U.S.: China boosting cyber war efforts
News & Analysis 10/22/2009 Post a comment
China's military modernization efforts initially aimed at fielding "networked forces" that can operate throughout Asia are also spurring development of a new cyber warfare capability, according to a government report.
EU project set to make chip cards more secure
News & Analysis 10/21/2009 Post a comment
Three of Europe's leading chip makers, Infineon Technologies AG, ST Microelectronics and NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH, as well as its largest supplier of chip cards, Giesecke & Devrient GmbH and Gemalto, have joined forces with several other companies and research organizations to develop a high-security chip card platform.
Off-grid charging of mobiles powers a $2.3B opportunity
News & Analysis 10/20/2009 Post a comment
Up to 500 million mobile users " more than 10 percent of global subscribers - in emerging countries could benefit from the provisioning of off-grid charging solutions such as solar phones or external solar chargers, according to a report from the GSMA.
Nokia wins ruling in 3G patents dispute
News & Analysis 10/19/2009 Post a comment
Nokia has been exonerated by the U.S. International Trade Commission in the case against InterDigital when the agency confirmed an earlier decision that the Finnish phone maker did not violate some of the King of Prussia, Pennsylvania-based wireless IP group's UMTS based 3G patents.
IEF: Pistorio's six tips for today's semi CEO's
News & Analysis 10/5/2009 Post a comment
Pasquale Pistorio, the driving force behind ST Microelectronics for many years and now honorary chairman of the chip group, gave a bravado and uplifting talk to delegates of the International Electronics Forum in Geneva.