The SDGs We Contributed Toward
For over 20 years CyberLink has been leading multimedia innovation. Our creative video/photo/editing and playback software solutions make it easy for users of all skill levels and backgrounds to create, play and share incredible media content. CyberLink continually pursues technical innovation, expands its presence from Taiwan to an international market, and provides a global stage for software talent.
Responding to the needs of the times, we adjust our product development strategies and transform business models to better serve our clients and customers, provide equal employment opportunities, contribute to economic growth, practice gender equality within the company, and offer a safe and healthy working environment. We see “sustainability" as our corporate responsibility, and believe it is having a positive effect on society and the world in general.
Response to UN SDGs Sustainability Goals
According to Corporate Governance Best Practice Principles, boards of directors must follow and implement diversity guidelines. The corporate board of directors currently includes one female member.
CyberLink’s management level, talent employment, and promotion system all follow the gender equality policies. Both female and male employees have equal rights of participation at all levels, and CyberLink ensures the gender equality policies are implemented at the management level and in all decision-making processes.
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Clean Water and Sanitation
Water Source Protection
The software industry that CyberLink is engaged in is a green industry. There is no industrial water and no single-use waste during product development and manufacturing.
For residential water usage in company office, we change water filters and clean water tanks regularly to make sure employees have access to clean water. CyberLink also communicates the importance of water conservation to increase the sense of water source protection.
Practices of Safety and Health. Responding to UN’s Sustainable Goals
CyberLink has formulated the "General Principles of Occupational Safety and Health Management" to ensure that employees enjoy a safe and healthy working environment in all locations where commercial and labor activities are carried out.
- All employees should follow workplace safety and health policy.
- All employees, no matter their role, should do their work by adhering to the policy and helping to regularly check that all facilities are safe.
- All employees should keep workplace clean and organized.
- All employees should be equipped with personal protective gear if needed.
- All employees should participate in workplace safety and health training.
- Dangerous equipment should be utilized only after it has been inspected by a safety professional to ensure its quality, and should only be operated by people with certifications.
- All employees should understand their responsibilities during an emergency.
- All employees should follow the guidelines of safety and health from supervisors.
- All employees should take regular medical examination and follow health advice based on results.
Decent Work and Economic Growth
After its founding in 1996, CyberLink has five development stages with different strategies and goals.
Partnered with PC and notebook manufacturers to pre-load PowerDVD software directly on their devices. CyberLink focus more on multimedia decoding techniques.
Serving for several major computer brands and manufacturers, cultivated technical strength and achieved business success, lays the foundation for CyberLink’s subsequent development to develop our own brand.
PowerDVD preloaded on personal computers and notebook computers achieved international market success.
Start to develop CyberLink’s own brand, and continue to expand sales channels, online ecommerce webstore, physical distribution channels, third-party sales channels, etc.
Expand product line, launched PowerDirector, Power2Go and other software to enrich product offerings.
CyberLink branded products have solid market share in the United States, Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Taiwan and other markets. Continues to improve product features, strengthen brand preference, introduces 1080P, 4K, and VR new technologies to the market.
CyberLink continues to optimize ecommerce conversion rate, adopts digital marketing to advance domestic and international market penetration.
In response to the rise of mobile devices, CyberLink launches PowerDirector app, PhotoDirector, YouCam, YouCam Makeup apps, ,etc. Spin-off Perfect Corp. in 2015.
Optimizes product line by gradually reducing the number of CD-ROM related products. Keeps improving product features of creativity video, photo, audio editing software, and nurturing new business, such as facial recognition and video conference solutions.
Gains diverse profit source by increasing revenue stream from mobile apps and advertisement incomes. CyberLink transforms business model into subscription model, turns its flagship products such as Creative Director (Director Suite), PowerDirector, PhotoDirector, etc. to subscription-based model and achieves significant subscriber growth.
In addition to subscription model transformation, CyberLink fosters new business and launches facial recognition engine FaceMe® in 2018. FaceMe® has established a foothold in USA, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.
Continues to grow subscription-based services of creativity editing software and mobile apps. Subscription revenue delivers strong growth trend from 2019 to 2021, and is expecting a high renewal rate, which will fuel future growth with recurring revenue. FaceMe® strategically partnered with major chipset makers such as Intel, NVIDIA, NXP, Qualcomm, MediaTek, etc. to provide integrated edge-based AI facial recognition for a wide range of IoT and AIoT solutions. CyberLink also launched FaceMe® Security、FaceMe® Fintech 、FaceMe® TimeClock 、FaceMe® Smart Retail solutions, and will further develop more vertical applications to fulfill all kinds of client needs in a diverse industry.
Shaping A Global Brand
CyberLink is one of the few software companies in Taiwan that has successfully gone global. Its flagship product PowerDirector software (Windows/macOS) and PowerDirector App (iOS/Android) contribute impressive sales numbers through different channels, with solid market share and top rankings in the USA, Japan, and Germany, and have been recognized for several international awards.
CyberLink has been working on transforming its business model into a subscription model since 2018. Its creativity video editing software and mobile apps business have delivered a high growth rate in revenue over the last 3 years.
In addition to benefiting digital content creators, CyberLink also contributes to the vigorous development of the content economy.
Nurturing New Business in AI and AR
CyberLink has actively worked on developing new business in recent years. Introduced FaceMe® AI facial recognition engine in 2018. FaceMe® AI facial recognition engine is ranked top 10 in both 1:1 & 1:N in the world renewal NIST (National Institute of Science and Technology) FRVT (Facial Recognition Vendor Test). Through cooperation with world-leading chipset makers and AIoT manufacturers, FaceMe® offers accurate and reliable facial recognition technology for a wide range of intelligent IoT applications.
CyberLink spun-off Perfect Corp. in 2015. Within six years of inception, Perfect’s enterprise solutions are utilized by 95% of the world’s top 20 global beauty groups and over 400 beauty brands in more than 80 countries. Perfect Corp.’s YouCam Apps reached over 1 billion downloads worldwide.
In march 2022, Perfect Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger with Provident Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: PAQC), a publicly traded special purpose company, that sets the enterprise value of Perfect Corp. at US$1.02 billion.
In recent years, CyberLink has undergone a corporate transformation and is fostering new business growth with increased R&D expenditures, sales, and marketing expenses. At the same time CyberLink takes into account the sound financial stability of the company.
While going through a period of transformation and investing in new businesses, CyberLink is also committed to bringing good returns for its shareholders.
CyberLink has distributed dividends to our shareholders for 10 consecutive years. We work hard to ensure our shareholders get rewarded, and are committed to sharing our operation profit with our shareholders.
Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
Enable Software Talents to Shine in Global Competition
The UN recognizes the right to work as a fundamental human right. Promoting decent work and economic opportunity is a cornerstone for success to the SDGs. CyberLink recognizes the importance of technological upgrading and innovation to achieve higher levels of economic productivity.
CyberLink is one of the few software companies in Taiwan with global brand visibility and has won many international awards. CyberLink and its spin-off Perfect Corp. enable Taiwan software talent to shine in global competition, CyberLink employs more than 400 employees worldwide and is committed to providing skills training and economic opportunity in the communities where we operate—with a focus on equitable and inclusive growth spurred by access to technology.
Facial Recognition FaceMe® Among World’s Best in NIST Ranking
CyberLink’s FaceMe® engine is ranked as one of the most accurate facial recognition technologies globally by the renowned National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Facial Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT), ranked top 10 in NIST FRVT 1:1 & 1:N. With the comprehensive support for operating systems, including Windows, Linux (Ubuntu, RedHat, CentOS), JetPack (Jetson), iOS and Android, and the optimization for CPU, GPU, SoC, APU, and VPUs.
FaceMe® is fully optimized for mainstream IoT Hardware & AI Inference Engines, providing a flexible solution to enable facial recognition across a wide range of IoT/AIoT devices. FaceMe has partnered with major brands such as Intel, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, MediaTek, etc.
CyberLink offers several vertical solutions using facial recognition technology, including: FaceMe® Security enables facial recognition for smart surveillance; FaceMe® Fintech enables facial recognition for the banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) Industry; FaceMe® TimeClock for employee timekeeping; FaceMe® Smart Retail is a web-based customer analytics solution that utilizes facial recognition to provide insight into guest demographics, behaviors, and trends.
Messenger and Video Conference Software Made in Taiwan Ensures Information Security
CyberLink launched U Messenger in 2014 and the integrated video conference feature in 2017 as U Meeting. U Messenger and U Meeting are developed in Taiwan, and the data is stored locally with the highest information privacy and protection standards (aside from business clients that choose to store their data locally). U Messenger and U Meeting have been adopted by government agencies such as the Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Culture, District Court (for video court sessions during pandemic), and Industrial Development Bureau.
World’s Leading AI and AR Beauty Tech
CyberLink introduced the YouCam Perfect and YouCam Makeup mobile apps in 2014, by combining world-leading Face® tracking technologies and Augmented Reality® techniques. These apps are capable of tracking facial positions, transferring 2D facial images into 3D lattice points, and applying AR for real-time virtual makeup.
After realizing the business opportunity and capability to help transform the digital beauty industry, CyberLink Corp. spun off Perfect Corp. in 2015.
Perfect Corp. has became the world’s leading provider of AI and AR SaaS solutions to the beauty and fashion industries. Perfect is transforming the consumer shopping experience with its sophisticated SaaS solutions including 3D facial and hand modeling, AI skin diagnostics and simulations, AR-empowered video consultations, live product try-on, and personalized facial attribute recommendations. Within six years of inception, Perfect’s enterprise solutions are utilized by 95% of the world’s top 20 global beauty groups and over 400 beauty brands in more than 80 countries. Perfect is also partnering with the world’s leading Internet platforms to utilize its AR & AI technology-empowered solution, including Snap Inc.’s Snapchat and Alibaba’s Taobao and Tmall Beauty. Through those strategic partnerships, Perfect provides beauty brands with access to one-stop beauty AR solutions that enable them to attract, engage, and retain consumers on the world’s highly trafficked Internet platforms.
International and National Awards
International Awards (Product & Technique)
- 2021 FaceMe ranks top 6 in USAIST test among global participants, and no. 1 when excluding China and Russia vendors
- 2021 FaceMe ranks top 3 in Anti-spoofing Challenge at ICCV , and no. 1 when excluding China and Russia vendors
- 2010-2020 flagship product PowerDirector wins PC Magazine Editors’ Choice 11 times
- 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 PC Magazine Best of the Year 6 times
- 2016-2021 BCN Award for 6 consecutive years for the most market share
- 2017 PowerDirector mobile app wins Google Play Editors’ Choice and Product of The Year
- 2014 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award
- 2019-2021 PowerDirector wins Best Video Editing Software of professional technology media TechRadar for 3 consecutive years
International Awards (Company)
- 2011-2014 Top 20 Brand in Taiwan for 4 consecutive years
- 2006 Top 100 Growing Company in Asia by Business Week USA
- 2006 Best under a Billion Company by Forbes Asia
National Awards (Product & Technique)
- 2021 Achievement Award of TAITRA (accumulated Taiwan Excellence Award over 50 times)
- 2018, 2016, 2014, 2013 Taiwan Excellence Golden Award 4 times
- 2021, 2020, 2012, 20211 Taiwan Excellence Silver Award 4 times
- Information Technology Month Top 100 Products repeatedly
International Awards (Company)
- 2018 25th National Quality Award for Business Merit Award
- 2017, 2012 National Innovation Award by Ministry of Economic Affairs 2 times
- 2014 1st Work and Life Balance Award by Ministry of Labor
- 2014 2nd Mittlestand Award by Ministry of Economic Affairs
- 2013 Corporate Responsible Enterprise Awards
Reduce employment discrimination
CyberLink is in accordance with the government's policy and standard for the value of social care and creating employment opportunities for the disabled.
Reduce Resource Inequality
CyberLink supported the Heng Shan Social Service Team to improve the living conditions of underprivileged groups that lack the economic resources to get affordable housing. Heng Shan Social Service Team gathers technical professionals to help disabled and underprivileged groups fix and improve their living environment nationally. Heng Shan Social Service Team has already helped 644 families and 18 organizations as of June 2019.
Reduce Urban-rural Disparities
CyberLink Corp. and CyberLink Perfect Foundation is devoted to reducing the urban-rural gap by donating to and holding the Digital Magic Academy project. Employees volunteer to provide multi-media courses for elementary and high school students in rural areas, to increase their digital editing skills and boost creativity.
Peace, Justice, Strong Institution
CyberLink Corp. is the world leader in multimedia software and AI facial recognition technology. Our partners are world-renowned firms and are not involved with organizations that practice in unethical or illegal activities.
CyberLink follows Company Law, International Accounting Standards, International Financial Reporting Standards, Securities and Exchange Act and listing policy, Procedures for Ethical Management, and Guidelines for Conduct, to ensure the integrity of our business values.
To achieve social justice, CyberLink sets its policies to avoid trading malpractice and makes sure all employees abide by the company policies in their day-to-day activities.
CyberLink has also designated its CEO office as the responsible unit to safeguard corporate integrity.
We provide guidelines for preventing conflicts of interest and offer employees with appropriate channels for misconduct reporting.
Partnership for the Goals
All products and services follow consumer health, safety, and privacy guidelines. CyberLink also formulates its own consumer policy and complaint procedures.
CyberLink requests suppliers abide by environmental protection and occupational safety, health, and labor rights related policies, and that all are implemented with due diligence.
Follows EU Environmental Law
EU started enforcing the environmental Law since July 1, 2006 for imported goods to prohibit excessive heavy metal components such as lead, etc. CyberLink products are produced by external suppliers via the purchase process, and must follow the environmental Law and provide letters of assurance to ensure our products do not include prohibited or restricted ingredients. CyberLink also ensures suppliers follow the UN’s latest policies during the production process by requesting related chemical substance reports, samples, and testing statistics.