On June 4, Taiwan announced a programme that would attract international enterprises to partner with local ones for joint investment in the R&D of next-generation technologies. The scheme is to be driven by government subsidies. Clearly it’s to be a classic win-win arrangement, with foreign companies benefitting financially, and Taiwan’s extensive network of electronics and..
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By early April, it was clear that China had, however painfully, “flattened the curve”, and the worst of the crushing COVID-19 crisis in China was over. Now it was “back to work”, if only in fits and starts. In mid-April, The Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) observed that, “China’s manufacturing sector appears to be..
Founded in 1995, China Electronic Market (CEM) was one of the first publications in China to focus on the electronics and semiconductor industries. It is held in high regard by China’s design engineering community and enjoys a wide circulation. The annual CEM Editor’s Choice Awards are much coveted, and entrants face intense competition. It’s with..
Located at the confluence of the Yangtze and Han rivers, Wuhan logically evolved into a port city, and it was duly earmarked for economic development at the end of the nineteenth century. A steelworks came into being, and steel remains an economic driver, thanks to good transportation links. Locally available steel then enabled the growth..
Whether you experience only fear and loathing in Las Vegas or love this somehow comfortable city that could adopt only Frank Sinatra as its spiritual father, Nevada’s paradise for high rollers is the annual home of CES®, originally a trade show intended only for the exploding consumer electronics scene, but no longer. Like some giant..
It would be misleading to think that only China’s established industry leaders have the resources to develop AI chip solutions. Horizon Robotics, for example, offers AI-based solutions for automotive applications, powered by its Brain Processing Unit (BPU™). These deliver high performance at low power, enabling Tier 1s, OEMs and automotive startups to create unique autonomous-driving..
While the technical jargon of artificial intelligence (AI) may often seem opaque – “convolutional neural networks”, “machine learning”, “inferencing” – the applications can be extremely practical. Driver safety is a prime example, where complex camera- and radar-derived datasets need to be processed and finally “inferenced”, in the jargon, in milliseconds if not microseconds. Add several..
Half a century ago, the West Midlands of England was one of the most prosperous areas in the country, birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, and with a long history of manufacturing. While global factors played a huge role in reshaping this landscape, figuratively and literally, today it retains an entrepreneurial spirit and drive that is..
The HZMB has transformed the local landscape, with the tiny ferry from Tai-O, a Hong Kong fishing village where many of the houses are perched on stilts in the water – a sort of mini-Venice of the East – soon approaching the futuristic HZMB vista, and at one point navigating between its piers. On..
For the packaging industry, China is something of an enigma. Official policy is committed to social equality, free from extremes of poverty and wealth, so it’s perhaps startling to learn that China is fast becoming the world’s largest consumer of luxury goods. Not surprisingly, many packaging companies are now eyeing China’s luxe market as a..