Software, big data
  • Gogolook
    Taiwan-based Gogolook, the developer of Whoscall fraud prevention app that identifies phone callers, has obtained investment from GaAs wafer foundry service provider WIN Semiconductors, with most of the fund to be used to develop FinTech products and tap the Japanese market, according to company co-founder...
  • robots
    Vecow, a wholly owned subsidiary of IPC maker Ennoconn under the Foxconn Group, has launched VHub ROS hardware/software solution with one-stop support services for users to develop AMRs (autonomous mobile robots), according to the company.
  • Brogent chairman and president Ouyang Chih-hung
    Brogent Technologies expects to ship about 20 sets of 3D-simulation flying theater facilities in 2021, according to company chairman and president Ouyang Chih-hung.
  • Fashion Intelligence GM Kent Chang
    In operation for a decade, Fashion Intelligence has been developing smart services on the basis of IoT positioning technologies in recent years. For example, Fashion Intelligence designed and integrated the software elements of the Taipei Navi app, which provides indoor navigation services at the Taipei...
  • CSOT
    Demand for OLED is picking up, with Apple's freshly released iPhone 12 family all featuring OLED screens. Now China-based maker CSOT has plans to build a new 8.5g fab in 2021 for making inkjet-printed OLED panels. SK...
  • blockchain
    PwC Taiwan has published a report predicting blockchain technology will add a total of US$1.76 trillion to GDP of all countries around the world during the 2021-2030 decade.
  • Abigail Hing Wen
    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,"...
  • Apple is likely to see significant sales for iPhone 12
    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...
  • (from left) Memorence AI founder and CEO Hsiao Pai-heng,
    NADI System, Memorence AI and Verdigris Technologies have developed AI-based solutions for manufacturing.
  • The pandemic has accelerated adoption of cloud
    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...
  • Conceptualized  demonstration of MIH open platform
    A joint venture newly established by Foxconn Electronics and Yulon Motor has unveiled MIH, a software/hardware open platform for developing electric vehicles (EVs), according to Foxconn.
  • Microsoft is pushing its Surface products into the education and enterprise segments
    Microsoft has priced the latest member of its Surface family - the Surface Laptop Go - at only US$549 with the device believed to be targeting primarily Chromebooks as its competition, according to some market observers.
  • National Yang-Ming University president Steve Kuo
    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.
  • Inaugural ceremony for Taiwan Smart Manufacturing Alliance
    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...
  • Microsoft for Startup-Taiwan CEO Peter Hu (left) and Microsoft Taiwan general manager Ken Sun (seco
    Microsoft for Startup-Taiwan focuses on the role of matching startups with enterprises for the latter to help the former promote products and services, according to Peter Hu, CEO of the software giant's accelerator in Taiwan.
  • Aquadlink fish farm monitoring system
    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...
  • GeoSat Aerospace & Technology chairman
    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.
  • Wan Da Tong's general manager Ching-Hsiang Chen
    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
    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.
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    North America is Taiwan-based startups' top target market, with China coming only in fourth place, according to a recent survey.
  • AdvMeds-developed smart medical services solutions
    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...
  • Papago chairman Liang-Yi Chien
    Face recognition is not only the most talked about application of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies but also a key AI strength indicator of the tech heavyweights in the global arena. A face recognition application takes in a database containing millions of faces, based on which a machine learning...
  • Taiwan General Textile Technology CEO Victor Chao
    Taiwan General Textile Technology (TGTT) has developed Frontier cloud computing platform that helps shorten time taken in the entire process from design, production to launch of clothing items, according to company CEO Victor Chao.
  • TAIP
    Taiwan Advanced Instrumentation Project (TAIP) is a project in the digital infrastructure category of the government's Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program. It aims at promoting Taiwan's R&D, manufacture and utilization of advanced instruments. According to the program's first principal...
  • MOEA pushing entrepreneurship in southern Taiwan
    Following the announcement of an investment of NT$4.5 billion in Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA) in northern Taiwan for promoting entrepreneurship and innovation, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is also set to give a boost to emerging industries in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan.

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