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Yoshida in China: Chip guy's quest for end of the rainbow
11/30/2012   Post a comment
Yannick Levy, CEO of a mobile TV chip startup, decided in 2009 to pack up, leave Paris and head to Shanghai to see if China was at the other end of the rainbow.
Smartphones move center stage in cars, even drones
News & Analysis  
11/29/2012   4 comments
The French company Parrot developed a "universal receiver" for car phones and is now trying to expand its applications to consumer gadgets like personal drones.
Is Renesas Mobile's LTE gambit paying off?
News & Analysis  
11/29/2012   9 comments
It's been a tough year for mobile chip vendors like Renesas Mobile. Without a design win in Apple or Samsung smartphones, Renesas and other have no other volume sockets to go after.
Yoshida in China: Beijing patent push
11/27/2012   8 comments
Instead of dismissing the Chinese patent system as fatally flawed, foreign companies might be better advised to invest in filing patents in China.
Ericsson sues Samsung for patent infringement
News & Analysis  
11/27/2012   Post a comment
Samsung licensed Ericsson's patents in 2001, renewing in 2007, but its license has now expired. Talks between the two mobile giants have broken down.
Yoshida in China: China Mobile holds key to LTE winners
11/20/2012   3 comments
Qualcomm’s decisive lead hasn’t stopped companies like MediaTek, Marvell and Spreadtrum from going after the LTE market as the "Qualcomm alternative."
Slideshow: Making sense of connected sensors
Design How-To  
11/19/2012   8 comments
A host of sensors demonstrated at Japan's Embedded Technology show are showing up everywhere - from shoes and cars to rice fields.
Yoshida in Japan: Can Wii U save Renesas?
11/17/2012   9 comments
I am keen to see how the upcoming launch of Nintendo’s Wii U will fare. Why should I care? Because Renesas Electronics has a lot riding on it.
Yoshida in Japan: Imagination reimagined in Asia
11/15/2012   Post a comment
With its deal to acquire MIPS Technologies, U.K.-based Imagination Technologies is looking to strengthen its position in the booming Asian graphics market.
Sharp said to be in talks with Intel, Qualcomm
News & Analysis  
11/14/2012   3 comments
Intel and Qualcomm are reportedly planning to invest in embattled Sharp.
Japan readies nav system to augment GPS
News & Analysis  
11/14/2012   Post a comment
Tokyo-based embedded system developer showed off a GPS plus QZS signal receiver unit, designed to boost the accuracy of positioning information.
Yoshida in China: Spreadtrum girds for margin woes
11/13/2012   1 comment
Despite solid Q3 results reported by Spreadtrum, a technology analyst has lowered his rating for Spreadtrum to "hold" from "buy".
Yoshida in China: Beijing's U.S. investments and economic security
11/9/2012   7 comments
Chinese investment in U.S. companies was "hardly noticeable before, but now it is rising sharply," according to a report to Congress.
Mobile apps get smarter using NFC
Design How-To  
11/8/2012   11 comments
The adoption of near-field communications in smartphones is expanding the range of NFC applications far beyond mobile payments. Here are just 10 examples.
Yoshida in China: 'Shanzhai' clouds tablet data
11/8/2012   7 comments
The global tablet market may be much as much as 50 percent larger than most estimates thanks to increasing numbers of "Shanzhai" tablets produced in China.
Neville Pattinson protects passport privacy
News & Analysis  
11/8/2012   Post a comment
In a post-9/11 environment where “security” often trumped “privacy,” one stubborn EE forced the government to confront the flaws in its proposed e-passport system, ultimately helping to convince federal officials to beef up e-passport security mechanisms.
Comment: re: Imagination won't kill MIPS - 11/7/2012
Comment: re: Imagination won't kill MIPS - 11/7/2012
Comment: re: Imagination won't kill MIPS - 11/7/2012
Imagination won't kill MIPS
11/6/2012   17 comments
It would be hard to come up with a better ending for struggling MIPS Technologies than the deal in which ARM and Imagination Technologies divvy up the company.
ARM, Imagination divvy up MIPS
News & Analysis  
11/6/2012   23 comments
MIPS Technologies, which has been on the block for almost a year, finally found buyers in a complicated deal involving Imagination Technologies and ARM.
Slideshow: China fabless Nufront in search of new frontie
News & Analysis  
11/6/2012   8 comments
Nufront is a company to watch, as it battles against competitors like RockChip and AllWinner in China. A larger question remains, though, how Nufront will define its new frontier – beyond the tablet market.
Apple’s share of global tablet market slips
News & Analysis  
11/5/2012   Post a comment
The slowdown trend in Apple’s iPad sales during the third quarter raises the stakes for the success of its iPad Mini.
Japanese CE giants losing credibility war
News & Analysis  
11/2/2012   17 comments
As Japan's consumer electronics companies shift from consumer to industrial markets along with "eco" and "smart" products, details are scarce.
Yoshida in Japan: Sharp tripped by engineering ego
11/2/2012   18 comments
The utter lack of any sense of urgency among the Japan's corporate leadership is what's killing the country's electronics industry.
Sharp, dulled by losses, running out of options
News & Analysis  
11/1/2012   12 comments
Struggling Japanese consumer electronics company Sharp warned that heavy losses endanger its independence.

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