Asia Express - Computing
Compal, Avalue Set Sights on Robots
February 06, 2015

Compal and Taiwan-based industrial PC maker Avalue have joined hands to develop the robot and automotive electronics businesses, and are set to launch their jointly-developed products in the second quarter of 2015, reported the Economic Daily News on February 6. Last year, Compal invested NT$495 million (US$15.7 million; US$1=NT$31.429) to acquire 14 million shares of Avalue through a private placement, becoming the latter's largest shareholder. Aside from developing new motherboard platforms for Intel and AMD, the two companies will also cooperate on medical systems, POS (Point of Sale), robots, and industrial control systems.