Borqs International Holding Corp, a software company with development services and products providing customizable, differentiated and scalable Android-based of smart connected devices and cloud service solutions, recently announced that it has been named “Company of the Year for Innovation & Leadership in Mobile Technology for Asia Pacific” by International Alternative Investment Review (IAIR) for the fourth consecutive year, and Mr. Pat Chan, Founder & CEO of Borqs, has been selected as IAIR’s CEO of the Year 2016.
Borqs is receiving IAIR’s award for the fourth consecutive year, as recognition for its outstanding innovation delivered in smart connected devices and cloud service solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT).
The IAIR’s award recognizes companies that have made remarkable achievements in helping promote global economic and sustainable development. The winners were selected by a judging panel consisting of members from IAIR magazine and IAIRREVIEW.org as well as journalists focusing on legal, economic and financial sectors from more than 50 countries around the world.
The CEO of the Year 2016 award is not only the recognition of Mr. Chan’s leadership and entrepreneurial spirit but also the validation of Borqs’ business success in delivering innovations in smart connected devices and cloud service solutions for the fast-growing IoT ecosystem.
“Borqs’ fourth IAIR award demonstrate its continuous success as a global leader in software and products for IoT. The company has made such a success because of its pioneering approach in providing customizable, differentiated and scalable Android-based smart connected devices and cloud service solutions, its unique strategic chipset partnerships, as well as its broad software and IP portfolio that is enriched every year by new disruptive products,” said Guido Giommi, President of the judging panel for the IAIR award.
“We feel truly honored to win the IAIR award for the fourth consecutive year. This proud achievement belongs to the entire Borqs team that has showed strong innovative and marketing capabilities,” said Pat Chan, CEO and President of Borqs. “We will continue to enable customers to rapidly deploy differentiated, tailored smart connected devices for IoT that combine computing, connectivity and sensors along with cloud services.”
Combining reference designs for SoC, smart connected devices that leverage this reference design and the MVNO platform as the deployment channel, Borqs’ breakthrough business model has been a huge success with customers. In 2016, Borqs delivered a wide range of innovations throughout its product portfolio of smart phones, tablets, wearables in collaboration with leading chipset vendors, terminal manufacturers and operators. In 2016, Borqs was selected as one of three ecosystem partners for next-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear platform, therefore enabling leadership and innovative wearables designs, with faster time to market.
Borqs is recognized as a global leader in smart connected devices and IoT solutions. Deloitte named Borqs as one of the fastest growing technology companies in China & Asia Pacific in 2011, 2012 and 2013. In 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, Borqs was named Company of the Year for Innovation & Leadership in Mobile Technology for Asia Pacific from the International Alternative Investment Review. Recently Borqs received the “50 Most Promising IoT Solution Providers 2016” recognition from CIO Review magazine.
Borqs has a proven track record in design, development and commercial shipments of various Android devices and is a Google GMS licensed partner. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. has chosen to work with Borqs for its Android based platforms. Borqs is one of the companies that Qualcomm Technologies is working with in the wearables segment and is pursuing multiple smartwatches and connected kid watches based on Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Wear*. Additionally, Borqs launched the FDD/TDD combined carrier aggregation high speed 4G Android phone for Reliance Jio in India.
Borqs’ broad customer base and target markets include OEMs such as Vizio and Fossil, operators like AT&T and Sprint in the U.S. and Reliance Jio in India, and IoT solution providers to restaurants and the utility, public safety and hospitality categories.
Borqs believes that its modular platform architecture and its ability to tailor Android for various vertical applications and form factors, together with its flexible BorqsWare platform, are keys to its success. Borqs has a pipeline of products ranging from tablets, phones, smartwatches, smart appliances, POS terminals and digital signage to in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), for various well known international brands.