Digital multimedia software developer CyberLink saw second-quarter revenues from the B2B business, which is mainly consisted of bundled software such as PowerDVD for new PCs that come with an ODD, slip 11% on year and expects the corresponding revenue proportion to keep decreasing as global PC demand has started decelerating and ODD's penetration in PCs is dropping, according to company chairman and CEO Jau Huang at a July 27 investor conference.
5G subscriptions are growing at a rate of about one million per day. 5G is expected to become the fastest adopted mobile generation in history, compared to 4G LTE. It is estimated that by the end of 2021, 5G subscriptions will reach 580 million, according to the Ericsson Mobility Report 2021. However, the penetration rate of 5G in Asia still varies greatly from country to country and now many countries are aiming to win in this 5G rollout competition.
The Philippines' Globe Telecom created revenue growth of more than 60% of revenue in seven years, with its almost 9% in average annual growth higher than the average of 6.53% for 16 telecom firms that NYU Stern School of Business tracks around the world. Through its 100%-owned subsidiary Kickstart Ventures, Globe Telecom has successfully built a digital ecosystem that offers a variety of value-added services to generate substantial revenue.
China's software industry consisting of 39,719 companies generated revenues totaling CNY1,902.955 billion (US$293.65 billion) in first-quarter 2021, growing 26.5% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
Window of opportunity has opened up for Polish startup IS-Wireless, which was nominated for DigitalEurope's Future Unicorn Award 2021, having won several other awards in Europe with its innovative 5G mobile communications technologies. They have joined the Garage+ accelerator of the Epoch Foundation in Taiwan, hoping to find hardware partners from Taiwan to deliver their new model of 5G communications at lower cost and better performance.
International Games System (IGS), a Taiwan-based developer of PC and mobile online games as well as arcade game machines, has posted consolidated revenues of NT$8.426 billion (US$300 million), gross margin of 96%, operating profit of NT$4.223 billion and net EPS of NT$57.68 for 2020, all hitting records.
MWC Shanghai 2021 has kicked off today with the exhibition being presented partly online and partly in physical venues in the wake of the pandemic. The organizers expect some 20,000 patrons to visit the showground in the 3-day event.
A Taiwan-based startup is ready to launch terminal simulation systems and 5G vertical applications to help local companies accelerate related efforts to develop, build, operate and maintain the 5G private networks.
Startups are often carried away by their tech prowess, over-designing their products beyond the actual needs of their customers, according to Singapore-based AImazing founder Jun Ting. In an interview by Digitimes, Ting, whose company helps stores analyze offline data, reveals how the pandemic has taught him a lesson about understanding customers' needs. In China, handset vendors are ready to launch new 5G phones in a bid to make up lost ground from Apple, who has made major gains in the Chinese market in fourth-quarter 2020 thanks to strong sales of its iPhone 12 family. Demand for products and services across all semiconductor segments have tightened capacity supply or sent prices rising. For some Taiwan-based IC testers, they have an alternative to directly raising their service quotes: they have their clients shoulder part of the costs of components needed to process their orders.
AImazing, founded in 2015, was groomed by Taiwan-based accelerator AppWorks. AImazing, which set up its headuqarters in Singapore and R&D base in Taiwan in 2017, was about to take off with its acoustic application when regulation changes in the Southeast Asian city state curbed its mobile payment services.
The Taiwan government has made a good decision appropriating a portion of the 5G spectrum for private network applications enabling enterprises to optimize their respective technologies, according to TH Tung, chairman of Pegatron.
China's software industry consisting of 40,187 companies generated revenues of CNY6,554.162 billion (US$940.69 billion) in January-October 2020, growing 11.7% on year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) is expanding its smart home ecosystem, with plans to launch solutions catering to entertainment, home-care, energy-saving, safety and security, and connected household appliances.
Accountability, cross-domain cooperation and information transparency are the three keys that are instrumental to the continuous development of innovative 5G and 6G applications, according to David Lo, deputy general manager of field marketing at Keysight Taiwan.
China's software industry consisting of 39,409 companies generated revenues of CNY5,838.713 billion (US$834.93 billion) in January-September 2020, growing 11.3% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
Taiwan-based Gogolook, the developer of Whoscall fraud prevention app that identifies phone callers, has obtained investment from GaAs wafer foundry service provider WIN Semiconductors, with most of the fund to be used to develop FinTech products and tap the Japanese market, according to company co-founder and CEO Jeff Kuo.
Taiwan-based PChome Online, after years of offering online shopping services in Thailand, has expanded to Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia through cooperation respectively with the largest local e-commerce operators, according to company chairman Jan Hung-tze.
Apple is diversifying its production bases. One of the moves involved in the diversification reportedly is having its heat dissipation solution providers install automated production lines, standardizing the manufacturing process to make it more flexible and easier to relocate its production bases. Thermal dissipation is a major issue for datacenter operators, as new hardware is generating so much heat that traditional cooling solutions cannot handle. They are now switching to liquid cooling. And Nivida has just announced its acquisition of Arm from SoftBank for US$40 billion.