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5000-km Information Super-highway for China

July 8, 2011 6:13 am | News | Comments

China Unicom subscribers can look forward to a ten-fold increase in their access data rates thanks to a faster information highway across the country. Nokia Siemens Networks is deploying a 5000 kilometer, 40 Gigabits per second, per channel, dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) optical network for the operator. The technology paves the way for

Japanese liquid picker upper

June 22, 2011 10:41 am | Videos | Comments

Check out this fascinating new technology from Japan that enables one to pick up materials in a solid or gel shape without the material losing its shape.

Richardson RFPD to Feature Design Engineering Capabilities for Renewable Energy Applications at PCIM Asia 2011

June 16, 2011 9:15 am | News | Comments

Richardson RFPD announced today its Energy Management team will be showcasing their engineered assembly capabilities at PCIM Asia 2011, June 21-23 in Shanghai, China.

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Mouser Electronics sponsors first Chinese driver in Indy 500

June 1, 2011 7:42 am | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is gearing up to sponsor Chinese race car driver Ho-Pin Tung in his attempt to qualify for the Indianapolis 500. If Tung succeeds this weekend in making the 33-car line up, he will be the first driver from the People’s Republic of China to start in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” on May 29.

China's electric car tactics rattle automakers

April 20, 2011 4:58 am | News | Comments

The toylike electric cars at the Shanghai Auto Show are a glimpse of the high-tech automotive future China's leaders are pursuing - and a harbinger of possible disputes with its trading partners.

China court hears more intellectual property cases

April 19, 2011 5:24 am | by Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press | News | Comments

China says its campaign to tackle fakes and copyright theft is gaining ground, with courts accepting 40 percent more intellectual property cases last year.

LG Display flags sector recovery on steadier prices

April 18, 2011 7:25 am | News | Comments

LG Display, the world's No.2 flat-screen maker, is starting to see signs of recovery in depressed TV panel prices as it forecast a return to profitability in the current quarter after reporting its second consecutive quarterly loss.

3M to Expand Capabilities in Flexible Circuit Markets

April 13, 2011 4:42 am | News | Comments

3M announces the launch of its newly formed company 3M AST Ltd., based in Cheonan, Korea, which will provide advanced sputtering and plating services, materials and manufacturing capabilities for flexible circuits for the mobile hand-held, touch-screen panel and display markets.

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ECIA Statement Regarding Radiation from the Recent Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan

April 4, 2011 6:37 am | News | Comments

The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) extends our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by the disaster in Japan. In an effort to update the industry on disruptions in the supply chain due to materials and production availability as well as infrastructure conditions...

10th Anniversary of electronica & Productronica China Sets a New Milestone

March 28, 2011 12:41 pm | News | Comments

electronica & Productronica China 2011 closed this year’s show successfully with the best figures in its 10-year history. A total of 480 Chinese and international exhibitors presented their products on 23,000sqm exhibition space.

element14 provides real-time updates on supply chain impact of the Japanese emergency

March 16, 2011 6:59 am | News | Comments

Following the recent terrible events in Japan, and the uncertain impact on the electronics supply chain, element14 has created a dedicated online space at www.element14.com/japanemergency. By creating this area of the community, element14 hopes that it will fulfil a clear need by acting as a central repository for the whole electronics industry on the Japanese situation...

Impact of the Japanese Disaster on the PV Industry

March 15, 2011 8:02 am | by Charles Annis – Vice President, Manufacturing Research | Blogs | Comments

The magnitude 9.0 earthquake that struck Northeast Japan on March 11 and the tsunami that followed later killed thousands and devastated huge parts of the country. In the process, multiple nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station were damaged...

Memory chip prices could jump after Japan quake

March 11, 2011 8:23 am | News | Comments

Spot prices for flash memory chips used in smartphones and tablets could jump after the Japanese earthquake, although it would likely have only a limited impact on global supplies, an analyst said. Toshiba, the world's second biggest supplier of NAND flash memory after Samsung, closed its factories after the devastating earthquake and tsunami on Friday.

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Japan announces domestic stealth fighter

March 8, 2011 12:18 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Responding to regional threats and the United States’ refusal to share F-22 technology, Japan is developing its own stealth fighter. The “land of the rising sun” intends to fly its first stealth fighter prototype by 2014. Japan and Israel have both expressed interest in the “air supremacy weapon”, the F-22 Raptor.

Premier Farnell and Embest bring EAGLE CAD software to China

March 8, 2011 6:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Premier Farnell plc announces CadSoft GmbH, a trading division of Premier Farnell, has partnered with Embest to jointly launch CadSoft’s EAGLE, the award winning software and the best selling Computer-aided Design (CAD) tool of its kind now available for use in the Chinese market.

Coagent selects u-blox as primary source of GPS technology

February 24, 2011 4:16 am | News | Comments

u-blox has entered into an agreement with Guangdong Coagent Electronic & Science Technology Co. Ltd, China’s largest supplier of In-Car Navigation and Entertainment systems.

Apple ordered to publicize iPod fix in Japan

August 6, 2010 8:40 am | News | Comments

Japan's trade ministry has ordered Apple Inc's Japan unit to state on its website that users who are concerned about their iPod nano portable music player catching fire can receive a replacement battery.

Google says China search block may be tech glitch

July 30, 2010 6:26 am | by Alexei Oreskovic, Reuters | News | Comments

Google Inc said its earlier report that Internet search services in China were being fully blocked could have been the result of a technical glitch that overstated the problem. Google shares pared losses to 1 percent from a 1.6 percent decline earlier on Thursday after the company said on its website that its Internet search, mobile and advertising services could not be accessed in China.

Taiwan, Japan to develop broadband technologies

July 23, 2010 9:13 am | News | Comments

Three big Japanese corporations may join Taiwan in developing cutting-edge broadband technologies that will allow them to jointly tap China's vast telecommunications market, an official said Friday. Fujitsu Ltd., NEC Corp. and Mitsubishi Corp. have expressed an interest in the offer to develop WiMax technologies together with Taiwanese firms, said Yiin Chi-ming, a Taiwanese state minister.

Japanese spacecraft may have dust from asteroid

July 8, 2010 9:37 am | News | Comments

Japanese scientists say they have detected tiny particles collected by the first spacecraft to return to Earth after landing on an asteroid. But determining if the dust came from the asteroid or was picked up by the spacecraft on its return trip could take months.

Repeat of SKorea, US cyberattacks do no damage

July 8, 2010 9:35 am | News | Comments

Hundreds of computers that helped cause a wave of outages on U.S. and South Korean government websites last July launched new attacks on the same sites, but no major interference was reported, police said Thursday.

Japanese not keen to go four-eyed for 3D TV: survey

July 2, 2010 5:28 am | News | Comments

Television manufacturers might be waging a 3D battle but Japanese consumers are not entering the affray with almost 70 percent saying they have no plans to buy a 3D TV for their home. Respondents said they were turned off by the special viewing glasses and also blamed steep price tags and scarcity of available content for their lack of interest...

Internet addresses to accept Chinese script

June 25, 2010 8:21 am | News | Comments

Chinese speakers will soon be able to tap out Internet addresses in their own language after the agency that runs Internet addresses says it will start accepting Chinese script for domain names. Until recently, the suffix - the ".com" part of an address - had to use English characters, even though Chinese characters have sometimes been allowed for the rest of the Internet address.

Pirates rewrite script for Apple's China iPad launch

April 26, 2010 5:34 am | News | Comments

Just three weeks after the global launch, bootleg versions of Apple Inc's hot-selling iPad tablet PCs have begun showing up on the shelves of online and real-world shops in piracy-prone China. Apple recently delayed the iPad's international launch after huge demand in the United States caught the maker of trendy iPhones and MacBooks off guard.

SKorea targets Internet addicts; 2 million hooked

April 22, 2010 8:52 am | News | Comments

Day and night, Lee Mi-hwa's son stays on his computer, slaying dragons in his online fantasy world while his dinner and homework sit untouched. Lee says the 15-year-old fights her attempts to get him to log off, screaming and physically lashing out at her entreaties.

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