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South Korea launches WiBro service
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6/30/2006   Post a comment
South Korea launched its long-awaited commercial mobile WiMax service, the Ministry of Information and Communication said.
Ness, Pulsic set up India development center
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6/29/2006   Post a comment
Global IT solutions provider Ness Technologies Inc. has established an extended development center (EDC) with Pulsic Ltd., a supplier of physical design solutions for analog, mixed signal and custom digital design. The development center is located at Ness' facility in Bangalore, India.
Qualcomm looking for Indian startups
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6/29/2006   Post a comment
Qualcomm, which outsources services to several Indian software and hardware firms, is seeking a startup in India.
Nokia sues Chinese companies on phone design
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6/28/2006   Post a comment
Mobile phone supplier Nokia has filed suit in Beijing, China against two companies for allegedly manufacturing and selling phones copying Nokia's proprietary design of its 7260 model.
No royalty cut, Qualcomm says
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6/28/2006   Post a comment
Qualcomm Inc. dismissed calls in India to cut royalties assessed to Indian CDMA-based wireless providers.
LG-Nortel, Microsoft team on IP phone
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6/27/2006   Post a comment
South Korea-based LG-Nortel Co., Ltd. announced it will team with Microsoft Corp. to develop a business-enabled IP desktop phone built on Microsoft's newly-announced unified communications platform.
Metalink signs deals with LG, Haier
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6/26/2006   Post a comment
Wireless chip maker Metalink Ltd. has signed deals with South Korea's LG Electronics and Chinese appliance maker Haier Corp.
Hynix completes $1.5 billion stock sale
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6/26/2006   Post a comment
Hynix Semiconductor Inc. said it and its creditors have completed a sale of shares worth about $1.5 billion, a portion of which will help it raise funds for facilities investment.
Intel Capital invests in Chinese tech firms
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6/26/2006   Post a comment
Intel Capital announced four new investments in Chinese technology firms.
HD to help cable operators ward off IPTV, say execs
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6/23/2006   Post a comment
Cable multisystem operators needn't fear the claims of IPTV dominance by telcos, provided they are aggressive in rolling out their own switched digital video plans, cable executives agreed at panels of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers here earlier this week.
SK Telecom invests $1 billion in China Unicom
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6/21/2006   Post a comment
SK Telecom, South Korea's top mobile telecommunications service provider, said it would invest $1 billion in China Unicom Ltd. in Hong Kong (CUHK).
Tata joins Reliance in seeking Qualcomm royalty cuts
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6/21/2006   Post a comment
Tata Teleservices, India's second largest CDMA provider, has joined others here in pressing Qualcomm Inc. to cut royalty payments.
Putin calls for Russian tech investment
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6/21/2006   Post a comment
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the government must stimulate investment in high-tech and new technologies.
ITC delays Actions Semi-SigmaTel patent decision
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6/20/2006   Post a comment
The U.S. International Trade Commission has extended the target date for completion of an investigation of a patent infringement claim brought by U.S.-based SigmaTel against Chinese fabless IC provider Actions Semiconductor.
Mobile operators target developing markets
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6/20/2006   Post a comment
Mobile operators can rely on emerging markets to sustain future growth, but only if issues such as the relatively high cost of handsets and regulatory gaps are addressed, experts said.
Groups allege 'U.S. workers need not apply'
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6/19/2006   Post a comment
U.S. engineering groups are filing a growing number of discrimination complaints against American companies for allegedly favoring foreign workers.
Report: Motorola Ventures invests $25 million in Israel
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6/19/2006   Post a comment
Motorola Ventures, the venture capital arm of U.S.-based Motorola, will invest up to $25 million in Israeli start-ups in 2006, according to a Reuters report.
Russia to develop more technoparks
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6/16/2006   Post a comment
The World Bank has opened a $100 million credit line to finance a development program for technoparks in high technology areas in Russia, according to Interfax news reports.
Qualcomm CEO coming to India to solve royalty issue
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6/16/2006   Post a comment
Qualcomm Inc. chief executive Paul Jacobs is slated to visit India after the Indian government and Reliance Communications have indicated that CDMA is not the most affordable one for this country.
India pressuring Qualcomm to slash royalties
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6/15/2006   Post a comment
India's department of telecommunications will pressure Qualcomm Inc. to lower the royalty charged on chipsets for CDMA-based wireless handsets sold in the country, according to a report from The Financial Express in New Delhi.
Forum in NYC to address Korean investment
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6/14/2006   Post a comment
U.S. firms and investors interested in investing in Korea will get a inside look at investing in the growing Korean market at the upcoming Korea Investment Forum.
Report: SEC looks into Broadcom stock option deals
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6/12/2006   Post a comment
Communications company Broadcom Corp. has received a request from the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding its stock option granting practices, according to an Associated Press report.
Report: Apple countersues Creative again
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6/9/2006   Post a comment
Apple Computer Inc. has filed a second countersuit against Creative Technology Ltd., escalating its legal battle against the media player player rival, according to an Associated Press report.
Vimicro, Bird to develop 3G terminals
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6/9/2006   Post a comment
Fabless Chinese semiconductor company Vimicro Corp. has signed a technology collaboration agreement with Chinese mobile phone maker Ningbo Bird Co., to develop multimedia terminals that comply with existing 3G standards.
Study: Communications driving India semi sales
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6/8/2006   Post a comment
Communication products and equipment will account for $1.8 billion, or nearly half of India's $3.8 billion in semiconductor sales this year, according to a Frost and Sullivan study commissioned by the India Semiconductor Association.
South Korea's Pantech inks deal with Nokia
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6/8/2006   Post a comment
South Korea's No. 2 mobile phone maker Pantech Group said its U.S. subsidiary Pantech Wireless Inc. has signed a $129 million ODM contract to supply CDMA mobile phones to Finland-based Nokia.
Analysts: LCDs to finally dethrone CRTs
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6/6/2006   Post a comment
The news has been coming for a long time, but it looks like liquid crystal displays are finally set to overtake cathode-ray-tubes as the preferred display technology.
At SID: Display vendors must scramble for edge
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6/5/2006   Post a comment
Although flat-panel TVs are rapidly gaining acceptance by consumers, both TV and display suppliers must take steps to differentiate their products while managing their growth as competition intensifies, according to several speakers at the Society for Information Display (SID) Business Conference.
New biometric ID technology uses body signals
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6/2/2006   Post a comment
New biometric technology can identify individuals by sensing unique electronics signals generated by a beating heart, brain function or breathing.
Study: Offshoring impact on U.S. jobs overblown
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6/2/2006   Post a comment
Fears of offshoring in recent years are overblown because most of the job losses in high-end IT occupations were cyclical rather than structural, according to a study by American Sentinel University.
Japan's joint foundry attempt fails
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6/2/2006   Post a comment
The joint foundry project in Japan has apparently failed because of disagreements among the companies involved, according to sources close to the company studying the feasibility of the venture.
India's Dexcel plans Singapore holding company
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6/2/2006   Post a comment
Dexcel, a design services firm based here, will form a holding company in Singapore and convert itself into a subsidiary of the new company. The Singapore parent will then carry out marketing and sales efforts for the Indian subsidiary.
South Korea's IT exports rose in May
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6/2/2006   Post a comment
The Korean Ministry of Information and Communication reported that exports of information technology products in May rose 8.6 percent from a year ago to $8.74 billion, despite fierce global market competition, price declines and a stronger Korean won.
Micron, Hynix e-mails indicate price fixing
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6/1/2006   Post a comment
The global price-fixing conspiracy among memory suppliers took another twist when several online reports said Micron Technology Inc. and Hynix Semiconductor Inc. exchanged e-mails that suggest the companies colluded to fix memory chip prices in an effort to hurt Rambus Inc.
India probes ZTE expansion plans
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6/1/2006   Post a comment
The Indian government has reportedly put a hold on plans by China's Zhongxing Telecom Equipment Corp.'s to enter India's wholesale telecom gear market, citing objections by Indian intelligence agencies.


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