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Exclusive: Lenovo to design own chips
News & Analysis  
3/29/2013   21 comments
While beefing up its senior management team to prepare itself to become a leading consumer electronics vendor, Lenovo is growing its IC design team to about 100 engineers by mid this year.
Yoshida in China: What’s your Africa strategy?
Blog  
3/29/2013   6 comments
The African market is much closer and more accessible to many Chinese fabless companies than we think.
Exclusive: China rising with branded products strategy
News & Analysis  
3/28/2013   13 comments
Chinese companies seeking to upgrade from ODMs making non-branded boxes to designers of branded products will write next chapter in story of China’s electronics industry.
China fabless: RDA for sale at 'fair price'
News & Analysis  
3/26/2013   1 comment
Speculation has it that Spreadtrum is poised to acquire fabless chip company, but RDA may be looking for a better deal.
Yoshida in China: Desperate for baseband, industrial and M&A
Blog  
3/25/2013   2 comments
China’s smartphone market is huge, but it can’t sustain so many China fabless offering similar multicore apps processors.
Exclusive: SMIC's CEO makes utilization first focus
News & Analysis  
3/21/2013   4 comments
SMIC CEO Tzu-Yin Chiu hopes to put to bed the industry’s image of the Chinese foundry as hip-deep in red ink and fighting TSMC in court.
Yoshida in China: How ST and Renesas blew it on mobile
Blog  
3/20/2013   11 comments
We knew how this movie would end. The game is over for Western chip companies--except for the global mobile chip industry’s leader, Qualcomm.
Chinese foundry gets makeover, new ID
Design How-To  
3/19/2013   4 comments
Newly minted XMC, formerly Wuhan Xinxin, is not another not-so-successful foundry using hand-me-down tools located in the middle of nowhere.
Spreadtrum flourishes as $50 smartphones boom
News & Analysis  
3/18/2013   16 comments
Chip suppliers like MediaTek and Spreadtrum will continue to benefit from surging demand for smartphones in developing countries in 2013.
Yoshida in China: Iron fist against pollution
Blog  
3/18/2013   8 comments
Li Keqiang, China's new premier, offered an early sign of progress toward democracy in his initial press conference over the weekend.
Marvell to roll the dice on China Mobile's LTE
Design How-To  
3/14/2013   Post a comment
Among those best-positioned to ride China Mobile's LTE wave early on are a handful of chip companies. Marvell hopes to join the club.
Yoshida in Japan: Two years later, few signs of recovery
Blog  
3/13/2013   15 comments
Two years after the pacific coast of Japan was rocked by a massive earthquake and tsunami, many people are still struggling to recover.
Cable operators seek migration path to IP
News & Analysis  
3/12/2013   6 comments
Transcoding from MPEG to Internet Protocol offers one route to delivering video to any device.
Yoshida in Japan: Who's calling the shots at Sharp?
Blog  
3/7/2013   6 comments
News about Sharp has been leaked in dibs and drabs over the past 12 months. It makes us all wonder who’s really in charge of the firm.
Yoshida in China: Beijing's misguided Android worry
Blog  
3/6/2013   12 comments
China's government agency harbors deep uneasiness about its nation's industry becoming too dependent on the Android operating system, controlled by Google.
Samsung reportedly investing in Sharp
News & Analysis  
3/5/2013   2 comments
Troubled Japanese electronics manufacturer expected to accept 10 billion yen investment from Samsung, according to Japan’s economic newspaper.
How Conexant ended up filing for Chapter 11
News & Analysis  
3/5/2013   23 comments
Service of company's debt eventually led to its downfall.
Slideshow: Sony’s Stellar Consumer Electronics Stash
News & Analysis  
3/5/2013   19 comments
Sony has been overlooked and underestimated, now known as a high-tech geezer whose best innovations are stuck in the 20th century. Really?


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