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.
Acer Octon seeking cooperation with top-3 telecom carriers in North America
Mar 23, 11:50
Acer Octon, a joint venture established in November 2014 by Taiwan-based IT vendor Acer and US-based multimedia application developer Octon, will soon announce the outcomes of talks it has been holding with the three largest telecom carriers in North America about cooperation, according to company...
Commentary: Xiaomi heading for a bumpy road
Mar 20, 11:02
In just over three years Xiaomi Technology has become one of the top-five smartphone vendors globally, and company founder and CEO Lei Jun has stated that Xiaomi will aim to become the world's top smartphone vendor in the next 5-10 years.
Trend Micro aims at 50 million mobile content security users by end of 2015
Mar 16, 10:59
Trend Micro, a Taiwan-based developer of Internet content security software, has revealed it has extended business operation to mobile application through cooperation with General Mobile Technology (GMobi) and VMFive, and aims to increase the number of users of its mobile content security solutions...
Smartphone platform providers eyeing emerging Africa market
Mar 4, 22:06
Smartphone platform providers including Google, Mozilla and Microsoft are planning to team up with handset makers, most likely China-based makers, to develop sub-US$100 smartphones for sale in markets in Africa, according to industry sources.
MWC 2015: Intel launches new mobile SoCs, LTE solution
Mar 3, 22:14
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has announced a series of mobile platforms including the company's new low-cost system-on-chip (SoC) for phones, phablets and tablets, a global LTE solution, new personal computing experiences, and a range of customers for mobile device and network infrastructure offerings.
Kingwaytek to offer in-car Internet-access services
Jan 23, 10:32
Electronic map and LBS (location-based service) provider Kingwaytek Technology has cooperated with Taiwan-based automobile makers to offer in-car Internet-access services including cloud computing-based real-time traffic and other information, according to the company.
China market: Gaming revenues in 2014 over CNY114 billion, says CADPA
Jan 15, 10:21
Total revenues for gaming services in the China market in 2014 are estimated at CNY114.48 billion (US$18.5 billion), increasing 37.7% on year, according to China Audio-video and Digital Publishing Association (CADPA) established by China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and...
China-based Cheetah Mobile to set up seed fund in Taiwan
Jan 14, 14:57
Cheetah Mobile, a China-based Internet mobile company, plans to launch a NT$100 million (US$3.14 million) venture capital fund specifically for Taiwan startups in the mobile Internet business, according to company CEO Fu Sheng.
HTC ties up with Under Armour for product development
Jan 8, 07:43
HTC will team up with US-based sports gear brand Under Armour (UA) to launch a series of hardware devices that can connect with UA's sports community platform, UA Record, for access to fitness management and health care applications.
Sales of smartphones based on new platforms set to increase
Dec 30, 21:58
Sales of smartphones based on newly emerging platforms, including Android One, Firefox OS and Tizen, are expected to increase significantly in 2015, buoyed by replacement demand from first-time smartphone buyers, according to industry watchers.
Taiwan market: First TSM platform opens
Dec 29, 12:21
Alliance Digital Tech (ADT) has announced the opening of Taiwan's first TSM (trusted service management) platform to provide NFC-based over-the-air mobile payment services, according to the company.
Firefox-based smartphones to enter Africa in 2015
Dec 18, 11:50
Mozilla is expected to team up with China-based handset makers to produce Firefox OS-based smartphones for sales in Africa through Millicom's subsidiaries, including Airtel, MTN South Africa and Tigo, according to sources at Taiwan's handset supply chain.