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EU reportedly okays Sony, NEC optical disk JV
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3/31/2006   Post a comment
European Union regulators have given clearance to Japan-based Sony and NEC to set up an optical disk drive joint venture, according to an Associated Press report.
M-Flex bids for Singapore flex board maker
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3/30/2006   Post a comment
Flexible printed circuit substrate supplier Multi-Fineline Electronix Inc. said it plans a tender offer to acquire Singapore-based MFS Technology Ltd.
U.S. venture funds take direct route to Israeli startups
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3/30/2006   Post a comment
U.S. venture capital funds are bypassing Israeli funds to invest directly in local startups.
New York state to cooperate with Israeli companies
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3/29/2006   Post a comment
New York state and the Israeli government have signed an agreement to promote nanotechnology research.
Survey: U.S., Europe losing manufacturing edge
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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
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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.
Korean portal Daum launches U.S. VoIP service
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3/29/2006   Post a comment
Daum Communications Corp., South Korea's second-largest Internet portal, said it has launched Internet-based telephony services in the U.S. through its American subsidiary Lycos Inc.
Intel creates $50 million VC fund for Brazil
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3/28/2006   Post a comment
Intel Capital, the investment arm of semiconductor supplier Intel Corp., has created a $50 million venture capital fund to promote technology growth in Brazil.
Report: NEC to unload Internet unit
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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
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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.
Wireless company Cellon expands operations
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3/27/2006   Post a comment
Cellon International, which provides end-to-end design and system integration services for wireless handsets, has established a design operations facility in Shanghai, adding 160 engineers.
Syntax-Brillian joins Asia-Pacific JV to make LCD TVs
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3/27/2006   Post a comment
Syntax-Brillian Corp. announced it would partake in a strategic alliance with a consortium of Asian-based companies that will accelerate expansion of Olevia LCD TVs in China and the Pacific Rim.
Ericsson execs reportedly on trial for tax evasion
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3/27/2006   Post a comment
Six current and former executives at wireless equipment maker Ericsson went on trial Monday on tax evasion charges, according to an Associated Press report.
STMicro unveils STB middleware for Chinese market
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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.
Samsung targets AM OLEDs at mobile TV phones
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3/23/2006   Post a comment
South Korea’s Samsung SDI said it target its fledgling active-matrix organic light-emitting diode display business at high-end mobile TV phones when it launches next January.
Report: Wireless carriers keep up backhaul spending
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3/22/2006   Post a comment
Wireless network operators are increasing their spending on technology to improve the backhaul connections that link their base stations to their core networks, according to a report from market research firm Heavy Reading.
Report: DVR services to grow 45% a year
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3/22/2006   Post a comment
Global subscribers to digital video recording (DVR) services will rise by a factor of nearly seven between 2005 and 2010, according to market research firm iSuppli Corp.
Analysis: X-Fab strengthens its market position
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3/22/2006   Post a comment
It's been a long journey for X-Fab, the former VEB Mikroelektronik, a government-owned chip maker in the former East Germany, to today's modern foundry operation. Even more so with its merger with 1st Silicon.
Qualcomm, TechFaith form 3G software company
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3/22/2006   Post a comment
Qualcomm Inc. and China TechFaith Wireless Communication Technology Ltd. have formed a company to develop application software for wireless devices.
Maxwell to supply ultracap material to Chinese company
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3/21/2006   Post a comment
Ultracapacitor supplier Maxwell Technologies Inc. has agreed to supply its carbon powder-based ultracapacitor electrode material to Yeong-Long Technologies Co. Ltd. (YEC).
Whale Telecom suit against Qualcomm dismissed
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3/21/2006   Post a comment
CDMA technology supplier Qualcomm Inc. announced that the Supreme Court for the State of New York has dismissed a suit filed against the company by Whale Telecom Ltd.
Docomo to purchase Guam operators
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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
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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.
MPAA settles CSS suit with Taiwan chipmaker
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3/17/2006   Post a comment
The Motion Picture Association of America Inc. (MPAA) announced that its member companies have settled a breach of contract lawsuit against Taiwanese DVD chip manufacturer Cheertek Inc.
Court halts Japanese suit against Patriot, TPL
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Consumer electronics boosting jobs, says CEA
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3/14/2006   Post a comment
The consumer electronics (CE) industry continues to increase employment and improve productivity, according to a report by the industry trade association Consumer Electronics Association.
Court orders stay in Microchip lawsuit
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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
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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.
Samsung begins producing 80-nm DDR2 memory
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3/13/2006   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has begun volume production of double data rate (DDR)-2 DRAM chips using 80-nm processes.
Qualcomm, 4G Systems sign wideband CDMA deal
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3/9/2006   Post a comment
Qualcomm Inc. and 4G Systems GmbH have signed a commercial wideband CDMA and TD-SCDMA modem card and router license agreement.
Apple reportedly plans support center in India
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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.
TDK to shut down DVD media plant
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3/8/2006   Post a comment
Japan-based TDK Corp. said Wednesday it would shut down its recordable media plant at its European subsidiary, TDK Recording Media Europe in Luxembourg.
Fat phones litter mobile-TV 'minefield'
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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.
Bush's India visit expands technology partnerships
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3/3/2006   Post a comment
President George Bush’s visit to India has yielded a range of bilateral partnerships in technology, aerospace and intellectual property.
Spain's CIPSA to build pc boards in India
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3/3/2006   Post a comment
Spanish PCB maker CIPSA Circuits will invest $15 million in partnership with local entrepreneurs here under a venture called CIPSA-RIC India (P) Ltd.
U.S., India seek closer military, technology ties
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3/2/2006   Post a comment
The U.S. military is dangling a range of new weapons and technologies before the Indian government as part of a Bush administration plan to expand Indo-U.S. security cooperation.
Gateway pays H-P $47 million to settle suit
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3/2/2006   Post a comment
PC maker Gateway Inc. has agreed to pay $47 million to Hewlett-Packard Co. to settle a series of patent lawsuits, with both makers inking a seven-year cross-licensing deal.
Fujitsu, Yokogawa ally on next-gen optical network
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3/1/2006   Post a comment
Japan-based Fujitsu Ltd. and Yokogawa Electric Corp. have allied on optical transmission systems for next- generation networks such as 40-Gbit backbone networks and 100-Gbit Ethernet.
Nokia replaces design head, expands Mexico plant
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3/1/2006   Post a comment
Nokia Corp. has formed a single company-wide design organization, centralizing all aspects of design from strategy and conceptualization to product development.
Discretix, UIQ team on DRM for handsets
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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.
Intel expands, Google lands in Israel
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3/1/2006   Post a comment
Intel Corp. used a ground-breaking ceremony for a new chip plant to tout its Israeli activities while Google said it also plans to expand to Israel.
Russian governor targets U.S. investors
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3/1/2006   Post a comment
The leader of Russia's second-largest city said U.S. technology investment will likely yield the biggest payoff at the regional level.
Mauj Telecom receives $10 million in VC funding
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3/1/2006   Post a comment
Indian wireless solutions provider Mauj Telecom has received $10 million in venture funding from WestBridge Capital Partners, Intel Capital and Sequoia Capital.


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