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Freescale eyes post-PC era
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8/24/2011   13 comments
Freescale CEO Rich Beyer laid out the chip maker's strategy during an event in India.
China was largest PC market in Q2, says IDC
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8/24/2011   8 comments
PC shipments in China surpassed those in the U.S. in the second quarter, making China the largest PC market in the world, according to market research firm IDC.
Freescale sells Scottish fab
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8/17/2011   5 comments
The Freescale Semiconductor fab in East Kilbride, Scotland, which ceased chip production two years ago, has been sold to a real estate developer for undisclosed financial terms.
EE Times launches China fabless IC report
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8/16/2011   2 comments
UBM Electronics, the publisher of EE Times, announced the availability of the China Fabless Profile, a special report created by EE Times Confidential and focused on China's fast-growing fabless semiconductor sector.
Toshiba establishes chip design JV in Brazil
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8/15/2011   3 comments
Toshiba said it established a semiconductor design house as a joint venture with Semp Toshiba Informática, a Brazilian Toshiba affiliate.
Born in the USA: Philips’ L-Prize LED bulb
News & Analysis  
8/15/2011   7 comments
The $10M L Prize is for the first LED bulb to be a functional, dimmable replacement for a 60W incandescent bulb. It’s sponsored by the DOE and funded with US tax dollars. Philips Lighting's CEO, Zia Eftekhar answers reader questions about where will the bulbs be made, and what assurances are there about product reliability.
Google's Moto bid: It's all about the patents
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8/15/2011   33 comments
Google's $12.5 billion bid for Motorola Mobility is all about the patents in a superheated legal battle over the future of Android.
China puts the squeeze on Taiwan
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8/12/2011   13 comments
Taiwan test and measurement vendors complain that mainland competitors with government backing are squeezing them out of the Chinese market.
Cisco profits sag amid price war, reorg
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8/10/2011   4 comments
Profits sunk 36.3 percent in Cisco Systems' latest quarter as the company grinds through a major reorganization and price war in network gear.
Connecting the dots in mobile TV: Siano…DiBcom…Telegent
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8/8/2011   3 comments
Mobile TV, after all, isn’t really about mobile phones. It’s about TV receivers that go into automobiles, media tablets, even home TVs and any other existing or yet-to-emerge products.
Intel invests $22M in three Chinese firms
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8/3/2011   10 comments
Intel said it invested about $22 million in three Chinese high-tech companies through its venture capital arm, according to multiple reports stemming from a press event in Beijing.


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David Blaza
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