Server, IPC, cloud computing, IoT
  • China cryptocurrency mining market in decline
    With China tightening control on cryptocurrencies and having shut down trading of Bitcoin at the end of September, cryptocurrency mining is dissipating quickly in the country, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.
  • PChome Online president and CEO Kevin Tsai
    Taiwan-based PChome Online aims to generate transactions totaling NT$3 billion (US$97.2 million) during this year's Singles' Day, doubling the sum recorded in four days around the November online shopping festival in 2017, according to company president and CEO Kevin Tsai.
  • Taiwan startup Youuxi, a digital marketing cloud service provider, has launched an AI-based copywriting platform designed to help businesses or ad agents save costs on seeking marketing channels, writing ad copies and design marketing programs.
  • Gigabyte Technology has begun selling graphics cards based on Nvidia's latest RTX 2070 series and is aiming to ship one million graphics cards and three million motherboards in the fourth quarter, as many AAA games are being released, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News repo...
  • Dell Taiwan GM Terence Liao
    Taiwan is now at a midrange level in terms of digital transformation progress for businesses, as only 10% of its enterprises polled have actually accomplished their transformation goals, according to an initial survey report released by Dell Taiwan.
  • Amazon's adoption of Kiva robots for sorting merchandise items at warehousing centers has proved to be more efficient than conventional labor-assisted sorting, according to Amazon Solution Architecture instructor Young Yang at AWS Transformation Day taking place in Taipei on October 16.
  • Nexcom unveils its smart manufacturing demostration site
    Industrial PC maker Nexcom has built a smart manufacturing demonstration facility to showcase Industry 4.0 concept integrated with cloud computing in northern Taiwan.
  • Innodisk forms AIoT alliance with subsidiaries, partners
    Innodisk, a Taiwan-based provider of industrial embedded flash and DRAM solutions, is joining forces with its four subsidiaries and cooperative partners such as SuperMicro to build an AIoT (AI+IoT) alliance to initially tap business opportunities arising from smart cities and smart streets, especially...
  • Solomon Technology chairman Johnny Chen
    Industrial robots have been employed at car factories for many years, but robots are beginning to have a bigger influence on people's daily lives, as they now have eyes (enabled by 3D vision) and brains (artificial intelligence, AI) to have recognition capability and become smart and thuse are fundamentally...
  • As part of its internal restructuring efforts, Acer is implementing a new project seeking to incubate more profitable subsidiaries that can create more values for society, but it will take 3-5 years for the project to bear fruit, according to company founder Stan Shih.
  • EIH chairman and CEO Frank Ko
    In the IoT era, e-paper solutions could turn out to be the most competitive display products for terminal-end devices, according to Frank Ko, chairman and CEO of e-paper solution provider E Ink Holding (EIH).
  • Xilinx Developer Forum 2018 held in Beijing
    At its recent forum in Beijing, Xilinx introduced its FPGA-based acceleration solutions designed for artificial intelligence (AI) and data center applications. Dubbed Alveo, the acceleration board products are being supported by Xilinx' ecosystem partners including China-based tech giants Huawei and...
  • PTCom developing advanced IoT solutions
    PTCom Technology, an innovation development partner of MediaTek, is actively developing IoT devices management systems to help hardware makers with IoT connections, and the company will also move to tap the market for smart home devices by leveraging the application of edge computing to voice processing,...
  • The government in Taiwan is actively promoting development of autonomous driving and expects to have its draft statute governing the experiment of unmanned vehicle tech innovations clear the legislative floor in time for implementation in early 2019. But Taiwan's academic sector maintains new-generation...
  • Office automation machine distributor Aurora has launched a cloud-based employee attendance administration system integrating facial recognition and human resource management solutions.
  • BenQ ESCO is showcasing an IoT-based smart energy management system at 2018 Taipei 101 Smart Trend taking place October 16-19.
  • Demand for digital signage is on the rise
    Digital signage supplier AOpen has revealed that shipments of Chrome-based enterprise IT solutions will more than double on year in the second half of 2018 amid growing popularity among enterprise users.
    CEATEC Japan 2018 opened on October 16, with the four-day event showcasing the country's growth strategies and Society 5.0, its vision of a super-smart community of the future in which IoT, robots and AI will all play important roles, according to th eorganizers.
  • PTCom Technology founder JR Cho (right)
    The development of IoT technologies and applications has yet to mature, providing better opportunities for startups than large-size enterprises, according to JR Cho, founder of PTCom Technology, a Taiwan-based IoT solutions provider.
  • Acer Cyber Security (ACSI) has disclosed its AI (artificial intelligence)-based ATHENA (advanced threat event & network analysis) platform has reached an accuracy level of 99.5% for detecting suspect IP addresses that pose threats to information security since it was established two years ago.
  • Taiwan startup NextDrive has recently announced the latest application of its cube devices, a smart IoT gateway, to remote-control smart locking system developed in cooperation with Rohm Semiconductor and OHGA SmartThings, which is expected to generate new business opportunities in Taiwan's smart home...
  • Amazon is likely to launch in 2019 a versatile robot integrating cloud service, big data, smart voice, IoT, AI and even 5G technologies, which is expected to serve as the web giant's secret weapon for outracing its rivals in developing innovative smart devices, according to Taiwan supply chains sour...
  • Advantech has announced it will spend NT$200 million (US$6.41 million) acquiring a 15% stake in touch panel maker Mildex Optical, an equivalent to 15.71 million shares, from Panjit International.
  • IPC supplier Advantech has announced that it will collaborate with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) in its New Delhi Strategy Center, which aims to enhance India's industrial and embedded IoT market.
  • Vivotek chairman Owen Chen
    IP surveillance camera maker Vivotek has become a founding member of Open Security & Safety Alliance, a non-profit and non-stock corporation that aims to create a framework outlining a common standardized platform for security and safety solutions, according to the Taiwan-based company's chairman...

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