Taiwan FSC grants 6 licenses to 3rd-party e-payment service operators
Aug 26, 15:12
Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) has granted operating licenses to six third-party e-payment services: AllPay, Gash+, E.Sun Bank, Bank of Taiwan, CTBC Bank and Bank SinoPac. Several other banks have also applied for operating licenses, according to FSC.
Precise Biometrics signs license agreement with Elan
Aug 4, 15:50
Precise Biometrics has entered an agreement with Taiwan-based touchscreen sensor developer Elan Microelectronics for licensing of Precise Biometrics' product for fingerprint recognition in mobile devices, Precise BioMatch Mobile.
Taiwan supply chain makers expect ODM orders for Windows 10 smartphones
Jul 27, 19:59
Microsoft, having closed Nokia's factories and dismissed Nokia R&D staffs, is unlikely to invest much in own-brand Windows 10 smartphones and instead may partner with vendors to launch Windows 10 smartphones, with Taiwan-based supply chain makers expected to receive ODM orders from these vendors,...
Mozilla Firefox OS R&D team in Taiwan loses staff
Jul 17, 10:30
Mozilla COO and Taiwan general manager Gon Li have resigned and set up a new company and recruited about 30 engineers from the Mozilla Firefox OS R&D team in Taiwan, almost suspending the R&D operation, according to industry sources.
BlackBerry targeted for acquisition, say sources
May 22, 11:37
BlackBerry is once again being pinpointed as a target for acquisition after it managed to swing back to profitability in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 (December 2014-February 2015) following its recent corporate restructure, according to industry sources.
Digitimes Research: LTE-U to become mainstream LTE technology
May 21, 11:27
The LTE-U (LTE-Unlicensed) technology is likely to become the mainstream LTE standard in the future and will not cause serious interference when operated concurrently with Wi-Fi on the 5GHz unlicensed spectrum, according to Digitimes Research.
The mbed IoT ecosystem: Q&A with ARM CEO Simon Segars
May 6, 11:16
Through intensified cooperation with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and MediaTek, semiconductor IP provider ARM performed well in 2014, seeing its clients ship over 12 billion units of ARM-based SoCs and over 550 million units of Mali-based GPUs, mostly to mobile devices such as...
CalAmp adopts Mitac navigation software, says paper
Newswatch - Apr 24, 10:26
Mitac Holdings has partnered with US-based wireless communication product and service provider CalAmp to supply Magellan navigation software for use in the latter's MDT-7 car fleet management solution, according to Chinese-language newspaper Commercial Times.
Acer Octon seeking cooperation with top-3 telecom carriers in North America
Mar 23, 11:50
Acer Octon, a joint venture established in November 2014 by Taiwan-based IT vendor Acer and US-based multimedia application developer Octon, will soon announce the outcomes of talks it has been holding with the three largest telecom carriers in North America about cooperation, according to company...
Commentary: Xiaomi heading for a bumpy road
Mar 20, 11:02
In just over three years Xiaomi Technology has become one of the top-five smartphone vendors globally, and company founder and CEO Lei Jun has stated that Xiaomi will aim to become the world's top smartphone vendor in the next 5-10 years.
Trend Micro aims at 50 million mobile content security users by end of 2015
Mar 16, 10:59
Trend Micro, a Taiwan-based developer of Internet content security software, has revealed it has extended business operation to mobile application through cooperation with General Mobile Technology (GMobi) and VMFive, and aims to increase the number of users of its mobile content security solutions...
Smartphone platform providers eyeing emerging Africa market
Mar 4, 22:06
Smartphone platform providers including Google, Mozilla and Microsoft are planning to team up with handset makers, most likely China-based makers, to develop sub-US$100 smartphones for sale in markets in Africa, according to industry sources.
MWC 2015: Intel launches new mobile SoCs, LTE solution
Mar 3, 22:14
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has announced a series of mobile platforms including the company's new low-cost system-on-chip (SoC) for phones, phablets and tablets, a global LTE solution, new personal computing experiences, and a range of customers for mobile device and network infrastructure offerings.
Kingwaytek to offer in-car Internet-access services
Jan 23, 10:32
Electronic map and LBS (location-based service) provider Kingwaytek Technology has cooperated with Taiwan-based automobile makers to offer in-car Internet-access services including cloud computing-based real-time traffic and other information, according to the company.
China market: Gaming revenues in 2014 over CNY114 billion, says CADPA
Jan 15, 10:21
Total revenues for gaming services in the China market in 2014 are estimated at CNY114.48 billion (US$18.5 billion), increasing 37.7% on year, according to China Audio-video and Digital Publishing Association (CADPA) established by China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and...
China-based Cheetah Mobile to set up seed fund in Taiwan
Jan 14, 14:57
Cheetah Mobile, a China-based Internet mobile company, plans to launch a NT$100 million (US$3.14 million) venture capital fund specifically for Taiwan startups in the mobile Internet business, according to company CEO Fu Sheng.
HTC ties up with Under Armour for product development
Jan 8, 07:43
HTC will team up with US-based sports gear brand Under Armour (UA) to launch a series of hardware devices that can connect with UA's sports community platform, UA Record, for access to fitness management and health care applications.
Sales of smartphones based on new platforms set to increase
Dec 30, 21:58
Sales of smartphones based on newly emerging platforms, including Android One, Firefox OS and Tizen, are expected to increase significantly in 2015, buoyed by replacement demand from first-time smartphone buyers, according to industry watchers.
Taiwan market: First TSM platform opens
Dec 29, 12:21
Alliance Digital Tech (ADT) has announced the opening of Taiwan's first TSM (trusted service management) platform to provide NFC-based over-the-air mobile payment services, according to the company.
Firefox-based smartphones to enter Africa in 2015
Dec 18, 11:50
Mozilla is expected to team up with China-based handset makers to produce Firefox OS-based smartphones for sales in Africa through Millicom's subsidiaries, including Airtel, MTN South Africa and Tigo, according to sources at Taiwan's handset supply chain.
Commentary: Android smartphone vendors set to meet more challenges
Nov 25, 15:26
Sluggish demand for Android-based smartphones is taking its toll on vendors including Samsung Electronics, HTC and Sony Mobile Communications as evidenced by third-quarter reports released by related vendors. And the fourth-quarter figures for Android smartphone vendors are expected to be worse than...
Commentary: Xiaomi facing challenge to sustain growth
Nov 21, 12:41
China-based Xiaomi Technology, a smartphone startup of a little over four years, has risen as a technology company with a full range of product lines that has expanded vertically to include tablets, smart TVs, smart routers, smart wearable devices and even parts and components.
China market: Xiaomi invests in TV content provider
Nov 13, 11:47
Xiaomi Technology has announced it will invest US$10 million in local Internet television company Youku Tudou, aiming to integrate Xiaomi's end devices with Youku Tudou's TV content, according to a China-based sina.com report.
MediaTek and Opera Software partner to extend consumer data plans
Sep 18, 12:06
MediaTek and Opera Software have jointly announced that Opera Max, a data-savings app for Android phones, will be embedded into MediaTek's LTE SoC (system on chip) solutions. The first two MediaTek SoCs to be shipped with Opera Max are the 64-bit MT6752 and MT6732 chips.
Sporton International expects continued growth in 3Q14 revenues
Aug 19, 20:36
Sporton International, a Taiwan-based testing, inspection and certification service provider for electronics products, expects its sales for the third quarter of 2014 to outpace the amount recorded a quarter earlier judging from orders received so far of the third quarter, according to company vice...
Worldwide smartphone shipments edge past 300 million units in 2Q14, says IDC
Aug 15, 14:32
The worldwide smartphone market reached a new milestone in the second quarter of 2014, moving past the 300 million unit mark for the first time. According to data from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped a total of 301.3 million smartphones worldwide in the second quarter,...
Foxlink to sell Chinese writing system in Greater China region
Aug 12, 14:56
Foxlink has signed contracts with Taiwan's Tamkang University and acquired the distribution rights for the university's Chinese writing practice system and will start selling the product in its channel retail chain Studio A in Taiwan in September and in China and Hong Kong in the fourth quarter.