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Artificial Intelligence Strategy of Tencent

May-2019

Tencent is a member of the Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent trio of Chinese internet giants (together termed BAT) who are competing vigorously to prepare for the AI economy. Tencent’s AI ambitions over the next few years are defined by a strategy called “Make AI Everywhere.” This report discusses Tencent’s organizational developm ...


Worldwide Cable Modem CPE Market Forecast, 2019-2023

May-2019

Global cable modem CPE (Customer Premises Equipment) shipment volume totaled 45.9 million units in 2017, up 4.6% year-on-year. Despite the several detrimental factors, global cable modem industry still managed to witnessed a 3.8% year-on-year growth in 2018, reaching 47.7 million units. It is anticipated global cable modem shipments will grow at a ...


China Economic Performance and Indicators, 1Q 2019

May-2019

China's 2018 annual GDP growth rate dropped to 6.6%, the lowest ever in 28 years. In the fourth quarter of 2018, the annual growth rate of GDP slowed down to 6.4%, mainly due to the US-China trade conflicts, the central government’s pressure on domestic and local governments for debt reduction, and slowdown in domestic demand growth. On the w ...


Application of Blockchain in Travel Inconvenience Insurance Claim Settlements over Airline Strikes

May-2019

In February 2019, the strike organized by China Airlines pilots resulted in more than 60 canceled flights, affecting more than 30,000 passengers. A blockchain-based solution that can integrate flight information has been applied to automate travel inconvenience insurance processes and reduce claim settlement time by simplifying insurance applicatio ...


Worldwide Server Forecast, 2019 - 2023

May-2019

The report finds that shipment volume of the Taiwanese server industry grew over 6% year-on-year in 2018, reaching over 11.8 million units. The industry is anticipated to still enjoy growth in 2019 albeit at a slower rate as the expansion in datacenters is expected to slow down. Due mainly to the US-China trade war thatset off in mid-2018, the adva ...


Worldwide Desktop PC Forecast, 2019 - 2023

May-2019

Global desktop PC shipment volume totaled 96.9 million units in 2018 and decreased 1.1% compared to 2017, marking the smallest decline rate since 2014. Due to several detrimental factors in the second half of 2018, especially global economic uncertainties caused by the US-China continued trade war, global desktop PC shipment volume is estimated at ...


MWC 2019 Observations: Global Smartphone Industry Development and Trend Analysis

April-2019

At MWC 2019, 12 models of 5G smartphones were launched with a majority supporting sub-6GHz and most mmWave models were prototypes, initially targeting cloud games, high-definition streaming videos, and multi-camera live streaming. Other than 5G connection, branded vendors have also underscored the screen and lens designs. This report provides a det ...


Global PC System Industry Outlook for 1Q 2019 and Beyond

April-2019

Worldwide PC and tablet market in the first half of 2019 is to be affected by the continuous US-China trade dispute and shortage of Intel’s CPU; although the market in the second half of the year is estimated to grow with some new stimuli, the overall market growth in 2019 is forecast to remain flat compared to 2018. This report provides an o ...


China Economic Performance and Indicators, 4Q 2018

April-2019

China's 2018 annual GDP growth rate dropped to 6.6%, the lowest ever in 28 years. In the fourth quarter of 2018, the annual growth rate of GDP slowed down to 6.4%, mainly due to the US-China trade conflicts, the central government’s pressure on domestic and local governments for debt reduction, and slowdown in domestic demand growth. On the w ...


Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry, 1Q 2019

April-2019

The report finds that the Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturing industry - comprising mainly of foundry, DRAM, flash memory, and IDM sectors - continued to grow year-on-year and sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2018. Despite the limited space for a price rise in memory ICs, the continued demand for NAND flash, coupled with emerging IC demand f ...


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