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Comment: re: Mr. GPS leaves CSR - 6/30/2012
Who recovers first? Panasonic, Sony or Sharp?
Blog  
6/29/2012   6 comments
Recent reports from Japan on new CEOs at Japan’s two consumer electronics behemoths – Sony Corp. and Panasonic Corp. – should make you feel both hopeful and weary at the same time.
Comment: re: Mr. GPS leaves CSR - 6/28/2012
Marvell aims to be China chip leader
News & Analysis  
6/28/2012   10 comments
No, Marvell Technology is not moving to China. However, the U.S. fabless chip company wants to become “the largest semiconductor company in China,” according to a Marvell executive.
Mr. GPS leaves CSR
Blog  
6/28/2012   6 comments
When an executive resigns from a company, it is announced in a dry press release in which it says that Mr. XYZ “is leaving the company for personal reasons to spend more time with his family.”
China speed vs. China quality
Blog  
6/27/2012   30 comments
Many of my friends, colleagues and readers told me that a flood of comments posted by EE Times community members’ after each of my China stories is more revealing than my reporting.
Court halts U.S. sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1
News & Analysis  
6/27/2012   4 comments
A U.S. judge on Tuesday backed Apple Inc's request to stop Samsung Electronics selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the United States, Reuters reported.
MediaTek to bring premier smartphone features to $150 - $200 handsets
News & Analysis  
6/27/2012   13 comments
Gunning for a growing market in mid- and entry-level smartphones, MediaTek is rolling out a new dual-core mobile phone platform, offering advanced multimedia features similar to those available on high-end smartphones such as Apple’s iPhones 4.
Why TI does MCU designs in Shanghai
News & Analysis  
6/26/2012   32 comments
Multinational chip companies who’ve consigned some of their design work to China tend to do so quietly; but a few leading companies are clearly making deeper inroads in China, and they’re not especially shy about it.
Comment: re: Dial 'M' for MediaTek - 6/22/2012
Comment: re: Dial 'M' for MediaTek - 6/22/2012
Comment: re: Dial 'M' for MediaTek - 6/22/2012
Reports: Olympus-Sony partnership
News & Analysis  
6/22/2012   6 comments
Olympus Corp. is negotiating a roughly 50 billion yen investment from Sony Corp. The move, if materialized, will make Sony a partner in Olympus’ efforts to rebuild itself from last year’s accounting scandal.
Dial 'M' for MediaTek
News & Analysis  
6/22/2012   12 comments
MediaTek’s bid to buy Mstar is likely to cement the supremacy of the combined power of the two Taiwan-based companies -- often described as the “M brothers” -- in the digital consumer market,
How long for China to sort out fabless strategy?
News & Analysis  
6/21/2012   14 comments
With reportedly 450-plus fabless chip companies in China,it’s fair to ask how many more years can they survive in this business.
Zzzz…Microsoft 'Surface' tablet for the U.S. market is a yawn
Blog  
6/20/2012   32 comments
As I see a lot of ink spilt in the media over Microsoft’s upcoming tablet dubbed “Surface,” I can’t help but wonder where on earth Microsoft plans to sell this product.
Spreadtrum TD-SCDMA IC goes in Samsung GALAXY S III
News & Analysis  
6/19/2012   3 comments
Spreadtrum announced that the company’s TD-SCDMA baseband modem and its RF transceiver are designed into Samsung's latest TD-SCDMA smartphone – Galaxy S III - for China Mobile.
Is China's fabless model sustainable?
News & Analysis  
6/19/2012   33 comments
How many U.S. design engineers can name, say, the top 10 Chinese chip vendors destined to become their fierce competitors in three years from now?
China’s social media:'Warp speed, Mr. Sulu!'
Blog  
6/17/2012   7 comments
The speed of revolution among Chinese Internet social sites is so fast that it makes Google, Yahoo and Amazon look molasses in January on the Siberian border.
Awinic, China fabless, flourishes by mimicking Huawei work ethic
News & Analysis  
6/14/2012   20 comments
Awinic’s work ethic (always on call, including weekends) and the way its engineering team interfaces with local customers (Awinic’s engineers do double duty in marketing and product development) have set it up for greater prominence.
Apexone: Here comes muPad from Shanghai
News & Analysis  
6/13/2012   25 comments
Enter the demo of Apexone-developed µPad. Scheduled for launch in three months, the µPad could be a device that OEMs and consumers just plain want -- with little prodding and no lengthy explanations.
Engineering as a career in China? Not so much
Blog  
6/10/2012   49 comments
Why does a Chinese become an engineer? Enter the world of M. She is my new Chinese friend I met in Shenzhen.
Tweeting kanji from a Shanghai balcony, between sweat socks
Blog  
6/8/2012   18 comments
While queuing up for customs at the airport, I quickly learned to play what has now become my favorite sport since I arrived in China: Reading signs in Kanji (Chinese characters) and guess what they mean.
Four reasons why its 'game over' for foreign chip firms in China
News & Analysis  
6/6/2012   180 comments
Multinational semiconductor companies are no longer able to compete with Chinese fabless chips vendors in the consumer electronics IC business, according to Vincent Tai (shown), CEO of RDA Microelectronics.


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