Like most major companies in Taiwan we have canceled our traditional Lunar New Year party. Better safe than sorry when it comes to Covid-19 prevention.
Since we have enough space in our office for a socially-distanced company meeting, we still plan to hold this tomorrow. But rather than inflict death by management PowerPoint on everyone, we have invited staff in our Taiwan and China operations to share their thoughts on what they have learned during the past year through video. Continue reading Notes from the field: ramping up video production for the lunar new year
A hectic start to the year! Many of the projects we have been quietly working on over the past couple of years are finally ready for prime time.
Take the strategic agreement we recently signed with King Long, one of the leading bus manufacturers in the world, as an example. We are very excited to be teaming up with them on the development of 5G passenger and commercial applications. The potential is huge, not just in China but throughout the world. Continue reading Notes from the field: a hectic start to the year!
Choosing the appropriate cloud platform for your Edge AI device deployments is a major strategic decision for any company. Do you invest in building your own private cloud? Or do you adopt one from AWS, Microsoft, Google, and a host of other third-party providers? Each path has its own advantages and disadvantages. Only you can decide which one provides the best fit for your organization.
Our objective with the VIA Mobile360 family is to make edge-to-cloud fleet deployments as simple and convenient as possible, no matter which cloud platform you decide on. At the most basic level, this means that we have enabled support for all the most popular cloud interfaces and protocols in the SDKs that we provide with each VIA Mobile360 system or device. Continue reading Notes from the field: accelerating edge-to-cloud fleet deployments
My last weekend in Taipei for a while, assuming of course that Embedded World 2020, Work Truck Show 2020, and CONEXPO-CON/AGG go ahead as planned.
There was a sultry air hanging over the Four Beasts this morning, almost as if spring had passed by in the blink of an eye and summer had arrived. For the first time, I was able to capture a close-up of a butterfly along a hillside trail. A symbol of hope for the future perhaps. Or more likely just a lucky break. Continue reading Notes from the field: a sultry air hanging over the Four Beasts
A couple of views of Leopard Mountain from my morning hike in the Four Beasts Scenic Area. I took them from the YongChunPi Wetland Park (永春陂生態濕地公園), a former military camp that is being converted into an ecological zone. Very impressive work by the Taipei City Government.
It’s quite amazing how much progress has been made in improving the quality of life in the city over the past twenty-five years. The construction of the subway has of course played an important part in this process, but so too has the imaginative urban planning that has complemented it. Holistic is a horribly overused adjective to describe this kind of approach, but in the case of Taipei I think it’s appropriate. Officials of other cities looking to improve mobility and livability in dense urban environments can learn a lot from the work that has been done here. Continue reading Notes from the field: views of Leopard Mountain
A great pleasure to visit the ancient water town of Wuzhen for the first time and take a brief stroll among the beautiful old buildings that line its picturesque lanes and charming canals.
Wuzhen owed its bustling prosperity during the Song, Yuan, and Ming dynasties to its location along the Grand Canal, which was once the main trade route connecting Hangzhou and Beijing. Nowadays, much of its economy is dependent on the tourist industry. Following major renovations that were completed in 2013, it now reportedly receives over 1.5 million visitors per year. Continue reading Notes from the field: the ancient water town of Wuzhen
If you look back at the history of the tech industry, a major transition takes place roughly every decade that drives new applications, form factors, and usage models and expands the overall user base and market size.
In the 1990s, there was tremendous growth in the PC market as prices went down, notebooks became lighter and more portable, and a wider range of business and home software applications became available. Continue reading Great tech industry transitions: from the PC to Mobility
The China International Industry Fair held in Shanghai last week provided us with the perfect opportunity to unveil our new family of VIA Edge AI systems powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon 820E Embedded Platform that we are rolling out in Q4 this year. Continue reading VIA Edge AI systems unveiled in Shanghai at China International Industry Fair
I’m looking forward to leaving for Shanghai tomorrow to attend the China International Industry Fair at the National Exhibition and Convention Center before hopping over to Hangzhou for Empower Digital China being held by Alibaba.
Continue reading From Shanghai to Hangzhou: China International Industry Fair and Alibaba Empower Digital China
Forging close links with software and cloud ecosystem partners is critical to providing complete IoT and Edge AI solutions for our customers across multiple vertical markets. That’s why we are excited to announce that we are working together with FogHorn, a leading developer of software for industrial and commercial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions to enable their edge intelligence of our VIA ARTiGO and VIA AMOS systems. For more information, please see the press release here.
Continue reading Forging Close Edge AI and IoT Ecosystem partnerships