Survey: U.S., Europe losing manufacturing edge News & Analysis 3/29/2006 Post a comment Low-cost locations such as China and India are edging past Europe and the U.S. as technology manufacturing centers, according to an annual IT confidence survey by Eurocom Worldwide, a collaboration between independent, private communications agencies around the world.
Qualcomm hurls another suit at Broadcom News & Analysis 3/29/2006 Post a comment San Diego-based wireless technology supplier Qualcomm Inc. has filed a new complaint against broadband technology company Broadcom Corp., intensifying the heated legal dispute between the companies.
Report: NEC to unload Internet unit News & Analysis 3/28/2006 Post a comment NEC Corp. said March 28 it will spin off its Internet service provider unit, Biglobe, as part of its bid to improve profitability, according to an Associated Press report.
Tariffs cancelled on multichip packages News & Analysis 3/28/2006 Post a comment An international agreement has been signed by the European Community, the United States, South Korea and Taiwan that eliminates import duties and other tariffs on multichip package components, according to the European Commission.
STMicro unveils STB middleware for Chinese market Product News 3/23/2006 Post a comment Semiconductor supplier STMicroelectronics has announced that its affiliate company Shanghai-BMC has released a complete digital video broadcasting-multimedia home platform (DVB-MHP)-compliant middleware solution for TV set-top boxes for the international market.
Docomo to purchase Guam operators News & Analysis 3/20/2006 Post a comment NTT Docomo Inc. has reached an agreement to purchase two telecom operators in Guam, serving that island and the Northern Mariana Islands of Micronesia, for $71.8 million.
Fujitsu, Rambus ink patent deal News & Analysis 3/20/2006 Post a comment Semiconductor IP company Rambus Inc. has signed a patent license agreement with Fujitsu Ltd., covering the manufacture and sale of systems and semiconductors worldwide.
Court halts Japanese suit against Patriot, TPL News & Analysis 3/17/2006 Post a comment IP firm Patriot Scientific Corp. has announced that the U.S. District Court of Northern California has stayed the declaratory judgment actions recently filed in that court against Patriot and the TPL Group, another global intellectual property management company, by several Japanese manufacturers.
Aperto sets up WiMAX center in India News & Analysis 3/17/2006 Post a comment Aperto Networks, which builds WiMAX base stations and subscriber units, is opening a development center in Bangalore to speed development of its WiMAX Forum certified and WiMAX class products.
Nvidia to reportedly acquire Indian design firm News & Analysis 3/16/2006 Post a comment Graphics processor company Nvidia Corp. will acquire Pace Soft Silicon, a Santa Clara, Calif.-company whose main development center is in Pune in western India, according to a report in The Times of India from Mumbai.
Bookham sells U.K. plant for $24 million News & Analysis 3/14/2006 Post a comment Optical components supplier Bookham Inc. has signed an agreement for the sale and associated leaseback of its Caswell, U.K., plant with Scarborough Developments, a UK-based property investment company.
Court orders stay in Microchip lawsuit News & Analysis 3/13/2006 Post a comment Zilog Inc. has reported that the U.S. District Court has ordered a suspension of proceedings in the company’s ongoing lawsuit with Microchip Technology while the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office) re-examines the patents.
Samsung inks T-DMB deal with German carrier News & Analysis 3/13/2006 Post a comment South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. will supply its mobile phones for terrestrial-Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (T-DMB) services to debitel AG, a leading German mobile telecommunications service carrier.
Apple reportedly plans support center in India News & Analysis 3/9/2006 Post a comment Apple Computer will set up a large technical support center in Bangalore, with plans to hire up to 3,000 staff by the end of 2007. This will be the company’s first such center outside its Cupertino headquarters, according to a report in The Times of India.
Fat phones litter mobile-TV 'minefield' News & Analysis 3/3/2006 Post a comment Even as speakers at the DVB World Forum expressed optimism about the worldwide adoption of the DVB-H standard for mobile TV networks, they were busy assembling a long list of possible booby traps.
Discretix, UIQ team on DRM for handsets News & Analysis 3/1/2006 Post a comment Israeli embedded-security solutions provider Discretix has teamed with Sweden's UIQ, a subsidiary of Symbian Ltd., to put Discretix's multischeme client for digital rights management on the UIQ mobile-phone platform.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.