Tencent sees increased 1Q16 revenues
May 19, 11:54
China-based Internet value-added service provider Tencent Holdings has published its first-quarter 2016 financial report, posting consolidated revenues of CNY31.995 billion (US$4.952 billion), up 5.10% sequentially and 42.84% on year.
Supply chain to start shipping new iPhones at the end of 3Q16
May 17, 14:11
The upstream supply chain is expected to begin shipping Apple's upcoming next-generation iPhone products at the end of the third quarter. A new 4.7-inch iPhone will be handled by Pegatron Technology and Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), while the new 5.5-inch model will be made by Wistron...
Taiwan disaster PWS still in testing, says NCC
May 13, 16:11
Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC), in response to questions why some of 3G and 4G mobile subscribers did not receive PWS (public warning and information system) early warning messages about earthquakes hitting northeastern Taiwan in the morning of May 12, explained that the PWS is still...
XPEC and AltPlus to form partnership
Apr 26, 11:17
Game developer XPEC Entertainment has announced it will form a strategic alliance with Japan-based mobile game developer AltPlus through cross investment.
HTC showcasing more VR contents at GDC 2016
Mar 14, 22:03
HTC will team up with Valve to showcase VR (virtual reality) applications at the Game Developer Conference (GDC) 2016 to be held in San Francisco from May 14-18, according to HTC.
Google Cardboard sales reach 5 million units since launch, says executive
Mar 3, 15:52
Google has sold close to five million Cardboard virtual reality (VR) devices since its launch in 2014 and apps on the Google Play Store that support the product have surpassed 2,000, with downloads reaching 25 million, according to Mike Jazayeri, Director Product Management, Google Cardboard (VR).
HTC ties up with Audi to promote HTC Vive
Dec 21, 16:00
HTC has signed a cooperation agreement with automaker Audi and will install its HTC Vive virtual reality (VR) devices in Audi's flagship shops in 2016 to enable consumers to review and even test drive Audi cars through the VR devices, according to HTC chairperson Cher Wang.
ConneXionONE to carry out capital expansion project in 1Q16
Dec 16, 11:11
Interactive marketing platform operator ConneXionONE plans to raise new funds to expand its products and services in the first quarter of 2016, according to the company. FIH Mobile, a handset ODM under the Foxconn Group, is one of the major shareholders of ConneXionONE.
Taiwan app developer Call Saver planning to sue Asustek over IP infringement
Newswatch - Dec 4, 11:05
Taiwan-based app developer Call Saver is planning to file a lawsuit against Asustek Computer for infringement of its intellectual property as Asustek smartphones' built-in quick-dial function shares very similar functions to those of Call Saver, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News...
Taiwan-based Google Play app developers double in 2 years
Nov 19, 12:45
The number of Taiwan-based app developers registered on Google Play increased by 200% in the past two years, while the money spent by users outside Taiwan for applications developed by Taiwan developers grew 250% in 2014, according to Karim Temsamani, president of Google Asia Pacific.
Gamania Digital, GungHo set up joint venture
Oct 23, 15:35
Gamania Digital Entertainment, the second largest online game developer and operator in Taiwan, on October 22 announced the establishment of a joint venture, GungHo Gamania, with Japan-based fellow company GungHo Online Entertainment to provide handset-based mobile gaming services in the Taiwan, Hong...
Acer Octon to begin shipments of abPBX plus
Oct 16, 11:14
Acer Octon, a joint venture established by Acer and US-based Octon, will start shipments of abPBX plus, an intra-business communication device based on the Acer-developed Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) platform, to clients in Taiwan, Germany and Japan in November and launch abMMCC (multimedia contact...
Worldwide wearable shipments to reach 173.4 million by 2019, says IDC
Sep 15, 15:37
A growing list of vendors, a proliferation of devices, experiences, and price points, and steady consumer adoption will fuel growth in the worldwide market for wearable devices. According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, wearable device shipments will reach 76.1 million units...
Soft-World and Baidu to co-develop mobile games, says report
Newswatch - Sep 9, 15:30
Soft-World International, the largest Taiwan-based online game developer and operator, will cooperate with Baidu, the largest China-based web portal, to develop smartphone-based mobile games, according to the Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (EDN).
Taiwan FSC grants 6 licenses to 3rd-party e-payment service operators
Aug 26, 15:12
Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) has granted operating licenses to six third-party e-payment services: AllPay, Gash+, E.Sun Bank, Bank of Taiwan, CTBC Bank and Bank SinoPac. Several other banks have also applied for operating licenses, according to FSC.
Precise Biometrics signs license agreement with Elan
Aug 4, 15:50
Precise Biometrics has entered an agreement with Taiwan-based touchscreen sensor developer Elan Microelectronics for licensing of Precise Biometrics' product for fingerprint recognition in mobile devices, Precise BioMatch Mobile.
Taiwan supply chain makers expect ODM orders for Windows 10 smartphones
Jul 27, 19:59
Microsoft, having closed Nokia's factories and dismissed Nokia R&D staffs, is unlikely to invest much in own-brand Windows 10 smartphones and instead may partner with vendors to launch Windows 10 smartphones, with Taiwan-based supply chain makers expected to receive ODM orders from these vendors,...
Mozilla Firefox OS R&D team in Taiwan loses staff
Jul 17, 10:30
Mozilla COO and Taiwan general manager Gon Li have resigned and set up a new company and recruited about 30 engineers from the Mozilla Firefox OS R&D team in Taiwan, almost suspending the R&D operation, according to industry sources.
BlackBerry targeted for acquisition, say sources
May 22, 11:37
BlackBerry is once again being pinpointed as a target for acquisition after it managed to swing back to profitability in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 (December 2014-February 2015) following its recent corporate restructure, according to industry sources.
Digitimes Research: LTE-U to become mainstream LTE technology
May 21, 11:27
The LTE-U (LTE-Unlicensed) technology is likely to become the mainstream LTE standard in the future and will not cause serious interference when operated concurrently with Wi-Fi on the 5GHz unlicensed spectrum, according to Digitimes Research.
The mbed IoT ecosystem: Q&A with ARM CEO Simon Segars
May 6, 11:16
Through intensified cooperation with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and MediaTek, semiconductor IP provider ARM performed well in 2014, seeing its clients ship over 12 billion units of ARM-based SoCs and over 550 million units of Mali-based GPUs, mostly to mobile devices such as...
CalAmp adopts Mitac navigation software, says paper
Newswatch - Apr 24, 10:26
Mitac Holdings has partnered with US-based wireless communication product and service provider CalAmp to supply Magellan navigation software for use in the latter's MDT-7 car fleet management solution, according to Chinese-language newspaper Commercial Times.