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TransferJet vs. NFC at CES
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12/20/2012   Post a comment
Toshiba hopes Samsung’s Galaxy S3 TV ads for NFC technology will boost its TransferJet technology by promoting the advantages of proximity wireless technologies.
Top 10 tech blunders of 2012
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12/19/2012   31 comments
Failure is a stern teacher, and there were plenty of technology blunders in 2012. Here's our list of the worst missteps.
Yoshida in China: Demystifying Apple’s iPhone 5 launch
Blog  
12/17/2012   13 comments
Apple CEO Tim Cook said iPhone 5 sales in the first three days were "the best first weekend sales ever in China." Let's analyze the numbers.
Yoshida in China: Will MediaTek’s good luck hold in 2013?
Blog  
12/13/2012   4 comments
While most mobile chip vendors saw their customer base shrink in 2012, MediaTek is talking about a ten-fold increase in its smartphone chip shipments.
MediaTek targets Qualcomm with quad-core/modem SoC
News & Analysis  
12/12/2012   6 comments
MediaTek hopes its quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC can compete with Qualcomm, which just announced two quad-core chips with integrated modems.
Renesas eyes foreign CEO, nominations welcome
News & Analysis  
12/11/2012   18 comments
There’s nothing surprising about Japan Inc. bailing out Renesas. Rumors are now swirling about the desire for a foreign CEO. Who would you pick?
Yoshida in NY: Can ST-Ericsson shrink to survive?
Blog  
12/11/2012   9 comments
How many employees does it take to run a mobile chip company these days?
Comment: re: Too late to save Nokia? - 12/10/2012
Top 10 smartphone gadgets & apps
News & Analysis  
12/10/2012   9 comments
Smartphones are turning the CE industry upside down. A new design imperative is to leverage a smartphone or build a genuine "partner" for a smartphone, when designing a new gadget.
Yoshida in China: Probing Apple's U.S. manufacturing gambit
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12/7/2012   22 comments
It remains to be seen how much actual work will result from Apple's plan to bring back some production to the U.S. from China. So how do we get from goodwill to jobs?
MIPS rolls architecture extensions amid bidding war
News & Analysis  
12/6/2012   1 comment
MIPS Technologies released virtualization and SIMD extensions to its base architecture that are likely to be its final technology update as an independent company.
Comment: re: Too late to save Nokia? - 12/6/2012
Too late to save Nokia?
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12/6/2012   42 comments
Nokia's management screwed up royally on several fronts. But it's not too late to save the company.
Yoshida in China: Nokia TD-SCDMA phones might bite Apple
Blog  
12/5/2012   5 comments
Unlike Apple, Nokia now has a partnership with China Mobile that gives the struggling mobile maker a shot at future growth.
Yoshida in China: How to win TD-LTE market
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12/4/2012   Post a comment
Partnership is the key to winning China Mobile’s TD-LTE market. Those mired in the "not-invented-here" syndrome need not apply.
Achronix 6 billion-transistor FPGAs: Take two
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12/4/2012   18 comments
Achronix’s new FPGA, scheduled to start sampling this quarter, won’t arrive until the first quarter of 2013.


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