Archives: February 2007

Wired Nation Goes Wireless

Posted by: Ihlwan Moon on February 28

South Korea’s mobile carrier KTF on March 1 launched the world’s first “nationwide” network enabling seamless video conferencing on the go. The network, using the technology called High-Speed Downlink Packet...

China responds to science scandals

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on February 28

This week two of China’s top science agencies have announced new strategies to crack down on fraud. This is in response to a series of scandals that hit China last...

Coming To Your Big-Screen TV: High-Def Photos

Posted by: Kenji Hall on February 28

I'm finding it harder than ever to get excited about digital cameras. Call me jaded but it seems like every few weeks a tech maker comes out with yet...

Phishers find India

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on February 22

As readers of this blog can attest, lots of Indians are keenly competitive with the Chinese. But there’s one industry where Indians have been happy to lag behind China –...

Rush hour for China's cellular operators

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on February 20

By now just about everybody who cares knows that China is the world’s biggest cellular market. Every once and a while, it’s useful to step back and think about just...

Sharp's Share Falls

Posted by: Kenji Hall on February 14

Should Sharp be worried? The latest iSuppli ranking for the fourth quarter of 2006 showed Sharp dropping to fourth place with just 11.4% of the global LCD TV market. (Samsung...

Sony Cuts Back On Chip Spending

Posted by: Kenji Hall on February 13

Is Sony giving its semiconductor strategy a rethink? That's what Yutaka Nakagawa, who heads Sony's semiconductor division, suggested to reporters on Feb. 13. The exec said Sony's investment in its...

India – 163 years behind China?

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on February 12

Some Asiatech readers complain that I'm anti-India, that I spend too much time comparing India to China, and that in these comparisons all too often India comes out looking bad....

Flash Chip Price Falls Seen Continuing

Posted by: Ihlwan Moon on February 12

A Micron Technology executive’s forecast that prices of NAND flash memory chips could fall between 30% and 40% in the current quarter sparked plunges in share prices of Asian memory...

Samsung Phone Joins Family of Touch-screen Devices

Posted by: Ihlwan Moon on February 07

Underscoring a new tech trend this year, South Korea’s Samsung Electronics on Feb. 8 unveiled its new smart phone that lets users dial numbers and call up features by...

Samsung Settles DRAM Chip Anti-trust Case

Posted by: Ihlwan Moon on February 07

Samsung Electronics, facing legal headaches on a handful of issues, has agreed to pay $90 million to settle price-manipulation charges by about 40 U.S. states and consumers of products using...

A boost for India's chip industry

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on February 07

The world’s biggest chip foundry is Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., aka TSMC, and TSMC’s decisions on where to do business are good indicators of where the semiconductor industry as a...

Lenovo’s American sales keep falling

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on February 01

Lenovo can’t seem to get many Americans to accept the idea of buying computers from a Chinese company. Today China’s No. 1 PC maker came out with its quarterly numbers...

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