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Alibaba forays into CPU sector via investment in C-Sky Microsystems

Nov 6, 13:39

As part of its efforts to enhance its presence in the CPU sector, China tech giant Alibaba Group has invested in Hangzhou-based C-Sky Microsystems, an IC design house dedicated to...

Qualcomm revenues, profits fall in fiscal 2017

Nov 3, 11:25

Qualcomm has announced operating income of US$2.6 billion on revenues of US$22.3 billion in its fiscal year ended September 24, 2017, which represented on-year decreases of 60% in...

Qualcomm faces antitrust fine in Taiwan

Oct 12, 11:40

Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has concluded an investigation into wireless chipmaker Qualcomm, finding that certain of the company's business practices are in violation of...

Qualcomm says it will appeal the FTC ruling

UMC to roll out 22nm process as early as 2018

Apr 28, 11:46

Foundry chipmaker UMC has disclosed plans to roll out 22nm process technology as early as 2018. UMC has started IP development for its 22nm process, and expects to introduce the node...

UMC planning 22nm process technology

UMC expects flat performance in 2Q17

Apr 27, 11:08

United Microelectronics (UMC) expects its wafer shipments and ASPs to stay flat sequentially in the second quarter of 2017, when the foundry chipmaker's capacity utilization rate...

Powerchip chairman expects long-term DRAM shortage

Apr 20, 22:20

The supply of DRAM memory is likely to stay tight for a substantial period of time, according to Frank Huang, chairman for Taiwan-based pure-play foundry Powerchip Technology.

Microsoft announces IP licensing program for connected cars

Mar 23, 15:37

The automotive industry is undergoing a digital transformation. The technology in automobiles that's connected to the Internet and capable of receiving services from the cloud is...

Microsoft lowers 2017 Windows 10 licensing rates for low-cost notebooks

Jan 12, 21:09

Microsoft has settled with notebook vendors on Windows 10 licensing rates for models to be launched in 2017, with costs for under 14.1-inch low-cost models lowered from 2016, according...

BlackBerry secures global smart phone software and brand licensing agreement with TCL

Newswatch - Dec 19, 10:37

BlackBerry and TCL Communication Technology Holdings have entered into a long-term licensing agreement, providing acceleration to BlackBerry's transition into a security software...

Equipment maker GPM strikes licensing deal with IBM

Nov 4, 11:05

Gallant Precision Machining (GPM), which mainly makes equipment for the manufacture of display panels and semiconductors, has announced the signing of a joint development and license...

Hydis Technologies cross licensing TFT-LCD patents with Tianma Micro-electronics

Sep 6, 12:01

EPD (electrophoretic) electronic paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) on September 1 announced that its South Korea-based subsidiary Hydis Technologies has signed with China-based Tianma...

Tsinghua Unigroup, XMC in licensing talks with Micron, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 6, 15:08

China-based Tsinghua Unigroup reportedly will tie up with Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (XMC) to develop memory products, including NAND flash chips, according...

eMagin inks licensing agreement for headset intellectual property

Jan 7, 14:41

eMagin has signed a non-exclusive intellectual property (IP) licensing agreement for its 4-megapixel per eye virtual reality headset technology with an undisclosed company. The deal...

Qualcomm signs more patent license deals in China

Dec 31, 10:37

Qualcomm has disclosed two license deals it has reached with China-based Haier and Beijing Tianyu Communication Equipment, which will pay the chip firm royalties for using its 3G...

SAS offers free patent licensing

Oct 23, 14:37

Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) on October 22 announced the availability of free licensing for its patent No. 1452185 concerning the...

Globalfoundries developing 10nm in-house

Oct 2, 10:57

Globalfoundries plans to develop 10nm process technology in-house instead of relying on licensing from Samsung, according to industry sources.

CMC Magnetics obtains optical disc licensing from Taiyo Yuden

Sep 21, 20:39

Taiwan-based blank optical disc maker CMC Magnetics on September 21 signed with Japan-based Taiyo Yuden for the latter's licensing of technologies, patents, media IDs and trademarks...

Precise Biometrics signs license agreement with Elan

Aug 4, 15:50

Precise Biometrics has entered an agreement with Taiwan-based touchscreen sensor developer Elan Microelectronics for licensing of Precise Biometrics' product for fingerprint recognition...

Microsoft looking to charge extra licensing fees for high-end notebooks

Jun 22, 23:49

Microsoft has been talking to notebook brand vendors about the licensing of Windows 10 recently and is planning to charge extra fees for notebook models with high-end hardware such...

Toshiba signs TV brand licensing agreement with Compal for Europe

Jun 17, 15:36

Toshiba has announced it has reached an agreement with Compal Electronics on a new business structure for TV brand licensing in Europe.

Arima Communications settles licensing dispute with InterDigital

Stockwatch - Jun 11, 11:07

Arima Communications has signed a settlement agreement and release of claims with the US-based InterDigital Group to end the licensing royalty disputes between the two companies,...

Universal Display announces 1Q15 financial results

May 8, 12:33

Universal Display has announced that for the first quarter of 2015 its net income of US$1.3 million, or US$0.03 per diluted share, on revenues of US$31.2 million, compared to net...

Digitimes Research: Microsoft new Windows 8.1 licensing subsidies to boost notebook ASPs, but may see limited demand

Apr 10, 11:35

Microsoft launched its latest Windows licensing fee subsidy program for Windows 8.1 in March which expanded the coverage of notebook models, adjusted subsidies, canceled the previous...

Digitimes Research: Qualcomm antitrust probe reshapes patent licensing in China

Feb 17, 15:46

China's anti-trust investigation of Qualcomm has come to an end with the US chip vendor making concessions in order control damage to its operations in the country. The fine for the...

Two China LED packagers obtain licensing of white LED patents from Toyoda Gosei

Jan 19, 21:42

China-based LED packaging service providers Shenzhen Refond Optoelectronics and Shenzhen Jufei Optoelectronics have signed with Japan-based Toyoda Gosei for license use of the latter's...

Spansion inks cross licensing agreement with Winbond

Sep 19, 10:34

Spansion has announced the signing of a cross-license agreement with Winbond Electronics, allowing both companies access to each other's flash memory patent portfolio.

Microsoft expands coverage of free Windows licensing

Jul 14, 15:29

Microsoft reportedly is expanding its subsidies to vendors for Windows-based tablets, and in addition to sub-9-inch models, tablets priced below US$250 will also receive free Windows...

AMD said to acquire SATA Express IP from ASMedia for next-generation platform

May 19, 21:38

AMD reportedly will cooperate with Taiwan-based ASMedia Technology, a subsidiary of Asustek Computer, to integrate transmission interfaces such as SATA Express onto its next-generation...

Acer to open cloud computing center in Taiwan; will see over 50% gross margins from related licensing

Apr 9, 21:12

Acer's cloud computer experiencing center will open in Taoyuan, Taiwan at the end of May. The company hopes to use the facility to provide more details on its Build Your Own Cloud...

Microsoft and MediaTek rumored to be looking to push Windows tablets in the China white-box tablet market

Apr 7, 21:33

Microsoft reportedly has been aggressively trying to persuade MediaTek to push Windows-based tablets in China's white-box market and with the software giant's announcement of offering...

Microsoft and Dell sign patent licensing agreement

Mar 27, 11:41

Microsoft and Dell have announced a patent licensing agreement allowing the companies to share technology and build on each other's innovations. It is the continuation of a nearly...

China market: Second-tier China handset vendors plan to request anti-trust probe into Android licensing

Mar 18, 14:38

Some second-tier and small China-based handset vendors feel that Google has unreasonably high charges for some applications under the Android platform, and therefore plan to request...

Microsoft to lower Windows 8.1 licensing fees for entry-level PCs, say Taiwan makers

Feb 24, 15:31

Microsoft plans to further decrease Windows 8.1 licensing rates for entry-level PCs priced below US$250 and tablets, from nearly US$50 currently to about US$15, according to Taiwan-based...

Hydis and Innolux sign cross-licensing agreement

Nov 14, 11:32

E Ink has announced that its Korean subsidiary Hydis Technologies has signed a cross-licensing agreement for TFT LCD products with Innolux of Taiwan.

Spansion and XMC announce licensing agreement

Aug 2, 10:55

Spansion and China-based 300mm semiconductor foundry XMC have announced an agreement for XMC to license Spansion's floating gate NOR flash technology. The agreement expands the companies'...

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