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Toshiba drops out of bidding for Elpida: sources

April 24, 2012 12:34 pm | by Maki Shiraki, Reuters | News | Comments

Toshiba Corp is no longer bidding for bankrupt Japanese chip maker Elpida Memory, sources close to the talks said, leaving a handful of foreign firms including SK Hynix and Micron Technology in the race to take over the company.

GE Energy licenses DLynx point of load portfolio to FDK

April 18, 2012 9:15 am | News | Comments

GE Energy has agreed to license the DLynx™ Digital Point-of-Load (POL) DC power converter product portfolio to FDK Corporation (FDK). The technology licensing agreement is designed to help original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers in Asia optimize energy efficiency, lower cooling requirements, reduce risk and accelerate new product development efforts.

Exclusive: China's ZTE planned U.S. computer sale to Iran

April 10, 2012 1:54 pm | by Steve Stecklow, Reuters | News | Comments

China's ZTE Corp, which recently sold Iran's largest telecommunications firm a powerful surveillance system, later agreed to ship to Iran millions of dollars worth of embargoed U.S. computer equipment, documents show.

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Global business groups press India on technology plan

April 10, 2012 10:29 am | by Doug Palmer, Reuters | News | Comments

Global business groups urged Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday to rescind new government rules for technology purchases that they said unfairly discriminate against foreign firms and potentially violate World Trade Organization rules.

Sony sees record $6.4 billion loss on tax hit

April 10, 2012 10:05 am | by Tim Kelly, Reuters | News | Comments

Japan's Sony Corp flagged a record $6.4 billion annual net loss, double an earlier forecast and a fourth straight year of red ink, as it writes off deferred tax credits, heaping more pressure on its new CEO to turn around the electronics giant.

China Web giants promise to fight "rumors": Xinhua

April 10, 2012 10:03 am | News | Comments

Three of China's largest Internet companies have promised the government they will take steps to banish online rumors, state media said on Tuesday, as the ruling Communist Party fights jitters over a tricky leadership transition.

"Anonymous" says plans more attacks against China sites

April 9, 2012 10:52 am | News | Comments

The activist hacker group Anonymous plans to launch further attacks on Chinese government websites in a bid to uncover corruption and lobby for human rights, a member of the group said on Monday.

Murata Power Solutions Expands Design Capabilities in China

April 3, 2012 7:32 am | News | Comments

Murata Power Solutions announced the opening of Murata Power Solutions (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, Wuhan Branch Company as an advanced design center in Wuhan, China. The new 1000 square meter site initially has a team of 12 engineering staff, with plans to more than triple the number of

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Module Supports GLONASS and GPS Positioning Required by M2M Apps in Russia

April 3, 2012 6:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

u-blox announced an all-in-one satellite positioning receiver module, the LEA-6N. The low-power module touts fast, high-accuracy positioning, and it is targeted at industrial telematics applications

Kyocera acquires Optrex to form Kyocera Display Corporation

April 2, 2012 6:11 am | News | Comments

Kyocera Corporation, Kyoto, Japan, has acquired LCD manufacturer Optrex Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, to form Kyocera Display Corporation. The Kyocera Group includes over 200 companies worldwide that manufacture a wide range of products including industrial ceramic materials...

China's Alibaba tests social shopping with Pinterest clone

March 30, 2012 9:37 am | by Melanie Lee, Reuters | News | Comments

It is a marriage made in heaven for shopping addicts. Social shopping, the merger of social networking and e-commerce which has hooked millions of users in the United States, has now captured the attention of China's Internet giant.

Get2Volume Selected as a Singapore National Research Foundation Incubator

March 28, 2012 11:12 am | News | Comments

The Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF) announced today that it has selected Get2Volume for incubator cofounding under its Technology Incubation Scheme (TIS). The TIS was initiated to

Booming China Market Creates Great Opportunities for PV Inverter Manufacturers

March 27, 2012 7:36 am | News | Comments

The Chinese PV inverter market, driven by the introduction of the national FiT, grew by over 400% in 2011 to reach more than 2.5 GW in shipments according to a new report from IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc. The report also found that the market was

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Tough times in the U.S.-China iPad smuggling game

March 26, 2012 9:41 am | by Gerry Shih, Poornima Gupta and Lee Chyen Yee, Reuters | News | Comments

Early on the morning of March 16, Wong Tat joined a line of about 100 people waiting for the launch of the new iPad in a chilly rain outside an Apple store on the outskirts of San Francisco.

Australia blocks China's Huawei from broadband tender

March 26, 2012 9:28 am | by Maggie Lu-YueYang, Reuters | News | Comments

Australia has blocked China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd HWT.UL from tendering for contracts in the country's $38 billion National Broadband Network (NBN) due to cyber security concerns, Huawei said on Monday.

Special Report: Chinese firm helps Iran spy on citizens

March 22, 2012 9:09 am | by Steve Stecklow, Reuters | News | Comments

A Chinese telecommunications equipment company has sold Iran's largest telecom firm a powerful surveillance system capable of monitoring landline, mobile and internet communications, interviews and contract documents show.

Foxconn International swings to 2011 net profit

March 22, 2012 9:06 am | News | Comments

Foxconn International Holdings Ltd, the world's biggest contract manufacturer of cellphones, swung to a net profit in 2011 as key clients such as Nokia Oyj and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd shifted to higher-end smartphones.

Samsung sees smartphones leading Africa growth

March 22, 2012 9:04 am | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co aims to double its share of the sub-Saharan smartphone market to 20 percent by next year, as it focuses on affordable handsets, the head of its Africa business said on Thursday.

LCD Panel Market Shows Resilience after Japanese Earthquake

March 21, 2012 11:16 am | Articles | Comments

Although some facilities operated by liquid crystal display (LCD) panel and component suppliers were impacted by the Japanese earthquake of 2011, it’s apparent one year later that the overall effect of the catastrophe on the market was minor, due to the country’s limited presence in the display business as well as a serendipitous overhang of inventory, according to the IHS iSuppli Display Materials & Systems at information and analytics provider IHS (NYSE: IHS). 

Foxconn not off hook after radio retraction, critics say

March 19, 2012 7:59 am | News | Comments

Foxconn Technology Group, the top maker of Apple Inc's iPhones and iPads, is not off the hook after a U.S. radio show retracted a program critical of working conditions at one of its Chinese factories.

HGI Taipei Open Forum to encourage service provider and manufacturer discussion

March 19, 2012 7:21 am | News | Comments

The Home Gateway Initiative (HGI) will host an open forum with the Taiwan technology community on next directions for home networks and services on Tuesday 27 March.

China's Tencent targets growth in online ads

March 16, 2012 9:24 am | by Lee Chyen Yee and Twinnie Siu, Reuters | News | Comments

Tencent Holdings Ltd, China's biggest internet company by revenue, plans to step up its expansion in social networking, search and e-commerce to attract more online advertisers as it looks to diversify from its competitive core gaming market.

Sharp reverses losses on report to replace president

March 16, 2012 9:14 am | News | Comments

Shares of Sharp Corp reversed losses and jumped over 4 percent on Wednesday after a report that its president Mikio Katayama would resign as the company struggles to shore up its finances.

Xilinx to Deliver Talks at SEMICON China 2012

March 15, 2012 5:04 am | by Posted by: Ron M. Seidel, Editorial Intern | News | Comments

Xilinx has announced its participation at SEMICON China 2012 taking place in Shanghai, China from March 20 through 22. Xilinx vice president of engineering, Sandeep Bharathi, will join semiconductor industry leaders from around the world in two full-day events on March 21 and 22, respectively: the 3D-IC Technology Forum and China Market: IC from Design to Manufacturing. 

Japan's NAND Industry Rides Strong Demand to Recover from Earthquake

March 14, 2012 8:12 am | News | Comments

Despite the human and economic toll wreaked by the Japanese earthquake one year ago, the country's NAND flash memory industry managed to pull off a rapid rebound from the disaster, as strong demand and other factors allowed Toshiba Corp. to quickly regain some of its lost market share, according to the IHS iSuppli Memory & Storage Service at information and analytics provider IHS. The earthquake that occurred on March 11, 2011 impacted

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