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electronics industry

EU revamps e-waste rules with demanding new recovery targets

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Beefed up electronic equipment and devices waste directive promises five-fold increase in e-waste collectionsStringent new EU e-waste rules officially came into effect yesterday, paving the way for a fundamental overhaul of how technology companies, retailers, recycling firms, and consumers handle waste electronic equipment and devices.The updating of the Waste Electrical...
EU revamps e-waste rules with demanding new recovery targets

Foxconn, Apple's iPhone Supplier, To Undergo Random Audits By Labor Group

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One month after Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) joined the Fair Labor Association amid the release of its supplier report and a new wave of discomfort over the working conditions in iPhone factories, Apple has announced that Foxconn, its primary supplier, will undergo random audits of its factories starting Monday. The...
Foxconn, Apple's iPhone Supplier, To Undergo Random Audits By Labor Group

This Tiny Battery Could Make Wearable Computers A Reality Much Sooner

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There's a new, young startup called Imprint Energy that is determined to change the landscape of the wearable electronics market. Imprint Energy has developed a new kind of zinc-based battery that is super thin, flexible, non-toxic, rechargeable, and more powerful than a standard lithium ion battery. Lithium batteries are the...
This Tiny Battery Could Make Wearable Computers A Reality Much Sooner

Fair Labor Association begins independent audits of Foxconn factories

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Apple has announced on Monday that independent third-party inspections of its final assembly plants in China have officially begun in "Foxconn City." The factory in Shenzhen is one of several facilities that will be audited by the Fair Labor Association, a labor rights activist group that admitted Apple as a member...
Fair Labor Association begins independent audits of Foxconn factories
FairPhone will ship its more ethically-sourced smartphones in October

Your roadmap to CES 2013: parties, events, and survival tips

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The largest U.S. tech trade shows gets under way this week in Las Vegas. The gadget heaven known as the Consumer Electronics Show is expected to draw more than 150,000 people to Sin City, starting with press previews today through Friday. As we noted in our earlier preview, CES...
Your roadmap to CES 2013: parties, events, and survival tips

Wipro, HP top Greenpeace list of green electronics companies

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Indian technology company Wipro cracked into the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics at the No. 1 spot, a memorable feat that knocked off last year's top dog HP. Apple took a hit in the rankings. Image from Greenpeace Guide Wipro scored 7.1 out of a possible 10 points in...
Wipro, HP top Greenpeace list of green electronics companies

Apple sky-high as Comet falls to earth

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UK chain enters administration and Japan's electronics industry slips into crisis in shadow of US firm success and online marketAs Britons queued up outside Apple stores to get their hands on the latest iPad on Friday it looked like business as usual for the UK's retailers.But it was a different...
Apple sky-high as Comet falls to earth

Humans and silicon don't mix, but a new material coating could put chips inside our bodies

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Silicon is cheap — a feature that has made it a darling of the electronics industry. But it has a major problem: It doesn’t play well with people. “People are the worst enemy of silicon,” said Paul Berger, an electrical and computer engineering professor at Ohio State University. “When we...
Humans and silicon don't mix, but a new material coating could put chips inside our bodies
Chinese government hopes to create another five Lenovos by 2015
Samsung braces for a tough year, says it will step up patent defense against Apple

Report: Apple moves away from Samsung for ARM chip supplies

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According to reports in a Taiwanese electronics-industry trade publication, Apple is shifting orders for the base ARM chips on which the company builds its Ax line of in-house processors away from Samsung-owned SemCo and towards Taipei-based Unimicron Technology Corporation. If true, it would be yet another move away from using...
Report: Apple moves away from Samsung for ARM chip supplies

Sharp Sells Stake to Hon Hai in Watershed for Japan Tech Sector

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Sharp Corp., once a proud titan of Japan’s electronics industry, said Tuesday it would sell nearly a 10 percent stake to Taiwan’s Hon Hai Group, and struck an accord with its new shareholder to shake up its core — but loss-making — liquid crystal display panel operations. Sharp will issue...
Sharp Sells Stake to Hon Hai in Watershed for Japan Tech Sector
Drawing parallels between Detroit car manufacturers and Japan's electronics industry
Will trend for low cost chip development bring back the investors?

Nintendo granted patent for emulating handheld consoles and software

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Any geek worth his / her salt knows that techdom's territory-spanning intellectual property spats are far from over, so we don't begrudge heavyweights like Nintendo for endeavoring to bulk up their litigious arsenal. Filed back in October of 2003 and just recently granted by the USPTO, is patent number...
Nintendo granted patent for emulating handheld consoles and software
Fair Labor Association to investigate Apple’s suppliers

Nokia factories shift to Asia: Did it have any choice?

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Nokia has confirmed plans to shift the heart of its manufacturing operation to Asia, cutting 4,000 jobs from existing factories and moving their roles to China and South Korea. Employees at three major plants in Finland, Hungary and Mexico had been waiting anxiously for the announcement, which becomes the latest...
Nokia factories shift to Asia: Did it have any choice?

Applied Materials beats earnings as chip industry orders brighten

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Applied Materials is the bellwether of bellwethers for the electronics industry, as it is the world’s largest maker of chip manufacturing equipment. So it’s good to know that the company beat earnings expectations today for its first fiscal quarter ended Jan. 29. Applied said its non-GAAP net income was $240...
Applied Materials beats earnings as chip industry orders brighten

Efforts by Apple and Foxconn to Improve Electronics Industry Labor Conditions Starting to Take Hold

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In the latest installment of its "iEconomy" series, The New York Times takes a look at the advances made by Apple and Foxconn to improve working conditions at the Chinese factories churning out Apple products since a major push began earlier this year. The report details many changes such as...
Efforts by Apple and Foxconn to Improve Electronics Industry Labor Conditions Starting to Take Hold

Apple asks the Fair Labor Association to inspect working conditions Foxconn

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As part of its attempts to remain as transparent as possible when it comes to its operations in China, Apple has announced today that it has asked the Fair Labor Association to “conduct special voluntary audits of Apple’s final assembly suppliers, including Foxconn factories in Shenzhen and Chengdu, China”. As...
Apple asks the Fair Labor Association to inspect working conditions Foxconn
Copper wires might be the bottleneck in the way of Moore's Law

Japan's Electronics Under Siege

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Hedge-fund billionaire Daniel Loeb’s campaign to pressure Sony Corp. into spinning off its entertainment arm is the latest tremor to ripple through Japan’s electronics industry, already reeling from unprecedented losses stemming from its lost standing in the technology world. After a miserable past few years, marked by the rise of...
Japan's Electronics Under Siege

Rambus planning appeal after losing ITC patent case against LSI and STMicroelectronics

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Rambus has lost the ITC dispute it filed with most of the electronics industry back in the day. Only LSI and STMicroelectronics remained as respondents after the company negotiated settlements with Freescale, Broadcom, MediaTek and NVIDIA. In its decision, the court found that some of the patents were unenforceable,...
Rambus planning appeal after losing ITC patent case against LSI and STMicroelectronics

What supercomputers and Schrodinger's cat can teach the electronics industry

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The semiconductors that act as the brains for everything from our washing machines to our mobile phones are hitting a variety of plateaus — plateaus that could affect their ability to perform faster, longer and in more and more places. But electronics makers might find some short-term answers to these...
What supercomputers and Schrodinger's cat can teach the electronics industry

Brazil's answer to iPad mini brings internet to hundreds of thousands

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Economic growth, wealth redistribution and credit are increasing demand for gadgets among Brazilians on low incomesApple's launch of a smaller, cheaper iPad this week generated a global hullabaloo, but for one Chinese businessman in Brazil, it cannot have seemed quite so extraordinary.Paulo Xu had been there and done that -...
Brazil's answer to iPad mini brings internet to hundreds of thousands
Even without Microsoft, this year's CES is going to be a big one, CEA head says

Foxconn said to be considering accelerated transition to robot workers

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Chinese manufacturer Foxconn may do its part to hasten the arrival of the robo-calypse as it considers scaling up introduction of a robot work force that some pundits believe could become cheaper than human workers by 2014. The 21st Century Business Herald spoke with manufacturing analysts and experts that identified...
Foxconn said to be considering accelerated transition to robot workers
Semiconductor chip sales rise slightly for the first quarter

New report profiles better working conditions in Foxconn's Apple factories [Video]

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In January of this year, The New York Times published a lengthy report covering the problems with Foxconn’s plants in China. The piece caused an uproar, pushing Apple to perform its own audit in the factories that make its products and work to address the issues the audit found. Close to...
New report profiles better working conditions in Foxconn's Apple factories [Video]
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