Apple introduces 16-inch MacBook Pro and new workstation
Apple has unveiled a new MacBook Pro featuring a 16-inch Retina Display, the latest 8-core processors, up to 64GB of memory, next-generation graphics with up to 8GB of VRAM and a new advanced thermal design.
A serach for "digital transformation" on Google will come up with more than 350 million results - an indication of the attention it has been drawing. But many Taiwanese firms have seen frustrations while implementing digital transformation for their operations.
Power Logic seeing demand for graphics cards pick up
Cooling fan maker Power Logic has seen orders for graphics cards pick up substantially in the second half of 2019, and expects the order pull-in momentum to carry on through 2020.
China's bid to increase semiconductor self-sufficiency will take a step further - albeit a small one, perhaps - as homegrown DRAM maker CXMT is ramping up 19nm production. CXMT's goal is to reach an output of 40,000 wafers monthly for the 19nm...
Inventec expects server sales to boom in 2020
Inventec expects to post a significant increase in its server business revenues next year when server shipments worldwide are expected to rebound by 4-6%, according to company president Maurice Wu.
The US-China trade war may be hurting the economy of both countries, but as far as the server industry is concerned, the impact on the Chinese market seems greater than that on the US. It may take a few more months before China's server market...
Mitac to push into cloud computing in 2020
The Mitac Group will see three major growth drivers - edge computing, large-scale datacenters and Internet of Vehicles - in 2020 with subsidiaries Mitac Computing Technology and Mitac Digital Technology to be responsible for these business opportunities, according to group president Billy Ho.
IoT startup JWI Intelligent Technology has won the championship in the final match at the 2019 CIAT Accelerator Program, jointly hosted by the Cloud Computing and IoT Association in Taiwan (CIAT) and StarFab.
FruitPay offers fresh fruit subscription service
Taiwan startup FruitPay offers a weekly fresh fruit subscription service aiming to help consumer address the inconvenience, bad quality and high price issues when buying fruits, according to company Darren Chang, founder and CEO.
Trade war affecting datacenter market in China
The ongoing trade disputes between the US and China continue to affect negatively China's datacenter market, with recovery unlikely to take place until the end of 2019 or even 2020, according to sources at server and related device makers.
Adlink, IBM Taiwan to help makers integrate IT, OT, AI
Industrial computing device maker Adlink Technology and IBM Taiwan have partnered to help Taiwan-based makers upgrade manufacturing processes to Industry 4.0 standards through integrating IT, OT (operational technology) and AI.
Austrian sensor chipmaker AMS has developed a wide range of solutions supporting innovative user experiences for consumers, leveraging its tech prowess to expand its presence in terminal markets.
Wiwynn sees revenues drop, gross margin rise in 3Q19
Wiwynn, a cloud computing server affiliate of Wistron, has reported third-quarter consolidated revenues of NT$33.35 billion (US$1.09 billion), down 31.3% on year with net profit of NT$1.37 billion and EPS of NT$7.84.
Tencent eyes rising demand for digital transformation and cloud infrastructure in China
With Internet Plus becoming a national strategic policy for China, demand for digital transformation and cloud computing infrastructure has been rising exponentially in the country and Tencent has established an ecosystem with open architecture eyeing business opportunities from the market segment.
Server demand may have been slow in 2019 with clients adjusting inventory, but orders are expected to pick up in 2020. Major suppliers are eyeing different segments for server shipment growth. The year 2020 is promising not just for the...
Facing rising demand for computing capacity, Huawei is currently offering a solution that combines one cloud system with two computing platforms.
CloudMile to set up AI R&D center in Taiwan
CloudMile, a Taiwan-based AI-based cloud computing service provider and strategic partner for Google Cloud Platform, will set up an AI R&D center in Taiwan, according to company founder and CEO Spencer Liu.
Taiwan white-box server shipments to rebound in 2020
Taiwan's white-box server shipments are expected to rebound in 2020 after public cloud datacenter players finish adjusting their inventory levels in 2019, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
OSF hosting Open Infrastructure Summit in China
OpenStack Foundation (OSF) is hosting Open Infrastructure Summit in Shanghai, eastern China, during November 4-6, with major attendees including Intel and China-based Tencent, Baidu, China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom.
Highlights of the day: Apple turns to outside for AR
Apple reportedly is partnering with US game developer Valve for its AR product that will be manufactured by Quanta and Pegatron. Meanwhile, Asustek's gaming smartphone's shipments in 2019 are expected to be less than planned originally due to issues with component supply. TSMC, however, is expected...
Acer's subsidiary electronic transportation solution developer Acer ITS has completed a smart roadside parking system of 483 parking space units in Tainan City, southern Taiwan, according to the company.
Highlights of the day: ODMs after China exit
Taiwan-based ODMs have been eager to move production out of China upon suggestion by their clients amid the US-China trade disputes. But most of the notebook clients have not been as keen when it comes to committing their production to the relocated production lines. Now the ODMs are striving to improve...
Taiwan-based notebook ODMs have completed most of their plant relocation and their present focus is to improve production yield rates and reduce costs at the relocated facilities in a bid to retain clients, according to industry sources.
Taiwan cloud software startup SoftChef has been devoted to developing comprehensive solutions from edge devices to infrastructures since its inception in 2017, providing customized IoT solutions to better serve clients, according company founder and CEO Josh Chai.
In incorporating AI-based systems, enterprises must first determine the real purpose of adopting them and should noy use them merely as a tool for data presentation, otherwise the systems may become a "disaster" for backend data users, according to Kevin Tu, senior director at Macronix International...
China smartphone AP shipments – 3Q 2019
Third-quarter-2019 smartphone AP shipments to China-based vendors came to 210 million units, down 1.8% on quarter and 9.4% on...
Global server market – 3Q 2019
Global server shipments grew 11.2% sequentially in third-quarter 2019 with inventory depletion that began from the second-half...
Global small- to mid-size LCD panel shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
Global small- to medium-size LCD panel shipments are estimated to reach 1.8 billion units in 2024, falling at a negative CAGR...
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...