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posted in February 2006
Symbol, Terabeam settle patent suit
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2/28/2006   Post a comment
Symbol Technologies Inc. has entered into a licensing agreement with Terabeam, Inc., the parent company of Proxim Wireless Corp., settling long-standing patent litigation between the two companies.
India readies high-tech manufacturing policy
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2/28/2006   Post a comment
The Indian government will soon announce a policy that will enable it take equity in and help boost the manufacture of high-technology products, such as semiconductors, wafers, storage devices, plasma and LCD panels.
Cadence project becomes Russian graduate program
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2/28/2006   Post a comment
A three-year joint curriculum development project co-developed by Cadence Design Systems Inc. and the Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology (MIET) will become a self-sustaining two-year graduate program.
High-Tech Solutions rolls next-generation OCR for terminal security
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2/27/2006   Post a comment
Hi-Tech Solutions has commercialized its SeeGate2 second-generation gate optical-character-recognition (OCR) portal system, selling 29 of the systems to European terminals.
Tessolve to start semiconductor TAPP services in India
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2/27/2006   Post a comment
Tessolve Services Pvt. Ltd. plans to set up a test, assembly, packaging and prototyping (TAPP) facility at a cost of about $200 million in southern India by early next year.
Rambus claims victory in antitrust case
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2/23/2006   Post a comment
A San Francisco court has ordered the evidence in the Rambus antitrust hearings to be turned over to Rambus, in an apparent coup for the chip licensing company’s quest to prove that several chip makers colluded to fix prices and engage in other anti-competitive practices.
Updated: Micron-Rambus legal battle shifts to Italy
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2/23/2006   Post a comment
Micron Technology Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Rambus Inc. in the Court of Milan, Italy, escalating the already heated feud between the companies.
Lenovo goes global with new PCs
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2/23/2006   Post a comment
China's Lenovo Group Ltd. introduced the first computers under its own brand name outside China
Vietnam OKs Intel chip plant
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2/23/2006   Post a comment
Vietnam's Ministry of Investment and Planning has approved an investment license for based Intel Corp., which plans to build a $605 million plant in Ho Chi Minh City, a ministry official was quoted as saying in an Associated Press report.
Micron turns tables, sues Rambus
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier Micron Technology Inc. has filed a new lawsuit against Rambus Inc., in apparent retaliation for a suit filed by Rambus last month.
Singapore pledges tax breaks, tech funding
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong unveiled a 2006 budget that contains several perks for the electronics and high-tech sectors.
Analysis: PC market still in flux despite comeback
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2/17/2006   Post a comment
It's too early to predict how long the good times will hold up, but the PC industry is showing signs of solid growth again.
Court says ITC erred on Energizer patent decision
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2/17/2006   Post a comment
Energizer Holdings Inc. has announced that the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) ruled that the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) erred in 2004 when it concluded that Energizer's patent covering mercury-free batteries was invalid.
African entrepreneur tweaks U.S. at 3GSM
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2/16/2006   Post a comment
In the midst of Europe's largest mobile telephony conference Wednesday, an African entrepreneur interjected a wry critique of "American know-how" and provided participants at the 3GSM World congress a rare note of levity.
DRM panel called 'bunch of big girls'
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2/16/2006   Post a comment
At a 3GSM World Congress discussion on digital rights management, audience member David Birch called the panelists “a bunch of big girls” for buckling under to the demands of Hollywood studios and record companies.
Hitachi opens China disk drive plant
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2/16/2006   Post a comment
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies has opened a massive disk drive plant in Shenzhen the company expects will eventually produce half of its annual drive output.
Report: China laptop sales soar, but prices drop
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2/16/2006   Post a comment
Analysys International, a China-based business information company, says that China's laptop market saw shipments reach 1.03 million the fourth quarter of 2005, up 44.2 percent from the previous quarter.
Study: Outsourcing is more than saving costs
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2/16/2006   Post a comment
Contrary to popular belief, intellectual capital and university collaboration, not just lower costs, are driving companies to locate R&D activities outside their home country, according to a study sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Mobile phone industry targets the Third World
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2/16/2006   Post a comment
The mobile phone industry is turning to the Third World and asking the heads of developing countries to lift regulatory barriers.
India takes new initiatives on semi production
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2/16/2006   Post a comment
The Indian government plans to take new initiatives to make India a hub for semiconductor manufacturing and bolster manufacturing of electronic and telecom hardware.
LG.Philips LCD, Kodak team on OLED development
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2/15/2006   Post a comment
Liquid crystal display (LCD) supplier LG.Philips LCD has signed an agreement with Eastman Kodak Co. to jointly evaluate and develop active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) technology.
South Korea projects exports of $300 billion by 2015
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2/15/2006   Post a comment
South Korea is aiming to achieve $300 billion in annual electronics exports by 2015, according to a joint declaration by government, political and business officials.
JDSU sells Ottawa plant to contract assembler
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2/14/2006   Post a comment
Broadband communications product supplier JDS Uniphase Corp. agreed to sell its Canadian manufacturing operations to Fabrinet, its contract manufacturing partner.
Rambus to expand design activity in India
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2/14/2006   Post a comment
Rambus Inc. plans to double its head count in India this year, to more than 100, and said it will continue to use Indian companies for outsourced logic design and verification, layout and other engineering tasks.
Spirent acquires VoIP test company
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2/13/2006   Post a comment
Communications technology company Spirent Communications has acquired QuadTex Systems, a supplier of test tools for Internet protocol multimedia subsystem and Voice-over-IP testing, for $7.5 million in cash.
Docomo to build core platform for HSDPA
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2/13/2006   Post a comment
NTT DoCoMo Inc., Renesas Technology Corp., and three Japanese cell phone makers will collaborate to build a mobile phone platform consisting of a single-chip LSI and drivers, operating system and middleware for handsets supporting the High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) service.
Samsung backs Italy's WiBro launch in 2007
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2/13/2006   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has agreed to cooperate with Italy's top telecommunications service carrier to launch a mobile WiMAX service in Italy in 2007.
Updated: Broadcom fails to delay Qualcomm injunction
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2/10/2006   Post a comment
The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has denied an emergency motion by Broadcom seeking to delay a permanent injunction obtained by Qualcomm Feb. 6.
Sharp, ChiMei to cross license LCD patents
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2/10/2006   Post a comment
Japan-based Sharp Corp. and Taiwan-based Chi Mei Optoelectronics have disclosed they have reached an agreement to cross-license their respective LCD patents.
Report: LG, Toshiba to share storage patents
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2/9/2006   Post a comment
South Korea's LG Electronics Inc. has agreed with Japan's Toshiba Corp. to share patents for optical storage devices, according to reports.
Execs say multinationals still need to mesh with global tech industry
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2/8/2006   Post a comment
Multinational technology companies have yet to mesh their operations with the $1.1 trillion global electronics industry, according to executives at an Indian chip summit.
Panasonic expands Singapore test and assembly facility
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2/8/2006   Post a comment
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. plans to invest another $92 million in its test and assembly operations in Singapore.
SanDisk opens design center in Bangalore
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2/7/2006   Post a comment
SanDisk announced the opening of its India Device Design Center in Bangalore, India.
India stages its first semiconductor summit
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2/7/2006   Post a comment
The first semiconductor industry summit to be staged in India will seek to raise the domestic chip industry's profile beyond IC design and embedded software development.
Fabs in India bank on $1.5 billion state fund
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2/6/2006   Post a comment
The emergence of semiconductor manufacturing plants in India will hinge on whether the federal government accepts a demand by the India Semiconductor Association for a $1.5 billion fund.
Docomo to evaluate WiMax
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2/3/2006   Post a comment
NTT Docomo Inc. will begin evaluating Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMax) this month.
Israeli investors unfazed by political turmoil
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2/3/2006   Post a comment
Political instability has failed to slow outside investment in Israel’s electronics industry.
U.S. seeks free trade agreement with South Korea
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2/2/2006   Post a comment
U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman announced the initiation of negotiations with South Korea on a free trade agreement that would remove tariffs and other trade barriers between the countries.
Corning to invest $75 million in Korean LCD venture
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2/2/2006   Post a comment
Corning Inc. said Thursday it would invest an additional $75 million into Samsung Corning Precision Glass Co. Ltd. (SCP), a 50-50 joint venture owned with Samsung Electronics Co.
STMicro, France Télécom partner on R&D
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2/2/2006   Post a comment
Chip maker STMicroelectronics and French Telecommunications operator France Télécom announced they have signed a R&D partnership agreement to jointly analyze and define end-to-end services and platform requirements.
3Com gains majority stake in Huawei JV
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2/2/2006   Post a comment
Communications company 3Com Corp. has purchased from Huawei an additional two percent interest in Huawei-3Com Ltd. (H-3C), a China-based joint venture formed by 3Com and Huawei in Nov. 2003.
Corning to establish LCD glass plant in China
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2/1/2006   Post a comment
Corning Inc. has approved funding to establish an liquid crystal display (LCD) glass substrate finishing facility in the People's Republic of China.
Report: Mobile-phone sales to slow after Q4 surge
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2/1/2006   Post a comment
Mobile-phone shipments in the fourth quarter reached a record 241.5 million units, driving the 2005 shipment total to 812.5 million units, according to iSuppli Corp.
PortalPlayer to expand Indian center
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2/1/2006   Post a comment
PortalPlayer Inc., a fabless semiconductor house focusing on portable multimedia, said it plans to expand its Indian center at Hyderabad, adding 100 engineers and investing a further $10 million. The San Jose, Calif.-based company has invested $15 million in the site thus far.
South Korea's terrestrial DMB to debut in India
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2/1/2006   Post a comment
South Korea said it will begin trials this month of a homegrown terrestrial digital multimedia broadcasting (T-DMB) system in India.


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