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Friday 18 August 2023
Travel giant TUI tests ChatGPT on UK holidaymakers
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.
Friday 18 August 2023
Foxconn has comprehensive plan for AI, covering hardware to integration
In this wave of ChatGPT-fueled generative AI, Foxconn has leveraged its long-established position in the server industry to continue to be involved in the AI ecosystem. Whether it's the manufacturing of AI servers or the implementation of AI in practical applications, Foxconn is slowly laying out a comprehensive plan that covers the upstream and downstream of the AI hardware industry and the service application market.
Friday 18 August 2023
Taiwan accelerates geothermal development towards decarbonization
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.
Friday 18 August 2023
Google Gemini challenges ChatGPT
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.
Thursday 17 August 2023
Tesla rolls out FSD in China, implying active supercomputer
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.
Thursday 17 August 2023
Bosch urges Taiwanese government to specify hydrogen policy
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.
Thursday 17 August 2023
Quanta sees AI as future growth driver
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.
Wednesday 16 August 2023
MediaTek eyeing cloud AI opportunities
MediaTek is eyeing the enormous market potential of cloud AI solutions, according to industry sources.
Monday 14 August 2023
Becoming an entrepreneur: insights from industry experts
On July 28th, Friday, at the Company Venture in New York City, the North America Taiwanese Engineering & Science Association (NATEA) NY team hosted a thought-provoking startup talk event, centered around the theme of "Becoming an Entrepreneur". The entrepreneurial journey is often a daring leap from the familiar world of corporate jobs to the uncertain territory of startups. Throughout the talk, industry experts generously shared their invaluable experiences, challenges, and expert advice for those aspiring to make this transformation. Covering a wide array of topics, from finding the right co-founder to understanding the industry and securing venture capital funding, the event provided a treasure trove of insights for budding entrepreneurs.
Monday 14 August 2023
As US promotes cyber trust label, smart home IoT device costs may rise
The US government announced in mid-July 2023 that it will introduce a cybersecurity seal, dubbed the "US Cyber Trust Mark," for Internet of things (IoT) devices. The seal is intended to help consumers purchase trusted devices that are less vulnerable to hacking by labeling them as compliant with security standards. It is reported that the initiative will initially focus on home IoT devices and is expected to be launched in 2024.
Thursday 10 August 2023
US limits outbound investments in semiconductors, AI, and quantum tech in China
The Biden Administration announced an executive order to require investors to receive approval before investing in China's sensitive tech sectors, such as AI, semiconductors, and quantum technology. The executive order, expected to be in force in 2024, is narrower than previously thought, signaling a cautious approach towards further restrictions against China by the US.
Wednesday 9 August 2023
Chinese RISC-V startups rise as market darlings, jostle for venture capital funds
Throughout the history of instruction set architectures (ISA), the once-dominant x86 architecture encountered stiff competition from Arm architecture in smartphone era. Now, it appears that the RISC-V is gradually making strides to establish a market presence. Its open-source nature and adaptability have positioned RISC-V as a key focus in China's chip development landscape. Recently, a number of RISC-V chip companies in China have successfully secured funding, injecting fresh capital into these emerging unicorns.
Wednesday 9 August 2023
Huawei returns to high-end 5G market; are LLM phones key factor?
Huawei has announced that it will implement generative AI LLMs (large language models) into flagship smartphones. Will this incentivize Apple's iPhone to accelerate its implementation of LLMs, just like how it once sped up the launch of its large-screen-size models due to Chinese customers' preference for larger phones?
Tuesday 8 August 2023
Qisda regrouping for 2H23's quarter by quarter economic recovery
Chairman of Qisda Technology, Peter Chen, announced that despite a less-than-expected economic outlook in this year, the company's operations have grown quarter by quarter. In Q2 this year, revenue grew slightly, though at a slower pace. It was primarily because the IT industry has shown gradual recovery but not a significant rebound in the past year. Chen also projected a gradual improvement in Q3 compared to Q2, expecting the latter half of this year to be better than the first half, albeit at a slow pace.
Tuesday 8 August 2023
Dim 2H23 outlook: why the chip industry kept getting it wrong
After adjustments in the semiconductor sector in 2022, industry stakeholders are keenly observing when a genuine turnaround will take place. Between 4Q22 and 1H23, signs of stabilization in applications and replenished inventory emerged, forecasting a resurgence in demand, potentially driving operational growth.
Monday 7 August 2023
Taiwan shares AIoT tech for disaster preparedness at APEC conference
Typhoon Doksuri has brought heavy rainfall to northern China over the past two weeks, causing at least 20 deaths and affecting millions stuck in the resultant floods in the suburban areas south of Beijing. But the same typhoon only caused relatively minor damage of NTD230 million (US$7.41 million) to Taiwan, thanks to the Taiwan government's decisive preparedness measures based on the monitoring information provided by the Civil IoT Taiwan platform.
Friday 4 August 2023
AMD's Lisa Su: AI production capacity has received sufficient assurance
AMD CEO Lisa Su's Asia tour in July to secure its supply chain became the focal point for analysts during the company's 2Q23 financial earnings call. In particular, discussions on the production capacity of AI chips and customer meetings allowed Lisa Su to talk freely about AI.
Friday 4 August 2023
AWS 2Q23 sales up 12% and invests US$100 million in Generative AI Innovation
Amazon.com, Inc. announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2023, which saw a stabilizing of its cloud service demand, while disclosing a major investment in a generative AI program to explore new opportunities in the GenAI area.
Wednesday 2 August 2023
Nvidia, Apple, and Pixar establish 3D content OpenUSD Alliance
Nvidia, together with Apple, Pixar, Adobe, Autodesk, and the Linux Foundation's subsidiary, the Joint Development Foundation (JDF), recently announced the formation of the OpenUSD Alliance (AOUSD) to promote the standardization, development, exploitation, and growth of Pixar's Universal Scene Description (USD) technology.
Tuesday 1 August 2023
IDC forecasts robust market for enterprise applications as organizations pursue digital era strategies
According to a new IDC forecast, worldwide revenues for enterprise applications will reach US$483.1 billion in 2027 with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.6%. Nearly all this growth will come from ongoing investments in public cloud software, which is expected to represent more than two thirds of all enterprise applications revenue in 2027.
Monday 31 July 2023
Biomed startup Dr. Signal attracts investment from major semiconductor players to build Taiwan's only automated cell factory
Cell therapy is a rising star in the global biomedical industry, hence why it has attracted the attention of the tech sector. Recently, AI has also been making major strides in the field of healthcare, with many paying close attention to see if it's the next growth hotspot.
Thursday 27 July 2023
CSPs offering inference and prompt engineering combination to satisfy customized AI demand from customers, says DIGITIMES Research
Demand for generative AI (GenAI) and large language model (LLM) is rising rapidly, driven by the emergence of ChatGPT, a chatbot developed by OpenAI. For their large scale as well as the massive data sets and resources required to train LLMs, cloud service providers (CSP) are generally adopting the method of combining inference and prompt engineering for their AI solutions to support clients' customization needs, according to DIGITIMES Research's latest report focusing on the AI server industry.
Wednesday 26 July 2023
Microsoft foresees gradual AI adoption instead of rapid uptake
Thanks to an AI wave that helped Microsoft increase its customer numbers, the software giant expected its intelligent cloud service, especially Azure, to drive its growth.
Tuesday 25 July 2023
Mobile era has ended; opportunity is here for AI computing pool, says Taiwan Mobile
Chief information officer (CIO) of Taiwan Mobile Rock Tsai stated that the era headlined by mobile devices already concluded in 2020. From now until 2040, AI will be the driving force that dominates the tech industry. Currently, the group is participating in related projects through TWSC (Taiwan Web Service Corporation). He also hopes that Taiwan can invest more resources to develop an AI computing pool ecosystem.
Monday 24 July 2023
Taiwan's Electronic Signature Act set for overhaul to embrace digital era
The 2002 Electronic Signatures Act was originally designed to encourage electronic transactions and develop e-government and e-commerce. However, rapid technological advancements in the last twenty years have expanded the use of digital signatures beyond mere transactions, now finding widespread use in diverse sectors of healthcare, finance, government, education, and real estate, among others, prompting the need to modernize the law for the digital age. A recent report by Mordor Intelligence revealed that the global e-signature platform market reached a valuation of US$2.28 million in 2021, and it is projected to further soar to US$10.94 million by 2027.
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