Restocking products on the shelves is one of the most time-consuming tasks for convenience stores. Japan’s FamilyMart is getting help from NVIDIA AI-powered robots. The convenience chain will deploy these TX SCARA robots to restock […]
Nokia launches first 5G FWA gateway designed for Japan
Nokia has unveiled its first 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) broadband gateway designed to meet Japan’s Local 5G specification. Available in January 2022, the FastMile 5G Gateway 3.2 Japanese model The Nokia 5G Gateway 3.2 […]
STT enters Japan data centre market with 2 Tokyo centres
ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC) is marking its entry into the data market in Japan with two data centres in Tokyo to be developed by and leased from Goodman. With a combined 60,000 […]
AEye opens in Japan
LiDAR solution provider AEye has opened an office in Tokyo to better support and grow its automotive, mobility and industrial partners suppliers, customers, and system integrators. AEye’s intelligent LiDAR (iDAR) leverages deterministic AI to focus […]
Clubhouse to roll out Android app globally this week
The invite-only social media app Clubhouse will be rolling out its Android app globally this week — starting from Japan tomorrow. Launched on iOS in 2020, Clubhouse had gained popularity on the back of its […]
RIKEN and Fujitsu team up on quantum computing
RIKENand Fujitsu have established the RIKEN RQC-Fujitsu Collaboration Center to research and develop foundational technologies to put superconducting quantum computers into practical use. The partners will develop hardware and software technologies to realise a quantum […]
5G focus drives up phone prices in China
With more local brands shifting their focus to 5G, the average selling prices (ASPs) of smartphones in China is expected to edge up 11.4 percent year over year in 2020, according to IDC. However, weaker […]
Japan’s AIST orders supercomputer to accelerate AI R&D
Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has commissioned Fujitsu to build the “AI Bridging Green Cloud Infrastructure” (ABCI) supercomputer to accelerate AI research and development (R&D) in industry, government, and academia. […]
Japan IT agency picks Prometric for computer-based testing
Japan’s Information Technology Promotion Agency (IPA) has chosem Promtric to deliver computer-based testing (CBT) for its two national exams — the Fundamental Information Technology Engineer Examination (FE) and the Information Security Management Examination (SG). Prometric […]
Voodoo opens Singapore and Japan offices
Mobile games publisher Voodoo has expanded to the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region with the opening of offices in Singapore and Japan.
Tokyo Game Show switches to digital format
Tokyo Game Show 2020 (TGS2020), one of the world’s top events for the gaming community, has been cancelled and moved online because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fusion Broadband is IBM Beacon Award winner
Australia-based Fusion Broadband has won the IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding Infrastructure Services Solution.
ZTE to unveil Axon 11 5G on March 23
ZTE will launch the ZTE Axon 11 5G smartphone in China on March 23. The company has given little away from its announcement press release other than the fact that the ZTE Axon 11 will be compatible with both SA (standalone) and NSA (non-standalone) modes.
NTT Docomo to launch 5G in Japan on March 25
NTT Docomo will launch its 5G service with a maximum data rate of 3.4Gbps in Japan on March 25. The downlink speed will increase to 4.1Gbps in June.
ForgeRock names David Hope as SVP of APAC and Japan
Digital identity solution provider ForgeRock has appointed David Hope as Senior Vice President for Asia-Pacific and Japan.
Intel regains top spot as semiconductor market dips in 2019
Despite a 0.7 percent drop in revenue, Intel climbed to the top of the global semiconductor market in 2019, according to Gartner.
Fuji Xerox to become Fujifilm Business Innovation Corp
Fuji Xerox is changing its corporate name to Fujifilm Business Innovation Corp on April 1, 2021. All Fuji Xerox affiliates and sales companies in and outside Japan will also change their names respectively on that date but their new names will be announced later.
Sleeprate and Garmin aim to help consumers sleep better
Japan, India and Singapore are the top threee most sleep deprived nations in the world, according to a study. Thankfully, help is on its way for those who want to sleep better. Sleep platform Sleeprate is collaborating with Garmin on a mobile self-help sleep assessment and improvement program that aims to help consumers sleep better, track their recovery, and optimise workouts.
Bespoke launches AI chatbot for Ginza subway line
Nearly one million riders on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line will now be able to tap on the capabilities of Bebot, an AI chatbot.They will be able to access naviation and useful train information all along the line using the app
Panasonic exits semiconductor business
Panasonic has totally moved out of the semiconductor business by selling its last plant to Taiwan firm Nuvoton Technology.
Google avails NVIDIA Tesla T4 GPUs on Google Cloud Platform in Singapore
The Google Cloud Platform running on NVIDIA Tesla T4 GPUs (above) has been beta launched in Singapore, availing the power of GPU cloud computing to customers around the region.
SenseTime sets up autonomous driving site in Japan
Leading China-based AI company SenseTime has unveiled an autonomous driving park in Joso, Japan. The testing course will be used to develop autonomous driving technology and conduct road tests of autonomous vehicles.
NVIDIA GPUs power a quarter of Top 500 supercomputers
The world’s top two supercomputers — – the US Department of Energy’s Summit, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Sierra, at Lawrence Livermore National Lab. — pack a combined total of more than 40,000 NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs, according to the latest of the Top 500 list released in conjunction with SC18.
PC market inches up 2.7% in Q2
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.
Microsoft acquires Semantic Machines
Microsoft has acquired Semantic Machines, which has developed a new approach to building conversational artificial intelligence (AI).
Cryptocurrency and Carry
Singapore-headquartered Carry is teaming up with Spoqa of South Korea to bring cryptocurrency payment and blockchain-enhanced loyalty points to brick-and-mortar retailers.
DEEPCORE teams up with NVIDIA to boost AI startups
Tokyo-based startup incubator DEEPCORE is partnering NVIDIA to support AI startups and promote university research programmes across Japan.
Apple fully powered by clean energy
The taxi that looks for you
Where’s a taxi when you need one? That’s the bane of passengers from around the world, except possibly in Taipei where taxis somehow seem to be just where you need them.
Appier appoints Sean Chu as CSO
Appier has appointed Sean Chu as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) to lead its operations in Japan and Korea. Chu will help drive the company’s growth as it moves to create new AI platforms to help […]