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  • Acer so far in January 2019 has already obtained two procurement orders for high-performance computing (HPC) products for artificial intelligence (AI) applications and is looking to outperform its 2018 record of 12 cases in 2019, according to Acer Pan Asia Pacific president Andrew Hou.
  • POS (point of sale/service) device maker Flytech Technology has discloed that via its wholly-owned subsidiary FeiShiun Investment, it has invested NT$42 million (US$1.36 million) to set up aiXpert Solutions, which it owns 70%.
  • A humanoid baccarat dealer robot developed by TIRC
    Taiwan Intelligent Robotics (TIRC) has disclosed it has developed customized humanoid baccarat dealer robots for casinos in Macau.
  • eureka
    Widespread adoption of voice assistants such as Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa is spurring burgeoning growth of IoT devices, which were on exhibit throughout the show floors of CES 2019. Transitioning from developing products independently, firms are now introducing products that work in connection...
  • Wistron and its partners from an autonomous driving development team including several IT and bus companies in Taiwan and National Taiwan University (NTU), have unveiled their latest progress on the development of a car cloud computing service platform that integrates infotainment system, AIoT (AI+IoT),...
  • Acer founder Stan Shih
    Acer founder Stan Shih has pointed out that Taiwan's IT sectors should work together to pursue the business opportunity from the elderly consumer group and can leverage the success of Taiwan's national health insurance program to create new values.
  • Taiwan's electronic payment market is entering a new development stage, with crypto coins emerging as a new payment tool for B2B and B2C transactions, according to Paul Wei, sales director at Rapidz Technologies Taiwan, a branch of Switzerland-based provider of decentralized payment solutions.
  • Techman Robot is exhibiting collaborative robots at Robot Development & Application Expo (RoboDEX) taking place in Tokyo during January 16-18 in a bid to tap the Japan market, according to the company.
  • Networking/communication device maker Askey Computer, a wholly-own subsidiary of Asustek Computer, has disclosed it has developed an app providing navigation services for visitors to the Taipei Railway Station.
  • CIEA annual conference in Kaohsiung
    Taiwan's Cross-Border Innovation and Entrepreneur Association (CIEA) will leverage its cross-border resources integration to help member tech startups explore business opportunities in Southeast Asia in 2019, according to CIEA.
  • Yoctol Information adviser CY Huang
    Taiwan AI startup Yoctol Information is dedicated to offering conversational AI systems as a new channel for enterprises to better communicate with potential customers to boost their marketing effects, and such systems can help build a brand-new social network ecosystem, according to company adviser...
  • artc
    Taiwan government-sponsored Automotive Research & Testing Center (ARTC) will provide a third-party platform for testing locally-produced components/devices for autonomous driving.
  • Chih-Yuan Lu, president of Macronix
    Commenting on artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum computer development, Chih-Yuan Lu, president of Macronix International and chairman of Ardentec, has noted that costs of AI operation will need to be reduced in order to be broadly adopted for enterprise applications, while quantum computing is...
  • Wistron ITS CEO Ching Hsiao
    Wistron Information Technology & Service (Wistron ITS), a CMMI (capability maturity model integration) Level 3 IT outsourcing software service provider, will expand its global staff from 5,200 members at present to 10,000 ones in five years, according to company CEO Ching Hsiao.
  • Super TaiRa Alliance inaugurated
    Taiwan-based K-Best Technology, a supplier of RF/microwave equipment, has newly developed an independent low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) wireless communication technology, dubbed Super TaiRa (Taiwan Radio), and also initiated the formation of an alliance with government, academic and industrial...
  • Intel unveils computing innovations at CES 2019
    Intel made several announcements spanning PCs and new devices to diverse growth segments including artificial intelligence (AI), 5G and autonomous driving, at a pre-CES show.
  • Taiwan's Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) is implementing a 4-year (2017-2020) development project with a total budget of NT$3 billion (US$97.4 million) to promote establishment of intelligent transportation systems through cooperation among government bodies, research organizations,...
  • AR-enabled smart glasses developed by SSI
    Taiwan government-sponsored Information Industry Institute (III) has developed AR-enabled smart glasses for use by local steel maker CSC for inspecting equipment at factories.
  • aws
    Enterprises can leverage external cloud resources to accelerate digital transformation at lower IT cost to boost competitiveness, according to Zhang Xia, Greater China principal enterprise evangelist at Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • Peter Liu, Pure Storage regional director of Asia Pacific Emerging Market plus Taiwan
    Flash-based storage solution provider Pure Storage expects sales generated from the Asia Pacific region to register a triple-digit jump in 2019 with demand from Taiwan and Indonesia to grow the sharpest, according Peter Liu, company's regional director of Asia Pacific Emerging Market plus Taiwan.
  • Taiwan AI Labs founder Ethan Tu (second left) and Microsoft Taiwan GM Ken Sun (second right)
    Microsoft Taiwan and Taiwan AI Labs have jointly unveiled TaiGenomics, an AI-based genetic analysis platform using Microsoft Azure cloud computing and storage capabilities.
  • Taiwan-based ASIC vendors expect staggering growth in orders in the next few years, driven by demand from the high performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) sectors that are set to grow exponentially, according to industry sources.
  • Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) plans to launch a large-scale recruitment drive in 2019 as it expects to see an unprecedented wave of up to 5,000 of its employees applying for retirements over the next five years.
  • More than 10 local suppliers of 3D printing equipment, materials and 3D printing software and services have set up operations at the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP).
  • National Taiwan University (NTU) has begun trial run at its new cancer research center, which is primarily sponsored by Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) chairman Terry Guo, with the facility's operation enabled by the latest IT technologies including cloud computing, Internet of Things...

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