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Nintendo faces end of era after 3DS flop

September 13, 2011 9:51 am | by Isabel Reynolds, Reuters | News | Comments

Nintendo's attempt to rescue its failed 3DS handheld games gadget failed to dispel market gloom, triggering a 5 percent share slide and stoking deep worries for an iconic brand desperate to win back users.

Alibaba to release English mobile OS this month: executive

September 9, 2011 6:41 am | News | Comments

Alibaba Cloud Computing, a unit of Alibaba Group, will release an English version of its mobile operating system this month and launch its tablet in the next two months, a top company executive said on Friday.

Vistec Expands its Activities in the Chinese Market

September 7, 2011 11:21 am | News | Comments

Vistec Electron Beam Lithography Group continues to expand its activities in China. The Group held an Electron-Beam Lithography Workshop in partnership with the NCNST (National Centre of Nanoscience and Technology) in Beijing on September 6th, 2011 and will participate in the ChinaNANO 2011. The International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology takes place in Beijing from September 7th till 9th, 2011. 

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Chinese PV Module Suppliers on Top in Q2 as Consolidation Continues

August 31, 2011 7:33 am | News | Comments

The three largest suppliers of PV modules in Q2’11 were all Chinese according to the latest industry report from IMS Research. Suntech, Yingli and Trina Solar collectively grew their shipments by almost 20% over the previous quarter despite difficult market conditions, increasing their market share and

China state media urge crackdown on microblog ''rumors''

August 30, 2011 8:37 am | by Chris Buckley, Reuters | News | Comments

China's state-run news agency demanded on Tuesday that Internet companies, regulators and police do more to cleanse websites of "toxic rumors," adding to signs that the ruling Communist Party wants to tame the explosion of freewheeling microblogs.

Designing robots for dangerous activities

August 30, 2011 7:09 am | Blogs | Comments

Shigeo Hirose at the Tokyo Institute of Technology describes their approach for creating practical robots for doing work too hazardous for humans.

ESI Signs a Five-Year Strategic Cooperation Agreement in R & D with AVIC

August 26, 2011 7:47 am | News | Comments

ESI Group announced the signing of a five-year strategic R&D cooperation agreement with BIAM, the Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials from AVIC (Aviation Industry Corporation of China). This agreement entails 

IMS Research Forecasts Chinese Low Voltage AC Motor Revenues to Triple by 2016

August 18, 2011 12:11 pm | News | Comments

IMS Research forecasts that the Chinese market for low-voltage integral horsepower AC motors will nearly triple in revenues to $7.9 billion in 2016 from 2010. Unit shipments are expected to grow annually at double-digit rates, reaching 22.6 million units in 2016. The robust revenue growth will be driven by

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Nordson MARCH and Science College of Donghua University Create R & D Lab for Plasma Apps in Manufacturing

August 11, 2011 12:29 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Nordson MARCH and Science College of Donghua University, Shanghai, China have launched a new joint laboratory devoted to the advancement of plasma research and furthering education in plasma technology. The partnership includes

Apple copycat ''hiPhone 5'' comes calling in China

August 11, 2011 8:47 am | News | Comments

The newest version of Apple Inc's popular iPhone has already hit the Chinese market -- the fake market that is. The 'hiPhone 5' is selling for as little as 200 yuan ($31) on China's top e-commerce platform Taobao, which is owned by Alibaba Group.

SmartAVI, Inc. Expands its Business to the Chinese Marketplace

August 8, 2011 8:37 am | News | Comments

SmartAVI, Inc. has expanded its operations to China. With an office in China, SmartAVI can bring its U.S. made products to the Chinese marketplace. China is

Will China Take Over the Inverter Market?

August 8, 2011 6:28 am | News | Comments

Sungrow. It’s not a name you hear all the time at solar conferences at the moment, but give it a few years. The Hefei, China-based company is the first of what could become a wave of inverter makers from China using that time-tested formula...

Samsung Electronics Acquires Grandis, Inc.

August 2, 2011 11:18 am | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced acquisition of Grandis, Inc. (based in Silicon Valley, California), a leader in spin transfer torque random access memory (STT-RAM). Grandis will be merged into those Samsung's R&D operations that are

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Avnet, Inc. Acquires Taiwan Based Distributor J.C. Tally Trading Co., Ltd

August 1, 2011 7:50 am | News | Comments

Avnet, Inc. announced that it has acquired J.C. Tally Trading Co., Ltd (J.C. Tally) and its affiliate Shanghai FR International Trading, an interconnect, passive and electromechanical components (IP&E) distributor in Asia with operations in Taiwan and China. J.C. Tally generated revenue of

Avnet Acquires Taiwanese Semiconductor Distributor Prospect Technology

August 1, 2011 7:33 am | News | Comments

Avnet, Inc. announced that it has acquired Prospect Technology Corp. (Prospect Technology), an electronic components distributor with operations in Taiwan. Prospect Technology provides technical support, module solutions and circuit design support to help customers expedite product development. Prospect Technology generated revenue of approximately

C & K Expands Product Offering with Acquisition of Comax Industrial Co. Ltd

July 26, 2011 8:07 am | News | Comments

C&K Components, a leading international supplier of pushbutton switches, tact switches, toggle and rocker switches, and smart card interconnect devices, has expanded its switch product offering with the acquisition of Comax Industrial Co. Ltd.

Edward Wassall Ph.D. to Direct Samsung's IP Business Development

July 21, 2011 11:12 am | News | Comments

Samsung Techwin America announces the appointment of Edward Wassall Ph.D. as Director of IP Product and Business Development. He will report to Frank DeFina, Samsung's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, North America.

Network Video Surveillance Equipment Sales to Surpass Analogue in 2014

July 21, 2011 5:30 am | News | Comments

IMS Research’s latest report, “The World Market for CCTV and Video Surveillance Equipment – 2011 Edition”, estimates that the world market for video surveillance equipment continued to achieve strong growth in 2010, in excess of 10% on the previous year, despite the persistent after-effects of the global economic downturn. This growth was predominantly driven by

Energy harvesting at Techno Frontier in Tokyo

July 20, 2011 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The Energy Harvesting (EH) Zone at Techno Frontier was busy with announcements again this year. In addition to numerous university research projects, Murata, Komatsu, and Altima demonstrated three distinct commercial approaches to this emerging...

u-blox opens second office in China

July 14, 2011 11:03 am | News | Comments

Swiss-based u-blox announces the opening of a second office in China located in Shenzhen, a vibrant manufacturing and high-tech hub serving the global markets.

Toshiba and SanDisk Celebrate the Opening of Fab 5 Fabrication Facility in Japan

July 13, 2011 10:08 am | News | Comments

Toshiba Corporation and SanDisk Corporation oday celebrated the opening of Fab 5, the third 300mm wafer NAND fabrication facility at Toshiba’s Yokkaichi Operations in Mie Prefecture, Japan.

China SSL 2011 Moves to Guangzhou to Accelerate Development Prospects

July 13, 2011 5:05 am | News | Comments

The China Solid State Lighting Alliance (CSA) recently announced that the China International Exhibition and Forum on Solid State Lighting (China SSL), a highly influential industry event with strong support from the Ministry of Science and Technology...

MaxLinear Extends China Cable Market Presence With Skyworth Set Top Box Design Win

July 12, 2011 7:39 am | News | Comments

MaxLinear Inc. announced a major Chinese cable video set-top box design win with market leader Shenzhen Skyworth Digital Technology Co. Ltd. Skyworth will use the MxL203RF in a new

Social gaming firm DeNA to seek acquisitions in Europe, Asia

July 11, 2011 6:59 am | News | Comments

Japanese mobile social gaming firm DeNA will seek to expand by buying more game developers, its new chief executive, Isao Moriyasu, said in an interview on Monday.

Samsung Techwin America Appoints Mr. Soon Hong Ahn as President

July 11, 2011 6:52 am | News | Comments

Samsung Techwin America announces the appointment of Mr. Soon Hong Ahn as president of the video surveillance and security products supplier. Formerly Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for the security division of Samsung Techwin Co. Ltd. in Korea...

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