Singapore launches SEA’s first geospatial centre

Singapore Land Authority (SLA) has launched GeoWorks, the first geospatial industry centre in Southeast Asia (SEA). The centre will kick off by housing 22 geospatial technology start-ups from across the region to network and interact with government agencies and the industry with the aim of developing geospatial solutions.

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PC market inches up 2.7% in Q2

HP maintained tops with the likes of the HP ProOne 600 G4  business PC.
HP maintained tops with the likes of the HP ProOne 600 G4 business PC.

Global traditional PC shipment posted the strongest growth in more than six years during the past quarter, according to IDC. Total shipment was 62.3 million units, which translates to a 2.7 percent year-on-year growth.

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Broadcom to acquire CA for US$18.9b

Fresh from its failure to acquire Qualcomm in March, Broadcom has made a move for former software giant CA Technologies. The US$18.9b deal brings together two unlikely partners — one a chipmaker and the other a software company that had its glory days in the 1990s.

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Bosch and Daimler pick NVIDIA Drive Pegasus for robotaxis

Daimler and Bosch have chosen NVIDIA Drive Pegasus AI supercomputer to power their robotaxis, which are expected to start testing in Silicon Valley next year.

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Suning Tesco opens first UAV logistics route in Wuhan

China e-commerce firm Suning Tesco has opened the first pilot route for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) logistics and transportation in Wuhan, China. Its logistics arm Suning Logistics and Ewatt Aerospace jointly developed two UAVs for this purpose.

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China tops IDC’s smart cities awards

China has emerged tops with five out of 19 winners in the 2018 IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards (SCAPA). Taiwan and Singapore were next with four and three awards respectively across 12 functional categories.

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Banking spend drives external storage Q1 growth in India

Banking led professional services, manufacturing, telecommunications and government to contribute more than 80 percent to overall external storage market in India in Q1, according to IDC India. The quarter saw a jump of 12.7 percent year-on-year to US$84.1 million.

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APrivacy launches WhatsApp bot for financial services industry

APrivacy has introduced APrivacy Bot on WhatsApp to help banks and insurance companies better engage with their customers. It offers a fully programmable chatbot, or connection with an existing chatbot, providing interaction with customers directly over WhatsApp.

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AMAX launches AI-optimised server platform

High-performance server maker AMAX has launched the DL-E48A, a reconfigurable single/dual root high-density GPU platform designed for artificial intelligence (AI) training and inference.

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Intel tweet that launches a new GPU war

On June 13, Intel had the GPU world in a flurry when it tweeted “Intel’s first GPU coming in 2020”. The media were quick to post stories of this incoming new GPU, which would add interesting competition to a market dominated by NVIDIA with AMD a distant second.

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Dell EMC widens lead on HPE as worldwide server revenue grew 33.4% in Q1

Dell EMC PowerEdge rack servers are designed for the date centre.
Dell EMC PowerEdge rack servers are designed for the date centre.

Dell EMC turned in a stellar performance in Q1 by growing 51.4 percent in server revenue, enabling it to widen the gap with second-place Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) which nevertheless grew an impressive 21.5 percent.

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The US recaptures world’s fastest supercomputer title with first exaop AI system

The United States has regained its pole position at the fastest supercomputer race with the aptly named Summit.

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NVIDIA announces platform to build intelligent robots

NVIDIA has announced the availability of NVIDIA Isaac, a new platform to power the next generation of autonomous machines, bringing artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to robots for manufacturing, logistics, agriculture, construction, and many other industries.

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Taiwan’s MOST and NVIDIA to collaborate on AI efforts

The MOST booth getting ready for Computex tomorrow.
The MOST booth getting ready for Computex tomorrow.

Taiwan is going big on artificial intelligence (AI) and its Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) will be collaborating with NVIDIA on AI initiatives.

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Power efficient chipsets to drive edge AI

The NVIDIA Jetson TX2 is a credit card-sized platform that puts AI computing on the edge.
The NVIDIA Jetson TX2 is a credit card-sized platform that puts AI computing on the edge.

Power efficient chipsets are set to be the main driver as artificial intelligence (AI) moves makes a significant shift from the cloud to the edge, according to ABI Research.

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NVIDIA unveils first unified AI and HPC platform

NVIDIA has introduced the NVIDIA HGX-2, the first unified computing platform for both artificial intelligence (AI) and high performance computing (HPC).

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ICT spending in APAC (sans Japan) to hit US$1.5t in 2021

Drones are expected to be in greater demand.
Drones are expected to be in greater demand.

Information and communications technology (ICT) spending in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) will hit US$1.5 trillion in 2021, according to IDC.

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No cloud storage access for SingHealth staff

Apple iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive will have one more thing in common besides being cloud storage services — they will not  be accessible to all 28,000 staff of SingHealth from July 1.

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Google moves to top of smart speaker market in Q1

Google has ousted Amazon from the perch of the global smart speaker market. According to Canalys, Google shipped 3.2 million units with its Google Home and Google Home mini series , surpassing the 2.5 million units of the Amazon Echo series for the first time in Q1.

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Foxconn Industrial Internet targets US$4.3b China IPO

China’s biggest initial public offering (IPO) since 2015 will come to pass if Foxconn Industrial Internet hits its target of 27.1 billion yuan on May 24.

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CIARA to build AMD-based high performance servers for high frequency trading

High performance systems maker CIARA has announced that it will produce an AMD-based ORION HF server line, as well as customised Blockchain platforms, running on AMD’s high-performance processors, with GPU mining cards.

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