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Consumer testing hijacked?
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7/27/2007   Post a comment
With interoperability issues for digital entertainment systems still dogging the consumer electronics industry, a subsidiary of the chip vendor that invented the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) has seized the opportunity to turn the industrywide problem into a profit center.
Imagine fires back against BigBand's lawsuit
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7/27/2007   Post a comment
Video platform specialist Imagine Communications has filed a counterclaim to BigBand Networks' patent-infringement lawsuit, calling it "baseless litigation" and categorically denying the allegations.
EC charges Intel with anticompetitive practices
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7/27/2007   Post a comment
EC antitrust regulators have concluded that Intel has abused its dominant position in the microprocessor market. The legal proceeding could end with a billion-euro fine for Intel.
EU set to free up spectrum restrictions
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7/26/2007   Post a comment
The European Commission is proposing to repeal long-standing European regulations on using frequency bands that are currently employed for the GSM network.
STATS ChipPAC disappoints with 2Q results
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7/26/2007   Post a comment
STATS ChipPAC posted dismal results for the second quarter, with net profit tumbling nearly 60 percent from the prior year to just $7.4 million.
Local players missing in growing Indian electronics market
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7/25/2007   Post a comment
Few Indian manufacturers are poised to be strong players in any of the local electronics market.
Confusion dogs the launch of 3G services in India
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7/24/2007   Post a comment
Bharti Airtel, India's largest wireless phone services provider, is awaiting government approval to launch 3G services, but the process is fraught with complications.
Europe urged to energize VC backing for green projects
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7/23/2007   Post a comment
Technology development group TTP has issued a call to arms to European venture capital groups to invest in early stage green technology projects, or face just getting the dregs of green projects in a few years time.
DMB group slates EC decision on mobile TV
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7/19/2007   Post a comment
Members of WorldDMB -- the organization which promotes the adoption and implementation of Eureka 147 based technologies -- strongly criticized, and said they "continue to be mystified" by, the European Commission's unilateral support of DVB-H for mobile television in Europe, apparently to the exclusion of all other mobile TV standards, including those developed by European industry such as T-DMB.
EC set to mandate DVB-H for mobile TV
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7/18/2007   Post a comment
The European Commission has backed the DVB-H flavor of mobile TV as a standard and has called for member states and the industry to push ahead as fast as possible implementing the technology.
European chip production not competitive, warns Infineon CEO
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7/18/2007   Post a comment
Infineon CEO Wolfgang Ziebart warned the European semiconductor production has already lost its competitiveness against Asian countries. Wages are too high and government aid is too low in Europe, he said.
Ireland launches research program on mobile technology
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7/16/2007   Post a comment
Looking to the future of mobile technology, Ireland has launched a €2.45 million ($3.37 million) research program.
French telematics provider selects Telit's GPRS technology
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7/16/2007   Post a comment
After having conducted tests at its Trieste-based laboratories, French telematics provider masternaut announced it has selected Telit Communications SpA, Italian supplier of wireless modules for machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, for its GPRS data transmission technology.
Philips looks to cut stakes in NXP, LG. Philips LCD
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7/16/2007   Post a comment
Royal Philips Electronics is looking to sell its remaining 20 per cent stake in NXP Semiconductors and reduce its share in its LG.Philips LCD joint venture to below 20 percent, the company said as it announced greatly increased profits for the second quarter on the back of the sale of its stake in foundry TSMC.
Component orders bounce back, says ECA
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7/13/2007   Post a comment
Electronic component orders bounced back in June from a small dip the month before, according to the four-to-five week average index compiled by the Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA).
ON expands Philippines presence
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7/12/2007   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor registered a vote of confidence in the Philippines, unveiling plans to increase its production presence there substantially by 2010.
Broadcom, battling Qualcomm, offers free IC license for public safety
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7/12/2007   Post a comment
Broadcom Corp. said it is willing to grant free licenses for its patented wireless chip technology to state and local public-safety users.
Global VCs continue to target China, India -- and U.S.
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7/11/2007   Post a comment
Venture capitalists continue to go global, with China the preferred spot for manufacturing investment and India favored for R&D and engineering, according to a new survey.
European VC investment falls again in Q2
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7/11/2007   Post a comment
Venture capital investment into European companies contracted again during the second quarter of 2007 and reached Euros 1.4 billion, down slightly from Q1 and substantially down from the Euros 1.7 billion invested in the second quarter of 2006, according Library House, a consultancy that tracks the venture capital sector.
Ericsson, Samsung renew patent deal
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7/10/2007   Post a comment
LM Ericsson and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. have renewed their worldwide patent cross -licensing deal, ending recent lawsuits between the two companies.
Toshiba sues German DVD maker over patents
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7/5/2007   Post a comment
Toshiba Corp. has filed a lawsuit against German DVD replicator EDD Bizz GmbH over alleged infringement of DVD patents. The dispute is being heard in the Dusseldorf Regional Court against both EDD Bizz and its managing director, Denny Holwerda.
Nokia Siemens gets huge infrastructure order in India
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7/3/2007   Post a comment
Indian telecommunications provider Bharti Airtel Ltd. and Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) Tuesday (July 3) signed a memorandum of understanding for a $900 million infrastructure order.


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