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Stories by Sumner Lemon

  • Motorola-brand TV effort goes nowhere

    A licensing agreement between Motorola and Moxell Technology to introduce a range of Motorola-brand TVs collapsed last year over technical disagreements, according to an employee familiar with some aspects of the project.

  • Accton readies wireless mesh gear for Q3 launch

    After two years of development, Accton Technology, a Taiwanese manufacturer of networking equipment, plans to begin shipping a line of WLAN (wireless LAN) mesh networking products during the third quarter, the company said Monday.

  • Standards deadlock looms over UWB

    A deadlock between competing camps over ultra wideband (UWB) could derail efforts to establish an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) standard for the short-range wireless technology, according to an executive familiar with the process.

  • TSMC's Chang to step down as CEO

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) chairman and chief executive officer (CEO), Morris Chang, will give up his role as CEO of the company on July 1.

  • IBM readies Tablet PC version of ThinkPad

    IBM has developed a ThinkPad laptop computer with a rotating screen that can be used as a tablet computer, according to documents made available by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

  • TSMC to begin 65-nanometer production in December

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC), the world's largest contract chip maker, plans to begin producing chips using a more advanced 65-nanometer manufacturing process starting in December, the company said Wednesday.

  • Lenovo shares in limbo amid investment rumors

    Amid talk that three US venture capital firms are set to take a stake in Lenovo Group, the company's stock remained suspended from trading in Hong Kong for a third day on Wednesday pending an announcement from the company.

  • Chip industry straining at the limits of technology

    Semiconductor makers will soon need to find a new substrate to replace the pure silicon wafers used to make chips if they are to keep pace with expected advances in chip-making technology, according to the head of a prominent industry group.

  • Lenovo likely made concessions to win U.S. approval

    Lenovo Group likely offered concessions to U.S. government officials in order to win approval for its US$1.75 billion acquisition of IBM's PC business, but any deal is unlikely to have a negative impact on the Chinese company's business, analysts said Thursday.