Cogo Group, Inc. (Cogo) and its subsidiaries provide customized module design solutions for a diverse set of applications and end markets, serving as a gateway for technology component suppliers to access leading electronics manufacturers in China. The company's customized module design solutions allow customers to take advantage of technology components from reputable suppliers in an efficient and cost-effective manner, thus reducing their time-to-market and lowering their overall costs. In addition, in 2006, the company began offering technology and engineering services, network system integration and related training and maintenance services to telecom equipment vendors in China and around Southeast Asia. Over the course of its operating history, it has worked with over 200 customers, including a majority of manufacturers in the mobile handset, telecom equipment and digital media end-markets in China such as ZTE, Huawei and Lenovo. In addition to these original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs, other customers include industry participants that support these OEMs, such as subsystem designers and contract manufacturers. In developing customized module design solutions for use in customers' products, it collaborates closely with over 30 suppliers of technology components, including many large multinational companies such as Broadcom, JDS Uniphase, Matsushita Electric and SanDisk. In addition, in October 2006, the company became one of the first China-based companies to license software technology and has access to selected source codes directly from Microsoft.
The company is focused on three major markets in China
Mobile handsets (comprised 41.0% of revenues in the third quarter of 2007) Cogo provides module solutions for functionalities such as LCD, camera, power supplies and Bluetooth.
Telecom equipment (29.0% of revenues) The company provides solutions for PSTN switching, optical transmitters, electrical signal processing and optical signal amplification.
Digital media (24.0% of revenues) Cogo provides solutions for digital set-top boxes and GPS applications.
The company also derives a small portion of its revenues from its services group (6% of revenues). This group was founded in early 2006, and generates revenues by providing technology and engineering services, network system integration and related training and maintenance services to its customers. Cogo Group, formerly known as Trident Rowan Group, Inc., was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, China.