Borqs

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Borqs
Public (Stock Quote:BRQS)[1]
Industry Internet of Things
Founded 2007
Headquarters People's Republic of ChinaUnited StatesIndia
Key people
Pat Chan- Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Dr. Bob Li - Executive Vice President and Founder, Corporate Affairs and China Sales
Anthony Chan - Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Hareesh Ramanna - Executive Vice President and General Manager, Product BU
Simon Sun - Executive Vice President, Co-General Manager, Product Business Unit
George Thangadurai - Executive Vice President and President of International Business
Dr. Gene Wuu - Executive Vice President and General Manager, Cloud BU
Products E2E IoT Solutions
Number of employees
500-600
Website borqs.com

Borqs Technologies Inc.(Chinese: 播思; pinyin: Bōsī), is dedicating in embedded software and products for the Internet of Things (IoT) providing customizable, differentiated and scalable Android-based smart-connected mobile devices and E2E cloud-service solutions. Founded in 2007, Borqs marked its debut as a public company on August 18, 2017, changing its name to Borqs Technologies, Inc. Listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market, under the trading symbol, BRQS, with research and development centers in China and India—and presence in the USA, Japan and Korea—Borqs Technologies Inc. designs, develops and deploys products and turnkey solutions. In addition to developing the first commercial-grade software to support video telephony for Android, Borqs was selected by Qualcomm in 2016 to partner in developing the world’s first 4G Android wearable as part of its next-generation Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Wear platform, which includes smartwatches for children and adults, as well as watches specifically designed for fitness. At MWC Shanghai in 2017, Borqs demonstrated the first Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Wear platform based device to help usher in a new generation of ultra-low power, energy efficient, always connected and cost-efficient wearable devices such as kid, pet, elderly, and fitness trackers based on emerging LTE M1 and NB1 technologies [2].

A Google licensed partner for Android & Android Wear[3], Borqs employs 600 people across the globe—90 percent of whom are technical professionals—and is led by a management team unsurpassed in its ability to develop and promote mobile internet software, application software and end-to-end solutions for its clients.

Products and solutions[edit]

Android-based smart-connected device and cloud-service solutions for:mobile devices and tablets, rugged devices, wearables, home appliances, machines, automobiles, smart cities.

Smart Devices WEARABLES -Borqs creates wearable devices that provide users with compelling experiences for fitness and tracking for children, adults and the elderly.

SMART PHONES & TABLETS - Borqs provide bundled GMS package with our smart phones and tablets, as well as create innovative and differentiated devices for enterprise & consumer.

DEVICES FOR VERTICAL SEGMENTS - Borqs design and deliver the complete device and E2E cloud solutions to meet stringent requirements of vertical segments.

AUTOMOBILE INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM - Borqs delivery complete solutions for OEM manufacturers, offering a secure, client-to-cloud connectivity and real-time OTA software updates, its pre-market infotainment system is inclusive of a head unit with customized UI and functionality, secure protocols, data encryption and managed cloud services through Borqs Managed Cloud.

Solutions & Services

IVI SOLUTIONS - Complete IVI solution, including: head unit with customized UI and functionality, secure protocols and data encryption, cutting-edge intelligent drive and cockpit set up, big data services, and BORQS Managed Cloud.

M2M SOLUTIONS - Borqs offers HW/SW turnkey solutions to serve M2M machinery and infrastructure.

SMART APPLIANCE SOLUTIONS - Borqs integrate operating system in diverse system, as well as build bridge between cloud and device.

MOBILE OPERATOR SERVICES

GMS - Borqs provide bundled GMS package with smartphones and tablets.

MVNO

Offering delivering, integration, enabling, settlement services and solutions for mobile communication industry.

Milestones[edit]

  • 2007-2008 Establish R&D centers in Beijing, China and Bengaluru, India
  • 2007 Partnered with Google Open Handset Alliance (OHA)
  • 2008 China Mobile, Softbank, Vodafone and Borqs set the formation of Joint Innovation Laboratory (JIL)
  • 2011 Established strategic partnership with Intel
  • 2011 Cooperated with WAC[disambiguation needed] to realize full compatibility with the Web Runtime 1.0 in the Google Android platform
  • 2013 Joined Linux Foundation
  • 2013 Established strategic partnership with Qualcomm
  • 2014 Established joint venture with Positivo in Brazil
  • 2010-2014 Established Android mobile services with China Mobile and SingTel Group
  • 2014 In cooperation with Sonim, Borqs delivered AT&T Push-To-Talk Android phone
  • 2015 Provided Android enhancement and product realization for Sprint’s tablet
  • 2015 In cooperation with ElaCarte, Borqs developed ruggedized restaurant ordering tablets
  • 2011-2015 Developed 50+ Android devices, 10M+ commercial shipments in 15+ countries
  • 2015-2016 Supported Vizio for Smart TV remote control
  • 2015-2016 Provided the In-vehicle Infotainment (IVI) s/w and solutions for Geely
  • 2016 Supported Reliance for the world's first 4.75G phone
  • 2016 Launched Anda’s [4] Symbol-based Communication Wearable for Children at COMPUTEX 2016
  • 2016 Partnered with Qualcomm in developing the world’s first 4G Android wearable device
  • 2017 Marked debut as a public company on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the trading symbol, BRQS.
  • 2017 Exhibited the world’s first NB-IoT tracker based on Qualcomm’s wear platform during China Mobile Global Partners Conference
  • 2018 Signed letter of intent to acquire electric vehicle control company Shanghai KADI Machinery Technology Co., Ltd
  • 2018 Signed agreement to acquire a major Chinese EMS – Shenzhen Crave Communication

Awards and recognitions[edit]

  • 2011, 2012 Borqs named by Huawei as a Top 10 Technology Partner [5]
  • 2011, 2012 Borqs selected as a Winner of Always-On Global 250 [6]
  • 2012 Borqs named "Beijing Entrepreneur of the Year" by Silicon Dragon [7]
  • 2011, 2012, 2013 Borqs named among Deloitte Fastest Technology Growth Company in China and Asia Pacific [8]
  • 2014, 2015 Borqs named Best Company for Innovation & Leadership by IAIR (International Alternative Investment Review) GLOBAL AWARDS 4th annual edition [9][10]
  • 2015 Jolla tablet developed by Borqs wins award in MWC from Trusted Reviews [11]
  • 2015 Borqs awarded at Intel CTE CEO Summit [12]
  • 2016 Borqs recognized by CIO Review Magazine as One of the 50 Most Promising IoT Solution Providers [13]
  • 2016, 2017 Borqs named one of the 10 Most Innovative IoT Solution Providers by Insight Success [14]
  • 2017 Be selected among the 10 Fastest Growing IoT Companies by The Silicon Review [15]
  • 2017 Be named “Company of the Year for Innovation & Leadership in Mobile Technology for Asia Pacific” by International Alternative Investment Review (IAIR)[16][17]
  • 2017 List on 2017 Most Influential Company in IoT Industry by POSTS & TELECOM PRESS and China InfoCom Media Group [18]

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See also[edit]

Borqs has been a member of the Open Handset Alliance since 2008 and is also a member of the Symbian Foundation. Borqs is notable as the developer of the OPhone, or Open Mobile System (OMS), for China Mobile,[1] the OPhone is a Linux-kernel-based open source software platform that has been used in conjunction with China Mobile's proprietary TD-SCDMA 3G network.

Version 2.0 of the Ophone software has 50,000 registered developers and was launched in late 2009. China Mobile has signed up more than 20 handset vendors to develop phones for the Ophone OS.[2] OPhone accounted for 38% of the TD-SCDMA smartphone market at the end of 2011,[1] it has been speculated in the Chinese media that, in time, the OPhone may break away from Android entirely and establish itself as a fully independent operating system.[3]

Borqs has brought its OPhone software to the US under the name Android+.[4] Borqs provided software under the Android+ branding for Dell's line-up of smartphones in the US.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Borqs to Launch OPhone 3.0 in Q1 2012, Marbridge Consulting Daily Report.
  2. ^ Chinese Android Ophone 2.0 Makes Debut, telecoms.com.
  3. ^ "Ophone may leave Android and establish its own Linux-Based Kernel System" (in Chinese). 2011-05-04. According to the original copyright restrictions for Android, at the necessary time OPhone will be able to completely cast off the Android name and establish itself independently, becoming a completely new smartphone terminal Operating System. 
  4. ^ China's OPhone to find its way to US as Android+, Computer World
  5. ^ ChinICT Conference, China Tech Stars 3:00