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  • China's software industry generated revenues of CNY4.487 trillion
    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 posted consolidated revenues of NT$1.153 billion
    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 has reported 2Q19 consolidated revenues of CNY88.821 billion
    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.
  • Security issue will become more important and complicated
    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
    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.
  • 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...
  • Mifly
    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 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,...
  • TCA chairman TH Tung
    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
    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.
  • 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.
  • China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group has reported sequential declines in first-quarter 2019 revenue and profit.
  • 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.
  • Digitimes president Colley Hwang
    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...
  • Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je speaks at Smart City Summit & Expo 2019
    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 has announced four newly created or updated apps for its products, Apple Card, Apple News+, Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade.
  • 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.
  • China-based Internet service provider Tencent Holdings has reported net profit of CNY78.719 billion (US$11.91 billion) for 2018.
  • Foxconn chairman Terry Gou
    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...
  • 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 Pavilion set up by IDB at MWC 2019
    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.

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