Kodak ends OLED joint venture with Sanyo News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
India plans mobile TV satellite News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
AT&T, Avaya team to speed VoIP migration News & Analysis 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.
LG Electronics profit soars despite lower sales News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
Korea's Haansoft to JV with China, Japan firms News & Analysis 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.
Cadence to help Russian electronics industry News & Analysis 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 News & Analysis 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.
Microsoft expands cryptography research in India News & Analysis 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.
India looks to migrate to next-gen networks News & Analysis 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.
Philips Semi CEO expounds on merger option News & Analysis 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.
SemIndia announces ATMP plant in India News & Analysis 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.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.