Software, big data
  • VesCir has released a smart personal skin care system
    Taiwan-based biotech startup VesCir has released a smart personal skin care system integrating IoT, AI algorithm and biomedical technologies to present customized skincare solutions for consumers, according to TC Chang, the firm's AI algorithm engineer.
  • Quanta chairman Barry Lam
    Quanta Computer chairman Barry Lam has pointed out that the development of artificial intelligence (AI) cannot be untied from cloud computing and AI will also need to work together with human intelligence (HI), as there are still many human aspects that AI cannot replace.
  • Foxconn pushing into the semiconductor industry
    The Foxconn Group's development direction in the semiconductor industry will primarily focus on vertical integration, aiming to become a solution provider and devoting its investments mainly to light-asset businesses such as IC design, according to Bob Chen, vice president of the company's Semiconductor...
  • Delta Electronics chairman Yancey Hai
    Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics and Microsoft Taiwan have announced a partnership that includes the former's adoption of the latter's Azure hybrid cloud computing services, and a joint data science R&D project.
  • Joseph Chou, chairman and CEO of PwC Taiwan
    In a report composed jointly by governmental Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, PwC Taiwan and Taiwan Institute of Economic Research noted that about 20% of startups in Taiwan have not yet generated any revenues, and 50% have. Most of the startups are suffering from losses and only 28% are...
  • An alliance formed by Taiwanese companies aiming at promoting 5G vertical applications
    Successful development of technology concerning 5G, which pomises considerable growth potential, will be key to catapulting Taiwan into a digital economy and smart island, according to TH Tong, chairman of the Taipei Computer Association (TCA).
  • Taiwan startups present medial AI solutions at a recent forum in Taipei
    Taiwan startups have come out with a variety of smart healthcare solutions and are stepping up exchanges with leading firms in diverse business segments, seeking to create more cross-industry business opportunities and expand their comprehensive ecosystem.
  • Microsoft Taiwan COO Hedy Ho
    While accuracy in AI-based interpretation of medical images is improving, the user experience - mainly for doctors and nurses - and accessibility of the technology to them should be enhanced, says Microsoft Taiwan chief operating officer (COO) Hedy Ho.
  • Google has purchased land in Taiwan for constructing its second data center
    Google has purchased land in Tainan City, southern Taiwan, for constructing its second data center in the country, according to Google Taiwan.
  • FiO Technology founder and CEO George Chu
    FiO Technology, dedicated to serving as a BaaS (Blockchain as a Service) platform for enterprises, has developed a new business model allowing corporate users to gain reward from business transfers without exposing their own secret business data, according to Geroge Chu, founder and CEO of the start...
  • ACSI provides integrated monitoring, protection and hardware/software platform establishment service
    Acer Cyber Security (ACSI), an Acer wholly-owned subsidiary operating SOC (security operations center) servicers, has disclosed it will shift listing from Taiwan's emerging stock market currently to Taipei Exchange over-the-counter bourse in September 2019.
  • 10 startups from Taiwan will be showcasing at the 2019 TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco
    A group of 10 startup teams from Taiwan will be showcasing their innovations at the 2019 TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco (TCD SF) running October 2-4, according to the National Development Council (NDC).
  • ITRI has disclosed it has teamed up with Microsoft to develop AI chips
    Government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has disclosed it has teamed up with Microsoft to develop AI chips, focusing on application of Azure Sphere, Microsoft-developed Linux-based operating system specifically for IoT, to information security for IoT devices.
  • Jobus platform plans to venture its bus matching services to Southeast Asia
    Taiwan-based Jobus platform plans to venture its bus matching services to Southeast Asia before finally developing into an autonomous car ride-hailing platform, according to the firm's chief operation officer YD Chang.
  • PolyU has developed the world's first FashionAI Dataset in collaboration with Alibaba
    To reinforce application of AI to the fashion industry, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed the world's first FashionAI Dataset in collaboration with e-commerce giant Alibaba to better address the needs of fashion retailers and consumers, according to Calvin Wong, a professor at...
  • AI will see the largest application outlet in healthcare
    In developing AI applications and promoting cross-domain cooperation between biomedical and ICT sectors in Taiwan, what count most is for the government to allow more foreign talent to work in the country, according to LF Chien, general manager of Google Taiwan.
  • Insyde sees rising revenues from the server and embedded businesses
    BIOS designer Insyde Software expects to post sequential revenue increases through the fourth quarter of 2019, thanks to a pull-in of short lead-time orders for servers, as well as stable growth in sales generated from orders for embedded products.
  • Alecia Barbee, executive vice president for Veristat's US operations
    US-based clinical research organization (CRO) Veristat has set up operations in Taipei, seeking to leverage Taiwan's ICT talent to integrate smart medical resources in the US and Taiwan for better clinical applications, according to Alecia Barbee, executive vice president for the firm's US operation...
  • IDC expects rising spending on blockchain solutions in Asia Pacific
    Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) spending on blockchain solutions will reach US$522.7 million by 2019, an increase of 81% over 2018's US$289.48 million, according to IDC.
  • European spending on AI is estimated to reach more than US$7 billion in 2019
    European spending on artificial intelligence (AI) is estimated to reach more than US$7 billion in 2019 and to almost triple over the next four years, growing at a 32% CAGR. European AI spending is forecast to reach over US$21 billion in 2023, according to the IDC.
  • Turing Chain CTO TT Lee
    Taiwan startup Turing Chain is developing a blockchain solution designed to simplify the validation process for certificates and prevent certificates from being faked, according to the firm's chief technology officer TT Lee.
  • Intel and Microsoft have recently started establishing standards for dual-screen notebooks
    The saturated notebook market has long been in lack of wow factors to stimulate demand. Now Intel and Microsoft are reportedly teaming up again to develop standards for dual-screen notebooks in a bid to rejuvenate the notebook market...
  • Lenovo's foldable notebook
    Intel and Microsoft have recently started establishing standards for dual-screen notebooks and are looking to extend the concept to cover foldable-screen notebooks, according to sources from the notebook upstream supply chain.
  • PChome Online has cooperated with Japan-based Net Protections
    Taiwna-based e-commerce operator PChome Online has cooperated with Japan-based Net Protections to launch Aftee post-purchase payment services targeting online shopping customers without credit cards in the Taiwan market.
  • Taiwan autonomous driving component makers show competitiveness
    Taiwan-based makers are internationally competitive in the development and manufacturing of camera modules and mmWave (millimeter wave) radars used in ADAS (advanced driver assistance system), according to Digitimes Research.

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