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.
The cancellation of the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) will prompt the ICT industry to explore and try new marketing campaigns online.
MWC 2020 canceled
Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 has been canceled out of health concerns in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the organizer has confirmed.
Taiwan sets high goal for mobile payment
The Taiwan government has been promoting mobile payment since early 2018, aiming to have it penetrate 90% of all retail sales transactions in 2025, according to Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
5G can make cities smarter, says phireGEN executive
By virtue of high transmission speeds and low latency 5G will be able to make cities smarter, realize smart applications in many sectors, such as medical care, finance, transportation, and introduce new entertainment, according to Leland Lai, managing partner at phireGEN Advisory Group.
Experience and feeling to be core of 5G innovations, says Onda from Orange Silicon Valley
5G-based innovative technologies will focus on user experience and feeling, according to startup investment expert Jay Onda from Orange Silicon Valley.
Unity Operating System (UOS), an in-house developed operating system by China-based software designers including NewStart, Wuhan Deepin Technology and stated-owned CEC, is expected to make the first version available at the end of 2019.
Alibaba sees increased 3Q19 revenues
Alibaba Group has reported consolidated revenues of CNY119.017 billion (US$16.65 billion) for third-quarter 2019, increasing 3.56% sequentially and 39.78% on year.
Tencent 3Q19 revenues up
China-based Internet value-added service provider Tencent Holdings has reported third-quarter 2019 consolidated revenues reached CNY97.236 billion (US$13.84 billion), growing 9.47% sequentially and 20.65% on year.
China's software industry consisting of 39,392 companies generated total revenues of CNY4.487 trillion (US$656.4 billion) in January-August 2019, growing 14.9% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
IGS sees 81% of 1H19 revenues from mobile games
International Games System (IGS) saw the proportion of consolidated revenues for mobile online games increase from 70% in 2018 to 81% in first-half 2019, and arcade game machines' decrease from 30% to 19%, according to company chairman Lee Ko-chu.
Tencent 2Q19 revenues up
China-based Internet service provider Tencent Holdings has reported second-quarter 2019 consolidated revenues of CNY88.821 billion (US$13.02 billion), growing 3.93% sequentially and 20.56% on year.
IT product developments in 5G era
The recent unveiling of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 10 lineup and Huawei's Harmony OS seems to have pointed out a direction for IT products' development in the 5G era.
Huawei has resumed pulling in new orders for notebooks and also restarted the development of 5G-enabled notebook models, according to sources from the vendor's Taiwan-based supply chain.
IGS July revenues hit record for 3rd time straight
Mobile online game and arcade game machine developer International Games System (IGS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$501.7 million (US$16.1 million) for July, hitting the monthly record for the third consecutive month with growth of 18.96% sequentially and 108.88% on year.
Apple and Intel have signed an agreement for Apple to acquire the majority of Intel's smartphone modem business. Approximately 2,200 Intel employees will join Apple, along with intellectual property, equipment and leases. The transaction, valued at US$1 billion, is expected to close in the fourth quarter...
Taiwan startup Mind & Idea Fly (Mifly) has rolled out an AR editing tool, dubbed MakAR, to help users create their own AR content within 5-10 minutes, which, coupled with a subscription system, targets the emerging enterprise web AR market, according to company founder and CEO Roger Lu.
Huawei has set no clear-cut timetable for the launch of its own handset operating system, dubbed Hongmeng OS, which could also be known as ARK OS globally, according to the firm's vice chairman Ken Hu.
The Qt Company has announced an expansion of its long-standing partnership with LG Electronics, with Qt and LG's CTO Division launching a collaboration to make the open source webOS operating system a platform for embedded smart devices. Through the extensive business and technical partnership, Qt...
Taiwan's government has approved a budget of NT$20.4 billion (US$647.72 million) for facilitating the development of various value-added and verticalized application services under the 5G networks in the next four years, according to officials.
Microsoft unveils plans for Xbox
Microsoft has showcased a lineup of 60 anticipated games for both console and PC in its Xbox E3 Briefing and shared a glimpse of its Project Scarlett, which launches alongside Halo Infinite in 2020. Headlined by the biggest game of 2019, Gears 5, along with over 30 games premiering with Xbox Game Pass,...
TH Tung, chairman of Taipei Computer Association (TCA), likens the startup scene - whose fundamental elements are capital, talent, technology and market - to wine making, which depends on the sunshine, rainfall and terroir. Apart from these, the type and quality of the grapes are also very important...
Computex 2019 opens with more exhibitors
Computex 2019, as one of the world's most important bridges connecting different parts of the global ICT ecosystem, opens in Taipei on May 28, with the edition this year focusing on the latest tech trends such as AI, IoT, 5G, blockchain, innovations, startups, gaming and XR.
Tencent 1Q19 revenues up
China-based Internet service provider Tencent Holdings has reported first-quarter 2019 consolidated revenues of CNY85.465 billion (US$12.66 billion), growing 0.67% sequentially and 16.23% on year.
Alibaba 1Q19 operation falls sequentially
China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group has reported sequential declines in first-quarter 2019 revenue and profit.
Taiwan notebooks – 4Q 2019
Taiwan's notebook shipments slipped 4.4% sequentially, but grew 3.1% on year to arrive at 32.37 million units in the fourth...
Global server market – 4Q 2019
Global server shipments went up 13.4% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2019 thanks to rising demand from US large datacenter...
China smartphone market and industry – 4Q 2019
Falling 1.5% sequentially and 7.2% annually, fourth-quarter 2019 smartphone shipments to China remained weak mainly because...
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...
Mini/micro LED: Challenges and opportunities in the display industry
Mini LEDs and micro LEDs are expected to become improved backlighting solutions that can significantly enhance displays' quality...
Global LCD panel shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
Global small- to medium-size LCD panel shipments are estimated to drop from 2020 to 2024, while large-size ones will continue...