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Singapore's Temasek targets Malaysian automation firm
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9/28/2007   Post a comment
Temasek Holdings, the Singapore government's investment arm, appears set to expand its footprint in the regional electronics industry.
TI targets e-passport market with FRAM-based security chips
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9/27/2007   Post a comment
Texas Instruments said it will enter the secure government ID market with products built around ferroelectric memory and microcontroller technologies.
Arris, C-COR create cable gear giant in $750M deal
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9/24/2007   Post a comment
In a deal that combines two leading suppliers of networking equipment for cable operators, Arris is to buy C-COR for approximately $730 million in cash and stock.
Beast of a fight ahead over Galileo funding
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9/21/2007   Post a comment
Differences between member states could scupper the European Union's plans to salvage funding for the ill fated Galileo satellite navigation system after private companies earlier this year decided not to back the project as originally intended.
U.K set to free up spectrum for mobile broadband
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9/20/2007   Post a comment
Britain's communications and media regulator Ofcom has opened up the possibility of another specrum auction as it revealed plans to open some of the 900 MHz bands to more efficient use and increasing competition in mobile services.
DoD halts orders for 'selective availability' GPS
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9/19/2007   Post a comment
A DoD decision implements in architecture a presidential order ending the GPS "off" feature.
Realities intrude on Vietnamese dream
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9/18/2007   Post a comment
Investors pouring into Vietnam's fast-growing technology sector are being greeted with a talented workforce and strong government support -- but also a few hazards.
Doubts grow about wisdom of Alcatel-Lucent merger
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9/18/2007   Post a comment
As the first anniversary of Alcatel's transatlantic takeover of Lucent Technologies Inc. approaches, a tentative verdict is beginning to emerge about the transaction: It's not looking positive.
Indian center to be Xilinx global R&D hub
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9/18/2007   Post a comment
Xilinx Inc.'s center in Hyderbad, India, will serve as its global R&D hub.
Microsoft vs EU antitrust ruling : A precedent too far?
9/17/2007   Post a comment
It did not take long for EU competition commissioner Neelie Kroes to put the boot in. Minutes after the European Court of First Instance handed down its significant judgment against Microsoft, she fired a warning shot across the bow of other high-tech companies that may be thinking of ignoring its antitrust strictures.
European court rejects Microsoft antitrust appeal
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9/17/2007   Post a comment
Microsoft has suffered a major setback in Europe as the Luxembourg-based European Court of First Instance rejected almost all the substative arguments in its appeal to annul the antitrust decision made in 2004 by the European Commission.
Comment: Malaise shrouds U.S.-Taiwan relations
9/14/2007   Post a comment
As China becomes increasingly able to press its interests within our political system, U.S. relations with Taiwan are left in an increasingly precarious position, a pro-Taiwan group argues.
Memory makers back flash standard
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9/13/2007   Post a comment
Seven electronics companies announced their support for an industry specification for next-generation removable flash memory cards.
Malaysian budget tackles needs of tech investors
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9/12/2007   Post a comment
Budget plans introduced by Malaysia attempt to address some of the key grievances of tech companies active in the country, such as skilled labor shortages and security fears.
Report: Intel wasn't serious about Indian manufacturing
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9/11/2007   Post a comment
The Indian goverment asserted that Intel was never serious about chip manufacturing in India.
Shades of gray in China's 'black' handset market
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9/10/2007   Post a comment
China's booming handset market is a sprawling gray area where branded phones are often sold through less-than-legitimate channels and where counterfeits pop up overnight.
Comment: Knock off the Asian knockoffs
9/10/2007   Post a comment
Cloning Western products won't advance China's standing in the global technology race; in fact, it's a setback.
Comment: Knock off the Asian knockoffs
9/10/2007   Post a comment
Cloning Western products won't advance China's standing in the global technology race; in fact, it's a setback.
House passes controversial patent reform bill
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9/7/2007   Post a comment
The U.S. House of Representatives passed Friday a sweeping and controversial patent reform bill that aims to raise the quality of patents and reduce patent litigation and abuse, but passage has drawn widespread criticism from both the administration and the IEEE-USA among others.
China narrows final mobile TV spec to CMMB, TDBM
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9/7/2007   Post a comment
Du Baichuan, former CTO of China's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, said "China will have two mobile TV standards by the end of this year: CMMB and TDBM."
Happy 20th anniversary, GSM
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9/7/2007   Post a comment
The mobile communications industry is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding by 15 European operators that led to the development of the GSM standard which has become the leading digital technology globally for mobile networks.
U.S., Israel launch high-tech forum
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9/6/2007   Post a comment
The Bush administration announced creation of a U.S.-Israel High-Tech Forum on designed to bolster two-way technology trade and investment.
US, UK collaborate on patent processing
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9/4/2007   Post a comment
Patent offices in the United States and the United Kingdom have started a trial program geared to streamline the process of obtaining a patent in the countries.
Policy delay cost India chip plant, says Intel's Barrett
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9/4/2007   Post a comment
Delays in formulating a government policy to encourage chip manufacturing prompted Intel Corp. to look elsewhere, including China and Vietnam.
p-OLED display maker expands Asian sales channels
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9/3/2007   Post a comment
Plastic OLED microdisplay specialist MicroEmissive Displays (MED) has appointed another two partners in the Far East to serve its key Asian markets.
Global chip sales up 2.2% from last July
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9/3/2007   Post a comment
The three-month average of global chip sales for July, was $20.6 billion, up 3.2 percent on the previous month and an increase of 2.2 percent for year-on-year growth, according to numbers from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization. The three-month average of sales of semiconductors in Europe in July 2007 reached $3.28 billion, an annual growth of 3.5 percent.

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