D2 Technologies Acquires Webia Technologies
All stock acquisition of multimedia set top box software developer expands
D2’s leadership in VoIP and IP video communications solutions for
Santa Barbara, CA – March 2, 2011 — D2 Technologies, the market leader in embedded IP communications software
platforms, 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.
“D2 and Webia have a common goal – to help manufacturers and developers
get ahead of the consumer electronics adoption curve by delivering
field-proven, economical, advanced IP communications solutions based on the
Android OS to market,” noted Doug Makishima, chief operating officer for
D2 Technologies. “It is a strong business decision to unify our
companies’ expertise, and we are delighted to add Webia’s
developers to our team.”
John Wu, formerly the CEO of Webia, joins D2 Technologies as vice president of
products for the company’s Mobile and Personal Communications Business
Unit (MPCBU). In this position, he is responsible for leading product
development and management, and will be based in D2’s Taiwan offices.
Prior to joining Webia in 2009, Wu served as the business unit head and
director of engineering for Inventec Appliances Corp., a leading manufacturer
of smart handhelds and network appliances. He holds a Ph.D. in computer
science from Taiwan’s National Tsing Hua University.
About D2 Technologies
D2 is the recognized leader in converged IP communications for next generation devices.
Manufacturers and service providers rely on D2 software to deliver carrier-grade IP
connections across any network (WiFi, WiMAX, LTE, cellular, broadband, PSTN), service
(voice, video, IM chat, SMS, presence/status, etc.) and system (IP PBX, UC, carrier,
social network, etc.) for a broad range of fixed and mobile devices. From
processing billions of VoIP minutes each month to adding enhanced IP communications for
Android™, learn how D2 software is converging communications at www.D2Tech.com.