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Former beat reporter, bureau chief, and editor in chief of EE Times, Junko Yoshida now spends a lot of her time covering the global electronics industry with a particular focus on China. Her beat has always been emerging technologies and business models that enable a new generation of consumer electronics. She is now adding the coverage of China's semiconductor manufacturers, writing about machinations of fabs and fabless manufacturers. In addition, she covers automotive, Internet of Things, and wireless/networking for EE Times' Designlines. She has been writing for EE Times since 1990.

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Robot Cemeteries: Coming Soon?

8/6/2014
As Sony discontinues manufacturing and support for its consumer robot Aibo, Japanese owners deal with "end of life" issues for a device that has become part of the family.

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Amazon Fire: Here's The Rub

6/19/2014
Amazon's new Fire smartphone makes sense for Jeff Bezos, but not for us. The "ultimate" shopping experience should be made available as an app, not as hardware.

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Philips Semi Goes Equity Route To Save Company

8/4/2006
Royal Philips Electronics signed an agreement with a consortium consisting of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Silver Lake Partners, and AlpInvest Partners NV for it to acquire an 80% stake in Philips' Semiconductors business, with Philips retaining a 20% share.

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French Senate Waters Down DRM-Interop Bill

5/11/2006
The French Senate bowed to intense lobbying pressure, passing a watered down digital copyright bill that replaces a DRM-interoperability requirement with what critics see as a useless and "irresponsible" bureaucratic-review process.

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Microsoft Resumes Legal Battle With Europe

4/24/2006
Although the hearing--about whether Microsoft has made sufficient progress in its antitrust remedies to avoid daily fines--concludes on Friday, the 13 judges on the panel won't make their decision for another year.

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Opera Takes AJAX Mobile

11/15/2005
The emerging Web-based programming tools can now be used for cell phones and other mobile devices. As a result, users can grab only the information they need without having to wait for large files to be reloaded onto their screens.

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Texas Instruments Aims At Video

9/7/2005
Texas Instruments is expected Thursday to launch a chip called DaVinci to help the vendor capture a leading role in products including digital cameras, video handsets, and scientific imaging systems.

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Paris Hilton Hacked. Are YOU Next?

3/3/2005
The recent hacking of Paris Hilton's address book-stored on the TV celebrity's Sidekick II smart phone and backed up by T-Mobile's server-has raised questions in the engineering community about whether personal data is adequately protected in the current generation of cellular products.

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Download-Read Digital Radios Within Earshot

2/25/2005
DAB chip vendors and technology companies claim the building blocks for the first portable, DAB-based, download-ready music player with an electronic program guide (EPG) are already here. And one U.K. company is preparing to put those pieces together.

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Video Trumps Voice In Future Phones

1/20/2005
Mobile-phone design is in the middle of a dizzying switcheroo. A state-of-the-art phone isn't really a phone anymore-it's a 5-megapixel digital camera, a slim digital camcorder or a high-quality portable music player that tucks in a phone as a value-added feature.

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