NEC Corp. has sold a liquid crystal display panel patent to Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. for 9.45 billion yen, NEC officials said. One of the officials said NEC has decided to secure revenues by selling the patent for displays of personal computers and mobile phones, rather than keeping it.
The plant operator, known as TEPCO, plans to remove 764 fuel assemblies inside the No. 4 reactor to the spent fuel pool located next to the reactor. It will also check whether there is damage inside the reactor by using an underwater camera. The Fukushima Daini complex, located about 12 kilometers south of the Daiichi plant.
UQM Technologies, Inc. has signed a memorandum of understanding with a major Chinese company for the development and marketing of UQM electric propulsion systems for New Energy Vehicles in China. This agreement expands the global reach of UQM to four continents.
PrimeKey Solutions, SecureMetric and MULTICERT, organize the National eID & ePassport Conference (http://www.eid-epass.org) - the Global Forum on the drivers behind the digitalization of citizen ID documents. 40 speakers, 300 experts, key industry and top-level government, from 40 countries in Keynotes, Panel Sessions, Workshops, Networking and Exhibition.
Magnasoft NorthStar, one of Asia’s leading location-based child safety platforms in the Amazon cloud has been named the 2012 Red Herring 100 Asia Award winner. NorthStar is an integrated child and school bus tracking and monitoring solution that improves safety and accountability for children while they travel to school and back.
Sony’s new alliance with scandal-tarnished Olympus will focus on producing endoscopes and other surgical tools packed with the Japanese electronic maker’s three-dimensional imaging and super-clear ‘‘4K’’ display technologies. Sony Corp. President Kazuo Hirai said it’s not clear when the alliance’s first products will become available.
Japan-based internet users who download copyright infringing files face up to two years in prison or fines of up to two million yen ($25,700; £15,900) after a change to the law. Such activity has been illegal since 2010, but until now had not invoked the penalties.
While electronics giants Apple and Samsung fight each other for market dominance, with hotly competitive product releases and tit-for-tat patent lawsuits, Japan’s consumer electronics makers find themselves in an increasingly perilous fight for relevance and, in some cases, survival.
IBM has, according to a media report interest in a prime cut of the ailing BlackBerry vendor RIM. IBM has put out feelers for an informal takeover of the company’s business of Research In Motion (RIM), the financial news agency Bloomberg reported on Friday.
The 200-year-old flush toilet requires a substantial amount of infrastructure, which is expensive to build and run. Innovative toilets could be a source of energy while dramatically improving sanitation. Scientists in Bangkok are about to start work on a new flush toilet especially designed for the urban poor in Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
Apple Inc.’s decision to create a smartphone that boasts a thinner, lighter touch screen contributed to the component shortfall that caused demand to outstrip supply of the iPhone on its debut weekend. With the latest version of the iPhone, Apple is for the first time using so-called in-cell screen technology.
The U.S. Cyber Command's top intelligence officer accused China on Thursday of persistent efforts to pierce Pentagon computer networks and said a proposal was moving forward to boost the cyber command in the U.S. military hierarchy. "Their level of effort against the Department of Defense is constant"...
Yingli Green Energy and Trina Solar, two of China's largest solar equipment makers, rejected on Wednesday allegations by a group of European solar panel companies that Chinese rivals are benefiting from illegal subsidies. In a complaint to the European Commission on Tuesday, the EU ProSun group said Chinese solar companies benefited from very low interest rates thanks to government policy.
Over seven in ten TV sets sold in Singapore in first seven months of this year are LED TVs: GfK SingaporeSeptember 25, 2012 10:18 am | News | Comments
The latest TV technologies are gaining grounds among tech savvy consumers in Singapore who spent a total of nearly USD174 million on some 264,000 units of TV sets in the first seven months of this year. GfK Singapore latest insights on TV sales in the local market showed substantial increase in sales of the most advanced screen display type...
Southeast Asia‘s mobile phones market grew by 24 percent in volume over the last 12 months: GfK AsiaSeptember 19, 2012 4:28 pm | News | Comments
High consumer demand for smartphones and basic feature phones in Southeast Asia’s fast developing markets continue to drive buoyant performances in the mobile phone sector. In the last twelve month, sales of over 118 million units across the seven key markets in the region—Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines...
The new edition of Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology fair will open from 20 – 22 September 2012 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre, China. The fair is jointly organised by Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade – Shanghai Pudong Sub-Council and Shanghai Hongshan Exhibition Service Co Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., held a groundbreaking ceremony for a major new memory fabrication line in Xi'an, China. Once completed, the new facility will make use of advanced 10-nanometer (nm)-class technology in producing NAND flash memory chips, a critical component powering IT and mobile applications for high-speed and large-density data storage.
Driven by increased demand from developed regions for high-end models, along with an unexpectedly strong push from emerging economies for lower-cost products, smartphones are expected to rise to account for the majority of global cellphone shipments in 2013 — two years earlier than previously predicted.
LG Display more than doubled its tablet display sales revenue in the second quarter compared to the first, thanks to panel shipments for Apple Inc.’s iPad, according to the IHS iSuppli Small and Medium Display Service from information and analytics provider IHS. During its most recent results announcement with industry analysts, LGD said its tablet panel revenue reached
Apple Inc and Foxconn have improved working conditions at Chinese factories that make most of the world's iPads and iPhones, according to auditors the firms enlisted to monitor the process, but tough tasks lie ahead. The Fair Labor Association said on Tuesday local laws require the companies -- which came under fire over conditions at the plants blamed for a series of suicides in 2010...
On a worldwide basis Apple Inc. and other multinational OEMs may be the leading semiconductor purchasers in 2012, but within the all-important Asia-Pacific region it is the locally based companies that are No. 1 when it comes to chip spending growth.
In China's booming smartphone market, which is set this year to overtake the United States as the world's largest, a host of little-known local firms are primed with cheap phones to squeeze market share from U.S. giant Apple Inc's iPhone. In the latest local challenge to the iPhone, Xiaomi Technology on Thursday launched the successor to its popular MiOne (MI) smartphone.
A diverse toolkit of electronic components can today be printed. These include batteries, antennas, memories, sensors, etc. An important building block linking all these components is the printed thin film transistor. This vital device enables logic and therefore data processing. Despite years of development however, printed transistors are not yet a commercial reality.
Cambridge, Mass – August 6, 2012 - One size fits all? Not on the Web. Users from different countries and cultures actually interact with information in different ways. To explore how people click and tap through the vast network of online offerings, a team of computer scientists from Harvard have launched the "Lab in the Wild".
Despite the grim international economy, China’s electronics manufacturing industry remains on an upward trajectory. According to data issued by the Ministry of Industry & Information Technology on July 4, between January and May 2012, the value add to