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krisi   5/10/2012 8:14:34 PM
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Junko, have fun in China and I am looking forward to hear your interesting stories...China remains and will likely remain a fascinating story for years to come...Kris

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junko.yoshida   5/10/2012 8:35:04 PM
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Thanks, Kris! I am truly looking forward to this.

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Bert22306   5/10/2012 8:17:15 PM
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Yunko, I'm sorry, I don't see these "two views" of China that you mentioned at the top. On the contrary, it's one and the same view. I agree that expat jobs may well be what a lot of aspiring young EEs should look into these days, simply because the center of mass of EE design and production is likely to move to areas that are also the center of mass of global population. And by a lot. Globalization and modern communications have allowed China and India to become much more influential in electronics and software industries, and the two account for 1 of 3 human beings on this planet. Unless their politicans screw things up royally, those two countries have a lot of growing to do, before the distribution of income and the flow of jobs are likely stabilize, IMO.

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WW Thinker   5/12/2012 8:41:44 AM
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Junko is certainly a well-respected journalist. However, I am amazed that EE Times is still taking a western-centric approch in this century. A foreign-born journalist is hardly the best way to find out what and how in a new country. Instead, take the localized approach and find a journalist that was born in China (or Taiwan), educated aboard, well experienced. Many semiconductor companies have been taking the localization approach. For example, Philip Semi (now NXP) moved its Tuner Division HQ to China many years ago, Renesas & NEC Electronics had a China-born (worked in US in the past) person as the president of its subsidiary in China. The absence of a following statement to "Cheap labor, fake chips, counterfeit DVDs, ..." shows the wrong attitude. That following statement should be "countries like Japan, Taiwan, Korea also received similar accusation in the past. Let's take a concerted effort to find out if China simply follows the footsteps of these now well-recognized countries or not ..."

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junko.yoshida   5/12/2012 4:30:21 PM
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your points are well taken, WW Thinker. We are fully aware that the coverage of any country can't be done soley by a "foreign-born journalist." My responsibiliity is in identifying sources and do the China coverage in collaboration with locals. There is no question about that. That said, as a "foreign-born jounalist," I have been covering stuff happening outside my native country. So, don't count me out.

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kfield   5/10/2012 8:37:21 PM
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Recognizing the importance of China and the global electronics industry today, UBM Electronics made the decision to invest in our international coverage by creating a new role of EE Times Chief International Correspondent. I cannot think of a better journalist for this job than Junko Yoshida. A true global citizen, Junko has a strong track record of covering the electronics industry. She's not afraid to ask the tough questions or of putting in the hard work required to be a great reporter, often toiling away outside of normal business hours. In this intense and challenging position, Junko will lead from the front with her EE TImes colleagues, with excellent reporting, writing, and analysis. And sometimes breaking news, too.

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Siva.Uppalapati_#2   5/10/2012 9:02:32 PM
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Looking forwards to your reports. Can you please point me to a list of fabless semi conductors companies in China.

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junko.yoshida   5/10/2012 9:49:16 PM
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Here you go! http://confidential.eetimes.com/analysis-reports/4219425/Special-Report--China-Fabless-Profile

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old account Frank Eory   5/10/2012 9:17:55 PM
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Junko, congrats on your new assignment! I too am really looking forward to your news reports and especially your opinions and interpretations of what you see and learn in China.

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junko.yoshida   5/10/2012 9:51:23 PM
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Thanks, Frank. Appreciate your kind words.

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ibm221   5/11/2012 12:25:13 AM
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oh, well. Junko, they might think your proximity to China – in geography, language and culture – is definitely playing a role here. It's about the time though, a couple of suggestions 1. Samsung's Xian fab, what's the true scale, update of progress etc. (this could be the terminator of Micron and intel in the long term) 2. ...

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george.leopold   5/11/2012 12:44:14 AM
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EE Times readers can appreciate what a delight it is to work with my colleague Junko Yoshida. She has been a superb editor in chief during a period of unprecedented turmoil in the media business. EE Times is back and better than ever thanks to Junko's herculean efforts. She will bring an cleared-eyed, uncompromising approach to her new China "beat" because she understands the global electronics industry just as she has chronicled the American and European industries. In short, she has one of the best BS detectors in the business, and she will cover China like no other journalist. We are extremely proud of Junko's accomplishments, and we look forward to her reporting from China. No one is better equipped to tackle this assignment.

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Tom McHale   5/11/2012 1:27:04 AM
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Junko, Congrats on your new assignment. China is an exciting beat to report, and a fascinating place to be right now. After 30 years of reporting on and now doing PR here, I still find myself amazed at the pace of change and energy. You are in for all sorts of surprises. Look forward to welcoming you to Beijing - please do stop by the Hoffman Agency office. Good luck.

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ibm221   5/11/2012 2:14:24 AM
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Put a 'I' instead of 'we' here, plz? did you get other folks endorsement? Just like Obama agrees with gay marriage doesn't mean all americans are for gay marriage.

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junko.yoshida   5/11/2012 10:35:15 AM
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First, thank you so much for chiming in with such kind words. I am truly excited about my new adventure. I am planning to be in China early June. Drop me a line if you are already in China or you plan to be there during that time! junko.yoshida@ubm.com

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joyhaa   5/11/2012 3:06:59 PM
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As an EE embedded system designer, I plan to have my startup in South China instead of in US this year. EE design in US is diminishing and even though I can find good engineers here, the eco-system is just not as complete.

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chipmonk0   5/11/2012 8:24:47 PM
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Yoshida - san : Perhaps you would also do an essay on how democratic Japan will now have to live under the shadow of the still very Communist but also Neo - Imperialistic China, thanks to thoughtless / irresponsible outsourcing and technoloy xfer from US to PRC driven by Wall St. The US has foolishly dug a hole for itself but unfortunately Japan has become a collateral damage.

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prabhakar_deosthali   5/12/2012 6:21:51 AM
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Junko, Congratulations to you for this new assignment and i believe , we will be able to see China from inside now that you will be writing about your real life interactions with the Chinese industry , Chinese bureaucracy , the Chinese labor force and the Chinese psychology and the Chinese culture. At the fag end of my career as an engineer , I had a chance to visit China almost every month for a year and that experience is something unforgettable - their hard work, their hospitality and their ingenuity. All the best!

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_hm   5/12/2012 12:21:36 PM
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@Junko: Felicitations!!! I will miss you for your highly informative stories. I may like read more about how China evolved and how education played crucial role in it.

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junko.yoshida   5/12/2012 4:32:00 PM
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Thanks, hm. Rest assured, I will keep pumping out stories wherever my new assignment takes me...

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chanj0   5/13/2012 10:50:50 PM
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Grats, Junko! I am so happy for you and can't wait to see more Asian news from you. As the manufacturing companies move, the design centers move. The news organizations move closer to the major hub of those companies make total sense. Does it mean the semiconductor business come to "vanishing" in the western countries soon? Or it simply means globalization reach the next level and soon, better communication technologies are required soon. Globalization as an opportunity. ;)

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ibm221   5/14/2012 7:11:12 AM
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anyway this is right step/direction for westerners benefit/survive this oursourcing tide. In this case junko benefited from the increase of news from china, I bet she ll nail a couple of local advertisement deal along the path as well.

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ray989   5/14/2012 4:42:57 PM
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Congrats Junko... it would be great to have your insights from China, the way we used to get from Japan.Here in India, it has always been India vs China whenever we talk to visiting CEOs - though the divide, in reality, is more huge than what it seems. Someone once said you should never think of China's working population as 600 million but 1200 million (1.2 billion) hands -- that's the kind of working culture that exists there. Compare that to India, and we are nowhere close. China sure would be interesting - to watch it morph into something else 10 years down the line.. I shall miss your views/pointers re my news coverage from India.. but I guess you will always be there to offer macro views and micro newspegs too.. Wish you all the best - you were/are wonderful to work with..

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stippu   5/14/2012 5:04:46 PM
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Congrats Junko.. I sure will miss your inputs and views re my stories from India. You were/are the best editor I have come across and I have come/had across quite a few since I worked with leading Indian publications and freelance for a few international publications. Re China, I am sure there would be more value-add from your side for stories out of China. Here in India, we always perceive China as a rival though we are far from it - China is way ahead of everything, starting from infrastructure and now even IT design. One has to see some of the mobile phones out of China and the features they have - no one can really say that China lags behind India when it comes to design. Lets wait about 5-10 years and see how China and India evolve and the route each country takes. Wish you the best and looking forward to great stories from China.

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Patk0317   5/14/2012 11:06:02 PM
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Junko, Looking forward to your insights. I just returned from China last month and will go again in Dec. You are correct things are changing and changing fast!

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mcgrathdylan   5/15/2012 3:56:04 AM
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Cheers Junko. Nobody could do a better job with this very important ongoing story. Wishing you all the best.

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Sechrist   5/15/2012 7:13:11 AM
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Congratulations Junko, You nailed it with your "fear mongering" comments above. Look forward to your professional hard ball coverage that gets to the heart of the issue. Your insights will enrich us all.

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Melissa Liu   5/15/2012 1:39:21 PM
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Great! Congrats, Junko. I am a fan of your writing even though I am quite new in this field. Look forward to reading your first-hand, down-to-earth, unfiltered coverage of Chinese companies and real people, i.e. success stories of Chinese companies and entrepreneurs, frustrations and hardship they have to face daily, their vision, etc.

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phoenixdave   5/15/2012 5:50:46 PM
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Congratulations Junko! It's sounds like a very exciting new assignment and journey is ahead for you and your husband. We look forward to the continued insightful contributions and observations you've provided in the past, but now based on a whole new perspective.

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Jess02155   5/16/2012 9:05:58 PM
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Congrats! I am looking forward to your thoughtful analysis on the technologies, companies and people making an impact in China. What an amazing opportunity for you and for all of us as readers!

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KB3001   5/18/2012 6:03:38 PM
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Wish you the very best of luck Junko! It's an excellent assignment and I personally look forward to reading your insightful reports from China. I also have a wee hunch we will be meeting over there in the near future :-)

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