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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

China's Sina sees 60 pct of Weibo users verified by deadline

March 12, 2012 7:43 am | News | Comments

China's Sina Corp estimates 60 percent of the users of its popular microblogging Weibo platform would have registered their real identities by a March 16 deadline in compliance with government regulations, a company spokesman said on Monday.

Taiwan stocks end down, dragged by HTC and LCD makers

March 12, 2012 7:41 am | News | Comments

Taiwan stocks ended down 1.1 percent on Monday, joining Asian bourses amid uncertainty of Chinese growth, weighed down by HTC Corp (2498.TW) and LCD makers .TOPI, as investors took profit from their previous gains.


Yupiteru Selects u-blox QZSS Technology for Enhanced Radar Detector in Japan

March 12, 2012 7:10 am | News | Comments

u-blox, the Swiss positioning and wireless module and chip company, scored an industry first by providing advanced QZSS satellite positioning technology to Yupiteru, a Japanese manufacturer of telecommunications and car electronics for the Japanese market. Based on u-blox' QZSS-enabled LEA-6H satellite receiver module, the GWR73SD radar detector with

U.S. tech groups alarmed by India purchasing plan

March 8, 2012 7:40 am | by Doug Palmer, Reuters | News | Comments

Leading software and technology companies on Wednesday pressed President Barack Obama's administration for quick action on a new Indian government policy that they said threatens exports to the fast-growing economy.

Thailand Flooding Helps Seagate Move into First Place in Hard Drive Market in Fourth Quarter

February 29, 2012 12:51 pm | News | Comments

Seagate Technology LLC recaptured the lead in hard disk drive (HDD) shipments during the fourth quarter of 2011, ousting Western Digital Corp., which suffered heavy losses in the devastating Thailand floods last year. In the final quarter of 2011, Seagate shipped

Xilinx 2.5-D Virtex-7 2000T Device Named China ACE Awards 2012 FPGA of the Year

February 28, 2012 10:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Xilinx Inc. announced its 28nm Virtex-7 2000T device was named FPGA Product of the Year in the Digital Processor/DSP/FPGA category at the China Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards 2012. Product award winners were selected through public online voting from a shortlist of finalists

Melexis to Demonstrate its Automotive Semiconductors at electronica China 2012

February 28, 2012 6:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

The upcoming electronica China 2012 taking place from March 20-22 at the New International Expo Center in Shanghai will host many suppliers of advanced technology including Melexis. electronica China is the leading trade platform for


COM Express Module Features 1.2-GHz Dual Core Processor

February 24, 2012 5:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

VIA Technologies announced the latest VIA COMe-8X90 module, featuring a 1.2 GHz VIA Nano X2 E-Series dual core processor and the VIA VX900H media system processor (MSP). The ruggedized module targets industrial PC and large OEM customers focused on

Chinese Tier-2 PV Module Prices Fall Below $1 per W in January, But Price Cuts Slow

February 16, 2012 6:28 am | News | Comments

The average price of Chinese Tier-2 crystalline PV modules fell to $0.96 per watt in January 2012, according to the latest PV module pricing report from IMS Research. Annualized price declines (ignoring seasonality) slowed to 22% in January...

More Chinese cities halt Apple iPad orders: reports

February 16, 2012 5:47 am | News | Comments

Retailers in more Chinese cities have been told by authorities to take the popular iPad tablet PCs off their shelves this week, media reports said on Thursday, due to a legal battle between a Chinese technology firm and Apple Inc over trademark issues.

Exclusive: Proview says any ban of iPad exports hard to impose

February 15, 2012 11:37 am | by Lee Chyen Yee and Clare Jim, Reuters | News | Comments

A debt-laden Chinese technology firm seeking to ban all shipments of Apple's popular iPad tablet into and out of the country has been told that China's customs authorities are unlikely to intervene in the trademark battle.

Taiwan's Acer Q4 net below forecast

February 15, 2012 11:36 am | News | Comments

Taiwan's Acer Inc reported on Wednesday a worse-than-expected net profit in the fourth quarter, though the result was a turnaround after two consecutive quarters of losses and the company said its current business was stable.


Apple iPad plant conditions better than the norm: agency

February 15, 2012 11:34 am | by Terril Yue Jones, Reuters | News | Comments

Working conditions at Chinese manufacturing plants where Apple Inc's iPads and iPhones are made are far better than those at garment factories or other facilities elsewhere in the country, according to the head of a non-profit agency investigating the plants.

Tokyo prosecutors to quiz former Olympus officials: Nikkei

February 15, 2012 11:30 am | News | Comments

Tokyo prosecutors plan to investigate former Olympus Corp executives for their alleged role in a cover-up of investment losses, the Nikkei business daily said.

Samsung says considering spinning off LCD business

February 15, 2012 9:07 am | by Miyoung Kim, Reuters | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co said on Wednesday it was considering spinning off its loss-making LCD flat-screen business in a surprise move as it seeks to orient its components business towards OLED displays, touted as the next-generation technology that will replace LCD TVs.

ESCATEC Invests 2.5 Million Dollars in Contract Manufacturing Facility in Johor Bahru, Malaysia

February 14, 2012 5:45 am | News | Comments

ESCATEC, the EMS innovator, has just completed a 2.5 million dollar (8 million ringgit) upgrade program at its contract manufacturing facility in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. This complete refurbishment of the factory included new electronic assembly machines and new plastic moulding machines with robotic load/unload systems. In addition, the layout has been re-organised as part of ESCATEC's Lean Project to improve

Technical Training Series in China Shows How To Move Applications Among 8, 16 and 32-bit

February 13, 2012 5:48 am | News | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced a series of technical training seminars in China-beginning in February - that will show designers how to easily adapt to changing product requirements by migrating a real-world application from 8, to 16, to 32-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs). The seminars will run from

Top gear: China's Huawei outmuscles Swedish rival

February 3, 2012 6:38 am | by Lee Chyen Yee, Reuters | News | Comments

When Huawei Technologies posts its annual results in April, they will likely show the unlisted Chinese firm has overtaken Sweden's Ericsson as the world's top-selling telecoms equipment maker.

Canon earnings outlook falters, president steps down

January 30, 2012 5:59 am | by Isabel Reynolds, Reuters | News | Comments

Canon Inc's 76-year-old chairman and CEO will take on the additional role of president after the $60 billion Japanese camera and printer maker forecast weak earnings growth and said its current president was stepping down.

Analysis: Asia may not be such easy pickings for Apple

January 27, 2012 8:34 am | by Harichandan Arakali and Farah Master, Reuters | News | Comments

Investors in Apple Inc have a one-word answer for those who wonder whether this corporate juggernaut can maintain its phenomenal momentum in the years ahead: Asia.

Uncertain Economic Conditions Spur Decline in Electronics Contract Manufacturing in 2012

January 26, 2012 6:37 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Following a year of expansion in 2011, the global electronics contract manufacturing business is expected to decline slightly in 2012, as continuing economic uncertainty in Europe and the United States constricts growth, according to an IHS iSuppli EMS & ODM Market Brief report from information and analysis provider IHS (NYSE: IHS). Total contract manufacturing revenue this year is

Soitec and Sumitomo Electric announce major milestone in strategic joint development of engineered gallium nitride substrates

January 24, 2012 5:59 am | News | Comments

Soitec (Euronext) and Sumitomo Electric Industries have reached a major milestone in their strategic joint development program started in December 2010 by demonstrating four- and six-inch engineered gallium nitride (GaN) substrates...

Korean research a first step toward Dr. Smartphone?

January 23, 2012 11:05 am | News | Comments

Tired of long waits at the hospital for medical tests? If Korean researchers have their way, your smartphone could one day eliminate that -- and perhaps even tell you that you have cancer.

Sony, Panasonic debt ratings cut on TV losses

January 20, 2012 8:57 am | by Isabel Reynolds, Reuters | News | Comments

Japan's Sony and Panasonic both had their debt ratings downgraded on Friday by Moody's Investors Service, which cited concerns about continued losses in their TV divisions, two weeks ahead of their earnings announcements.

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