Junko Yoshida is an 18-year veteran of high-tech journalism, having served as a correspondent, bureau chief, and consumer electronics editor for EE Times in Tokyo, Silicon Valley, and Paris. Her wide range of expertise in various technology disciplines, combined with her experience in consumer electronics, has allowed her to trace breakthrough developments in numerous technologies including audio/visual codes, digital TVs, DVDs, mobile TV, RFIDs, and many others. Prior to joining EE Times in 1990, Yoshida served as a principal liaison with the foreign press in Tokyo, where she organized press junkets for groups of journalists from abroad. She started her career with EE Times as the Tokyo Correspondent for the US-based weekly newspaper. She has won various editorial awards including the "Best Beat Coverage" in digital consumer electronics. Most recently, she won first place for "Best Exclusive Story" (2002) among all the then CMP-owned publications. Educated in both the United States and Tokyo, Yoshida graduated from Hitotsubashi University with a BA in Social Science.

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Editor’s note: Bolaji Ojo, one of three founders of EPSNews, has left our parent company, AspenCore Media. Junko Yoshida, our new global editor-in-chief, bids him farewell on our behalf. Bolaji Ojo, our fearless group publisher at AspenCore Media (of which EE Times is part), has decided to resign. I won’t lie. I am profoundly sad to see…

Waymo Driver Outlines Component-Rich Robocar

Waymo recently released via Youtube a lecture on “Waymo Driver,” the company’s fifth-generation robocar platform. Presented by YooJung Ahn, head of design at Waymo, the video clip shares the new platform’s basic design ideas. Ultimately, the trick that caught many industry observers’ eyes about the latest robocar was Waymo’s liberal use of various sensors, including…

Future Cars Face Terabyte Memory Load

MADISON, Wis. – For a highly automated or outright self-driving car in, say, 2020,  how much memory capacity, to capture, process and store data, will be enough? A consensus among experts in automotive and memory industries is this connected vehicle will require data storage of at least hundreds of gigabytes (GB) and probably a terabyte…

As Apple Jilts Imagination, MIPS Goes on Block

MADISON, Wis. — Imagination Technologies Group disclosed Thursday (May 4) that it has started a “dispute resolution procedure” with Apple, as their negotiations have stalled. With the potential loss of Apple — which accounts for about half of the U.K.-based company’s revenue — looming large, Imagination is fighting for its survival. Not coincidentally, the company revealed plans…

Baidu Battles Google in Robo-Car Derby

TOKYO – Last week’s announcement by Chinese Internet behemoth Baidu on Project Apollo – the company’s plan to “open up” its autonomous driving platform to others – surprised many auto industry watchers, largely because autonomous car development remains embryonic. However, given Baidu’s heavy R&D investment in artificial intelligence technologies, and the many business deals the…

Is Foxconn Ready for Cars?

Never underestimate the power of an industrializing nation with the will to succeed. We’ve seen it happen in Japan, followed by Korea, and we’ve also observed Taiwan as it pioneered the semiconductor foundry business and mastered PC and mobile ecosystems. It’s still an open question, though, whether Taiwan can replicate in the auto market the…