IGS posts record sales for 2020
International Games System (IGS), a Taiwan-based developer of PC and mobile online games as well as arcade game machines, has posted consolidated revenues of NT$8.426 billion (US$300 million), gross margin of 96%, operating profit of NT$4.223 billion and net EPS of NT$57.68 for 2020, all hitting rec...
MWC Shanghai 2021 kicks off
MWC Shanghai 2021 has kicked off today with the exhibition being presented partly online and partly in physical venues in the wake of the pandemic. The organizers expect some 20,000 patrons to visit the showground in the 3-day event.
A Taiwan-based startup is ready to launch terminal simulation systems and 5G vertical applications to help local companies accelerate related efforts to develop, build, operate and maintain the 5G private networks.
Highlights of the day: Q&A with AImazing founder
Startups are often carried away by their tech prowess, over-designing their products beyond the actual needs of their customers, according to Singapore-based AImazing founder Jun Ting. In an interview by Digitimes, Ting, whose company...
AImazing, founded in 2015, was groomed by Taiwan-based accelerator AppWorks. AImazing, which set up its headuqarters in Singapore and R&D base in Taiwan in 2017, was about to take off with its acoustic application when regulation changes in the Southeast Asian city state curbed its mobile payment...
5G private networks to gain momentum
The Taiwan government has made a good decision appropriating a portion of the 5G spectrum for private network applications enabling enterprises to optimize their respective technologies, according to TH Tung, chairman of Pegatron.
China's software industry consisting of 40,187 companies generated revenues of CNY6,554.162 billion (US$940.69 billion) in January-October 2020, growing 11.7% on year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
FET foraying into smart home solution market
Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) is expanding its smart home ecosystem, with plans to launch solutions catering to entertainment, home-care, energy-saving, safety and security, and connected household appliances.
Accountability, cooperation, transparency keys to 5G innovations, says Keysight executive
Accountability, cross-domain cooperation and information transparency are the three keys that are instrumental to the continuous development of innovative 5G and 6G applications, according to David Lo, deputy general manager of field marketing at Keysight Taiwan.
China's software industry consisting of 39,409 companies generated revenues of CNY5,838.713 billion (US$834.93 billion) in January-September 2020, growing 11.3% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
Gogolook invested by WIN Semiconductors
Taiwan-based Gogolook, the developer of Whoscall fraud prevention app that identifies phone callers, has obtained investment from GaAs wafer foundry service provider WIN Semiconductors, with most of the fund to be used to develop FinTech products and tap the Japanese market, according to company co-founder...
PChome Online expands in Southeast Asia
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.
Nvidia to 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, 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 raises datacenter server component purchases
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.
Kdan Mobile Software cooperates with Japan-based Vacan
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.
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.
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.
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 to benefit from stay-at-home economy
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 launch commercial 5G services on July 3
Far EasTone Telecommunications will launch its commercial 5G services in Taiwan on July 3.
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 develops voice-interface IoV audio content app
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.
Taiwan large-size LCD panels – 4Q 2020
Taiwan's large-size LCD panel shipments grew 4.4% sequentially and 26.5% on year to come to 74.76 million units in the fourth...
Global tablet market – 4Q 2020
Fourth-quarter 2020 global tablet shipments amounted to 51.56 million units, soaring 17.6% from a quarter ago and 19.3% from...
China smartphone AP shipments – 4Q 2020
Fourth-quarter 2020 smartphone AP shipments to China-based vendors amounted to 211.6 million units, up 9.9% quarter-over-quarter...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2021
Taiwan-based makers' server-related revenues are expected to climb 7.6% on year in 2021, buoyed by growing demand from cloud...
China semiconductor industry: From 13th 5-year Plan to 14th 5-year Plan, 2015-2025
China government has always attached great importance to advances of the semiconductor sector, but semiconductors' vital role...
Global LCD panel shipment forecast, 2021 and beyond
Global large-size LCD panel shipments will fall at a CAGR of -0.3% 2020 through 2025, while shipments of small-to-medium-size...