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Closer Look: East doesn't always resemble West
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3/27/2002   Post a comment
But before we jump to the conclusion that the Oriental business is moving more in common with the West, better pause for closer analysis. On the surface, isolated happenings do hint that globalization is making all us one-under-the-skin. But a deeper look shows there is still a wide gulf separating Asian and Western ways of business.
Closer Look: Japan chip makers plan joint fab project
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3/20/2002   Post a comment
Cash-strapped Japanese chip makers think they may have a way to economically get into the 0.09-micron to 0.10-micron processing fray. The new thinking is for a half dozen or so chip firms to join together to equip a single 0.10-micron or below fab to act as a foundry for all. What's even better is that they hope the government's Ministry of Economics, Trade and Industry (METI) will buy an existing fab for them.
Closer Look: Unraveling Korea's stand on Hynix
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3/12/2002   Post a comment
SEOUL - Can this be? The Korean government seems to be keeping its hands off the torturous Micron Technology negotiations to rescue Hynix Semiconductor Inc. And the country's Deputy Prime Minister Nyum Jin inferred that it was the government's shotgun marriage of LG Semicon into then-Hyundai Electronics Co. in the first place three years ago that caused the present trauma.
Closer Look: Intel's speed race hits bumpy road
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3/6/2002   Post a comment
For one thing, Dell is having phenomenal success with a notebook workstation using, of all things, a Pentium IIIM Tualatin processor, according to a firm's spokeswoman. You don't expect the workhorse notebook PC Tualatin to be the engine driving a workstation, even a mobile variety. Of course, the 1.2-GHz Pentium IIIM doesn't have the clock rate of Intel's 2.8-GHz Pentium 4 workstation chips. But the Dell spokesperson said engineers and technologists can download the same programs from their d


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