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ZTE opens telecom plant in India
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3/31/2005   Post a comment
Chinese telecom and wireless solution provider ZTE Corp. has opened a plant and research center in India to serve a growing market there.
Sony establishes mobile display unit
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3/31/2005   Post a comment
Sony Corp. established ST Mobile Display Corp. (STMD) on Thursday (March 31) as its second low temperature polysilicon thin-film liquid crystal display production base to boost panel production.
EU asks Congress to delay e-passport deadline
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3/31/2005   Post a comment
The European Union has asked U.S. lawmakers for a 10-month delay before it must begin issuing electronic passports to citizens in its 25 member countries.
SMIC loan quest stalled, says report
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3/29/2005   Post a comment
The chairman of Shanghai-based chip maker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) said Tuesday it is looking elsewhere to borrow money to buy manufacturing equipment while the U.S. government holds off approving a $769 million loan, according to an Associated Press report.
Hitachi finalizes acquisition of FHP joint venture
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3/25/2005   Post a comment
Hitachi Ltd. has reached an agreement with Fujitsu Limited on the acquisition of Fujitsu Hitachi Plasma Display Limited (FHP), paving the way for the Japan-based joint venture company to become a Hitachi subsidiary.
NEC America appoints new CEO
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3/25/2005   Post a comment
NEC Electronics America Inc. announced Friday (March 25) the appointment of Yuichi Kawakami as its president and chief executive effective April 1, succeeding current president and CEO Toshio Nakajima.
Infosys becomes first Indian company to join Autosar
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3/24/2005   Post a comment
Infosys has become the first Indian company to join the Automotive Open Systems Architecture (Autosar) development partnership, thus joining other existing members such as BMW, Ford, Siemens and General Motors.
Atmel prevails in Agere patent infringement suit
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3/23/2005   Post a comment
Atmel Corp. announced Wednesday (March 23) that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled the company did not infringe on any patents belonging to Agere Sytems Inc., related to semiconductor processes.
Near-term PC sales to slow, says IDC
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3/23/2005   Post a comment
Despite strong year-end 2004 growth, a delayed recovery in Japan and a cautious outlook in the U.S. have led market research firm IDC to downgrade its expectations for worldwide PC shipments in 2005
Ericsson says British mobile phone supplier infringed patents
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3/23/2005   Post a comment
Wireless equipment maker Ericsson said Wednesday (March 23) it is suing Britain-based mobile phone company Sendo for allegedly infringing its patents covering GSM and GPRS technologies.
Semi fabs unaffected by Kyushu earthquake
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3/22/2005   Post a comment
Although a Magnitude 7 earthquake that attacked Kyushu island in the southern part of Japan Sunday killed one and injured more than 500, semiconductor fabs were back in operation on Tuesday (March 22).
UMC gerät in die Mühlen der taiwanesischen Justiz
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3/22/2005   Post a comment
Die Animositäten zwischen Festlandchina und Taiwan wirken sich auf die Halbleiterherstellung aus. Taiwan versucht, die Chinesen von der neuesten Technologie fernzuhalten. Aber nicht alle Halbleiterhersteller sind davon begeistert. Jetzt erschüttert ein Wirtschaftskrimi die Chipszene Taiwans.
Ampex licenses digital camera patents to Olympus
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3/21/2005   Post a comment
Ampex Corp. announced Monday (March 21) it would license its digital still camera patents to Japan-based Olympus Corp.
Freescale Semiconductor opens test center in Japan
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3/18/2005   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor has opened a test and quality center Nagoya, Japan to support automotive manufacturers located there.
Japan trade group offers partnering to U.S. companies
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3/17/2005   Post a comment
The Japan External Trade Organization, a Japanese government entity that promotes trade and investment relations between Japan and other nations has extended the registration deadline for their business partnering program from March 18 to April 12.
Huaya to license MIPS processor for DTV products
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3/16/2005   Post a comment
Huaya Microelectronics Ltd., a Shanghai-based supplier of custom video chips, announced Wednesday (March 16) it would license the MIPS32 4K SMIC.18 hard core from MIPS Technologies to develop digital television (DTV) products for the China market.
Wipro, Cadence renew EDA agreement
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3/16/2005   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems Inc. has renewed an agreement giving India-based Wipro Technologies access to its electronic design automation technologies.
After Wipro, Infosys now gets bomb threat
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3/15/2005   Post a comment
Less than a week after Wipro Technologies received a bomb threat which turned out to be a hoax, another Bangalore-based software firm, Infosys Technologies, received a bomb threat around midnight on Monday (March 14).
Cambridge Display Technology expands OLED patent portfolio
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3/14/2005   Post a comment
Cambridge Display Technology announced Monday (March 14) it would expand its intellectual property (IP) portfolio in the field of organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) used for display and lighting applications.
Deutschland liefert Tsunami-Warnsystem
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3/14/2005   Post a comment
Deutschland wird ein Tsunami-Warnsystem an Indonesien liefern, das zu wesentlichen Teilen auf Entwicklungen des Geoforschungszentrums Potsdam beruht. Kernstück des Systems ist ein Sensornetz mit Geophonen, Pegelmessgeräten und bojengestützten Druckmessgeräten; die Daten werden über Satelliten verknüpft.
SigmaTel, A-MAX team on portable audio devices
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3/11/2005   Post a comment
SigmaTel Inc. and A-MAX Technology Ltd. have announced a strategic partnership to develop and manufacture portable digital audio devices.
Intel's Moore echoes competitiveness concerns
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3/10/2005   Post a comment
Intel Corp. co-founder Gordon Moore warned that the U.S. must boost spending on basic research and education in order to maintain global competitiveness.
Lenovo-IBM deal passes U.S. security committee review
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3/9/2005   Post a comment
The proposed acquisition of IBM's PC business by China-based PC maker Lenovo has passed another hurdle as the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) cleared the deal.
Agere acquires supplier of 3G/UMTS processors
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3/8/2005   Post a comment
Agere Systems announced Tuesday (March 8) that it has acquired Modem-Art Ltd., a privately held developer of advanced processor technology for 3G/UMTS mobile devices, for $145.1 million in cash and stock.
India software firms on terrorist radar
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3/7/2005   Post a comment
Police in India's capital New Delhi who shot and killed three terrorists on Saturday night said that some of Bangalore's software firms had been targeted by the slain terrorists.
"China wird schon bald den Chipmarkt dominieren"
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3/4/2005   Post a comment
Große Worte nimmt der Chef des chinesischen Halbleiterherstellers Grace Semiconductor in den Mund: Zou Shichang ist fest davon überzeugt, das China die weltweite Chipherstellung dominieren wird – und zwar schon bis zum Jahr 2010.
NeoPhotonics acquires most of Photon Technology
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3/3/2005   Post a comment
NeoPhotonics Corp., a planar lightwave circuit specialist, has acquired a majority holding in Shenzhen-based Photon Technology Corp. Ltd., the largest active-optical component company in China.
Sonus Networks opens Bangalore center
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3/3/2005   Post a comment
Sonus Networks Inc. said it is opening a software development and regional support center here to focus on developing VoIP applications, especially in software design and quality assurance.
Motorola Networks to invest $5 million in Brazil R&D
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3/2/2005   Post a comment
The Networks business of Motorola Inc.'s Brazilian subsidiary, Motorola Industrial Ltd., has announced it would $5 million over the next three years for two new research initiatives in Brazil.
India's C-DoT teams with software radio partner
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3/2/2005   Post a comment
India's Center for Development of Telematics (C-DoT) has tied up with Vanu Inc. to introduce Vanu's Anywave Software Radio GSM base station technology as a component in wireless access and broadband solutions for rural communication needs in the country.
Tessera files patent suit against Infineon, Micron
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3/1/2005   Post a comment
Tessera Technologies Inc. said Tuesday (March 1) it has filed a patent infringement suit against Infineon Technologies AG and Micron Technology Inc., charging the companies infringed upon Tessera's IP for packages used to house memory and other semiconductor devices.
MIPS establishes China subsidiary
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3/1/2005   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies Inc. announced Tuesday (March 1) it has entered the China market with the establishment of a local subsidiary, MIPS Technologies (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.


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