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Samsung, Vodafone, Qualcomm team on HSDPA
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12/29/2005   Post a comment
South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has agreed to team up with Vodafone and Qualcomm to introduce high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA)-enabled mobile phones in Europe next year.
LG exec expects LCOS, PVRs to bolster TV sales
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12/28/2005   Post a comment
LG Electronics chief executive S.S. Kim expects Liquid Crystal on Silicon technology to help the Korean electronics company achieve its goal of becoming the leading supplier in the global television market, using premium display products.
Report: Philips boosts stake in China TV maker
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12/28/2005   Post a comment
A Chinese business unit of Royal Philips Electronics NV will buy an additional 5 percent stake in Chinese television and mobile phone maker TCL Corp., becoming the company's third-largest shareholder, TCL said in an Associated Press report.
UMC reportedly seeks delisting from Taiwan exchange
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12/28/2005   Post a comment
The chairman of United Microelectronics Corp., reportedly said he is considering delisting the contract chipmaker from the Taiwan Stock Exchange after being penalized for delaying disclosures.
Litton Interconnect acquired by EMS company
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12/22/2005   Post a comment
Simclar Inc. a multi-plant electronics manufacturing services provider, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of the Northrop Grumman-owned Litton Interconnect Technologies assembly business in the U.S.
Report: Outsourcing market to restructure
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12/22/2005   Post a comment
Trends in the global outsourcing industry point to a market ripe for restructuring, according to a report by market researcher Everest Group.
Japan's electronics production dipped in 2005
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12/22/2005   Post a comment
Domestic production for Japan's electronics industry is expected to drop this year for the first time since 2002, but will rise 2.3 percent in 2006, according to revised estimate.
Nokia eröffnet indisches Network Center
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12/21/2005   Post a comment
Der finnische Mobiltelefonausrüster Nokia Corp. ließ letzte Woche verlauten, dass das Unternehmen im nächsten Jahr ein neues globales Networks Solution Center in Chennai im Südosten Indiens eröffnen wird.
Korea plant eigene Polysiliziumproduktion
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12/21/2005   Post a comment
Polysilizium ist ein gefragtes Material, das Korea derzeit im Ausland kaufen muss. Aber die Koreaner wollen diese ungünstige Abhängigkeit möglichst schnell abstellen.
JAM Technologies expands to Singapore
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12/20/2005   Post a comment
JAM Technologies has opened a new headquarters here in a move that CEO Mike Holt said positions the company to better supply one of its key markets.
Indian government urged to adopt IPv6
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12/20/2005   Post a comment
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India issued its draft recommendations for India's transition to IPv6, calling a for expanded testing of new network technologies.
Samsung offers WiBro services in Venezuala
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12/19/2005   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. said it has agreed to supply a Venezuelan mobile service provider with network equipment and operational know-how for recently-certified mobile WiMAX services.
NTT DoCoMo, Korea's KT Freetel target W-CDMA
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12/19/2005   Post a comment
Japan’s NTT DoCoMo Inc. has agreed to invest $560 million to purchase a 10-percent stake in South Korea’s mobile service provider KT Freetel Co., Ltd.
Sony suspends digital camera sales in China
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12/16/2005   Post a comment
Sony Corp. has suspended sales of its digital still cameras in a Chinese province after authories judged that the cameras failed to meet quality criteria.
Report: Global telco sales to hit $1.2 trillion next year
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12/16/2005   Post a comment
Global telecommunications industry revenue will reach $1.2 trillion by the close of 2006, with continued strong growth in wireless communications, according to an Insight Research report.
The politicization of innovation
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12/16/2005   Post a comment
As the competitive threat from Asia -- especially China --grows, innovation emerged in 2005 as a key technology and economic issue in America.
Nokia to open network center in India
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12/16/2005   Post a comment
Finland-based wireless equipment provider Nokia Corp. said Friday (Dec. 15) it will open a new global networks solution center next year in Chennai, southeastern India, as part of its strategy to penetrate the growing India market.
Tokyo court orders release of evidence in AMD suit
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12/16/2005   Post a comment
In a possible turn of events in the suit by Advanced Micro Devices against Intel Corp., the Tokyo District Court said it would require the Fair Trade Commission of Japan (JFTC) to release evidence obtained during its investigation of Intel K.K.
HCL says chip design is IBM-ready
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12/15/2005   Post a comment
India’s HCL Technologies has reportedly become the first design house here to be validated as ready for IBM technology.
Quanta Computer to build $100 laptop
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12/13/2005   Post a comment
Taiwan-based original design manufacturer Quanta Computer Inc. has been chosen as the ODM for the $100 laptop project sponsored by non-profit organization One Laptop Per Child.
Report: Ericsson workers cited for tax evasion
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12/13/2005   Post a comment
A Swedish prosecutor on Tuesday charged four current and former employees at wireless equipment maker LM Ericsson with severe obstruction of tax controls and evading taxes, according to an Associated Press report.
SpectraLink buys Danish wireless company
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12/12/2005   Post a comment
Wireless telephony company SpectraLink Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Kirk Telecom a Denmark-based provider of on-site, wireless communications products.
ChipMOS, Spansion ink test agreement
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12/12/2005   Post a comment
ChipMOS Technologies Inc. has entered into an assembly and testing agreement with Spansion LLC, the flash memory venture of Advanced Micro Devices.
Korea Telecom, Alcatel target mobile wireless
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12/9/2005   Post a comment
Korea Telecom and France's Alcatel said they will establish a joint research center in a move to wrest the top position in a recently-certified mobile wireless broadband service called WiBro.
Pioneer cuts PDP production, exits active-matrix OLEDs
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12/8/2005   Post a comment
After two years of losses, Japan-based Pioneer Corp. has unleased a drastic reform plan that includes closing a joint venture company for manufacturing active matrix OLED panels, reducing its PDP production, laying off 600 workers, and delisting from most stock exchanges.
Hitachi develops 42-inch HD plasma display
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12/8/2005   Post a comment
Hitachi Ltd. and its subsidiary Fujitsu Hitachi Plasma Display Ltd. (FHP) have developed a 42-inch plasma display panel with full high-definition resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels.
Renesas denies flash memory exit
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12/8/2005   Post a comment
Renesas Technology Corp. will halt development of its AG-AND flash memory, but said it will continue manufacturing and supplying current flash memory products.
Sematech chief touts collaboration
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12/7/2005   Post a comment
The days of double-digit growth for the global semiconductor industry may be ending just as the cost of research is exceeding anticipated industry revenues, an industry executive said.
Samsung SDI sues Matsushita over PDP patents
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12/7/2005   Post a comment
Samsung SDI has filed a civil lawsuit against Matsushita Electric of Japan alleging that the Japanese consumer electronics giant and its U.S. subsidiary infringed Samsung's plasma display patents.
Thomson, BenQ settle LCD patent dispute
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12/6/2005   Post a comment
Thomson and Taiwan's BenQ Corp. said they have settled a patent dispute involving LCD display technology.
Thomson takes stake in Japanese video software firm
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12/5/2005   Post a comment
France-based Thomson has signed an agreement to acquire 33 percent of the outstanding shares of Canopus Co. Ltd, a Japan-based supplier of high-definition desktop video editing software.
Qualcomm denies that Korean royalty fees will cease
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12/2/2005   Post a comment
Wireless handset technology supplier Qualcomm Inc. has stated that the claims in a Dec. 1 Korea Times article that certain Korean manufacturers' obligations to pay royalties to Qualcomm under their respective license agreements will expire in 2006 are not correct.
South Korea's IT exports reach new record
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12/2/2005   Post a comment
South Korean exports in the information technology industry recorded $7.24 billion in November, up 5.5 percent from a year ago, according to a report by the Ministry of Information and Communication.
Report: India may take 26 percent equity in fab
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12/2/2005   Post a comment
The Indian federal government is likely to take a 26 percent equity stake in the new company being floated for the wafer fab project proposed by SemIndia with Advanced Micro Devices Inc.


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