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Asus, Taiwan Mobile, Quanta Collectively Spend NT$1.1B to Establish Taiwan AI Platform

By Korbin Lan
Published: May 03,2018

TAIPEI, Taiwan - AsusTek Computer Inc., Taiwan Mobile, Co., Ltd., and Quanta Computer, Inc. jointly announced that they will collaborate on the construction of a national AI host project in Taiwan to assist in the construction of a next-generation AI computing host. They will also establish an AI cloud big data computing platform, and the total cost of the two projects will total nearly NT$1.1 billion. The projects are expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of this year.

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In this collaboration, Asus will be responsible for the cloud server, cloud service platform, and AI application integration services; meanwhile, Taiwan Mobile will be responsible for the construction of computer rooms and information services, and Quanta will be responsible for the AI/HPC computing and data storage platform.

The establishment of this project marks the first time that these three Taiwanese companies have formed an alliance, and it is a vertical integration with the middle and lower reaches of the industry from terminal equipment manufacturing and the establishment of networks to technological application services planning. It is also a cross-industry collaboration between companies in the domain of software and hardware manufacturing, telecommunications, and finance.

Quanta stated that the establishment of the “Taiwanese AI A Team” is in response to the national AI development strategy and will bring together top-notch Taiwanese server, cloud, networking, and AI technologies to take the lead in the development and promotion of the domestic AI industry and provide world-class international AI cloud solutions.

(TR/ Phil Sweeney)

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