Profile of John Walko
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Articles by John Walko
posted in January 2006
The fight goes on, with Nokia disputing a court's monetary award and InterDigital arguing that the award should stand. Nokia allegedly owes InterDigital royalties for using its technology in 2G and 2.5G handsets.
Margins are down, despite a revamped range of models offering more functionality. Part of the reason, Nokia said, was the increasing emphasis on sales of lower cost models in developing countries.
Preliminary figures indicate that at the end of last year, there were 44 million W-CDMA subscribers worldwide, an increase of 164% over the number registered at the end of 2004.
Opera Mini supports virtually all Java-enabled cell phones and compresses Web pages by up to 80%, reformatting them for easy and fast browsing on mobile screens.
A new study raises questions about where the global nanotech funding is actually going, and says current levels of government investment will likely show little commercial return.
Vendors and a university have landed $2.5 million from the Australian government to develop devices that can store and transfer vast amounts of information with "impenetrable" encryption.
Dirk Meyer, a 10-year veteran of Advanced Micro Devices, has been promoted to president and chief operating officer. Hector Ruiz remains CEO.
IBM said it is working with the Patent Office and others to improve the way patent applications are reviewed.
Crown Castle International has renamed its mobile TV subsidiary Modeo LLC and said at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas it would launch commercial services in 30 of the largest markets across the U.S. this year based on the Digital Video Broadcast-Handheld (DVB-H) standard.
The goal is a high-quality, low-cost projector for portable, hand-held devices.