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posted in October 2005
Outsourcing helps, not hurts U.S. economy, says trade group
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
Global outsourcing of U.S software and IT services has benefitted the domestic economy by improving wages, encouraging investment and spending, and ultimately by increasing the number of jobs, according to a study by the Information Technology Association of America.
Court OKs Mosaid request to appeal Infineon case
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor IP supplier Mosaid Technologies Inc. has announced that U.S. District Judge Fogel has issued a stipulation and order granting the company the right to appeal the court judgement in its patent dispute with Infineon Technologies AG.
Nokia unveils DVB-H broadcast solution
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
Nokia Inc. has announced a commercial service management solution for DVB-H services, the Nokia Mobile Broadcast Solution 3.0, that supports the broadcasting of different types of digital content such as live TV, radio and video clips over DVB-H networks to mobile devices.
STATS ChipPAC, UTAC appear primed for growth
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
Better than anticipated quarterly results from assembly and test firms STATS ChipPAC and United Test and Assembly Center signal further growth ahead for both firms, analysts said.
Infineon, union agree to close plant, says report
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor maker Infineon Technologies AG said it has agreed with a labor union to close an outdated memory chip plant in southern Germany in 2007, according to an Associated Press report.
Qualcomm: Claims to EU have no merit
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10/28/2005   Post a comment
CDMA technology supplier Qualcomm Inc. said the allegations of withholding intellectual property made to the European Commission by six rivals are factually inaccurate and legally meritless.
Motorola gets $500 million to settle Telsim dispute
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10/28/2005   Post a comment
Motorola Inc. has reached an agreement to settle Motorola's financial and legal claims against Turkish cellular phone operator Telsim Mobil Telekomunikasyon (Telsim), and the Turkish Savings and Deposit Insurance Fund.
Vodafone takes stake in India's Bharti Televentures
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10/28/2005   Post a comment
Vodafone has taken a 10 percent stake in India’s Bharti Tele-ventures Ltd., the holding company whose Airtel brand of GSM-based services is one of the the largest GSM service provider in India.
India to take stake in fab project
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10/28/2005   Post a comment
The Indian government will take an equity stake in its proposed "Fab City" project, with its Department of Information Technology expected to be the shareholder.
Taiwan seen relaxing chip policies toward China
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10/27/2005   Post a comment
Taiwanese chip makers will likely gain even greater access to the mainland Chinese market with the expected adoption of new regulations governing cross-Strait trade, according to a business group.
Malaysia's budget welcomed by electronics industry
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10/27/2005   Post a comment
Malaysia's budget proposals for 2006 contain incentives and funding that will encourage the growth of the high-tech sector, the head of an electronics industry group said.
Rambus signs Taiwan's SiS for PCI Express
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
Rambus Inc. will net another licensee for its PCI Express PHY cells by signing up Taiwanese PC core logic firm Silicon Integrated Systems Corp.
Industry groups seek to stem IP violations in China
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
The office of the U.S Trade Representative has initiated a special process under World Trade Organizaion rules to probe China’s intellectual property enforcement (IP) efforts. The Semiconductor Industries Association (SIA) applauded the move.
Fluidigm opens Singapore's first biochip plant
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10/25/2005   Post a comment
Fluidigm unveiled a new facility in Singapore that will support rising demand for its integrated fluidic circuits and the firm's regional expansion plans.
Ericsson plans R & D center in India
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10/24/2005   Post a comment
Swedish telecom firm Ericsson plans to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in India, setting up an R & D center in India, expand its existing manufacturing facilities, and build a global distribution center.
R&D spending surges in Singapore
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10/21/2005   Post a comment
Singapore witnessed a significant increase in research and development spending in 2004, with electronics and precision engineering firms accounting for much of the growth, a government report released Oct. 19 stated.
Corning, Picvue settle lawsuit; man arrested
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10/20/2005   Post a comment
Corning Inc. and Picvue Electronics Ltd. have resolved the lawsuit between the parties relating to alleged trade secret misappropriation and copyright infringement.
IEEE-USA opposes H-1B visa increase
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10/20/2005   Post a comment
IEEE-USA is opposing an industry-backed proposal before a Senate panel that would add up to 60,000 new high-tech visas a year.
Cisco to invest over $1 billion in India over three years
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10/19/2005   Post a comment
Cisco Systems Inc. plans to invest more than $1 billion in India over the next three years in research and development, sales and startups.
SEMI warns of looming R&D gap
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10/18/2005   Post a comment
A funding shortfall for semiconductor manufacturing R&D could reach $9 billion by 2010 if current technology and economic trends continue, an industry group warned.
MEMC wins European patent hearing
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10/18/2005   Post a comment
MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. has announced today that the Opposition Division of the European Patent Office (EPO) has upheld the granting of a European patent on defect-free silicon for wafers of 200mm or greater.
UTStarcom inks $42 million deal with China Telecom
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10/18/2005   Post a comment
Network solutions provider UTStarcom Inc. has signed contracts valued at $42 million with China Telecom Corp. to expand IP-based Personal Access System networks in regions throughout China.
Mobile silicon could propel China's 3G market
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10/18/2005   Post a comment
Two companies focused on China’s domestic third-generation mobile standard have made advances this week with silicon platforms badly needed by system vendors to seed the emerging market.
Ericsson receives $290 million for Chinese mobile networks
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10/18/2005   Post a comment
Chinese operators Guangdong Mobile and Guangxi Mobile have selected Ericsson to expand their respective GSM networks. The contracts are collectively valued at close to $290 million.
TSMC teams with IMEC on sub-45-nm research
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10/18/2005   Post a comment
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has agreed to become a core partner in IMEC's sub-45-nm CMOS research program.
iSuppli raises PC forecast
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10/14/2005   Post a comment
Market research firm iSuppli Corp. has boosted its growth forecast for 2005 year PC unit shipments to 10.3 percent, from 8.2 percent previously, due to robust first-half sales and strong demand for mobile computers.
AMD set to launch German expansion
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10/13/2005   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices will open its 300-mm Fab 36 in Dresden, Germany, with AMD President Hector Ruiz and outgoing German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder among the speakers.
Nokia, China Putian team on 3G venture
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10/13/2005   Post a comment
Wireless communications company Nokia and telecom equipment provider China Putian have signed an agreement to set up a joint venture to focus on R&D, manufacturing and sales of 3G network solutions for TD-SCDMA and WCDMA technologies.
Samsung committee recommends Austin for 300-mm fab
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10/7/2005   Post a comment
A Samsung Electronics site selection committee has recommended Austin as the location for a 300-mm memory fab, with an estimated investment of $3.5 billion, said Samsung Austin spokesman Bill Cryer.
China prepares for second manned spaceflight
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10/7/2005   Post a comment
China is making final preparations for next week's launch of its second manned spacecraft.
European Commission approves Verizon-MCI Merger
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10/7/2005   Post a comment
The European Commission has approved the proposed merger of telecommunication giants Verizon and MCI merger, a day after MCI’s shareholder approved the deal.
China reiterates plan to develop its own DVD format
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10/7/2005   Post a comment
China has again unveiled plans to develop its own next-generation DVD format.
German litho firm to supply Navy nano-lab
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10/7/2005   Post a comment
A German equipment maker said it will install a maskless lithography system at the Naval Research Laboratory.
Warner reported to be joining Blu-ray backers
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10/7/2005   Post a comment
Hollywood studios appear to be hedging their bets in the increasingly perplexing next-generation video format dispute.
Philips pitches RFID technology to policy makers
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10/6/2005   Post a comment
Philips Semiconductors is putting its weight behind a lobbying effort aimed at convincing policy makers to adopt RFID tag technology.
DVD format battle shifts to Japan's CEATEC show
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10/5/2005   Post a comment
Opposing camps in the HD DVD-Blu-ray Disc format battle dug in at Japan's largest electronics show, CEATEC, to promote their version of high-definition video.
Industry groups fighting proposed U.S. export control changes
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10/4/2005   Post a comment
Industry groups are lobbying furiously to block a proposed rule that would broaden the application of U.S. export control regulations involving the transfer of technological know-how to foreign researchers.
BenQ jumps into global phone fray
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10/3/2005   Post a comment
Taiwan’s BenQ Corp. has staked out the beginnings of what it hopes will be a key component to its development as a globally-recognized brand name.
China poised to become largest exporter
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10/3/2005   Post a comment
China is on pace to eclipse the U.S. and Germany as the largest exporter within five years, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.


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