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  • Gerardo Salandra, chairman of Hong Kong AI Society
    While global tech giants including Amazon, Google and Microsoft are aggressively developing AI (artificial intelligence) applications, China's web giant Tencent has actually outperformed them with the deepest deployments in the field, Gerardo Salandra, chairman of the Artificial Intelligence Society...
  • MediaTek and Microsoft have teamed to deliver the first-ever Azure Sphere chip
    MediaTek has announced it is teaming up with Microsoft to deliver the first ever Azure Sphere chip, the MT3620, which will drive IoT innovation with built-in security and connectivity.
  • Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), Quanta Computer's cloud computing product subsidiary, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China-based network solution provider Huayun to supply digital technologies and hyper-converged infrastructure products for the Greater China region, according to a...
  • New ITRI president Edwin Liu (left) at his inaugural ceremony
    Government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) on April 16 held an inaugural ceremony for new president Edwin Liu.
  • China Mobile chief scientist Chih-Lin I
    Having secured a leading position in 4G networks, China Mobile is currently deploying its IoT and 5G networks in full swing with plans to kick off trial operations of its 5G networks in 12 cities in China, as well as to have 300 million devices connected with its IoT networks, by year-end 2018, according...
  • Max Yang, director of Sales of GeoVision's New Product Division
    GeoVision is a Taiwan-based surveillance solution developer in business for over 20 years. Although not as big as some of the international firms, the company is still one of the top-50 players worldwide. But growing competition in the traditional legacy surveillance sector prompted GeoVision to shift...
  • Despite AI (artificial intelligence) technologies and applications still at a nascent development stage, global tech giants have rushed to invest heavily in making strategic deployments such as injecting capitals into related tech startups around the world, seeking to build a strong preemptive presence...
  • Digital camera ODM and imaging solution developer Altek has disclosed it has become a design partner for Qualcomm by offering reference designs for two latest Qualcomm SoCs.
  • Health minister Chen Shih-chung (left) and Acer founder Stan Shih
    Acer and Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) have jointly unveiled fluforecast.cdc.gov.tw, a website for the public to inquire about dynamic information on influenza epidemic predictions over the next four weeks in the their areas.
  • Tommy Wong, president of Global Sources Electronics Group
    The annual Global Sources Electronics Show kicked off its spring edition of 2018 on April 11 at the AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong, with over 6,600 booths housing more than 100,000 exhibit items covering a full range of the latest consumer and mobile electronics products highlighting AI (artificial intelligence)...
  • Tsinghua Unigroup chairman Zhao Weiguo
    China's Tsinghua Unigroup has readied CNY370 billion (US$58.74 billion) to support its semiconductor deployments in the next five years, and plans to inject up to US$100 billion into chipset production in 10 years, according to Zhao Weiguo, chairman of the group.
  • Acer has reported revenues of NT$22.64 billion (US$773.5 million) for March 2018, up a slight 1.42% on year or 6.42% in US dollar, with revenues for the first quarter reaching NT$54.77 billion, down 2.28% on year or rise 3.52% in US dollar.
  • Broadcom CEO Hock Tan
    A fully autonomous, self-driven network will be materialized in the future, and through embedded intelligence the network will be able to sense internal situations, analyze information, conduct self-learning, adapt to environments and predict what will happen, according to Hock Tan, CEO of Broadcom.
  • Taiwan is gearing up to improve investment environment for startups to facilitate the establishment of at least 10,000 startups to drive industrial upgrades and transformations, while also seeking to create the country's first unlisted startup unicorn with market valuation of over US$1 billion in the...
  • AI Expo
    The 2nd AI Expo, held April 4-6 at Tokyo Bight Sight as Japan's largest artificial intelligence exhibition and conference, showcased a much greater diversity of the latest AI applications and solutions from 300 exhibitors and scored a larger visitor turnout of over 50,000, compared to 147 exhibitors...
  • kirin
    China-based artificial intelligence (AI) chip developers including Hisilicon Semiconductor, Cambricon, DeePhi Tech, Horizon Robotics and Bitmain have been aggressively planning new business strategies to compete against global first-tier chip vendors leveraging assistance from the China government.
  • CHT president Sheih Chi-mau
    In line with the development of 5G, IoT, smart home and smart city applications, Taiwan's leading telecom operator Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) is actively proceeding with new strategic deployments in its three major business segments of personal, household and enterprise user services in 2018, seeking to...
  • China is speeding up its development of autonomous driving technology with plans to collect data on trial autonomous driving mileage of up to 50 million km in 40 main cities in China through the end of 2020, according to China-based tech.sina.com.
  • Taiwan-based Electric Power Technology (EPTECH), dedicated to manufacturing electric cars and medical devices, is actively developing autonomous driving technology, and it has shipped two Level 2 automatic-driving small cars back to Taiwan from its China plant to undergo function adjustment for trial...
  • StarVR vice chairman Jerry Kao
    StarVR, a VR device joint venture between Acer and Sweden-based Starbreeze, has obtained approval from the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) to list on the local Emerging Stock Board.
  • Smart City Summit & Expo
    Many city governments around the globe are showcasing their IoT-based smart city solutions such as those for energy saving, autonomous driving, smart traffic control and indoor positioning at the ongoing 2018 Smart City Summit & Expo being held in Taipei from March 27-30.
  • Microsoft to implement new licensing plan
    Microsoft reportedly is mulling adjusting its current Windows licensing plan and is expected to charge more fees on models with higher-end specifications. The move is expected to put further pressure on notebook makers, which currently faces rising component costs, according to industry sources.
  • Maverick Shih, chairman of Acer Cloud Technology
    Acer is partnering with three hospitals in Taiwan, looking to establish a cloud-based medical care service platform using its technologies and is planning to expand the system to China and Southeast Asia, according to Maverick Shih, chairman of Acer Cloud Technology.
  • FIT chairman and CEO Sidney Lu
    Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT), a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), has annouced plans to wholly acquire US-based mobile and peripheral devices supplier Belkin International for US$866 million in cash.
  • Online game developers and operators Soft-World International and Gamania Digital Entertainment will distribute cash dividends per share of NT$2.00 (US$0.067) and NT$0.50 for 2017, respectively, according to the companies.

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