Questions Linger on Anti-Counterfeit Rules

This September, the US government is expected to start issuing regulations to carry out the anti-counterfeiting provision in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Is the industry ready? If the presentations at a two-day symposium on counterfeit electronics at the University of Maryland in College Park are any indication, the answer is “maybe.” (See:…

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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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