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  • PChome Online chairman Jan Hung-tze
    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 making moves to facilitate production diversification
    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...
  • Nvidia will 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's server component purchases are expected to rise sharply
    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 is keen on boosting its service revenues
    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.
  • Smartphone App Vacant Seat Map
    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.
  • XRSpace president Sting Tao
    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.
  • CyberLink chairman and CEO Jau Huang
    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.
  • Gaming to be significantly changed by 5G
    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 chairman Joseph Wu (right) and president Yao-Yuan Liu (left)
    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 start 5G commercial services this week
    Far EasTone Telecommunications will launch its commercial 5G services in Taiwan on July 3.
  • APT chairman Lu Fang-ming
    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 co-founder and CEO Alex Jeng (center)
    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.
  • HTC and CHT have teamed for VR applications on 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.
  • Sysage Technology 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...
  • The game developer has reported profits 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.
  • Kdan Mobile Software founder and 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.
  • Taboola's vice president Ning Ning Yu
    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 steps up efforts for Taiwan's 5G services 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 Technology founder and CEO Chen Si-chia
    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 was profitable in 2019
    Online game developer and operator Gamania Digital Entertainment has posted net EPS of NT$5.10 (US$0.17) for 2019.
  • Velodash co-founder and 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 chairman Jau Huang
    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.

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