The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) has propelled the demand for better security solutions on electronic devices. Apple’s iPhone 5s, which was released in 2013, was the first smartphone to feature a fingerprint recognition system as to further guarantee user privacy. Since then, interests on the developments of various biometric identification technologies have been rising.
Global market research firm TrendForce held its 2016 IT Industry Forecast Conference at Room 101 of the NTUH International Center in Taipei, Taiwan, on October 15, 2015. The conference was divided into two sessions, with the first part devoted to forecasts on tech industries for 2016.
Pepper, a humanoid intelligent robot developed by Japanese telecom giant Softbank, has been an incredible success in its home country. The first batch of 1,000 Pepper units that was released to the Japanese consumer market earlier this June was sold out under a minute, as with later waves of limited pre-orders.
The latest photovoltaic (PV) market price report by EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, says strong demand from major markets such as China, the U.S., Japan and India ensures that first-tier PV module manufacturers will have fully booked capacities to the end of 2015.
The competition to develop applications for artificial intelligence (AI) in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT) heats up as tech giants scramble to acquire AI-based startups and related industry talents in order to strengthen their strategic positions.