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.
Gamania, Soft-World post 1Q19 profits
Online and mobile game developers and operators Gamania Digital Entertainment and Soft-World International have reported NT$2.07 (US$0.07) and NT$1.39 in net EPS for first-quarter 2019.
Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Facebook are five major Internet service providers of the US. Their relationships with China have gradually turned from collaborations to confrontations, as the country has been citing national security or the need to grow local enterprises to bar the US firms from...
The Taipei municipal government, as a co-organizer of the ongoing Smart City Summit & Expo 2019, runs a pavilion to showcase over 30 smart city solutions for public housing, transportation, medical care, education, public security and others.
Apple announces new apps for entertainment and payment
Apple has announced four newly created or updated apps for its products, Apple Card, Apple News+, Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade.
Soft-World 2018 profit hits 4-year high
Online game developer Soft-World International has posted net profit of NT$461.3 million (US$15.0 million) for 2018, the highest since 2015.
Tencent nets over CNY78.7 billion for 2018
China-based Internet service provider Tencent Holdings has reported net profit of CNY78.719 billion (US$11.91 billion) for 2018.
Foxconn challenges Microsoft patent lawsuit
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai) chairman Terry Gou has responded to a patent infringement lawsuit filed against his compoanny by Microsoft, saying as a contract manufacturer instead of a handset brand, it has never infringed upon patents as alleged by the US-based software giant and therefore has never...
Gamania reports earnings for 2018
Game developer and operator Gamania Digital Entertainment has reported consolidated revenues of NT$14.335 billion (US$465 million), gross margin of 34.14%, net operating profit of NT$2.042 billion, net profit of NT$1.760 billion, and net EPS of NT$10.31 for 2018.
Taiwan's companies which participated in the recently concluded MWC 2019 managed to highlight an array of products, technologies, analyzing software and applications related to 5G technology that were in line with the 5G development plans showcased by the industry's major players.
Osense Technology launches smart baseball stadium app
Taiwan startup Osense Technology has launched a smart baseball stadium app integrating all related O2O (online to offline) services, which can be simultaneously utilized by a large audience with the assistance of fast 5G transmission.
China's software industry consisting of 37,776 companies generated revenues totaling CNY6.306 trillion (US$954 billion) in 2018, growing 14.2% on year, according to the country's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
Alibaba 4Q18 revenues up over 40%
China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group has reported its fourth-quarter consolidated revenues reached CNY117.278 billion (US$17.057 billion), growing 41.25% on year.
Taipei Game Show opens
The Taipei Game Show 2019 is taking place during January 24-28, with 426 exhibitors from 24 countries showcasing gaming products and services at 2,144 booths, according to the organizer Taipei Computer Association.
Askey develops Taipei train station navigation app
Networking/communication device maker Askey Computer, a wholly-own subsidiary of Asustek Computer, has disclosed it has developed an app providing navigation services for visitors to the Taipei Railway Station.
LINE Pay was the largest mobile e-payment service provider in Taiwan in 2018 with a 22.3% market share, according to Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC).
Taiwan science minister urges support for startups
Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) will lead 44 tech startup companies to attend CES 2019 in Las Vegas in January 2019, MOST minister Liang-Gee Chen announced on Wednesday.
China's software industry consisting of 39,211 companies generated revenues of CNY5.051 trillion (US$752.4 billion) in January-October 2018, growing 15.1% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
Taichung Software Park unveiled
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has unveiled Taichung Software Park in central Taiwan, aiming to attract enterprises engaged in AI, big data, IoT, cloud computing, information and communication technology, system integration and cultural innovation to station there.
How will Alibaba realize goals for next decade?
China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group hit record global sales of CNY213.5 billion (US$30.9 billion) during the 2018 Double 11 (Singles' Day) online shopping festival, and it has set ambitious goals: by 2036, its online shopping services will cover two billion consumers, deliver merchandise...
Taiwan handsets – 1Q 2019
Taiwan's handset shipments slipped 39.5% sequentially in the first quarter of 2019, while compared to the same quarter a year...
Already detrimental to Huawei's smartphone business, the US ban will impact the telecom and enterprise equipment market in the long run
With Huawei already stocking up on crucial components, the US Commerce Department's ban will not stop Huawei from providing...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 1Q 2019
Taiwan's PC monitor shipments continued enjoying on-year growth in the first quarter of 2019, rising 5.6%.
Global AIO PC shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
Global all-in-one (AIO) PC shipments will continue shrinking in 2019, following 2018's around 2% on-year drop. With issues such...
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2022
Amid bleak outlook for downstream vendors, uncertainties surrounding the US-China trade tension, factory relocation and exchange...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
According to Digitimes Research statistics and analyses, Taiwan-based server vendors, including suppliers of motherboards, end...