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.
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.
Global tablet shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
2019 global tablet shipments will slide significantly from the level of 2018 as brand tablets are experiencing weakening momentum...
Global smartphone shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
Global smartphone shipments will continue to decline for the second year in 2019. Although emerging markets have demand coming...
Global notebook shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
Notebook shipments in 2019 are estimated to show a 1.6% increase with vendors ramping up inventory in preparation for the US-China...
Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2020 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets
Notebooks, smartphones and tablets are expected to see mixed shipment performances in 2019. Notebook shipments will grow mildly...
Taiwan semiconductor foundry sector, 2Q19
According to Digitimes Research's observation, with global market demand on a moderate increase in second-quarter 2019, Taiwan-based...
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...