India begins trial IPTV services News & Analysis 7/31/2006 Post a comment India's state-owned communications services provider, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTNL) will reportedly offer Internet Protocol TV services (IPTV) under the Tri-Band name, with trial services to soon start pilot runs in New Delhi and Mumbai.
Mosaid seeks dismissal of Micron complaint News & Analysis 7/27/2006 Post a comment Mosaid Technologies Inc. has filed a motion to dismiss Micron Technology Inc.'s Complaint for Declaratory Judgment, filed in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, San Jose Division on July 24, 2006.
EnerSys acquires Chinese battery maker News & Analysis 7/26/2006 Post a comment Battery supplier EnerSys has entered a definitive agreement to purchase the assets of Chaozhou Xuntong Power Source Company Ltd., (CFT), a sealed lead acid battery business located in Chaozhou, China.
Motorola teams with Indian software firm News & Analysis 7/26/2006 Post a comment Motorola Inc. has entered a joint venture with the Pune, India-based software services provider Tech Mahindra Ltd., the second joint venture company Motorola has announced in two days. The venture is to be called CanvasM and will be based in Noida near New Delhi.
Micron seeks damages from Mosaid News & Analysis 7/25/2006 Post a comment Semiconductor IP company Mosaid Technologies Inc. announced that Micron Technology Inc. filed a complaint for Declaratory Judgment in the Northern District of California, San Jose Division, seeking to declare 14 of Mosaid's U.S. patents invalid.
India's Wipro in joint venture with Motorola News & Analysis 7/25/2006 Post a comment Wipro Ltd. and Motorola Inc. have formed a joint venture company, designated WMNetServ, to deliver public and private networks customers with managed services focused on planning, deployment, optimization, security, operations and support services.
Singapore's FTD expanding insourcing News & Analysis 7/24/2006 Post a comment Singapore-based FTD Technology, which has operated an 'insourcing' model for Toshiba, Avanti and other semiconductor and system development companiesplans to expand this model in Asia.
Chartered sees strong '07 despite slump News & Analysis 7/24/2006 Post a comment Despite the fallout from unexpectedly soft consumer sentiment in recent months, executives at foundry Chartered Semiconductor are sticking to their spending plans, confident of a surge in demand next year.
China Video Industry Association to support HDMI News & Analysis 7/21/2006 Post a comment Silicon Image Inc., a supplier of semiconductors for the secure storage, distribution and presentation of high-definition content, has announced an agreement with the China Video Industry Association (CVIA), under which CVIA will promote and support the use of the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) by the consumer electronics industry in China.
India boosts IP rights enforcement News & Analysis 7/21/2006 Post a comment The Ministry of Information Technology has amended its IP rights program to curtail patent infringement and adhere to international trade rules on intellectual property.
Samsung, LG ship advanced phones News & Analysis 7/17/2006 Post a comment Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. said it became the first handset maker to deliver an unlicensed mobile access (UMA)-based phone to Europe that supports both fixed-line and wireless telecommunications services.
South Korea sees 2006 IT exports up 9.8 percent News & Analysis 7/12/2006 Post a comment South Korea's overseas shipments of its information technology products are expected to grow nearly 10 percent over 2005, despite the strong Korean won, fierce competition and high oil prices, a government report said.
Vonage expands VoIP portfolio News & Analysis 7/10/2006 Post a comment Broadband telephone services provider Vonage Holdings Corp. has acquired ownership of three patents from Digital Packet Licensing Inc. that enable voice over internet protocol technology (VoIP).
ITC investigates Nokia in Qualcomm dispute News & Analysis 7/10/2006 Post a comment The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has commenced an investigation into whether Nokia Corp. and Nokia Inc. have engaged in unfair trade practices by importing and selling handsets, wireless communication devices and components that infringe one or more claims of six Qualcomm patents.
United Solar signs PV laminate supply deals News & Analysis 7/6/2006 Post a comment United Solar Ovonic, a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices Inc. (ECD Ovonics), has signed multi-year cooperative agreements with Italy-based Spazio Energia and Sunerg Solar to supply a total of 46 megawatts of photovoltaic (PV) laminates.
Discrete semi use high in India, says report News & Analysis 7/5/2006 Post a comment Discrete semiconductors are used in many end products in the Indian market due to their easy availability, basic technology, and ability to cut costs. The total market for discretes in India is pegged at $290 million this year, up from $235 million in 2005, said a Frost & Sullivan study.
China closer on new IC policy News & Analysis 7/5/2006 Post a comment After phasing out a controversial tax rebate for ICs, China is still mulling a replacement plan that will support manufacturing and encourage innovation at its chip companies.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & 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? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times