The company claimed that its revenue is expected to have grown by at least 40% year on year during the period.
Razer's Project Brooklyn concept is more like a sci-fi movie prop than a gaming chair, but this PC and console gaming cockpit is bringing the future closer than ever.
Based in Singapore, Rely allows consumers to split their payments free of interest.
The gaming PC and accessory maker is hosting its own event, which it calls a "digital celebration for gamers."
Razer, a Singaporean-based gaming company, thrives during challenging times by innovating digitally, shifting its supply chain, and moving into fintech.
The gaming giant recorded US$447.5 million in revenues for H1 2020, representing a 25.3% growth year on year.
Razer hasn't had a phone on the market since 2018's Razer Phone 2, but that isn't silencing talk about a third model.
It was a bold proposal from the get-go.Razer – a company known for its cutting-edge gaming hardware, software platforms, and virtual credit services for gamers – would build a unified digital payments solution for Singapore, CEO Min-Liang Tan tweeted in August 2017, to Lee Hsien Loong, the country’s prime minister – no less.It might not have been immediately apparent, but the Hong Kong-listed company’s proposed payments platform could build upon its existing ecosystem, Li Meng Lee, Razer’s chief strategy officer, told Tech in Asia at the sidelines of the 2019 Singapore Fintech Festival.Today, the network includes a card processing gateway that supports over 110 payment methods and an offline payment system with over 1 million acceptance points.Where do things stand seven months after the 18-month deadline?Its total payment value (TPV) was over US$828 million for the first six months of 2019, according to Razer’s unaudited financial results.
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Razer Fintech, the fintech arm of gaming firm Razer, has appointed Lim Siong Guan to serve as an advisory board member.Lim was the group president of GIC Private Limited from 2007 and 2016, and subsequently adviser to GIC’s group executive committee up until March of this year.He had also served as a board member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and chairman at the Singapore Economic Development Board, where he focused on improving Singapore’s position as a global business center.“As we embark on our next phase of growth to expand our fintech business, not just regionally but globally, we are truly honored to have Mr. Lim Siong Guan join the board of advisors for Razer Fintech,” said Razer CEO and co-founder Min-Liang Tan.Established in April 2018, Razer Fintech currently operates two verticals: Razer Merchant Services (RMS) and Razer Pay.RMS serves as the company’s business-to-business solution that encompasses card processing gateway services for online payments and physical acceptance points for offline payments across Southeast Asia.
Min-Liang Tan, co-founder and CEO of gaming firm Razer, announced he will be pouring S$10 million (US$7.2 million) into Singapore’s gaming scene over the next 12 months.With the investment, Tan looks to support esports teams and gaming companies based in the city-state or founded by Singaporeans.“This funding will also go in part to Team Singapore, which we are supporting for the SEA Games (which we are also the official esports partner) later this year where esports will be, for the first time ever, a medalled sport,” Tan said in a Facebook post.As part of its involvement in the 30th SEA Games 2019, the company recently held the Razer SEA Games Esports Bootcamp in Singapore, gathering national esports teams from Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia.It has also invited US-based esports organization Evil Geniuses to train the teams in Dota 2, one of the six official games being contested at the SEA Games.According to a statement, Razer currently works with 18 professional esports teams collectively known as Team Razer, with players from over 25 countries.
Razer always wants to be on the cutting edge, and so it has teamed up with Tencent Cloud to define standards for cloud gaming.Under the deal, the partners will help cloud gaming grow by coming together on gaming hardware and software standards.Cloud gaming could grow to 124.7 million users by 2022, according to a study by market researcher Newzoo.Meanwhile, Razer reported that it lost $47 million on $357 million in revenue for its most recent six months ended June 30.The cloud gaming cooperation follows the mobile gaming and esports collaborations between Tencent, the world’s largest game company, and Razer.Razer recently became a founding member of Tencent Global eSports Arena-Tech Alliance.
Gaming lifestyle brand Razer announced a partnership with global digital payments company Visa to make payments through the Razer Pay e-wallet available at Visa’s global network of merchant locations.As part of the partnership, the Singapore-based company’s fintech arm Razer Fintech will join Visa’ fast-track program, where the two companies will develop a virtual Visa prepaid solution to be integrated into the Razer Pay e-wallet.The new prepaid solution will complement Razer Pay’s existing offerings, which include mobile top-ups and virtual credits, as well as music and streaming purchases and subscriptions.Razer and Visa plan to roll out their solutions progressively in selected countries across Southeast Asia during the following months, prior to expanding globally.According to a statement, Razer and Visa’s partnership looks to tap into the large unbanked and tech-savvy population of Southeast Asia.The two companies said their solutions will help improve the financial literacy levels of the region’s population, only 27% of which have a bank account, according to a study by KPMG.
Need a little more of the evil Empire in your life?On the eve of Star Wars Day, the gaming hardware company is rolling out a new line of black and white Stormtrooper-inspired peripherals, including customized versions of the BlackWidow Lite mechanical keyboard, the Atheris wireless mouse and the Goliathus Extended gaming mouse mat.All the accessories prominently feature the Stormtroopers, making it a perfect fit for those aspiring to work at a future version of the Death Star."Star Wars is a cultural phenomenon with a rich history not only in cinema, but also in gaming," Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan said in a statement."We are excited to join forces with Lucasfilm to create this special collection for our biggest fans and to bring the design of the saga's most iconic characters to gaming peripherals."The sleek color scheme, however, will cost you a little more.
It was an April Fool’s joke over three years ago.Back in the year 2012, a fan by the name of Mark Withers struck a deal with the CEO of Razer, Min-Liang Tan.He’d seen a Razer fan named Michael make an offhand comment about a Razer Toaster – he took the idea and ran with it.The “Give us the Razer Toaster” Facebook page was made at some point before September of 2013.On September 13th, 2013, Mark Withers’ comment on a Min-Liang Tan Facebook status got Tan’s attention.The CEO of Razer replied with the following: “You get a million likes on your page I’ll make you a f***in’ Razer toaster.”
After thousands of Facebook likes and dozens of tattoos, the fans have spoken and the Razer toaster will become a reality.A joke that started in 2013 led to the creation of the Give Us the Razer Toaster Please Facebook page, and Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan said the PC gaming hardware company would create the toaster if the page acquired 1 million likes.Following up on the horseplay, Razer's 2016 April Fools' prank was Project Breadwinner, the "first gaming-grade kitchen appliance built for gamers, by gamers."Fans of the idea continued to show support for the gamer-oriented kitchen appliance over the years, with a dozen even getting tattoos of the toaster.On Monday, Tan liked the page and confirmed in a Facebook post that Razer will begin development of the Razer toaster."Alright -- I didn't think these guys were going to make it -- but they did," Tan wrote.
These come in the form of new Razer Blade Pro 17 and a mid-2019 refresh to its Razer Blade 15 line.The bezels around the screen are trimmed down dramatically, allowing for a smaller overall chassis size while keeping the large screen.The trackpad has also been moved to sit below the keyboard instead of to the side of it.Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan says the new Blade Pro 17 is "the perfect laptop for gamers who demand a large display, an insane amount of connectivity options and excellent performance with no room for compromise."The new Razer Blade Pro 17 comes powered by the new Intel Core i7-9750H six-core processor (CPU) paired with the choice of an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060, RTX 2070 Max-Q, or RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics processor (GPU).The laptop boasts 16GB of DDR4-2,667MHz memory, though users can swap in Intel XMP-compatible DIMMs with speeds up to 3,200MHz.
Razer has launched its new Razer Blade Pro 17 (2019) model, a flagship gaming laptop that packs high performance into a relatively small shell.Razer says it redesigned the new Blade Pro 17 from the ground up; buyers can expect ‘the most powerful and versatile Razer laptop ever,’ according to company CEO Min-Liang Tan.The new Razer Blade Pro 17 features the 9th-generation Intel Core i7-9750H processor alongside an NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPU — buyers will get to choose from the RTX 2060, 2070 with Max-Q Design, and 2080 with Max-Q Design.As well, the model is offered with 16GB of DDR4-2667Mhz dual-channel memory and a 512GB PCIe SSD.There’s a second m.2 drive slot and expandable memory slots.The new model packs a 17.3-inch Full HD 144Hz matte panel with 100-percent sRGB color space and slim 6mm bezels.
Streaming is becoming an incredibly popular pastime, and Razer wants to make it easier than ever with the Razer Ripsaw HD video capture card.The $160 card can record 1080p video at 60 frames per second with 4K pass-through gaming.That means you can broadcast to fans in high-definition while enjoying a game in 4K.The external multi-platform video capture card is designed to make it easier for amateurs to get professional-grade results for livestreams.“With the Ripsaw HD joining our extensive broadcaster range, streamers now have a capture card ready to broadcast the latest games at high resolution and frame rates from both their PC or console,” said Min-Liang Tan, CEO of Razer, in a statement.“Viewers will love the full HD streams, while broadcasters can enjoy their games as they were intended with the 4K pass-through.”
Razer is launching the Razer Turret, a wireless keyboard and mouse for the Xbox One video game console.That means that console gamers won’t necessarily be at a disadvantage in the world of cross play, where PC gamers with mice and keyboards square off against console gamers in shooter games such as Fortnite.“We’re extremely proud to team up with Microsoft to bring you this exclusive collaboration,” said Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan, in a statement.“With the Razer Turret for Xbox One, it is now possible to bring the full experience of a keyboard and mouse, with lighting and game integration to Xbox One.”The Razer Turret is built for gaming on the couch, with a 2.4-gigahertz connection via a single dongle for the mouse and keyboard, and battery life of up to 40 hours on a single charge.It has Xbox Dynamic Lighting and Razer Chroma lighting technology, so console gamers can now have access to the Razer ecosystem of lighting with up to 16.8 million color options and lighting effects for the mouse and keyboard.