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posted in February 2007
Comment: Asked to choose between rice and ringtones
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2/28/2007   Post a comment
The wireless industry's laudable goal of reaching out to the emerging world appears to have been derailed by the credit industry in the year since it was first announced.
Judge stays Nokia, Qualcomm patent suit
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2/28/2007   Post a comment
Resolution of one of the long running IPR issues between Nokia Corp. and Qualcomm Inc. has been delayed again as a judge halted legal proceedings just as a deadline neared for the two companies to renew an agreement.
ITU homes in on HomePNA 3.1 as networking standard
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2/27/2007   Post a comment
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has approved the Home Phoneline Networking Alliance's HomePNA 3.1 multimedia networking specification as a standard, making this at the moment the only internationally standardized home networking technology.
Arrow offers China RoHS help
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2/26/2007   Post a comment
With the March 1 deadline for China RoHS compliance fast approaching, distributor Arrow Electronics Inc. said it is sponsoring a series of seminars and offering resources on its Web site to help steer customers through the maze of uncertainties.
Ericsson tops U.S. bid for control of Tandberg
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2/26/2007   Post a comment
A major battle is set to erupt over the ownership of Norwegian consumer electronics group Tandberg Television following the decision by telecoms group Ericsson to top an earlier bid from Aris Group Inc. of the U.S.
Tech camps blast China export plan
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2/23/2007   Post a comment
Tougher U.S. export controls over technology shipped to China has ignited fears among U.S. high-tech gear makers that the restrictions will have a crippling impact on their business with China.
Tech camps blast China export plan
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2/23/2007   Post a comment
A tightening of U.S. export controls over technology shipped to China has reached the bureaucratic endgame, igniting fears that U.S. high-tech gear bound for one of the world's fastest-growing economies will become mired in a tangle of red tape that encourages buyers to shop elsewhere.
Short on details, Indian chip policy still luring investors
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2/23/2007   Post a comment
Details of India's new semiconductor policy such as the extent of tax breaks and subsidies being offered to potential investors have yet to emerge, but there's still plenty of interest among foreign investors.
Europe finally homing in on Ultra Wideband
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2/23/2007   Post a comment
The European Commission's decision to give member states till August to bring their regulations on licensing the use of Ultra Wideband networking in line — and by implication the adoption of Wireless USB — is a welcome step. But it is not the end of the long road the continent has been taking on the use of UWB.
Germany's Schott launches LCD venture in South Korea
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2/22/2007   Post a comment
Schott AG, a German-based glass substrate maker, it is launching a joint venture plant with Japanese equipment supplier Kuramoto to process TFT-LCD glass substrates in South Korea.
India outlines long awaited semiconductor policy
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2/22/2007   Post a comment
BANGALURA, India — India's long awaited semiconductor manufacturing policy has been announced, paving the way for the country to make its mark on the global semiconductor map.
Cisco, Apple agree to share "iPhone" name
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2/22/2007   Post a comment
Bad news for trademark lawyers: Cisco and Apple have settled their dispute over the use of the iPhone name and agreed to share the trademark.
BT taps Adva Optical for 21st Century Net
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2/21/2007   Post a comment
Adva Optical Networking Inc. has gained a key role at the edge of BT Group's 21st Century Network.
Analysts: IPR issues could haunt 4G, LTE, mobile WiMax
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2/20/2007   Post a comment
Two reports on the Intellectual Property (IP) and patent rights associated with next generation mobile networks suggest the situation may pan out better than with existing networks, but both include important caveats.
E-waste legislation grows in Canada
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2/19/2007   Post a comment
Get ready for Canada's WEEE-like e-waste regulations, which are being rolled out across several provinces. The aim is to cut the amount of waste in landfills and to move the burden of disposal costs to producers.
NEDA to host environmental issues summit
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2/19/2007   Post a comment
The National Electronic Distributors Association's industry summit, scheduled for March 28, will focus on the latest environmental and trade issues facing the electronics industry.
Crolles2 presses on despite partner issues
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2/15/2007   Post a comment
The Crolles2 alliance continues to work diligently to ramp up its 65-nm process and complete qualification of 45 nm despite the loss of some long-term partners in the technology-sharing arrangement.
Wireless carriers following the money
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2/13/2007   Post a comment
ARPU is dead, but greed is still good.
TSMC's Chang lays out growth strategies at ISSCC
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2/13/2007   Post a comment
Closer cooperation between technology process experts and design engineers is ineviatble in the nanotechnology era and needs to become stronger in order for the semiconductor industry to continue growing, TSMC Chairman Morris Chang told the International Solid-State Circuits Conference.
LGInternational offers China RoHS labels
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2/12/2007   Post a comment
LGInternational has released a line of labels that are compliant with the product-marking requirements of the "China RoHS" environmental directive.
India tops China on IP regime in chip design study
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2/7/2007   Post a comment
A new study comparing and benchmarking key strengths and weaknesses among eight global semiconductor design sector destinations has ranked India higher than China, Taiwan, and the Czech Republic on the quality of its legal and IP protection regime.
Board maker drops U.S. name to gain global appeal
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2/1/2007   Post a comment
U.S.-based motherboard supplier American Predator Corp. is changing its name to Corvalent Corp. and is dropping its red, white and blue American eagle logo as it prepares to compete in international markets.


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