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LG supplies DVB-H phone to Italian 3G provider
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
South Korean mobile phone maker LG Electronics Co. Ltd. said it will supply UMTS (WCDMA) DVB-H phones, trademarked LG-U900, to Hutchison Italia, the largest 3G telecommunications service carrier in Italy.
Hitachi profit declines
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Japan-based Hitachi Ltd. reported earnings of $319 million on sales of $80.9 billion in its 2005 fiscal year ended March 31, 2006. Net earnings declined 28 percent from fiscal 2004, while sales rose 5 percent.
LG-Nortel to supply videophone to Telecom Italia
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
South Korea-based LG-Nortel Co. Ltd. announced it has signed a contract to supply two million hybrid videophones to Telecom Italia, Italy's top fixed-line telecommunications service carrier, according to a report.
U.S. investments in Israel growing
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4/26/2006   Post a comment
Oracle Corp. has made its first investment in Israel, and other U.S. and European companies are boosting stakes in Israel.
Microsoft attacked over China piracy rates
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4/25/2006   Post a comment
Despite recent success for Microsoft Corp. in getting China’s big PC makers to bundle legitimate copies of the Windows operating system, the software giant remains cautious on how long it will take for China to stamp out rampant piracy.
Updated: Rambus awarded $306.9 million in Hynix case
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
A federal jury has awarded Rambus Inc. more than $306 million in a patent dispute with South Korean chip maker Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
Corning selects Beijing for glass plant
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
; Corning Inc. announced Monday (April 24) that it will locate its liquid crystal display (LCD) glass substrate finishing facility, the first on the China mainland, in the Beijing Economic Technological Development Area.
Ericsson profit falls as Marconi is absorbed
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
Swedish wireless communications company Ericsson posted net earnings of $609 million on sales of $5.2 billion in the first quarter, down from $615 million on sales of $4.2 billion in the year-ago quarter.
Chartered inks deals with Microsoft, IBM
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4/20/2006   Post a comment
Semiconductor foundry Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing has signed an agreement with Microsoft to manufacture CPUs for the Xbox 360 game consoles, using 65-nm Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) semiconductor technology.
S-LCD expands display capacity
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4/20/2006   Post a comment
S-LCD Corp., the joint venture between Sony Corp. and Samsung Electronics, is investing about $240 million to expand capacity at its 7th generation fab by 50 percent to process 90,000 panels a month.
Heckler disrupts welcoming ceremony for China's Hu
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4/20/2006   Post a comment
The Bush White House's airtight security umbrella was breached by a heckler during South Lawn ceremonies welcoming Chinese President Hu Jintao.
ITC ordered to review Energizer patent case
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4/19/2006   Post a comment
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has issued a mandate to the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to act again on the three-year-old Complaint filed by Energizer, which claims infringement of its mercury-free alkaline battery patent.
Microsoft to aid Indian software startups
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4/19/2006   Post a comment
Microsoft Corp. has launched a program under the Microsoft Innovation Center and aimed at aiding the startups building software products and solutions for the global market.
FTD to blend India, China product development
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4/19/2006   Post a comment
Singapore-based FTD Technology Pte. Ltd., said it is looking at an India-China mix as demand is emerging for a dual nation-based development paradigm.
Report: Media firms blast EU broadcast rules
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4/18/2006   Post a comment
Media and technology companies warned Tuesday that new European Union broadcasting rules could restrict the growth of emerging media formats such as video broadcasts through the Internet and mobile phones, according to an Associated Press report.
Nokia expands China R&D center
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4/18/2006   Post a comment
Wireless handset supplier Nokia has announced it would strengthen its R&D operations in China, including expanding its Chengdu R&D Center for developing mobile network infrastructure products.
Report: Japanese military buying Dells
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4/17/2006   Post a comment
The Japan Defense Agency will buy more than 56,000 desktop and notebook computers from Dell Inc.'s Japanese subsidiary, according to a Bizjournals.Com report quoting the Austin Business Journal.
Maxwell allies with Chinese company on ultracapacitors
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4/17/2006   Post a comment
Maxwell Technologies Inc. has formed a toll manufacturing alliance with Belton Technology Group, a major Chinese manufacturer of precision components, flex circuits, circuit boards and other products, to produce Maxwell’s Boostcap ultracapacitors and multi-cell modules.
New India semi association forms
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4/17/2006   5 comments
The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), a Silicon Valley-based not-for-profit global organization, has launched a Semiconductor Special Interest Group (Semi SIG) in Hyderabad.
Flextronics sells software business for $900 million
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4/17/2006   Post a comment
Singapore-based electronic manufacturing services provider Flextronics International Ltd. has signed a definitive agreement to sell its software development and solutions business to an affiliate of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), in a transaction valued at $900 million.
Level 3 acquires ICG for $163 million
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4/17/2006   Post a comment
Level 3 Communications Inc. offered $163 million in cash and stock to buy another Colorado-based broadband carrier, ICG Communications Inc.
Court nears verdict in Rambus vs. Hynix dispute
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4/14/2006   Post a comment
A decision in the long and bitter patent lawsuit by Rambus Inc. against Hynix Semiconductor Inc. is expected to be rendered in the near future, perhaps as early as next week, according to sources close to the case.
Israeli security companies attracting VC investment
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4/14/2006   Post a comment
Venture capitalists are investing heavily in Israel-based companies developing products for the growing homeland security industry.
Report: Sharp investing $53M in Polish LCD plant
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4/13/2006   Post a comment
Japanese electronics company Sharp Corp. plans to invest at least $53 million in a plant making liquid crystal display TV screens in Poland, the government said in a Market Watch report.
Qualcomm, Dept. of Justice resolve Flarion dispute
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4/13/2006   Post a comment
Qualcomm Inc. has reached an agreement with the U.S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ) resolving "gun-jumping" allegations arising from its acquisition of Flarion Technologies Inc. earlier this year.
Agilent to invest $25 million in India
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4/13/2006   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies opened a new campus in Meanesar in Haryana in northern India to house global research and development and engineering support.
Pantech enters France with GSM phones
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4/13/2006   Post a comment
Pantech Group, South Korea's second largest mobile phone maker will supply GSM handsets to a major French telecommunications service carrier.
Report: HDD sales to slow after record 2005
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4/12/2006   Post a comment
The global hard disk drive industry saw shipments increase by a record 71 million for 2005, according to market research firm iSuppli Corp.
Fairchild sues Power Integrations for patent infringement
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4/11/2006   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Power Integrations Inc. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
Over 50 feared dead in Indian electronics show fire
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4/10/2006   Post a comment
A fast-moving fire at a consumer electronics show in northern India Monday likely killed upwards of 50 people and injured over 100, according to several online news reports.
McAfee, VeriSign deepen Israel data security link
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4/7/2006   Post a comment
U.S. data security providers are acquiring and teaming with Israel-based companies to tackle computer security issues there.
Rep. Boehlert urges full U.S. science funding
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4/6/2006   Post a comment
In testimony before the Appropriations Subcommittee on Science, State, Justice, and Commerce, House Science Committee Chairman Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY) called for the U.S. government to fully fund efforts to make the U.S. technologically competitive.
Wi-Fi Alliance, CTIA team to certify Wi-Fi handsets
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4/6/2006   Post a comment
The Wi-Fi Alliance and CTIA have announced a partnership agreement to develop and promote certification programs for converged Wi-Fi mobile handsets.
Qualcomm Korea under investigation
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4/5/2006   Post a comment
Wireless CDMA provider Qualcomm Inc. has reported that the Korean offices of Qualcomm, Korea, Samsung Electronics, LGE Electronics and Pantech Curitel were visited on April 4 by Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) officials seeking information about the business dealings between Qualcomm and the three other companies.
Motorola sells automotive business to Continental
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4/3/2006   Post a comment
Motorola Inc. has agreed to sell its automotive business to automotive supplier Continental AG for $1 billion in cash, enabling the communications company to focus more on its wireless and broadband communications businesses.
India's Videocon joins bidding race for Polaroid
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4/3/2006   Post a comment
India's Videocon Group has joined the bidding fray for Polaroid Corp., according to a report in The Economic Times (Mumbai).


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