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  • PTC president and CEO Jim Heppelmann addresses at LiveWorx 2018
    The annual LiveWorx 2018 digital transformation conference was held in Boston from June 17-20, highlighting innovative and disruptive technologies, including IoT, AR/VR, machine learning, blockchain and robotics.
  • Kneron CEO Albert Liu  Photo: Vega Chiu, Digitimes, June 2018
    Taiwan's edge AI solutions provider Kneron has recently completed its series A1 financing of US$18 million led by Horizons Ventures, a venture capital firm founded by Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing, making it the first Taiwan semiconductor firm to have ever received investment from the business magnat...
  • Virtual reality (VR) immerses users in a simulated world while augmented reality (AR) adds digital enhancements to a real image so users can see beyond the real world around them. The industry is beginning to envision more AR growth potential than VR. This has prompted LUCI Group to foray into AR/MR,...
  • Hsueh Yang, CFO, Shanghai Tuoxiao Intelligent Technology
    When a doctor puts a stethoscope on a patient's chest, he or she usually asks the patient to breathe in deeply and breathe out slowly. This is quite common when a patient has a cold or serious cough: the doctor listens to the patient's heart and lungs to check for respiratory infection.
  • National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in southern Taiwan has announced the introduction of mMS4.0 training system from Germany-based Robert Bosch and the inauguration of a smart manufacturing innovation center based on the training system.
  • After Google's Chrome OS-powered mobile computing devices have scored a dominant share of the K-12 education market in the US, the tech giant is moving to tap the business PC market with its Chrome Enterprise-powered PC devices, riveting significant attention from players in related sectors, according...
  • The Chengdu Shuangliu Free Trade Zone, a major part of the Sichuan FTZ in southwestern China and now home to 2,444 businesses with aggregate registered capitals of CNY33.8 billion (US$5.28 billion), is projected to score operating revenues of CNY160 billion, 53 million passenger trips and 700,000 tons...
  • Robot Topol, Intel's general manager of 5G advanced technologies
    If applied to the healthcare industry, 5G technologies should start with outside-the-body applications rather than invasive ones, as accreditations for invasive medical applications are much harder to obtain and involve time-consuming procedures, according to Robert Topol, Intel's general manager of...
  • Taiwan startup ReCactus
    The 2018 Infinity Ventures Summit (IVS), hosted by Japan's Infinity Ventures (IVP) as an annual gathering for global tech startups, has recently wrapped up its three-day run in Taipei, with Taiwan-based startup team ReCactus winning the championship at the IVS LaunchPad contest.
  • In bracing for the advent of the AI era, IBM has focused its efforts on developing AI and cloud application solutions, seeking to explore immense application opportunities ranging from manufacturing, transportation, smart cities, healthcare, and more, according to IBM Japan president Elly Keinan speaking...
  • Online shopping in the Taiwan market grew from NT$727.4 billion (US$22.8 billion) in 2015 to NT$1.109 trillion in 2017, and is expected to reach NT$2.160 trillion in 2022, while the proportion for mobile online shopping alone rose from 34.0% in 2015 to 48.4% in 2017 and will rise to 60.7% in 2022,...
  • computex
    Computex, which had been gradually losing its luster along with the rise of e-commerce and the slowdown of the PC industry in recent years, seems to start showing signs of revival during its 2018 edition, mainly driven by AI (artificial intelligence) and gaming applications, which stole the spotlights...
  • Alibaba Group Holding will invest CNY100 billion (US$15.6 billion) for its logistics arm Cainiao Network Technology to establish a smart logistics backbone network, group chairman Jack Ma has disclosed.
  • Acer-developed head-mounted MR device equipped with miniature Q-Ride at Computex 2018
    3D dynamic simulation technology and facility developer Brogent Technologies has announded that an in-house-developed flying theater, i-Ride, installed in Dreamworld, Australia's largest theme park located in Gold Coast of Queensland, will come into operation in December 2018.
  • EMS provider Qisda has seen its in-house-developed smart vehicle management system adopted by the largest Taiwan-based electric bus maker RAC Electric Vehicle, with the open platform-based modularized system intended to help transportation service operators improve fleet management efficiency, car...
  • Digitimes Car Tech and AIoT Technology Forum
    Audi unveiled the all-new A8 luxury car in 2017 at Audi Summit, showcasing the first car to reach Level 3 autonomous drive. This is an indication that the car industry is shifting gear fast towards a car revolution. Starting from this year, more automakers will be making big moves to advance their...
  • AIoT Ecosystem Forum hosted by Digitimes at Computex 2018
    While IoT (Internet of Things) technology has been developed for years, development of AI (artificial intelligence) technology, which took off in 2017, has been quickly integrated with the former into AIoT. At AIoT Ecosystem Forum hosted by Digitimes on June 6 at Computex 2018, speakers all agreed...
  • Walter Yeh, TAITRA president and CEO
    To encourage entrepreneurs and startups to innovate, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) on June 7 during Computex 2018 hosted InnoVEX 2018 Roundtable, a seminar gathering executives and professionals from IT startups, enterprises, upstream manufacturers, international buyers, entrepreneurs,...
  • Zhang Yongli, vice president of Microsoft Greater China
    Business opportunities generated by smart manufacturing in Greater China will be more tremendous than in the US and Europe, as almost all the products requiring the use of electricity are manufactured in the area, now the world's largest production base, according to Zhang Yongli, vice president of...
  • Samsung NEXT vice president Raymond Liao
    Samsung NEXT, a multifaceted innovation group within Samsung Electronics, is actively seeking investment targets in the fields of AI, IoT, AR/VR, blockchain, smart healthcare data analysis and information security with decentralized applications and business models, according to company vice president...
  • Nick Parker, corporate vice president, Consumer and Device Sales, Microsoft
    Microsoft has underscored at the ongoing Computex 2018 its commitment to the partner ecosystem and announced new programs and a new category of intelligent devices, designed to take advantage of a digitally connected world and drive new growth and opportunity for the industry.
  • Baidu Duer smart speaker
    Sales of smart speakers integrating artificial intelligence (AI) analyses and targeting wide-ranging smart home application scenarios have performed outstandingly in 2017-2018. According to Canalys' smart speaker market research report released in October, 2017, the global smart speaker market is poised...
  • Computex to introduce latest AI development and trends
    Computex has added two new themes to the 2018 edition in response to some of the hottest trends in the tech industry: 5G and blockchain - along with the mainstays that have been featured at the largest IT tradeshow in Asia.
  • V2X communication technologies
    American and European market trends have always steered automotive industry developments. The same is true for the new generation self-driving vehicle sector, where American and European firms generally lead the way in the development of technologies, policies and certification standards and are often...
  • While the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has announced a partnership with Nvidia to accelerate development of AI (artificial intelligence) and deep learning technologies over the next decade, Taiwan also seeks to cooperate with other tech giants such as Microsoft, Google and Synopsys for...

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