Wednesday 20 September 2023
Space lab startups Axiom, Vellon Space, Yuri visiting Taiwan for partnerships, connected by TAcc+
To align with global space industry development trends and establish comprehensive solutions for Taiwan's space industry, Taiwan Accelerator Plus (TAcc+), a Taiwanese government-sponsored startup accelerator has formed cooperation with international accelerators and organizations to invite overseas SpaceTech startups to visit Taiwan for a whole month, starting August 15.
Wednesday 20 September 2023
With stock market listing in October, Coplus aims to become "Apple of car mods"
Coplus has long been known as the "Apple of automobile lighting mods" with its industry leading design and R&D capacities. With V2X connectivity on the rise, Coplus plans to build connectivity into its components in two to three years with AI wheel lights, electronic rear view mirrors, and AI shock absorbers. In addition, the company will leverage big data to improve its design and manufacturing processes, as well as help users monitor component usage. Coplus is the first company from the Taiwan Innovative Board (TIB) initiative to file for stock market listing in 2023, and is expected to be listed in mid-October.
Wednesday 20 September 2023
Server cooling solution demand from China CSPs rising; TaiSol to benefit
Because of the US chip ban and the shortage of Nvidia's GPUs, many China-based cloud service providers (CSPs) have turned to domestically produced chips with higher energy consumption that require stronger heat dissipation solutions, for their AI needs. This is thus bringing new business opportunities to China's local cooling solution providers, according to sources in the cooling solution business.
Wednesday 20 September 2023
India sees rising demand for data centers
Thanks to rising internet subscribers and data consumption, as well as more enterprises migrating to cloud and government initiatives for Digital India, India rapidly emerges as one of the major data center hubs, witnessing increasing investments in the sector.
Tuesday 19 September 2023
International satellite service startups visit Taiwan's industry and academia as part of SMEA's TAcc+ program
The Taiwan Accelerator Plus (TAcc+) program is supported by the Small and Medium Enterprise Administration (SMEA). The 2023 International SpaceTech Startup Supporting Program aims to pair international SpaceTech startups with Taiwan's industries to promote collaborative innovation.
Monday 18 September 2023
Gelsinger leads IDF resurrection; Intel Innovation 2023 puts focus on AI
Intel Innovation 2023 is set to be held in San Jose from September 19–21. Ever since CEO Pat Gelsinger returned to Intel in 2021, he has not only taken on the responsibility of transformation but has also worked to bring back the projects and initiatives that he developed back when he was Intel's chief technology officer (CTO).
Monday 18 September 2023
India's Coforge: a deep dive into their AI-first approach
Indian digital services and solutions provider Coforge is set to embed generative and other AI forms into its core operations. The recent introduction of 'Coforge Quasar,' a generative AI platform, underscores the company's interest in advancing enterprise AI capabilities. Notably, Quasar boasts an impressive suite of over 100 pre-integrated APIs ready for deployment.
Monday 18 September 2023
Can generative AI shorten China's IC design learning curve? Q&A with UC Berkeley Prof. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli (Part 1)
Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, professor and Edgar L. and Harold H. Buttner Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of California, Berkeley, sat down to an exclusive interview with DIGITIMES Asia at the sidelines of SEMICON Taiwan 2023 on September 8. As a legend who created two of the world's most prominent electronic design automation (EDA) companies and who has accumulated decades of knowledge and experience in the semiconductor industry, Professor Sangiovanni-Vincentelli shed light on how far generative AI can go as a tool to advance the semiconductor industry. He also shared his thoughts on the solution of geopolitical tensions surrounding the semiconductor supply chain. Here is part one of the interview:
Monday 18 September 2023
Chain Reaction co-develops with Taiwanese suppliers first fully homomorphic encryption chip for holy grail of cloud computing
Chain Reaction, an Israel-based startup founded in 2019, is leveraging Taiwan's cutting-edge semiconductor manufacturing capability to build a privacy processor chip using a privacy enhancing technology called Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) which transforms the public cloud into a trusted environment. This empowers use cases and workloads from big pharma, finance, aerospace, defense, and government where data needs to be securely and efficiently processed. This enablement solves the challenge commonly referred as the holy grail of cloud computing.
Thursday 14 September 2023
Maxeda Technology: utilizing AI technology to optimize chip layout design, enhancing chip design efficiency and performance
With the rapid development of various digital innovations such as Generative AI, the demand for high-performance chips in the market has surged dramatically, leading to increased complexity in chip design. Take Nvidia's H100 GPU, for example, which contains 80 billion transistors. Managing such a vast number of transistors, coupled with increasingly tight market schedules and shrinking product lifecycles, makes relying solely on manual development nearly impossible. To address this challenge, Maxeda Technology has partnered with international IC design giants to offer a range of production-validated AI-assisted EDA (Electronic Design Automation) solutions. We hope that our participation in the TIE Award competition will allow more international companies to see Taiwan's innovative achievements in EDA and create opportunities for further collaboration.
Thursday 14 September 2023
AI server market to see sustained demand, says Quanta senior VP
Elton Yang, senior VP at Quanta and president of Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), signals an unrelenting momentum in the AI server market and dispels concerns over any imminent demand drop-off. Yang underscores that the only pressing concern right now is the abundance of orders and a concurrent scarcity of GPUs. However, he optimistically predicts that the supply-demand imbalance will gradually ease by 2024.
Thursday 14 September 2023
Huawei HarmonyOS to be available for PCs
Following the release of Huawei's Mate60 Pro series of smartphones, it has been reported that its Harmony operating system (OS) will enter the PC sector in 2024.
Tuesday 12 September 2023
Quantum startup IonQ seeks scale-up and control solutions in Taiwan to overcome challenges
Quantum computing, often considered the next frontier in computing technology, has garnered immense attention in recent years. While giants like Google and IBM have made significant strides in the field, another player, IonQ, is making waves with its unique ion trap approach to quantum computing.
Monday 11 September 2023
Nvidia to build AI infrastructure and train engineers in India
Following the meeting between India's Prime MInister Narendra Modia and Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang, Nvidia announced a partnership with Reliance Industries for buildning AI infrastructure and to train engineers at Tata Consultancy Services, as the AI chip giant is looking to capitalize on India's AI potential.
Monday 11 September 2023
Nvidia estimated that AI's overall market has potential to reach US$600 billion
The global trend of generative AI is still going strong, with corporations continuing to strive to introduce related applications to improve efficiency and services. Nvidia remains optimistic about the future growth potential of the AI industry. At a Communacopia + Technology conference hosted by Goldman Sachs, Nvidia's VP in enterprise computing Manuvir Das stated that the Total Addressable Market (TAM) of AI will reach US$600 billion.
Tuesday 5 September 2023
Nvidia CEO meets Indian PM, eyeing India's AI potential
With the upcoming G20 summit to be held in India, Nvidia's CEO Jensen Huang visited India, meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Monday 4 September 2023
European public cloud spending to reach US$142 billion in 2023, defying budget cuts amid economic downturn, says IDC
According to the Worldwide Software and Public Cloud Services Spending Guide published by IDC, public cloud services spending in Europe will total US$142 billion in 2023 and will reach US$291 billion by 2027, recording a five-year (2022-2027) compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20%. Software-as-a-service (SaaS) will continue to drive most of the spending, while platform-as-a-service (PaaS) will remain the fastest-growing area.
Friday 1 September 2023
Worldwide spending on public cloud services forecast to reach US$1.35 trillion in 2027, says IDC
Worldwide spending on public cloud services is forecast to reach US$1.35 trillion in 2027, according to the latest update to the IDC Worldwide Software and Public Cloud Services Spending Guide. Although annual spending growth is expected to slow slightly over the 2023-2027 forecast period, the market is forecast to achieve a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.9%.
Friday 1 September 2023
Semiconductor downturn eclipses strong AI demand, says Broadcom
In spite of strong demand for chips thanks to the generative AI, Broadcom expects the semiconductor soft landing to continue, eclipsing other growth engines for the company.
Friday 1 September 2023
China greenlights first batch of 11 LLMs
China has officially sanctioned its first roster of 11 LLMs on August 31. Industry stalwarts like Baidu, Tencent Holdings, and Huawei are among the key players that have received the government's endorsement. It is rumored that Alibaba's Tongyi Qianwen is on the second batch of sanctioned LLMs.
Thursday 31 August 2023
Taiwan and Japanese ICT firms join hands to help Wi-Fi HaLow cross the chasm
Representatives of information and communications technology (ICT) companies, as well as chief technology officers of telecom firms and system integrators in Taiwan, squeezed into a crowded conference room of the Cloud Computing and IoT Association in Taiwan on August 22 to exchange ideas with peers to learn about landing an emerging technology for implementation in Japan and elsewhere.
Thursday 31 August 2023
China grants first generative AI model for download to play catchup
China, the first among major economies to put AI guidelines into law, approved Baidu's Ernie Bot to be open to the public, as the country is walking a tightrope between regulation and innovation for generative AI that may disrupt human life for years to come.
Wednesday 30 August 2023
4 Charts show ChatGPT popularity in Taiwan defies global trend
A report released by the TWNIC shows although ChatGPT is gaining popularity worldwide, it might be a phenomenon limited to a specific group in Taiwan, with less than half of Taiwanese internet users having used it.
Tuesday 29 August 2023
ICT mindset hinders automotive software development in Taiwan
Taiwan, which boasts its ICT industry, sees the opportunity to grow in the automotive market as vehicle electronics and architecture (VEA) develops. However, industry sources said practices adopted by the ICT industry has impeded the automotive software advance in Taiwan.
Tuesday 29 August 2023
Chinese AI giant reportedly begins another layoff due to years of loss
SenseTime, one of China's AI giants, is reportedly undergoing a wave of layoffs, as the company has remained in the red since its listing in Hong Kong.
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