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China denies it is behind hacking of U.S. satellites

October 31, 2011 5:38 am | News | Comments

Beijing on Monday denied a U.S. commission's claim that China may have been responsible for hacking incidents on U.S. environment-monitoring satellites, saying that the committee had "ulterior motives" in writing such a draft report.

Olympus risks lawsuits unless probe truly independent: TSE

October 28, 2011 10:37 am | by Nathan Layne and Tim Kelly, Reuters | News | Comments

Olympus Corp risks possible lawsuits unless a planned probe of acquisitions at the heart of a scandal engulfing the endoscope maker is truly independent, the head of the Tokyo Stock Exchange warned Friday.

Amazon in talks with China to bring in Kindle: media

October 28, 2011 10:31 am | News | Comments Inc is in talks with Chinese regulators to bring in its popular e-reader Kindle and its recently announced tablet Kindle Fire, local media reported quoting an Amazon executive.


Japan's digital divas take to the stage, wow fans

October 28, 2011 10:14 am | by Chris Meyers, Reuters | News | Comments

Japan's two newest stars have all the basics of being a pop idol down. Their dance moves are sharp, they sing without missing a beat, and their songs have made the top 10.

Sharp cuts outlook as TV sales slide

October 27, 2011 8:53 am | News | Comments

Sharp Corp cut its full-year operating profit forecast by 12 percent, hit by sliding domestic television sales but the cut was not as bad as the market had feared.

Nintendo to post its first ever annual net loss

October 27, 2011 8:44 am | by Yoshiyuki Osada and Isabel Reynolds, Reuters | News | Comments

Nintendo Co Ltd said on Thursday it would make its first ever annual net loss this financial year, cutting earnings guidance for a second time as the soaring yen and weak software sales dealt fresh blows to the former games industry champion.

China says to launch unmanned space-docking craft

October 26, 2011 6:54 am | News | Comments

China said on Wednesday it will launch within weeks its first spacecraft capable of docking with a module it put into orbit last month, in what will mark a crucial test of its growing space program.

Panasonic to slash domestic chip output: Nikkei

October 24, 2011 9:22 am | News | Comments

Japanese electronics maker Panasonic Corp will scale back domestic semiconductor output by the end of March 2012 and cut about 1,000 jobs, reflecting its recent move to reduce TV panel production, the Nikkei business daily said on Sunday.


GSA Semiconductor Leaders Forum Taiwan to Focus on Innovation and Clustering Collaboration

October 19, 2011 6:26 am | News | Comments

The seventh annual GSA Semiconductor Leaders Forum Taiwan will be held at the Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

VIA Honored with Seven First Ever Taiwan Green Classics Awards

October 18, 2011 2:41 pm | News | Comments

VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced that the company has been honored with seven "Taiwan Green Classics Awards" from the Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs. The Taiwan Green Classics Awards were created to recognize

Accused LulzSec hacker pleads not guilty in Sony breach

October 17, 2011 12:08 pm | by Mary Slosson, Reuters | News | Comments

An accused member of the clandestine hacking group LulzSec pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of taking part in an extensive computer breach of the Sony Pictures Entertainment film studio.

HTC loses early U.S. decision vs Apple

October 17, 2011 12:02 pm | by Diane Bartz, Reuters | News | Comments

Taiwan's HTC Corp lost a patent infringement complaint filed against Apple Inc in a preliminary decision at the U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday.

New Gadget Zones Debut at World’s Largest Electronics Fair

October 13, 2011 8:59 am | News | Comments

Two new gadget zones take centre stage at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) and electronicAsia, which opened today and run until 16 October at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.


More Than a Million Cree LEDs Illuminate China’s First Major Highway LED Lighting Project

October 13, 2011 6:32 am | News | Comments

Helping to further drive the LED lighting revolution, China recently completed its largest highway lighting upgrade with more than 10,000 street lights featuring more than a million Cree XLamp XP-G and XP-E High Efficiency White (HEW) LEDs.

ITRI Introduces Rewritable, Reusable Electronic Paper Tech

October 10, 2011 2:34 pm | News | Comments

ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute introduced i2R e-Paper™, the first electronic paper technology to provide a re-writable, re-usable and environmentally friendly recyclable print medium – an “electronic paper” – to reduce traditional paper consumption. ITRI will

Micron and Samsung Launch Memory Consortium

October 7, 2011 1:27 pm | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Micron Technology, Inc., announced the creation of a consortium for OEMs, enablers and integrators that will collaborate in developing and implementing an open interface specification for an innovative new memory technology called the Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC). Micron and Samsung are

China successfully launches ''Heavenly Palace'' space craft

September 30, 2011 6:50 am | by Pedja Kujundzic and Jimmy Guan, Reuters | News | Comments

China successfully launched an experimental craft on Thursday paving the way for its first space station amid a blaze of national pride, bringing the growing Asian power closer to matching the United States and Russia with a long-term manned outpost in space.

MOST Cooperation Presents Outstanding Technical Conference Program at ICA 2011

September 28, 2011 4:54 am | News | Comments

On November 17, 2011 the MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO) invites carmakers and suppliers to Tokyo (Japan) for the 12th MOST Interconnectivity Conference Asia (ICA). "We are very pleased to celebrate, together with the Asian automotive industry...

Asian tech firms face stiff challenge in mobile systems

September 27, 2011 6:22 am | by Melanie Lee, Reuters | News | Comments

Mobile operating systems developed by Asia's top technology firms will at best only chip away market share from dominant leaders Google's Android and Apple's iOS.

GEM Services Announces Joint Venture With Mitsubishi Electric

September 27, 2011 4:49 am | News | Comments

GEM Services announced that it is establishing a joint-venture company with Mitsubishi Electric Corporation to manufacture energy-saving power semiconductor modules in China.

TÜV Rheinland Forms Partnership with Chinese Solar Products Certification Provider

September 21, 2011 8:38 am | News | Comments

TÜV Rheinland has partnered with China General Certification Center (CGC) to provide testing and certification services for solar product manufacturers seeking to gain access to the Chinese market. The arrangement with CGC includes

New IEEE Standard Addresses Smart Grid Work Around the World

September 20, 2011 12:27 pm | News | Comments

IEEE announced that IEEE 2030 – IEEE Guide for Smart Grid Interoperability of Energy Technology and Information Technology Operation with the Electric Power System (EPS), End-Use Applications, and Loads – has been approved and published. IEEE 2030 establishes

Global Semiconductor Alliance Announces Semiconductor Leaders Forum Taiwan 2011

September 20, 2011 7:29 am | News | Comments

The Global Semiconductor Alliance announces its seventh annual Semiconductor Leaders Forum Taiwan, taking place on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at the Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan. GSA is honored to have keynote addresses from Dr. John Hennessy...

Japan's defense industry hit by its first cyber attack

September 19, 2011 8:48 am | News | Comments

Japan's biggest defense contractor, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, said on Monday hackers had gained access to its computers, with one newspaper saying its submarine, missile and nuclear power plant component factories had been the target.

Speed Demons

September 14, 2011 11:54 am | Articles | Comments

Technology today doesn’t gradually evolve, it develops in leaps and bounds, and the processes that are necessary to bring that technology to market have advanced just as quickly. Unfortunately, sometimes speed can be our industry’s downfall -- when companies are caught in a bind; when parts are hard to come by, whether they have

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