Going Global: Is Your Supply Chain Ready?

International growth opportunities continue to abound for high-tech companies. Looking at the mobile/smartphone category alone, new research by the Pew Internet and American Life Project shows that more than half of US mobile users own smartphones. At the same time, smartphone usage is also rising in other regions, particularly in Europe. According to the Pew…

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Tech IPO Market Cools Down

Facebook's initial public offering was not the only one that took place in the first half of the year, though no one could blame investors for thinking otherwise. So far this year, 71 US companies have completed IPOs and raised $26.9 billion of total proceeds, according to the PwC US IPO Watch. However, IPOs dropped…

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US Court Bans Sale of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

A federal court in California has ordered {complink 4751|Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.} to stop selling one version of its Galaxy Tab 10.1, because the continued sale of the device could cause “irreparable harm” to {complink 379|Apple Inc.}. The decision handed down Tuesday followed an appellate court's ruling that the lower court had erred in denying…

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Who Benefits From Microsoft Surface Debut?

The winners and losers are already being sorted out following the decision by {complink 3426|Microsoft Corp.} to launch its own tablet PC. Many industry observers say the software giant's OEM customers will be the direct losers. Others say Microsoft itself may regret its move, which is likely to irritate its PC partners. Whatever the case…

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Panasonic, Sony in OLED Pact

Two of Japan's leading consumer electronics companies have announced they will jointly develop next-generation organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays and modules for TVs and other large-screen applications. {complink 4185|Panasonic Corp.} and {complink 5114|Sony Corp.} plan to leverage their printing technologies for next-generation OLEDs, which use ink-jet type technology in the manufacturing process. Sony and…

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