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Huawei Ban Temporarily Relaxed; Whether LTPS Panel Demand May Recover Requires Further Observation, Says TrendForce

16 Jul

WitsView , a division of TrendForce , says that demand for LTPS devices were previously expected to grow steadily in 2019 and cause utilization for LTPS production lines to climb. But due to the effects of the Huawei ban, LTPS area produced is expected to shrink starting from 3Q, with the annual area produced expected to fall by about 7.2% compared to 2018, arriving at just 8.3 million square-meters. This is the first time in recent years that LTPS area faces the risk of decline. However, it is worth observing whether panel demand will recover swiftly as the US relaxes for now the sales ban on Huawei in the wake of G20. (more…)

DC BLOX Opens Birmingham Data Center

16 Jul

DC BLOX, a multi-tenant data center provider delivering the infrastructure and connectivity essential to power today’s digital business, announces the opening of its fourth data center facility in Birmingham, Alabama. The first phase of the facility, now customer ready, delivers up to 5MW of power, 18,000 square feet of white space and 13,000 square feet of office space, featuring conference rooms, demo space, hoteling cubes and workstations. This location is DC BLOX’s flagship facility and is capable of expanding to over 200,000 square feet with over 60MW of critical IT load to serve as a technology and innovation hub for the surrounding area. (more…)

Verne Global joins NVIDIA DGX-Ready Data Center Program as HPC & AI Colocation Partner

16 Jul

Verne Global, a provider of advanced data center solutions for high performance computing (HPC), has announced that it has joined the NVIDIA DGX-Ready Data Center program as a certified colocation partner. (more…)

Prices for Mid- and Large-sized LCD Panels Keep Falling in 3Q, Says TrendForce

15 Jul

According to WitsView, a division of TrendForce, prices for mid- and large-sized LCD panels are unlikely to stop falling in 3Q19, mainly due to the trade war that raged on in 2Q. Some LCD brands have already stocked up beforehand as well as raised inventory levels of completed devices in North American regions. Adding the fact that brands are stuck with relatively high inventories of both panels and completed devices as a result of low demand, brands are reducing panel procurement for 3Q, causing restocking momentum to weaken. (more…)

Five9 to Provide Extraordinary Customer Experiences Using Microsoft Teams

15 Jul

Five9, Inc. (NASDAQ: FIVN), a leading provider of the intelligent cloud contact center, has announced that Microsoft has selected Five9 as a strategic contact center partner to deeply integrate the Five9 Intelligent Cloud Contact Center platform with Microsoft Teams. (more…)

NSITEXE Accelerates Delivery of Data Flow Processor IP for Automotive and Industrial Applications Using the Cadence Digital Design Full Flow

15 Jul

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) has announced that NSITEXE, Inc. deployed the Cadence® digital design full flow to accelerate the delivery of its high-efficiency, high-quality data flow processor (DFP) IP for automotive and industrial applications. Using the integrated Cadence digital full flow, starting with the Genus™ Synthesis Solution, NSITEXE successfully reduced turnaround time by 75% while also improving power by 8.5%, performance by 35% and reducing area by 3.5% when compared with its previous competitive solution. For more information on the Cadence digital full flow, please visit (more…)

TOPMORE Joins Gamers in Hardcore LAN Partying at WirHouse

12 Jul

The first edition of WirHouse LAN Party came to a successful and enthusiastic conclusion on June 30. Held in Taichung City, this three-day and two-night event invited hundreds of BOYC gamers and dozens of well-known streamers to experience an exclusive LAN party that lasted 54 hours straight! TOPMORE, Taiwan’s premier designer of high-end consumer electronics, was also there to showcase its state-of-the-art gaming accessories under its newest sub-brand TOPMORE Gaming. (more…)

Ping An Shares Insights on the Transformative Power of Technology for Finance & Healthcare at “Summer Davos”

12 Jul

The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2019, also known as the “Summer Davos”, took place in Dalian, China on 1-3 July with the theme of “Leadership 4.0: Succeeding in a New Era of Globalization”. The event gathered great minds under the same roof, including Jessica Tan, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. (hereafter “Ping An” or the “Group”, HKEX: 2318; SSE: 601318), who shared Ping An’s experience in transforming the financial industry and revolutionizing healthcare with technology in the new era of globalization, in front of nearly 2,000 guests from over 90 countries and regions, as one of the Co-Chairs of New Champions 2019. (more…)

Baidu Named Development Partner on Intel Nervana Neural Network Processor for Training

12 Jul

On July 2nd, at the Baidu Create AI developer conference in Beijing, Intel Corporate Vice President Naveen Rao announced that Baidu* is collaborating with Intel on development of the new Intel® Nervana™ Neural Network Processor for Training (NNP-T). The collaboration involves the hardware and software designs of the new custom accelerator with one purpose – training deep learning models at lightning speed. (more…)

Kyash Raises $14 Million in Series B Funding Led by Goodwater Capital

11 Jul

Kyash Inc. creators of the Kyash wallet app and payment platform Kyash Direct, today announced that it has raised JPY1.5 billion, or approximately $14 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Goodwater Capital, a premier global consumer technology firm whose principals’ previous investing experience includes Facebook, Twitter, Kakao, Spotify and Monzo, as well as Mitsubishi UFJ Capital Co., Ltd. Additional investors include leading Tokyo-based firms and companies such as Toppan Printing Co., JAFCO Co., Ltd., Shinsei Corporate Investment Limited and SMBC Venture Capital Co., Ltd. The round brings Kyash’s total funding to nearly $26 million or JPY 2.8 billion. (more…)