Taiwan’s AI Day 2021 Enters the Metaverse with Virtual Exhibition and Forum
Two of the forum speakers hail from Taiwan-based IC design firms. Director of Egis Technology (6462:TWO) — a Taiwan-based IC design firm that specializes in fingerprint sensors — TH Po explains how AI is utilized in his company’s latest anti-spoofing technology.
Egis secures Hyundai and Kia orders
Egis Technology Inc (神盾), the world’s second-biggest fingerprint sensor supplier, July 13th said that it has secured orders to supply its products to South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co and its affiliate, Kia Motors Corp, in its latest bid to expand its presence in the higher-margin automotive components segment.
Acer to acquire stake in touch controller supplier FocalTech
Taipei, April 19 (CNA) Acer Inc., one of the leading PC brands in Taiwan, said Monday it is planning to acquire a stake in Taiwanese touch controller designer FocalTech Systems Co. at a cost of up to NT$1.5 billion (US$53.19 million).
Egis said it planned to dispose of its total 33.97 million shares in FocalTech, which was a 16.14 percent stake, and that its board had already approved the decision. According to Egis,the shares would be sold in after-hours block trading to prevent a pummeling of FocalTech’s share price.
Egis outlook downbeat due to poor smartphone sales
Wafer supply constraints also remain an issue and could continue to weigh on the company’s business this year, Egis said.
The company said that it was unable to fulfill some rush orders due to a widespread shortage of key components in the second half of last year.
Egis sources 8-inch wafers from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC, 台積電) and Samsung Electronics Co.
Egis reignites Goodix court battle
Fingerprint sensor designer Egis Technology Inc (神盾) said that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit with Beijing’s Intellectual Property Court against Chinese rival Goodix Technology Inc (匯頂) in a renewed legal battle.
Egis has requested the court to immediately stop Goodix’s practice and destroy all problematic products. It is also seeking 90 million yuan (US$13.24 million) in damages, the statement said.