PINOY SOFTWARE ENGINEERS CATER TO JAPAN, GLOBAL I.T. FIRMS SPACER

MANILA, January 18, 2006
 (BULLETIN) Filipino software engineers develop and implement some of the most sophisticated business applications, embedded systems and quality assurance as well as verification services for top Japanese firms and global information technology companies.

ADTX Systems Inc. engineers in Makati, Alabang and Cebu, averaging 26 years old, are not just technically trained for the work but are also highly proficient in written and spoken Japanese.

These ADTX engineers cater to clients such as IBM Japan, Phoenix, Lenovo, Murata, Sumitomo, Toshiba and TEC, according to Ramil Villanueva, ADTX Assistant Vice President for Corporate Planning.

"The Japanese market is huge," he pointed out. In 2004, Japanís IT Service Industy was about US0 billion, with billion for software development and software products. Of the billion, only two percent were outsourced, 60 percent of which went to China.

"The Philippines only got 4 percent. Thatís not because we donít have the capability to do this work but because foreign clients are not aware we can," the AVP stressed.

Nevertheless, "We grew between 20 and 30 percent in each of the last three years," according to Villanueva. "In 2004, we reported R270-million revenues."

ADTX, a local company, is physically expanding to Japan and had recently established a subsidiary there, Advanced World Solutions Inc. (AWS).

"While we have been reasonably successful in penetrating the Japanese market, we want to continue to grow," he explained. "If we can satisfy the most demanding and most quality-conscious customers in Japan, we can replicate that success in other countries."

To increase awareness of Philippine software developers among Japanese companies, ADTX now works with the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) to showcase the capability of the Filipino in the e-Services Philippines (ESP) 2006 Expo next month (February 16-17).


Chief News Editor: Sol Jose Vanzi

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