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New Cell Phone Holder For Cars Launches Kickstarter Campaign

18 Jan CoPilot_Kickstarter

A new startup thinks it has the answer to eliminate one of the biggest frustrations driving with a cell phone. The “CoPilot” holds your cell phone and your coffee while you drive so you can keep your hands on the wheel. It fits in a standard car cup holder, and it holds the phone at an angle for easy viewing while driving, ideal for turn-by-turn directions or streaming music. The product launches today on Kickstarter to get seed funds for tooling and initial production. (more…)

New IRENA Report Details How Renewables Can Decarbonise the Energy Sector and Improve the Lives of Billions

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Falling costs, driven by innovation in technology and policy, is spurring renewable energy deployment and with it a myriad of socioeconomic benefits, according to the new comprehensive publication released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). REthinking Energy, now in its third edition, was released today at IRENA’s seventh Assembly, the Agency’s ultimate decision-making authority. (more…)

Chinese Retail Giant Suning Unveils Artificial Intelligence Strategy at CES


Virtual reality and artificial intelligence products took center stage at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the platform where the world’s trends in scientific and technological innovations are put on display, with companies from China, which accounted for one third of the leading exhibitors at the event, visibly demonstrating their newfound stature. (more…)

Robots Threaten China’s ‘World’s Factory’ Status

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Companies worldwide are seeking to reduce their reliance on China for manufacturing and many are relocating their production to their home bases after robots began to replace human workforce. (more…)

EverLight Focuses on IoT, Auto, and Fine-pitch Sectors with Positive LED Industry Outlook

17 Jan 2017-01-12_144337-624x450

LED industry price war is nearing a cease-fire. LED packaging giant EverLight Chairman Robert Yeh was interviewed on January 12. He expressed, China’s San’an Optoelectronics raised price of LED chip. The price rise meant that the LED market’s economic outlook recovered. (more…)

Samsung Partners with iQmetrix to Deliver Endless Aisle Kiosk

17 Jan Samsung-Kiosk

Samsung, an innovative leader in consumer electronics, mobile devices and enterprise solutions, has rolled out a 200-retail location endless aisle project with iQmetrix, a leading provider of interactive retail and retail management solutions. (more…)

TSMC Registers Record High Revenues for 2016 with Slight Decline Expected for Q1 2017

16 Jan IMG_0028-624x416

Leading wafer foundry TSMC held its investor conference on January 12, 2017. At the conference, Chairman Morris Chang unveiled TSMC’s revenues for the fourth quarter of 2016 and net profits for the whole year. (more…)

Will Foxconn and Sharp Build an LCD Plant in the U.S.?


U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has been straightforward about his intention to boost manufacturing at home. Some industry experts have been quick to dismiss the possibility of moving consumer electronics production to the U.S. from East Asia. To do so, they say, would be unrealistic given the complete supply chain that exists in East Asia. (more…)

TSMC Expects Revenue to Grow 5-10% This Year

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TSMC expects its revenue to grow 5-10% percent this year, ahead of the global semiconductor industry’s projected growth of 4 percent, company chairman Morris Chang said. The increasing use of ICs in smartphones and virtual reality devices will drive this growth, he explained. (more…)

HTC Officially Announces HTC U Ultra and U Play at Its Scheduled Launch Event

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HTC has officially unveiled two new smartphones, the HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play, in Taipei on Thursday as part of an ongoing effort to expand its presence in the smartphone market, according to the Taiwanese media. (more…)