Software, big data
  • Taiwan-based e-commerce operator PChome Online and its Japan-based counterpart Rakuten have formed a strategic alliance.
  • Maxonrow global CEO Mark Homeier
    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.
  • beseye
    Beseye Cloud Security has provided a cloud-based surveillance software solution for Japan's Tokyu, an operator of commuter railroad lines in the Tokyo metropolitan area, to prevent purposeful or careless intrusion into railroad crossings.
  • Michael Chang, CEO for Microsoft Taiwan's AI R&D Center
    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.
  • Efforts being made by Apple, HTC, Oculus and other players in China and Finland will underpin a robust growth of the AR/VR industry in 2019 and beyond, according to industry sources.
  • IP surveillance camera maker Vivotek has reported net EPS of NT$3.92 (US$0.127) for 2018.
  • Foxconn chairman Terry Gou
    Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai) chairman Terry Gou has responded to a patent infringement lawsuit filed against his compoanny by Microsoft, saying as a contract manufacturer instead of a handset brand, it has never infringed upon patents as alleged by the US-based software giant and therefore has never...
  • Taiwan-based e-commerce operator PChome Online has disclosed PChome Thai, its Thailand-based joint venture, has cooperated with associations, universities and 14 local Internet service operators in the Southeast Asian country to help local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) sell their products to...
  • Check Point Taiwan president Vincent Liu (left) and CTO Vincent Fu
    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.
  • Game developer and operator Gamania Digital Entertainment has reported consolidated revenues of NT$14.335 billion (US$465 million), gross margin of 34.14%, net operating profit of NT$2.042 billion, net profit of NT$1.760 billion, and net EPS of NT$10.31 for 2018.
  • 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.
  • car
    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...
  • Chen Lai-sheng, general director of ITRI's Intelligent Machinery Technology Center
    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...
  • James Yu, Palo Alto Taiwan country manager
    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...
  • PCB maker Unimicron Technology has seen its production efficiency improve by 70% after adopting AI solutions for product inspection through cooperating with IBM, according to company president Lan Ting.
  • 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...
  • Digital multimedia software solution developer CyberLink has released its fourth-quarter 2018 financial report, posting net EPS of NT$3.88 (US$0.126) for the year.
  • A bird's-eye view of Taiwan CAR Lab
    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 chairman and president Frank Tang
    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'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.
  • Stefan Stantejsky, deputy director of Austrian Commercial Office in Taipei
    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.
  • Christian Fuchssteiner, director of Austrian Commercial Office in Taipei
    Taiwan must move to add more values to its tourism industry by developing smart innovations and smart transportation solutions, according to Christian Fuchssteiner, director of the Austrian Commercial Office in Taipei.
  • KT Tang, head of a National Tsinghua University team developing neuromorphic computing solutions
    An academic research team in Taiwan is developing neuromorphic computing solutions, seeking to lead the world in breaking through AI limitations and help domestic chipmakers work out more versatile AI chips.
  • Taiwan startup Osense Technology has launched a smart baseball stadium app integrating all related O2O (online to offline) services, which can be simultaneously utilized by a large audience with the assistance of fast 5G transmission.
  • Acer founder Stan Shih
    Besides IT and semiconductor industries, Taiwan has opportunities of developing another globally-competitive sector in smart medical care, according to Acer founder Stan Shih.

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