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Vietnam bolsters efforts to attract technology investments
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6/27/2007   Post a comment
The Vietnamese government has approved a master plan for the development of the electronics sector that sets the ambitious target of more than doubling its revenues over the next three years.
Open up 900MHz band to 3G, urges GSMA
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
The widespread deployment of third generation mobile networks in the 900MHz GSM spectrum band, as well as the 2100MHz band, could enable an additional 300 million people across Asia, Europe and Africa to get mobile broadband services by 2012, according to a study by the analyst and consulting company Ovum for the GSM Association.
Execs debate future of Asian mobile markets
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6/22/2007   Post a comment
Just about everyone agrees that Asia is the world's most dynamic mobile market, but delegates at an industry summit in Singapore had mixed views on what technologies will take it forward.
ITC confirms ruling in Broadcom, Qualcomm battle
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6/22/2007   Post a comment
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has denied a request by Qualcomm Inc. to stay the ITC's recent exclusion order, which bans the importation into the U.S. of some Qualcomm chips and mobile phones containing those chips that infringe a Broadcom patent
iSuppli lowers chip growth forecast
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6/21/2007   Post a comment
Market watcher iSuppli Corp. is remaining relatively optimistic about revenue growth for semiconductors this year, predicting a 6 percent increase, compared to some other forecasters who have suggested the market will only grow by some 2 percent.
Mixed outlook for U.S. tech firms in Malaysia
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6/20/2007   Post a comment
Major U.S. electronics companies based in Malaysia cut their revenue outlook for the year June 19, saying an uncertain market environment had forced them to revise earlier forecasts downward.
Aerospace leaders agree on need for export reform
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6/19/2007   Post a comment
U.S. and European aerospace and defense industry leaders gathered and agreed that Cold War-era U.S. export controls--need to be "modernized."
Oil revenues help fuel Russian tech revival
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6/19/2007   Post a comment
By pumping the proceeds of its oil and natural-resources boom into the high-tech industry, Russia is creating an electronics bonanza and an unprecedented mood of optimism.
U.S.-European 'green skies' initiative takes off
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6/18/2007   Post a comment
The U.S. and the European Union announced a "green skies" agreement designed to accelerate implementation of transatlantic air traffic management upgrades.
Former Fed official: One of four U.S. jobs headed overseas
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6/13/2007   Post a comment
Alan Blinder, former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, told Congress Tuesday (June 12) that one out of four U.S. jobs are vulnerable to offshoring.
Former Fed official: One of four U.S. jobs headed overseas
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6/12/2007   Post a comment
Alan Blinder, former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, told Congress that one out of four U.S. jobs are vulnerable to offshoring.
Ericsson signs $1B GSM deal with China
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6/11/2007   Post a comment
Even though interest in 3G is intensifying, China Mobile highlighted the continuing importance of 2G services in the country by signing a $1 billion deal on Sunday with Ericsson AB.
Ministers reach compromise deal on Galileo funding
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6/10/2007   Post a comment
European transport ministers meeting in Luxembourg have sanctioned additional public finance to ensure the troubled Galileo satellite navigation network is built, but put off tackling the question of exactly where the extra taxpayer money will come from.
Qualcomm to seek Bush veto of ITC ruling over Broadcom patent
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6/8/2007   Post a comment
Stung by a U.S. import ban on some of its 3G chips because of patent infringement, Qualcomm said Friday it will ask President George Bush to veto the order issued by the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Commentary: A tricky decision for Bush on Qualcomm, Broadcom
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6/8/2007   Post a comment
The International Trade Commission's ruling that all new 3G handsets using Qualcomm's chips that are said to impinge a Broadcom patent be banned is a serious blow not just to the chip maker, but American cellular operators and the whole wireless industry.
EU, Japan promote joint research, innovation
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6/7/2007   Post a comment
The European Union and Japan have signed a pact to increase the levels of research exchange in an effort to balance out what was considered a lopsided relationship.
EMC picks Singapore for new R&D lab
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6/7/2007   Post a comment
Storage specialist EMC Corp. said it will launch a new development facility in Singapore that will focus on advanced storage technologies.
Immigration amendment would prevent companies from laying off U.S. workers
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6/6/2007   Post a comment
A new immigration reform amendment that's being proposed by Senators Bernie Sanders (I-V) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) could make it a lot tougher for firms to plan mass layoffs of U.S. workers if those companies have also hired foreign workers on visas.
Sparks fly over board-mounted power
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6/5/2007   Post a comment
The European Power Supplies Manufacturers Association (EPSMA) has criticized the IPC, the industry association focusing on interconnection and packaging of electronic circuits, about the way it has drafted its IPC9592 document, which focuses on the performance parameters for power conversion devices.
WiMax gets ITU standards boost
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6/5/2007   Post a comment
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) looks set to approve WiMax as an official radio interface, opening up the possibility that it could become an approved 4G technology and benefit from the upcoming IMT-2000 Extension Band spectrum allocations.
Did you know?: IBM's profitable shift away from commodity products
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6/4/2007   Post a comment
By moving out of what it describes as "commoditizing product lines" into "higher-value opportunities," IBM Corp. has improved its gross profit margin by almost five percentage points since 2000.

Analysis: Roller coaster chip forecasts complicate future plans
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6/1/2007   Post a comment
A growing disconnect between consistently strong electronic end equipment market demand and waning sales at semiconductor component suppliers is shaping up as a logistics problem.
EU chemical law REACH reaches staring point
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6/1/2007   Post a comment
The European Union's Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation came into effect Friday (June 1) requiring industries that make and use hazardous chemicals to prove that they are safe, rather than regulatory authorities. Parts Search

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