has acquired Webia Technologies through an all-stock transaction. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, with development centers in Taiwan and Shanghai, China, Webia was one of the first software vendors to introduce set-top box media player platforms based on Google’s Android OS. Webia also unveiled the world’s first Android TV solution at Broadband Taiwan 2010.
Through this acquisition, D2 deepens its industry-leading expertise in embedded multimedia communications applications. Its mCUE converged communications client already offers OEMs and ODMs an advanced platform for Android OS-based devices such as tablets, IP media phones, connected TVs and mobile handsets, delivering the media-rich features and the popular social networking communications services such as Skype, GoogleTalk and Yahoo! Messenger that consumers demand. Through the acquisition of Webia, D2’s mCUE is now even more ideally designed for connected TVs and set-top boxes.