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Plan emerges to link IP protection, China investors
News & Analysis  
9/28/2012   15 comments
Peking U's Dongmin Chen seeks to spur Chinese startups by connecting them with investors and emphasizing protection of Western intellectual property rights.
London Calling: Stressed Europe lashing out?
9/28/2012   23 comments
Readers both within and outside Europe will know that the continent is enduring what Charles Dickens called hard times. European institutions and governments are seeking to impose austerity measures on a public that is increasingly left-leaning and hostile to such measures.
Ethics and freedoms are not global
9/27/2012   9 comments
Working in a global society requires us to be accepting of others people’s ideas about ethics, morals and laws that define what they call freedom…
Which way forward for Infineon?
9/26/2012   2 comments
After a series of turnaround programs, German chip firm is still in recovery mode and probably will be for more several quarters.
Sharp reportedly close to bailout deal
News & Analysis  
9/25/2012   3 comments
Loan package worth $2.7 billion said to be forthcoming, along with plan for returning firm to profit.
Yoshida in China: Whither the neglected 6 billion?
9/20/2012   10 comments
China's fabless sector should extend beyond its borders and reach out to the 6 billion inhabitants of the developing world, says one CEO.
Motorola asks ITC to ban Apple products
News & Analysis  
9/20/2012   3 comments
The war between the leading suppliers of personal electronics has escalated as Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility has asked for a ban in the United States on a broad set of products from Apple.
Think electronics manufacturing is on life support? Think again
News & Analysis  
9/18/2012   7 comments
Electronics manufacturers like Switzerland's Escatec are employing a dual strategy of making high-end products in Europe while maintaining assembly operations in Asia.
Sharp calls for tougher wage cuts
News & Analysis  
9/14/2012   1 comment
Japan's troubled Sharp Corp. has asked its labor union to agree a 7 percent cut in wages for the general work force and the company is imposing a 10 percent cut in managers' salaries.
China Mobile takes SIM card route to e-wallets
9/12/2012   9 comments
As the technorati await word on whether the iPhone 5 will include near-field comms, China Mobile is pursuing its own e-wallet solution: a SIM card for embedding RFID capability in a smartphone.
London Calling: Huawei investing in U.K.
9/12/2012   4 comments
Chinese telecom giant Huawei expects to spend $2 billion over the next five years creating 700 jobs in the U.K., taking local employment up to 1,500 by 2017.
Power amplifier specialist Nujira snags another $12M in funding
News & Analysis  
9/6/2012   2 comments
Nujira, a U.K.-based power amplifier specialist and pioneer in "envelope tracking" technology for handsets, said it raised an additional $12 million in funding, mostly from previous investors.
Lenovo to acquire Brazil's biggest PC maker
News & Analysis  
9/5/2012   2 comments
China's Lenovo will acquire Brazil's largest PC and consumer electronics vendor in a cash and stock deal worth about $147 million.
Chip sales grew slightly in July
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9/4/2012   Post a comment
Semiconductor sales improved slightly in July compared to June, but remained lower than July 2011, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association trade group.
Lawmaker hails Silicon Valley patent office
News & Analysis  
9/4/2012   9 comments
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (shown) said as many as 100 new patent examiners and administrative patent law judges will be setting up an office in Silicon Valley by 2014.

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