PChome Online expands in Southeast Asia
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.
Nvidia to acquire Arm for US$40 billion
Nvidia and SoftBank Group (SBG) have announced a definitive agreement under which the former will acquire Arm from the latter and the SoftBank Vision Fund in a transaction valued at US$40 billion.
Apple, keen on boosting its services sales, is fast expanding its opwn datacenters. The US vendor is expected to see a sharp rise in purchases of server components in 2020 and 2021. Meanwhile, demand for 8-inch foundry support has been...
Apple raises datacenter server component purchases
Apple has been stepping up its purchases of datacenter server components since second-quarter 2020 with related shipments in full-year 2020 expected to double on year and to continue to grow in 2021, according to sources from Taiwan's server upstream supply chain.
Kdan Mobile Software cooperates with Japan-based Vacan
Kdan Mobile Software, a Taiwan-based developer of mobile device-based collaborative work software solutions, has provided Japan-based Vacan with its DottedSign e-signing service to help the latter's business operation in Taiwan, according to Kdan.
There are many social networking platforms, but they have been unable to fill the very gap left wide open by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has been barring people from face-to-face physical interactions.
Digital multimedia software solution developer CyberLink saw second-quarter 2020 revenues from its U series and FaceMe hike by 29 times on year, according to company chairman and CEO Jau Huang.
The high-speed transmission of 5G will allow games to be played like streaming media and players will no longer need to wait for the contents to be fully downloaded, according to Taiwan-based game developer Winking Entertainment chairman Johnny Jan.
Chief Telecom to benefit from stay-at-home economy
Taiwan-based Chief Telecom's cloud computing and Internet datacenter (IDC) businesses are expected to see growths thanks to uprising demand from the stay-at-home economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to company chairman Joseph Wu.
FET to launch commercial 5G services on July 3
Far EasTone Telecommunications will launch its commercial 5G services in Taiwan on July 3.
Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) will cooperate with its peers in Taiwan to roll out commercial 5G services through shared spectrums and networks, according to company chairman Lu Fang-ming.
3Sdrive develops voice-interface IoV audio content app
Startup 3Sdrive has developed an Omnie IoV audio content app based on voice interface for car drivers, with automotive parts/accessory after-market being the target market, according to company co-founder and CEO Alex Jeng.
Alibaba sees 1Q20 revenues down sequentially
China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group has reported consolidated revenues of CNY114.314 billion (US$16.14 billion) for first-quarter 2020, decreasing 29.20% sequentially but increasing 22.26% on year.
CHT, HTC to jointly offer VR applications via 5G
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and HTC have announced an alliance to jointly launch VR application services that will leverage the traits of high-speed, low latency and wide bandwidth of 5G networks coupled with HTC's VR platform and related technologies.
Pandemic accelerating cloud-based digital transformation: Q&A with Sysage chairman Michael Lee
The conoravirus pandemic has compelled enterprises to switch to remote operation including video conferencing and employees' working at different locations and home, offering good opportunities for them to implement cloud computing-based digital transformation, said Michael Lee, chairman for value-added...
Soft-World reports profit for 2019
Online game developer and operator Soft-World International has reported net profit of NT$610.6 million (US$20.2 million) and net EPS of NT$5.00 for 2019.
Prospects of SaaS: Q&A with Kdan CEO Kenny Su
Demand for software as a service (SaaS) has been on the rise, highlighted recently by needs for remote working in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, which has prompted more firms to adopt cloud-based collaborative operations, according to Kdan Mobile Software founder and CEO Kenny Su.
Taiwan government hosts online startup training camp
Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and StanShih Foundation, established by Acer founder Stan Shih, on March 20 jointly hosted a three-day training camp on entrepreneurship via online conferencing, avoiding a physical meetings in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Samsung keen to tap Taiwan 5G service market
While planning to launch an array of 5G devices including handsets to cash in on the commercialization of 5G operations in Taiwan in July, Samsung Electronics is also keen to promote its B2B and other service application solutions in the local market, according to sources at Samsung Taiwan.
DDTMAP to launch WebAR platform for furniture purchases
DDTMAP Technology, a Taiwan-based developer of applications of AR, VR and human-machine interaction technologies, will launch WebAR web-based AR platform for simulating spatial placements of furniture to help consumers choose items that can match their home decor, according to company founder and CEO...
Gamania nets NT$5.10 per share for 2019
Online game developer and operator Gamania Digital Entertainment has posted net EPS of NT$5.10 (US$0.17) for 2019.
App for cyclists: Q&A with Velodash CEO Molly Huang
Taiwan-based startup Velodash has developed an app to allow cyclists to plan cycling routes and arrange group rides as well as to provide management system, including route planning and real-time tracking of cyclists,for cycling event organizers. It has recently raised NT$21 million (US$698,300) in...
CyberLink reports profits for 2019
Digital multimedia software solution developed CyberLink has reported 2019 consolidated revenues of NT$1.455 billion (US$48 million), with net profit for the year reaching NT$379.9 million.
Alibaba sees increased 4Q19 revenues
China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group has reported consolidated revenues of CNY161.456 billion (US$23.19 billion) for fourth-quarter 2019, increasing 35.66% sequentially and 37.67% on year.
Global notebook shipment forecast, 2021 and beyond
Notebook shipments are expected to grow over 20% on year in 2020 thanks to demand from stay-at-home activities in the wake of...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 2Q 2020
Taiwan's second-quarter 2020 PC monitor shipments grew 24.8% sequentially.
Global tablet market – 2Q 2020
Second-quarter 2020 global tablet shipments amounted to 39.65 million units, surging 60.5% from a quarter ago and 21.4% from...
Outbreak impact: China smartphone and AP shipments
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in labor shortages and shipment disruptions in China's supply chain, but Digitimes Research...
Coronavirus impact special report: Mobile devices
The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted production and weakened consumer confidence, with all ICT sectors bracing for major declines...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2020
Digitimes Research estimates that global server shipments moderately declined 1.4% in 2019 but will turn to show positive growth...