applications, Taiwan makers of chipsets to support the solutions including Parade Technologies, ASMedia Technololgy and Aspeed Technology...
  • Avalue's director of Intelligent Solution and System Jason Liu
    Avalue Technology is one of Taiwan's veteran industrial PC (IPC) players, having been in the sector since 2000. Although it is not as big as some of the first-tier players, Avalue still has managed to stay competitive in the market leveraging its advantages in healthcare, retail and gambling machine...
  • iST chairman Yu Wei-been
    Taiwan-based Integrated Service Technology (iST), specialized in offering semiconductor materials analysis and IC debugging services, will see revenue growth driven by five major segments including 5G, IoT, AI, advanced semiconductor process, and automotive electronics in 2018 and expects explosive...
  • Sercomm CEO and president James Wang
    Networking device supplier Sercomm will aim to ramp up shipments of higher-margin products to shore up its gross margin and net profits in 2018, according to company CEO and president James Wang.
  • The worldwide server market continued to grow through 2017 as worldwide server revenues increased 25.7% in the fourth quarter of 2017, while shipments grew 8.8% on year, according to Gartner. In all of 2017, worldwide server shipments grew 3.1% and server revenues increased 10.4% compared with full-year...
  • Adlink saw net profit drop in 2017
    IPC player Adlink Technology registered consolidated revenues of NT$10.67 billion (US$362.35 million) for 2017, rising 11.5% on year, but its gross margin was only 37%, leading net profits to drop 9.5% on year to reach NT$390 million or EPS of NT$1.79, lower than 2016's NT$2.
  • Foxconn Industrial Internet (FII), an IoT arm of the Foxconn Group, has secured approval from the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) to launch an initial public offering (IPO) on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE), according to media reports in China.
  • sercomm
    Global demand for broadening network bandwidths is still maintaining substantial growth momentum, particularly bolstered by active deployments of optical fiber transmission networks in Europe and China, and India is expected to emerge as a new growth driver in the next few years, according to James...
  • Paul Collins, Acer country manager, the Middle East and Africa
    Acer is looking to grow its share of the enterprise notebook market in the Middle East and Africa to 15% in 2018 from only 2% in 2017, according to country manager Paul Collins.
  • Advantech has disclosed its strategies, plans and goals for 2018, indicating that in November it company will organize an Internet of Things (IoT) summit in Suzhou, China to demonstrate its innovations and development with partners.
  • China's three web giants Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, collectively dubbed as BAT, are actively exploring the blockchain-based applications although the blockchain technology is still at a nascent stage of development, with Baidu and Tencent already launching their blockchain-based BaaS (backend as a...
  • Kbro president Steve Wang
    Kbro, the largest cable TV operator in Taiwan, will step up efforts to expand its smart home, building and community surveillance services using IoT applications, and it also plans to offer voice-controlled services through its STBs, according to company president Steve Wang.
  • Aaeon enters AI business with Intel's assistance
    Taiwan-based IPC player Aaeon has cooperated with Intel to unveil an artificial intelligence (AI) Core module that is equipped with Intel's Movidius Myriad 2 VPU, at Embedded World 2018, targeting the AI business opportunity.
  • PC vendors eye mobile workstation business opportunity
    Mobile workstations are becoming a new business opportunity in the worldwide enterprise sector with Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Acer both having recently released corresponding products.

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