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Twitter-style rapid information sharing faces an uphill battle with China's government censors.
Texas Instruments is expected to buy a wafer plant run by Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation.
World of Warcraft upgrade approved by Chinese regulators, awaits decision of Ministry of Culture.
Baidu nabbed a record 70% of the Chinese search market, as Google's share dipped to 24%.
Strong sales mask the company's low profit margins in the second quarter.
Huawei has again been thwarted in efforts to gain a foothold in the North American mobile gear market.
Internet Protocol v6 trials launched in four China provinces.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.'s deep pockets and enormous fabs give it a substantial market lead over competitors, says chip market researcher.
Tencent and Baidu have signed cooperative agreements with low-cost mobile chipmaker MediaTek, say Chinese media reports.
Multiple technologies, high costs, and lack of compelling 3G services cited as reasons for the reluctance of mobile users to upgrade.
Intel is said to be interested in buying a stake of Cheng Uei Precision to diversify its supplier relationships.
Operating system development would be led by former Google employees who left after the search giant's confrontation with China over censorship.
The nationwide Suning electronics retail chain will sell China Telecom's 3G phones and telecom services.
Its biggest rival, China Mobile, is seeing increasing demand for its mobile reading platform.
More than a third of the city's 1500 registered Internet cafes will be indicted on suspicion of copyright infringement.
Ericsson says large-scale field trials of Time Division-LTE networks will begin in late 2010.
Few willing to pay to use China multimedia mobile broadcasting service.
E-reader maker Hanvon is trying to break intellectual property, financial barriers in what could become the world's largest e-book market.
Hon Hai is accelerating its move into central China, where wages are lower than in its southern industrial base.
Employees at the China manufacturer say overtime restrictions and workload increases mean they are actually working more and earning less after a 33% base salary hike.
Low entry barriers and simple business model have led to more than 300 competing websites offering daily Internet shopping deals.
The European Union is investigating whether Chinese modem manufactures are dumping products into the market at excessively low prices.
CEBX is taking on Adobe with a unified layout document format that is faster than PDF on mobile devices, says maker Apabi Technology.
Convincing Apple to make an iPhone for its homegrown TD-SCDMA network is the carrier's hope for getting a flagship 3G phone.
Baidu accused of unfair competition by reducing search results for Alibaba Group retail sites.
The e-commerce leader is seeking to repurchase Yahoo's 40% ownership in the company and list it on China's stock exchange.
Google's retreat has given new offerings like Goso and Soso the opportunity to build search engine market share in China.
Demand for mobile Internet is growing faster than industry can build 3G networks.
State Grid will launch fiber to the home trials of converged phone, TV, and Internet services.
The market gained steam, as China Unicom and China Mobile each added 1 million 3G subscribers in May.
The interconnected network of everyday objects is a hot topic among government officials, but realization is decades away.
Handset makers and wireless providers are targeting the mid-range user to expand the 3G market in China.
Powerful systems for use in civil, military, and commercial applications are now being developed at no fewer than 10 locations in China.
Internet TV will be tricky in China, where regulatory issues abound.
The company has adjusted to the costs associated with going global, and is doing better than competitors Nokia-Siemens and Ericsson.
Efforts to enforce intellectual property protection mean trying to increase regulation of the nation's Internet cafés.
The online mapping services sector in China is about to be pared down and Baidu, the clear leader, wants to stay on top.
A number of upcoming license deadlines loom and Beijing could decide to rebuke the Internet giant for the public censorship battle that began earlier this year.
China's appetite for slates could exceed 7 million and show 10-fold growth over the next five years, research firm says.
Plenty of smuggled and fake iPads -- many of them Android-based -- are already on the market.
Fears that Chinese telecom equipment might contain spyware prompt India to install IT security "gatekeepers."
Nokia-Siemens says it will develop TD-LTE dual-use equipment, but the mobile broadband technology's overseas success is a long shot.
Government review stems from an agreement which allows China access to the source code for Windows 7 and other software.
The telecom operator says TD-LTE network cards and wireless routers for industry applications will be available within a year.
The China-based supplier to Apple, HP, and Nokia denies that the 30% pay increase is directly related to a rash of employee suicides.
The search rivals are developing copycat services, but winning over users won't be easy.
The nation's largest wireless carrier is pressured by regulators to drop its proprietary technology and adopt the global standard.
The Chinese government is backing plans for an Internet-based infrastructure in a key manufacturing province.
Prosecutors in Taiwan have indicted five top executives of BenQ Corp., including the chairman and president, for insider trading.
After losing about $1 billion in a failed attempt to become a global handset brand, Taiwan's BenQ will focus on contract manufacturing for Dell and others.
Michael Dell doesn't like being No. 2, let alone No. 3. But that's where he is in China, and a distant third at that.
With sales booming, especially in the US, Acer Inc. finds itself the target of a patent infringement lawsuit from rival Hewlett-Packard. It isn't backing down.
"The U.S. chip industry has just taken one on the chin," said iSuppli analyst Len Jelinek.
Intel Corp. has already obtained permission from the US government to build an advanced fab in China, according to a source familiar with the company's plan.
The U.S. government is taking a second look at controversial plan to tighten export controls on technology shipped to China and is indicating that it may back down
After a police raid earlier this week and allegations of insider trading, BenQ's chairman took the extraordinary step of publicly defending the company in an open letter to the press.
Police raided the offices of Taiwan's BenQ Corp., leading to the arrest of two senior executives in relation to irregularities over bonuses paid to overseas employees.
Intel building a fab in China would signal a loosening of U.S. export control policy; China is Intel's second-largest market after the United States.
After high hopes of being a handset giant, the tattered remains of BenQ-Siemens will be sold off on eBay. But the company is already planning a comeback, focusing on products that have worked in the past.
After Chinese government officials stoked hopes that 3G would be released in the first half, that possibility is fading fast as insiders note that network testing will continue into the fourth quarter.
Hours after Steve Jobs unveiled Apple's iPhone, analysts were busy speculating on which chip vendors and system houses have notched up design wins and manufacturing contracts.
The University of Tokyo taps Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and Alchip Technologies to make a 512-core ASIC that will help in genome sequencing or exploring the universe.
China does not censor the Internet — no way, no how, said a Chinese official attending the Internet Governance Forum in Athens, Greece.
As developers in China begin to favor soft IP blocks over hard cores, intellectual property vendors like MIPS and ARM are loosening up about delivering RTL code to Chinese customers.
Pegging much of its future growth on Asia, Zilog intends to increase investment in its Shanghai design center so that it can be more responsive to its increasing number of customers there.
The chances of success for China's national RFID standard are diminishing each day as the government stays flat-footed in the face of an aggressive campaign by EPCGlobal.
The package, which applies an algorithm to try to "catch" goals and other highlights in sporting matches from recorded TV events, could prove helpful for people who can't watch sports scheduled in the wee hours, but want to catch up before dashing off to work in the morning.
Microsoft is striking a new alliance with China TechFaith in hopes of increasing the number of companies capable of creating smart phones based on Windows Mobile software.
Despite recent success for Microsoft in getting China's big PC makers to bundle legitimate copies of the Windows operating system, the software giant remains cautious on how long it will take for China to stamp out rampant piracy.
As China and the United States prepare for the annual Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) early next month, the thorny issue of intellectual property protection is pushing to the forefront again.
The standards body rejects a Chinese proposal for a secure wireless networking standard in favor of the IEEE 802.11i standard, citing a perceived lack of openness in the Chinese proposal's security protocols as a major source of concern among voters.
Brick by brick, Beijing's barrier to free speech will erode, but it's high time we all helped that happen
Qualcomm Inc. said Thursday that it remains determined to pursue patent-related royalties for TD-SCDMA technology used in China; the country will likely begin to commercialize 3G sometime next year.
A new chip set, dubbed Mars, comes with added firepower for handling multimedia and Web-based applications and will soon be available in China.
Next year's rollout will be one of the earliest deployments of high-speed downlink packet access technology, meant to help consumers slash download times for music and data files.
The handsets, wholesale-priced at under $30, are targeted for markets such as India, South Africa, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Thailand, the Philippines, and Yemen.
The country will merge China Electronics Corp. (CEC) and the China Great Wall Computer Group Co., which make integrated circuits, hard drives, monitors, power supplies, cell phones and radar systems. CEC also owns chip foundry Shanghai Huahong-NEC Corp. The combined assets will total $6 billion.
Market watchers are trying to determine whether the Chinese manufacturer can make IBM’s former PC unit profitable without compromising quality.
A recent warning by one of North America’s largest technology advocates indicates that the U.S. isn’t the only nation nervous about rapidly developing Asian countries.
Pursuing its mission to be China's top intellectual property hub, a Hong Kong science park is forging partnerships with four Chinese universities.
The company is promising something that seems counterintuitive: a complex suite of features in a smart phone that's cheap and easy to use.
The MultiMediaCard Association intends to join forces with a Taiwanese memory-card alliance.
As tensions between Japan and China escalate over arguments with origins in World War II, technology companies should prepare to lessen their reliance on the two countries, according to market research company Gartner Dataquest.
Citing national security and the public interest as its reasons for acting, the executive branch of Taiwan's government is seeking to tighten the rules that are intended to control technology transfers off the island, a move that is believed to be targeted at China.