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Comment: Sensor hub - junko.yoshida - 3/31/2014
Silicon Labs' IoT SoC Gambit
News & Analysis  
3/31/2014   11 comments
Silicon Labs' CEO came to Shanghai and captured the audience's imagination with a slide labeled "IoT SoC." Though it did not show the real chip, it illustrated the IoT in tangible terms.
Comment: Re: DOJ Dodge - junko.yoshida - 3/29/2014
Comment: Re: 14 nm - junko.yoshida - 3/29/2014
Comment: Re: Good find - junko.yoshida - 3/28/2014
Comment: Re: Good find - junko.yoshida - 3/28/2014
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Comment: Re: 14 nm - junko.yoshida - 3/28/2014
Comment: Re: Good find - junko.yoshida - 3/28/2014
Comment: Re: Good find - junko.yoshida - 3/28/2014
Meet Me at Shanghai IC Café
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3/28/2014   19 comments
The Shanghai IC Coffee Club was patterned after the Beacon Street bar in Boston that served as the model for Sam Malone’s bar in the popular TV series Cheers.
Will SMIC Narrow Tech Gap?
News & Analysis  
3/27/2014   13 comments
Critics worry that SMIC, under Tzu-Yin Chiu’s leadership, might have already given up a dream of directly competing with the world’s Tier 1 foundries such as TSMC, Samsung, and Intel.
Comment: FDA approval - junko.yoshida - 3/27/2014
China's Parallel Universe
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3/26/2014   10 comments
When I’m in China, I often feel as though I’m in a parallel universe. As global as the electronics industry has become, certain things remain distinctly regional. China’s tablet and set-top markets are good examples.
Comment: Re: $10B - junko.yoshida - 3/25/2014
Comment: Re: $10B - junko.yoshida - 3/25/2014
Comment: Re: $10B - junko.yoshida - 3/25/2014
Comment: Re: $10B - junko.yoshida - 3/25/2014
China to Blow $10B a Year on Chips
News & Analysis  
3/25/2014   18 comments
Semiconductor business in China is abuzz about the huge chunk of money China’s central and local governments are about to plunk down on the domestic chip industry.
Comment: Re: Maker Faire - junko.yoshida - 3/25/2014
Comment: Re: think Xbox - junko.yoshida - 3/25/2014
Battle Over Spreadtrum/RDA Merger
Blog  
3/21/2014   7 comments
The pending merger of two Shanghai-based fabless companies, Spreadtrum Communications and RDA Microelectronics, through two separate acquisitions pulled off by Tsinghua Unigroup is "not a done deal," according to several industry sources.
Will China Conquer MEMS?
News & Analysis  
3/20/2014   8 comments
After a mad rush to develop apps processors for tablets and smartphones, Chinese entrepreneurs are now concluding that the rapidly growing number of MEMS inside a smartphone is too huge an opportunity to pass up.
Exclusive: Xiaomi Challenged
News & Analysis  
3/19/2014   3 comments
Even for Xiaomi, the box business hasn't exactly been a cakewalk. The Chinese company had to scramble for a modicum of cooperation from parts and components suppliers.
Comment: Re: CE? - junko.yoshida - 3/18/2014
Comment: Re: Success? - junko.yoshida - 3/18/2014
Comment: Re: Success? - junko.yoshida - 3/18/2014
Comment: Re: Success? - junko.yoshida - 3/18/2014
Comment: Re: say what? - junko.yoshida - 3/18/2014
Comment: Re: Maker Faire - junko.yoshida - 3/18/2014
Exclusive: Xiaomi Unboxed
News & Analysis  
3/18/2014   20 comments
China's Xiaomi Inc., with no prior experience in the CE business, has picked up where Sony, Motorola, and Nokia left off and has blazed a path to survival in today's cutthroat consumer market.
Will ‘Makers’ Change Shenzhen?
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3/17/2014   10 comments
Yang Yang, founder of RPTechWorks, who teaches how to build 3D printers and also sells them, believes that “labor intensive” Shenzhen, China, will eventually become a city known for fast prototyping with “shortened development cycles.”
Comment: Shenzhen shift - junko.yoshida - 3/14/2014
Ex-Nokia Designer Leads Shenzhen Media Lab
News & Analysis  
3/14/2014   8 comments
Ex-Nokia researcher based in Shenzhen knows something about Shenzhen, and about the city’s potential in the next 10 years. He’s betting on Shenzhen’s shift from the world’s low-wage factory to a global prototyping center.
Comment: Hail a cap app - junko.yoshida - 3/14/2014
Yoshida in China: Why 'WeChat'
Blog  
3/13/2014   13 comments
The technology companies here seem to believe their highest priority is to get China’s dynamic Internet players -- chiefly, Alibaba and Tencent -- on their side, talking them into pairing new services with their new technologies.
MediaTek: Hotknot vs. NFC Begins
News & Analysis  
3/12/2014   14 comments
MediaTek, Taiwan’s consumer electronics chip giant, will soon start sneaking into China’s smartphones a newly invented proximity technology called Hotknot.
ZTE's Bid to Go Upmarket via Nubia
News & Analysis  
3/10/2014   4 comments
Nubia is ZTE's vehicle to go "upmarket," with a mission to establish a viable consumer brand and consumer channels -- not just in China but also in the United States.
Marvell to Launch IoT Maker Kit
News & Analysis  
3/10/2014   17 comments
Marvell has rolled out Kinoma Create, the JavaScript-powered IoT construction kit. Peter Hoddie, Marvell's Kinoma vice president, described it as "a developer prototyping device that leverages our software work to open the 'maker' movement."
20 Freescale Staff and One IBM Employee on Vanished Flight
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3/9/2014   18 comments
The vanished Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members, en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur, had 20 Freescale staff and one IBM employee aboard.
NXP: 'We Need to Be More Chinese'
Blog  
3/6/2014   9 comments
When Drue Freeman, NXP’s senior vice president, was asked why a fabless automotive chip JV in China, he said: “We’ve kept thinking we need to be more Chinese than we already are.”
ARM to Drive Tablet & Set-Top SoC Convergence
News & Analysis  
3/5/2014   14 comments
The players doggedly chasing the DTV and set-top market are no longer traditional TV chip vendors. Instead, mobile (i.e., tablet) SoC vendors have emerged to take the lead.
Comment: Re: dash chaos - junko.yoshida - 3/4/2014
Comment: Re: dash chaos - junko.yoshida - 3/4/2014
Comment: Re: dash chaos - junko.yoshida - 3/4/2014
Comment: Re: dash chaos - junko.yoshida - 3/4/2014
Apple's iOS Codes Get Inside Car
News & Analysis  
3/4/2014   15 comments
With CarPlay, Apple’s naked ambition to get inside the car has become more evident than ever before. So is the eagerness of carmakers to associate their cars with the popular smartphone platform -- at any cost.
Google’s Project Ara: Who Are Real Targets?
Blog  
3/3/2014   16 comments
Call it a Lego phone, a modular phone, a DYI phone, or a totally customizable phone. Google's Project Ara is breaking a smartphone into modular pieces and letting people build custom phones.


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