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Worldwide Semiconductor Sales Projected to Top $300 Billion in 2011

December 5, 2011 9:34 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that the SIA has endorsed the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization’s Autumn 2011 global semiconductor sales forecast which has

Energy Micro wins EDN China Innovation award for low power Tiny Gecko microcontroller

December 5, 2011 4:00 am | News | Comments

Energy Micro has won the Leading Product Award for its ARM Cortex-M3 based Tiny Gecko EFM32 low power microcontroller in the Embedded Systems category of the EDN China Innovation Awards 2011.

Hydrogen Pressure Sensor is Certified for Use on Fuel-Cell Vehicles

December 2, 2011 7:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

American Sensor Technologies has developed the AST 2000H2 Hydrogen ASIC Pressure Sensor for use on hydrogen-powered vehicles and in other emerging hydrogen applications. The sensors are already certified for use by European and Asian automobile manufacturers as


Samsung Mass Produces Optical Sensor in Pixel LCD Panels

December 2, 2011 5:40 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced that it began mass production of 40-inch ‘Optical Sensor in Pixel’ LCD panels, which feature highly advanced optical sensors, in November 2011. The Optical Sensor in Pixel LCD panel detects

Nintendo wants to keep up Black Friday momentum

November 30, 2011 7:32 am | by Liana B. Baker, Reuters | News | Comments

After a strong Black Friday showing, Nintendo now has to focus on maintaining the momentum for its products over the next five weeks of the crucial holiday season, the company's U.S. president told the Reuters Global Media Summit on Tuesday.

Samsung scores rare patent win versus Apple in Australia

November 30, 2011 7:27 am | by Amy Pyett and Narayanan Somasundaram, Reuters | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co is set to resume selling its Galaxy tablet computer in Australia as early as Friday, after the South Korean technology firm won a rare legal victory in a long-running global patent war with Apple Inc.

LG replaces appliances chief; mobile head stays despite losses

November 30, 2011 7:22 am | News | Comments

South Korea's LG Electronics Inc has replaced the head of its home appliances division but kept its mobile chief despite the business posting six consecutive quarters of losses.

AT & T, China Telecom agree to expand partnership

November 30, 2011 6:14 am | News | Comments

AT&T Inc and China Telecom have agreed to expand their relationship in China and the United States and will look into supporting each other in other regions.


Olympus ex-CEO lands in Tokyo for showdown

November 23, 2011 5:37 am | News | Comments

Former Olympus Corp CEO turned whistle-blower Michael Woodford touched down back in Tokyo on Wednesday for a meeting with investigators probing one of Japan's biggest accounting scandals and a showdown with the board that threw him out.

Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association Launches Semiconductor Startup Growth Initiatives

November 22, 2011 8:29 am | News | Comments

With semiconductor startups declining in number and VCs becoming more and more hesitant to invest funds in getting them off the ground, a different approach is needed to enable these innovative entrepreneurs to gain a foothold in the semiconductor market.

China PV Installations Forecast to Surpass Both US and Japan

November 22, 2011 6:47 am | News | Comments

In the Asia Pacific region, the photovoltaic market is forecast to grow 39% Q/Q and 130% Y/Y in Q4’11. Q4'11 installations of more than 2 GW of PV capacity are expected, which will raise the region's share of the global market this year.

India federal police raids Bharti, Vodafone offices

November 21, 2011 6:00 am | News | Comments

India's federal police on Saturday conducted searches at Vodafone's Indian unit and Bharti Airtel's offices seeking details on spectrum allocation by the government to operators between 2001-02.

China Mobile says total subscribers rose to 638.89 million in October

November 21, 2011 5:58 am | News | Comments

China Mobile Ltd, China's largest mobile carrier, said on Monday that its total mobile subscribers increased to 638.89 million in October, including 45.33 million 3G subscribers.


Loyal Olympus workers feel betrayal over accounting scandal

November 21, 2011 5:57 am | by Yoko Kubota, Reuters | News | Comments

Employees at Japan's Olympus Corp are feeling shock, anger and betrayal as they watch the public humiliation of a company to which many have devoted their working lives.

Secretive North Korea opens up to cellphones

November 21, 2011 5:55 am | by Jeremy Laurence, Reuters | News | Comments

Secretive North Korea is expected to register the 1 millionth cellphone user on its new 3G network by the end of the year, barely four years after people were thrown into prison camps, or possibly even executed, for owning one.

Pasquale Pistorio on Singapore’s Semiconductor Industry

November 18, 2011 3:49 am | Videos | Comments

Mr Pasquale Pistorio speaks on the State of the Semiconductor Industry at the Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) Summit 31 Oct 2011.

Lanner Electronics Doubles Factory Capacity

November 10, 2011 5:40 am | News | Comments

On 1st November Lanner officially launched a new factory in New Taipei City’s Xizhi district, increasing capacity from 18,000 to 40,000 systems per month. The factory expansion comes after months of running at full capacity.

Huawei Honors RF Micro Devices With Supplier of the Year Award

November 9, 2011 11:24 am | News | Comments

RF Micro Devices today announced that Huawei Technologies has honored RFMD with Huawei’s 2011 “Best Supplier Award.” The prestigious award was accepted by RFMD’s president and CEO, Bob Bruggeworth, at an awards ceremony held earlier today in Shenzhen, China.

Photovoltaic Installations in China to Reach Same Level as the US in 2011

November 7, 2011 3:53 am | News | Comments

Falling module and balance of system prices have significantly improved photovoltaic project internal rates of return and led to an explosion in project development activities in China.

U.S. official defends science-technology exchanges with China

November 3, 2011 9:34 am | News | Comments

President Barack Obama's top science official said U.S.-China science cooperation benefits the United States, rejecting moves to curb the exchanges by lawmakers who say it strengthens China's military.

Some flood-hit Thai tech firms aim to reopen by Dec

November 1, 2011 11:16 am | by Khettiya Jittapong and Ploy Ten Kate, Reuters | News | Comments

Some big Thai producers of electronic parts could have their flood-hit factories up and running again by the end of November, sooner than expected now that flooding in central provinces has stabilized, but the picture varies greatly across industry.

Toshiba-Hitachi-Sony LCD alliance to buy Panasonic plant: report

November 1, 2011 11:09 am | News | Comments

A public-private fund that will acquire the small- and midsize-LCD operations of Toshiba Corp, Hitachi Ltd and Sony Corp will also buy a Panasonic Corp factory for about 20 billion yen ($255.5 million), Japanese business daily The Nikkei said.

China plans 2012 manned space flight after docking test

October 31, 2011 8:14 am | News | Comments

China will launch up to two manned space missions in 2012 as it hones the skills needed to secure a long-term manned presence in outer space, an official spokeswoman said on Monday, on the eve of the launch of an unmanned spacecraft.

Panasonic sees $5.5 billion annual loss, worst in a decade

October 31, 2011 5:47 am | by Isabel Reynolds, Reuters | News | Comments

Japanese electronics maker Panasonic Corp forecast an annual net loss of 420 billion yen ($5.5 billion), its biggest in a decade, as restructuring costs ballooned, and a soaring yen and weak demand in the United States and Europe eroded income.

Sony starts moves to overhaul struggling TV biz

October 31, 2011 5:40 am | News | Comments

Consumer electronics giant Sony Corp said on Monday it will split its television business into three divisions to make operations more accountable as part of efforts to turn around the loss-making business.

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