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electronica related-events program – Career Day promotes dialog with future industry professionals

November 13, 2012 10:55 am | News | Comments

When it opens its gates in Munich on November 13, the world’s largest gathering for the electronics industry – electronica 2012 – will have more than 2,650 exhibitors from 48 countries. The fair will be rounded out by a program of related events that include more than 300 lectures at three conferences and five forums.

electronica 2012 – facts & figures

November 13, 2012 10:54 am | News | Comments

Today, the world’s largest industry gathering for the electronic industry, electronica 2012, is starting with 2,669 exhibitors from 48 countries. The exhibitors present intelligent technologies for a powerful future. This year’s international trade fair revolves around smart energy solutions, e-mobility, embedded solutions and power electronics in general.

Electronica 2012: ECN’s interview with Standex Electronics

November 7, 2012 1:37 pm | by the Editors | Articles | Comments

The 25th International Trade Fair for Electronic Components, Systems, and Applications (i.e., electronica 2012) starts next week (or now, depending on when you see this), so ECN thought it fitting to interview one of the leading OEM vendors, Standex Electronics about industry trends, especially as it relates to sensors.

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Samsung's Galaxy Note II hits 3 million sales

November 2, 2012 4:22 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday it has sold more than 3 million Galaxy Note II smartphones in a little over a month after its launch, as the company vies to keep its lead over rivals during the crucial holiday quarter. The South Korean firm, which was the world's largest maker of smartphones...

Apple must apologize again over copycat claims

November 1, 2012 5:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

British judges say Apple needs to apologize once more for falsely claiming that South Korea's Samsung copied its iPad, the latest embarrassing episode in the tech rivals' world-spanning patent battle. Apple Inc. was ordered to print an apology on its website after British judges repeatedly rejected its claim that Samsung Electronics Co. ripped off its designs...

Sony reduces loss on sales recovery, restructuring

November 1, 2012 5:04 pm | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Sony Corp. reported Thursday a smaller flow of red ink for the fiscal second quarter on a sales recovery and restructuring efforts and stuck to its full year forecast for a return to profit from its worst loss in company history the previous year.

Panasonic earnings update

October 31, 2012 10:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Panasonic Corp. said Wednesday it expects to book a group net loss of 765 billion yen for the current business year through March, incurring a hefty loss for the second straight year due to massive restructuring costs amid a continued slump in its mainstay electronics operation.

Fujitsu announces new ARM cortex-based bridge SoC

October 31, 2012 10:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fujitsu Semiconductor America today introduced an Interface Bridge SoC that incorporates 10 different interfaces, more than any other similar single device. Designed for advanced Wi-Fi television tuner applications, the new MB86E631 combines a dual-core ARM@ CortexT-A9 processor and multiple interfaces, including...

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Multi-walled carbon nanotubes

October 30, 2012 5:24 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Using a new method for precisely controlling the deposition of carbon, researchers have demonstrated a technique for connecting multi-walled carbon nanotubes to the metallic pads of integrated circuits without the high interface resistance produced by traditional fabrication techniques.

Google unveils another phone, larger Nexus tablet

October 29, 2012 3:44 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is adding a few more gadgets to holiday shopping lists. The devices announced Monday include the latest in Google's line of Nexus smartphones and a larger version of the 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet that the company began selling in July under the Nexus brand. The Nexus 4 smartphone is being...

Future of Nokia hangs on Windows Phone 8 rollout

October 29, 2012 9:35 am | by MATTI HUUHTANEN - Associated Press | News | Comments

For Nokia, it comes down to this: Is Microsoft's new phone software going to get it back in the smartphone race, or is it going to be too late? After being the top seller of cellphones in the world for 14 years, Nokia failed to meet the challenge when Apple in 2007 introduced the dazzling iPhone...

Poll: Little demand for Microsoft's Windows 8

October 29, 2012 1:35 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft bills Windows 8 as a "re-imagining" of the personal computer market's dominant operating system, but the company still has a lot of work to do before the makeover captures the imagination of most consumers, based on the results of a recent poll by The Associated Press and GfK. The phone...

Taiwan's HTC reports 79 percent drop

October 26, 2012 4:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Taiwan smartphone maker HTC Corp. on Friday reported a 79 percent drop in third quarter profit as intensifying competition from Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. hurt sales. HTC said its profit totaled 3.9 billion New Taiwan dollars ($99 million) on revenue of NT$70 billion in the three...

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Samsung logs record-high profit

October 25, 2012 8:52 pm | by YOUKYUNG LEE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co.'s third-quarter net profit nearly doubled over a year earlier to a record high propelled by strong sales of Galaxy phones that helped widen its lead over rivals. The South Korean company said Friday its July-September net income totaled 6.56 trillion won ($5.97 billion),...

Now the mobile phone goes emotional

October 25, 2012 3:54 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Mobile devices include an increasing number of input and output techniques that are currently not used for communication. Recent research results by Dr Eve Hoggan from HIIT / University of Helsinki, Finland, however, indicate that a synchronous haptic communication system has value as...

China rare earths producer suspends output

October 25, 2012 11:34 am | by JOE McDONALD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

China's biggest rare earths producer has suspended production in an effort to shore up plunging prices of the materials used by makers of mobile phones and other high-tech products. State-owned Baotou Steel Rare Earth (Group) Hi-tech Co. said in a statement released through the Shanghai Stock Exchange...

LG Electronics post profit on smartphone sales

October 24, 2012 1:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

South Korean consumer electronics maker LG Electronics Inc. reported a third straight quarterly profit on Wednesday as sales of smartphones designed for faster wireless networks helped end losses at its mobile phone business. LG forecast higher smartphone sales for the current quarter...

Nokia launches $980 million bond offering

October 23, 2012 5:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia Corp. is planning to raise €750 million ($980 million) via an issue of bonds as part of an effort to build up its reserves ahead of next month's launch of phones running Microsoft's new Windows 8 software. The launch is a hugely important event for the struggling cellphone maker, which has...

Japan's large-scale PV power exhibition

October 22, 2012 7:53 pm | by SEMICON | News | Comments

PVJapan 2012, the leading photovoltaic exhibition in Japan, will take place on December 5-7. PVJapan is the best event for industry stakeholders to gain knowledge of Japan’s renewable energy industry, including solar energy. Leading-edge technologies will be exhibited on the show floor...

High-tech product announcements this fall

October 22, 2012 4:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

It's high season for consumer electronics. Manufacturers of various gadgets are unveiling their holiday lineups. Add to that products surrounding a new version of Windows coming out Friday. Here's a recap of the announcements so far: — Sept. 4: Microsoft Corp. releases the first major update to...

SEMICON Japan 2012: Focus on Next-Generation Technology Challenges — with Keynotes from Toshiba, Intel, Xilinx and TSMC

October 22, 2012 12:53 pm | by SEMI | News | Comments

SEMICON Japan 2012, one of the largest exhibitions in the world for semiconductor manufacturing and related processing technology, will take place at Makuhari Messe in Chiba on December 5-7. Today, SEMI announced an exceptional lineup of keynotes speakers

Early Look at Windows 8 Baffles Consumers

October 22, 2012 12:40 pm | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The release of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system is a week away, and consumers are in for a shock. Windows, used in one form or another for a generation, is getting a completely different look that will force users to learn new ways to get things done.

Tokyo court finds Apple doesn't infringe Samsung patents

October 22, 2012 12:09 pm | by CNET | News | Comments

Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun reported over the weekend that Apple won a pair of cases against Samsung over the last several weeks. The first, which came down in mid-September, found that Apple did not infringe a Samsung patent...

Consumer electronics industry announces Ultra High-Definition

October 22, 2012 11:59 am | News | Comments

The next generation of so-called “4K” high-definition display technology for the home giant-screen TVs with more than eight million pixels of resolution, four times the resolution of today’s high-definition televisions will be called “Ultra High-Definition” or “Ultra HD,” connoting its superiority over conventional HDTV, according to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).

Samsung kicking Apple to curb for LCD panels

October 22, 2012 11:56 am | by CNET | News | Comments

The Korea Times says Samsung will replace the lost Apple business with more display orders from Samsung's handset business and Amazon. Samsung's display business plans to end its LCD panel supply agreement with Apple...

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