The use of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in critical care has potentially lifesaving outcomes for long-term disease prevention and critical decisions during surgery. AI technologies can help medical professionals find biomarkers of disease, identify target molecules, discover drug candidates, speed up clinical trials, and even monitor and predict epidemic outbreaks. There is also a distinct…

Plans by a growing number of international technology companies to begin designing their own semiconductor products – and by governments to develop domestic chipmaking capabilities – could bring some disruption to the market. Yet Taiwan’s ability to produce chips efficiently and at a relatively low cost should ensure its continued growth and success. Taiwan’s production…

Whether you took the train home, drove through a tollgate, or bought manufactured goods today, chances are Moxa was involved in making it possible. An international company specializing in industrial networking products and communication solutions, Moxa enables devices to connect, communicate, and collaborate with systems, processes, and people.   Though operating in the traditional automation industry,…

Hoping to increase competitiveness and improve patient outcomes, Taiwan’s hospitals are investing in high-value medical devices and artificial intelligence. But finding a balance between state-of-the-art equipment and affordable services remains a challenge. Despite continuous increases in the National Health Insurance (NHI) budget and raised premiums, Taiwan’s hospitals face progressively strained finances and stiff competition. To…

Edwards Lifesciences’ expertise in cardiovascular technology is highly specialized but essential for patients. The company focuses on treating critical conditions and diseases such as aortic stenosis, an unrecognized and undertreated, yet deadly, noncommunicable disease. In Asia, as few as around 2-3% of patients receive lasting treatment in the form of a heart valve replacement. “Around…

Chipmaking undergirds the Six Core Strategic Industries initiative, particularly in the area of digital and information technology. The Six Core Strategic Industries policy, which the Tsai Ing-wen administration launched in 2020, builds upon the 5+2 Innovative Industries initiative of Tsai’s first term to capitalize on global supply chain changes and catalyze Taiwan’s industrial transformation. Amid…

Healthcare providers globally have faced unprecedented workloads since the outbreak of COVID-19 last year. The pandemic response has additionally altered how, where, and when care is provided, revealing the need for fundamental changes across care-related industries.   To address these and other challenges, Microsoft, which has long been at the forefront of the big-tech push into…

The convergence of several new technologies, such as 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), the industrial internet of things (IIoT), autonomous vehicles, and hyperscale computing have brought about a wave of unprecedented innovation. At the same time, these technologies have also pushed electronic design toward a higher level of integration and facilitated the development of diverse vertical…