|Acer sets goal to be top five handset manufacturer|
The company has expanded its mobile phone business to 31 countries, well ahead of its goal of reaching 25 nations this year and more than doubling the 12 countries it was selling its handsets to last year.
|Taiwan backend orders to rise|
The output value of Taiwan's integrated circuit (IC) packaging and testing sector could rise more than 5 percent in the third quarter from a quarter earlier because of peak season effects, according to a government research report.
|Infineon to purchase IR for $3 Billion|
Infineon said in Wednesday's announcement that it's paying $40 per share for El Segundo-based International Rectifier. The deal has been approved by both boards, but must win regulatory permission and meet the approval of International Rectifier shareholders.
|Apple stock hits new height|
After peaking at $100.77 Wednesday morning, shares slipped 3 cents to $100.50, giving Apple a market value of $602 billion ¡ª by far more than any other publicly held company.
|Battle between Intel and Mediatek hurts SOC new comer|
Caught in the crossfire is Actions Semiconductor in Zhuhai, China. It has been counting on action in the white-box tablet market. Its strategy is to leverage that market to catapult the company from the MP3/MP4 player market where it made its name.
|Samsung to set plant in Indonesia|
"We have been discussing with the Indonesian government of our plan to produce mobile phones for the domestic market, so that we can meet local consumers' need more effectively," Samsung said in an emailed statement.
|AMD to resale OZC SSD as Radon R7|
AMD is positioning the drive as an enthusiast part, right between the OCZ Vector 150 series SSD and the OCZ Vertex 460, a mainstream drive.
|3D printing is bringing big wave to global manufacturing|
additive manufacturing industry is receiving, and, as we have seen through the projection, it will only increase. Additive manufacturing has started to be considered as the answer to restoring manufacturing in some countries.
|Lenovo/IBM deal cleared review by US national-security|
The IBM servers, known as x86 for the type of chips they use, link computers on corporate networks and are essentially commodities in the information technology world. Most of IBM¡¯s x86 servers are made in Shenzhen, China a.nyway
|Samsung/Hynix took 68% of the DRAM market|
The combined market share of Samsung and SK hynix climbed 3 percent on-quarter in the April-June period, well ahead of the 25.7 percent combined market share for U.S. companies and the 6.3 percent for Taiwanese
|3 wheels passenger car to sell for $6800|
Phoenix-based Elio plans to start making the cars next fall at a former General Motors plant in Shreveport, Louisiana. Already, more than 27,000 people have reserved one. Elio hopes to make 250,000 cars a year by 2016.