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Kodak ends OLED joint venture with Sanyo
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1/31/2006   Post a comment
Eastman Kodak Co. has relinquished control of its SK Display joint venture with Japan-based Sanyo Electric Co., choosing to broaden its participation in Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays by working with various partners.
Nokia to reorganize, job cuts likely
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1/31/2006   Post a comment
Hit by weakened profits and changing global markets, Finland-based communications company Nokia said it could eliminate hundreds of positions in its Enterprise Solutions Business and Networks business groups.
Japan's Hynix tariff goes into effect
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1/27/2006   Post a comment
The Japan government has invoked the countervailing duty of 27.2 percent on DRAMs manufactured by Hynix Semiconductor Inc. and exported to Japan.
Analysis: Accurate prognosis of electronics industry difficult
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1/27/2006   Post a comment
Two weeks into the earnings season, getting an accurate pulse of the electronics industry remains difficult as companies’ results continue to track unevenly.
India plans mobile TV satellite
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1/27/2006   Post a comment
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is finalizing the design of a specially-loaded satellite having a big antenna that can be unfurled to provide mobile television signals.
KTF doubles profit as subscribers rise
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1/26/2006   Post a comment
KTF Co., South Korea's No. 2 mobile telecommunications service carrier, said its fiscal 2005 net profit from its service sector almost doubled on a yearly basis to 547.0 billion won ($563.9 million), due to an increase in the number of subscribers.
SiRF acquires Indian Bluetooth firm
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1/25/2006   Post a comment
SiRF Technology Holdings Inc. has acquired Impulsesoft, a India-based provider of Bluetooth stereo solutions and embedded software, for $15 million in cash and stock.
AT&T, Avaya team to speed VoIP migration
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1/24/2006   Post a comment
AT&T Inc. and Avaya Inc., a provider of business communications applications, systems and services, have announced a strategic global alliance to help businesses and government agencies migrate to voice over IP.
U.S.-European GPS rivalry heats up
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1/24/2006   Post a comment
The U.S. is raising the bar in its growing rivalry with Europe over global positioning technology.
U.S.-European GPS rivalry heats up
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1/24/2006   Post a comment
The U.S. is raising the bar in its growing rivalry with Europe over global positioning technology.
LG Electronics profit soars despite lower sales
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1/24/2006   Post a comment
LG Electronics Co. Ltd. reported lower fourth-quarter total sales from a year earlier due mainly to a strong local currency and expenditures for expanding overseas production, but saw higher profits in all business divisions other than digital displays.
South Korea's Pantech sees stronger 2006
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1/23/2006   Post a comment
Pantech Co. Ltd., South Korea's second largest mobile phone maker, said it registered a net loss of 20.3 billion won ($20.7 million) in fiscal 2005 but expected more lucrative business this year.
South Korean high-speed 'Net users hit 12.2 million
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1/23/2006   Post a comment
The number of subscribers to high-speed Internet services in South Korea hit 12.2 million as of the end of 2005, up 2 percent from a year earlier, a government report said.
South Korea supports Beijing's DMB service
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1/23/2006   Post a comment
A major South Korean government think-tank and a state-funded Chinese mobile TV operator have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to cooperate in the terrestrial DMB (T-DMB) business.
Korea's Haansoft to JV with China, Japan firms
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1/20/2006   Post a comment
South Korea's Haansoft Inc. said it will set up a three-way joint venture this year with major Chinese and Japanese Linux OS vendors to develop more advanced Linux-based programs and step up their presence in the open-source software market.
Japan hits Hynix with 27.2% tariff
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1/20/2006   Post a comment
Responding to alleged government subsidies, Japan moved to impose tariffs totaling 27.2 percent on DRAMs manufactured by South Korea's Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
Israeli-Turkish team targets wireless TV market
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1/19/2006   Post a comment
Wireless multimedia processor startup Adimos Wireless Multimedia is teaming with Turkey's Beko Elektronik to integrate wireless technology into LCD TVs.
Tokyo market scrambles to recover from Livedoor charges
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1/19/2006   Post a comment
The Tokyo Stock Exchange rallied in the aftermath of what is being called "Livedoor Shock."
H-1B exemption cap reached
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1/18/2006   Post a comment
The government said the annual exemption cap on H-1B visas was reached four months into the current fiscal year.
Indian space agency enters chip making
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1/17/2006   Post a comment
Federally-owned Semiconductor Complex Ltd. (SCL), located in Chandigarh in northern India, expects to manufacture 0.35-micron chips over the next 18 months.
Cadence to help Russian electronics industry
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1/17/2006   Post a comment
The Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology (Miet) has chosen Cadence Design Systems as the sole provider of design technologies for helping Miet develop the Russian electronics industry and provide local startup companies better access to the global industry.
Korea boosts annual IT investment
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1/17/2006   Post a comment
The government will pour almost $1 billion into South Korea's information technology industry this year in a bid to boost the domestic industry's global competitiveness.
Analysis: FPD makers gung-ho despite capex concerns
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1/13/2006   Post a comment
Despite being part of an industry prone to up-and-down cycles, flat-panel display suppliers continue to raise the stakes in the market for flat-panel televisions.
Tyco to spin off electronics business in breakup
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1/13/2006   Post a comment
Bermuda-based conglomerate Tyco International Ltd. has announced it would break up into three separate companies, effectively spinning off its troubled Tyco Electronics business.
Corning exec sees glass use tripling
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1/12/2006   Post a comment
LCD glass demand is expected to triple by 2007 as LCD TVs continue to boom, according to James Flaws, vice chairman and chief financial officer of Corning Inc.
Report: Intel again looks to set up test plant in India
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1/12/2006   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier Intel Corp. has revived its earlier plan to set up a $700 million wafer testing facility in the country, but has asked for additional incentives to do so, according to a report in the Business Standard from New Delhi.
Microsoft expands cryptography research in India
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1/12/2006   Post a comment
Microsoft Research, the software giant’s applied and basic research arm, is expanding its activities at its year-old lab here. It also unveiled at its annual research symposium here a prototype of a multi-lingual and interactive digital map of the country.
LG.Philips LCD unit reports 8-fold profit jump
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1/12/2006   Post a comment
LG.Philips LCD Co. said its fourth-quarter 2005 net income jumped to $336.8 million, an eight-fold jump over the same period of 2004.
India looks to migrate to next-gen networks
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1/12/2006   Post a comment
While technology advances now enable unification of networks and convergence of services, various telecom services in India are provided through disparate networks. To move these to Internet Protocol-based next-generation networks, the telecom regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has asked stakeholders to submit their ideas within the next three weeks.
DongbuAnam to supply chips to AOS
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1/11/2006   Post a comment
DongbuAnam Semiconductor Inc. said it has formed a strategic alliance with Alpha & Omega Semiconductor Ltd. to supply non-memory chips.
Philips Semi CEO expounds on merger option
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1/11/2006   Post a comment
Royal Philips Electronics, which announced plans last month to spin off its semiconductor business by mid-2006, has confirmed it wishes to pursue a merger but remained quiet about potential partners it may be pursuing.
Another Israeli fabless chip maker to list on Nasdaq
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1/10/2006   Post a comment
Israeli fabless semiconductor and software company Wintegra has selected CSFB and Goldman Sachs as lead underwriters as it seeks to raise $75 million in an IPO on the Nasdaq exchange.
Toshiba's Yamada confident HD DVD will win
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1/9/2006   Post a comment
Hisashi Yamada, chief technology fellow at Toshiba's Digital Media Network Co. and chief HD DVD backer, says he isn't worried about the Blu-ray Disc group's seeming momentum.
Nokia, Ceragon Networks ink OEM agreement
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1/9/2006   Post a comment
Israeli-based broadband wireless systems supplier Ceragon Networks Ltd. has signed an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with mobile communications company Nokia.
SemIndia announces ATMP plant in India
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1/9/2006   Post a comment
India will have its first semiconductor assembly-test-mark-pack (ATMP) plant later this year, as the initial part of SemIndia’s plans to have a complete semiconductor manufacturing facility in India.
South Korean 2005 tech exports hit $78 billion
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1/4/2006   Post a comment
South Korea's IT exports rose to $78.02 billion in 2005, up 5 percent from a year ago.
LG, Samsung unveil DVB-H, Media FLO phones
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1/2/2006   Post a comment
LG Electronics Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. simultaneously announced they have developed the first handset models based on the DVB-H and Media FLO mobile broadcasting standards.


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