Foxconn plans to set up global data center in Kaohsiung
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai) plans to set up a global data center in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, with the center to process and store data for Foxconn Group's clients and members of the group, according to company chairman Terry Guo.
Though US-China trade tensions seem to be easing, Taiwan ODMs are still moving ahead with their production deployments in Southeast Asia as they are requested by brand vendors to diversify manufacturing risks that may arise from persistent competition in tech domains, according to industry sources.
Maxonrow launches real-name blockchain system in Taiwan
US-based blockchain network Maxonrow has chosen Taiwan as its anchor point to enter the Asian market as the country is seen as a blockchain-friendly market, supported by its status as a media center of the region and great development potentials, according to the firm's global CEO Mark Homeier.
Firms failing to embrace cloud computing may struggle for survival in 5-10 years, says Microsoft Taiwan executive
Many Taiwan-based firms do not understand the importance of digital transformation of their operations, and those failing to embrace cloud computing face the risk of becoming obsolete in 5-10 years, according to Michael Chang, CEO for Microsoft Taiwan's AI R&D Center.
Qualcomm, USI and Asustek team up in Brazil
Qualcomm, Universal Scientific Industrial (Shanghai) and Asustek Computer have announced jointly the commercial launch of new Asustek smartphones that utilize Qualcomm's cellular system-in-package (SiP) technology in Brazil.
Having made a major headway for promoting its cloud Wi-Fi solutions in the US since 2018, Ruckus Networks is shifting its market efforts to Asia in 2019 eyeing the growth potential for related solutions in the region, according to Linda Hui, general manager of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau at Ruckus.
Acer founder promotes Super TaiRa
Acer founder Stan Shih has urged Taiwan-based makers to apply Super TaiRa-based infrastructure to IoT devices.
Israel-based Check Point Software Technologies will come up with the sixth-generation cyber security solutions highlighting its Nano security strategy to address increasingly serious threats in the IoT era, according to Vincent Fu, chief technology officer at Check Point Taiwan.
FII develops FiiCloud for factory digital management
Foxconn Industrial Internet (FII) has developed FiiCloud, an open software platform integrated with cloud computing, IoT, AI, Big Data technologies, for data-based digital management of factories.
Four core elements to steer smart cars development
Smart cars will integrate four core elements, collectively dubbed CASE (connected, autonomous, shared and services, and electric), which has become a common goal being sought after by major automakers including Daimler, initiator of the CASE concept. The elements are sending the global auto industry...
Taiwan's machine tool manufacturing industry, in line with movement toward smart manufacturing, has progressed significantly in making equipment smart, according to Chen Lai-sheng, general director of Intelligent Machinery Technology Center under government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research...
Palo Alto Networks, a specialist in gateway security, expects the rapid development of cloud computing and 5G technologies to drive up demand for network security solutions, thus helping the industry continue enjoying surging growths in upcoming years, said James Yu, country manager of Palo Alto Tai...
Demand for servers will play an important role in stopping DRAM memory prices from falling further in the second half of 2019, according to sources at Taiwan-based memory module makers.
Taiwan ODMs competing for datacenter server orders
Taiwan-based ODMs have been competing for datacenter server orders for 2019. Wiwynn will have a chance of landing orders from Amazon in the second half of 2019, joining the client's existing suppliers including Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Quanta Computer, while several small...
ITRI unveils smart manufacturing alliance
Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), at Taipei International Machine Tool Show (TIMTOS) 2019 during March 4-9, has indicated it has partnered with 24 local machine tool makers and control system suppliers to form Smart Manufacturing Data Value-added Alliance (SMDVA) in an attempt to build...
Taiwan-based cloud computing startup Intelligent Cloud Plus, an acoustic specialist, offers solutions that can analyze the sound waves generated by machines' vibration to provide warning in advance for preventive maintenance, according to company general manager Lawton Liao.
Vivotek nets NT$3.92 for 2018
IP surveillance camera maker Vivotek has reported net profit of NT$329.6 million (US$10.61 million) and net EPS of NT$3.92 for 2018.
Industry 4.0 brings lucrative opportunities for chipmakers: Q&A with TI manager Matthieu Chervier
Global chipmakers have been racing to develop chip solutions associated with Industry 4.0 applications to tap huge business opportunities arising from smart manufacturing in conjunction with the rapid development of 5G and AI applications.
Taiwan's Chung Yuan Christian University has established a demonstration production line that comes with R&D and product demonstration centers, looking to assist its entrepreneurship teams to develop new technologies and applications.
OEE index crucial for gauging equipment productivity
Manufacturers could see their equipment invest return rate fall significantly if their machinery equipment fails to achieve maximum productivity, but they can counter by first incorporating the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) indicator to better gauge their equipment performance, according to...
Taiwan opens self-driving car test field
Taiwan CAR Lab, a closed field for testing self-driving vehicles, was inaugurated on February 25 and will be available for use beginning March 2019, according to National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs) that established the site.
ATrack expects significant growth in 2019, says chairman
GPS car-use tracking device maker ATrack Technology expects significant growth in 2019 due to operational transformation bringing in orders from new clients, according to company chairman and president Frank Tang.
Taiwan DOM Quanta Computer has reportedly kicked off shipments of servers adopting Intel x86 processors to Japan's new telecom operator Rakuten Mobile Network (RMN), marking a successful entry into the immense market for 5G central office telecom equipment, according to industry sources.
Taiwan's National Space Organization (NSPO) is poised to launch Formosat-7/Cosmic-2 satellite constellation using Falcon Heavy, a launch vehicle developed by Space Exploration Technologies, at John F Kennedy Space Center in Florida in 2019, with the launch date to be set by the center.
The quantity and quality of big data will play a crucial role in the development of smart healthcare industry, according to Stefan Stantejsky, deputy director of Austrian Commercial Office in Taipei.
Taiwan LCD TVs – 4Q 2018
Taiwan makers shipped nearly 9.7 million LCD TVs in the fourth quarter of 2018, up 13.9% sequentially, but down 2.7% on year.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 4Q 2018
Taiwan's monitor shipments maintained its on-year growth momentum in the fourth quarter of 2018, increasing 5.1% on year to...
Global tablet market – 4Q 2018
Total global tablet shipments came to 42.67 million units in fourth-quarter 2018, down 2.3% quarter-over-quarter and 7.2% yea...
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2022
Amid bleak outlook for downstream vendors, uncertainties surrounding the US-China trade tension, factory relocation and exchange...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
According to Digitimes Research statistics and analyses, Taiwan-based server vendors, including suppliers of motherboards, end...
Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2019 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets
This Digitimes Research Special Report offers global shipment forecasts for three major mobile device market segments - smartphones,...