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Aug 18, 09:22
Import restrictions expected to reverse falling shipments in India's PC market
India saw another fall in PC shipments as the demand in the commercial segment remained weak and sluggish. India may witness a recovery in PC demand due to improving consumer sentiment and a PC import restriction expected on November 1.
TUI AG is bringing ChatGPT to its mobile app in a pilot project testing the potential of generative artificial intelligence on customers in the UK.
Qualcomm and MediaTek partner to facilitae LLM on Xiaomi smartphones
Aug 18, 14:13
As 2023 becomes the year for large language models (LLMs), Lei Jun, Chairman and CEO of Xiaomi, emphasized recently that fully embracing LLMs is Xiaomi's upcoming strategy. Enabling LLMs to run on mobile terminals is a key focus for Xiaomi's invitation-only internal testing phase. Xiaomi's top executives also indicated that achieving AI capabilities through large models on mobile devices will be realized soon.
Taiwan accelerates geothermal development towards decarbonization
Aug 18, 13:52
Taiwan is making strides towards achieving its 2050 net-zero objective, with geothermal power generation emerging as a pivotal player in the field of renewable energy. TCC Green Energy's geothermal power plant is gearing up for grid testing by the end of 2024, thereby paving the path for its official entry into commercial operation. Presently, Taiwan is witnessing a dynamic developmental landscape, with eight geothermal power plants underway across over 20 locations.
Taiwan-based network device makers including Zyxel Group and Sercomm continue to see telecom customers engaged in inventory adjustments and remain cautious about their operations in the second half of this year, according to company sources.
Google Gemini challenges ChatGPT
Aug 18, 09:36
Ed H. Chi, a distinguished researcher associated with Google, participated in a press conference held in Taiwan. He is actively engaged in the development of the conversational AI, Bard, and underscored Google's robust commitment to the advancement of AI software and hardware. Google employs its proprietary Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) for in-depth exploration of deep learning products.
Both Mercedes-Benz with its level 3 automated driving and Tesla have actively approached China with their full self-driving solutions (FSD). Despite not yet receiving formal approval for entry, Chinese media highlights Tesla's ongoing deployment of an on-site FSD team within China.

A recent official statement from Tesla discloses the establishment of a data center in China, intended to house all data generated by its vehicles in the country. This strategic move is believed to play a pivotal role in Tesla's establishment of its FSD team in China. This also indirectly signals the activation of Tesla's supercomputer within China.
Hydrogen economy has become the goal that Bosch will pursue in the following years. Andreas Schmidt, managing director of Bosch Taiwan, said Taiwan still needs more time to mature in the sector. The company also wants the government to detail its hydrogen policy to help the industry grow.
Global top-5 brands, not including Apple, saw their combined notebook shipments slip over 20% on month in July because of the high comparison base in June and a deceleration in demand from the education procurement sector in Europe and North America, according to DIGITIMES Research's figures from July's notebook monthly update report.
Microcontroller unit (MCU) supplier Generalplus Technology continues to step up its deployment in non-Chinese markets and diversify its target applications, but is still bracing for gross margin pressure in the second half of this year due to falling prices, according to company president Kevin Chia.
The price competition on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors is imminent, but Bosch will not be the first batch of players to lower prices, according to Greg Huang, regional sales manager at Bosch Sensortec, a fully-owned subsidiary of Bosch.
Quanta Computer expects its future operation and profitability to be majorly driven by the AI business and in addition to servers and automotive AI chips, the company has also been keen on developing medical solutions and formed technology transfer collaborations with hospitals in Taiwan to develop an AI electrocardiography (ECG) platform.