We strive for innovation and invention. We generally seek patent protection on new technologies we developed and utilize these proprietary technologies in providing our customers with ready-made applications for integration into their products. We filed a number of patents in the US, the PRC and EU for the designs and technologies we have developed. Over the years, we have received numerous industrial awards as a recognition of our technological achievement and product design.
We have a dedicated research and development team with over 100 staffs, all graduated in electronic engineering, computer science, computer engineering or related disciplines, while over 20% of them also received master degrees or above in these disciplines.
Our research and development team works closely with sales and marketing and project management teams to research on technologies and feasibility of the product as requested by our customers.
We specialize in providing embedded firmware and "end-to-end" turnkey solutions to our customers mainly for their DSP-based consumer electronic devices. The end products which utilize our technologies, include:
- (1) well-being and fitness products which are media player featuring biometric measurement functions such as heart rate monitors and pedometers functions;
- (2) personal portable entertainment devices, such as portable media player and digital audio players; and
- (3) other "lifestyle" consumer electronic devices such as mobile phones, multimedia Internet devices, digital photo frames, digital mobile televisions and netbook computers.
We are the largest company participated in the HKUST Faculty Entrepreneurship Program in terms of number of employees and revenue HKUST, which was ranked No. 39 of the Top 200 World Universities and ranked No. 4 of the World's Top 200 Asian Universities according to Times Higher Education. HKUST has been our shareholder since 2000.
The close relationship with HKUST not only allows us to have access of the resources of HKUST, but it also allows us to have a greater presence at HKUST.
The ability to offer these services enable us to flexibly cater for the needs of different types of customers, from customers that mainly require the industrial design and Embedded Operating Systems and software development, to others which, on top of software and hardware design, typically would require more comprehensive services such as sourcing, manufacturing, packaging and logistic management.
Our material management team is responsible for assisting our customers in sourcing materials and components. We aim at sourcing materials and components that are suitable for our design while at the same time providing cost effectiveness and manufacturing flexibility.
We have established long term strategic relationship with some of the international IC manufacturers such that we have access to SDKs and source codes of their respective operating systems, thereby enabling us to acquire the expertise and experience in these operating systems and modify or co-develop the Embedded Operating Systems with these IC manufacturers to support different devices and applications in order to meet specific requirements of our customers.