Stories by Paul Kallender

  • SingTel, KPN link up for network services

    Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel), and Koninklijke KPN NV have agreed to link their Internet Protocol (IP) virtual private networks (VPN) to provide services between Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

  • NEC advances to cut cost of fiber-optic equipment

    NEC has made advances in the technology of tunable lasers that will cut the cost of fiber-optic equipment and help communications carriers deliver more efficient communications services, and which will be commercially available by October 2005, the company said in a recent interview.

  • Seiko Epson develops PC board inkjet technology

    Seiko Epson has developed an inkjet technology that can be used to make circuit boards for about half the cost of normal processes and plans to commercialize it in 2007, the company said at a Tokyo press conference Monday.

  • TV makers do battle over big screens

    Japan's consumer electronics companies are investing billions of dollars in flat-panel TVs, but a dispute is raging over which is the best technology to use for the very largest screens.

  • Intel outlines Wireless USB security, use

    Intel is backing the 128-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) encryption protocol for securing wireless USB (Universal Serial Bus) connections, which it hopes will replace USB cables for connections over very short distances, a company engineer said last week.

  • TDK launches 400GB data cartridge

    TDK will start selling data storage cartridges based on the LTO (Linear Tape-Open) Ultrium 3 format in Japan and elsewhere from the middle of November, the company said Friday.

  • Intel developing optical connect for laptops, servers

    Intel is developing an optical interconnect technology to replace copper ribbons in laptop computers and servers that should be ready for commercialization within three to five years, Justin Rattner, Intel senior fellow and director of the company's systems technology labs, said in an Oct. 19 interview in Tokyo.

  • Sharp adds hard disk to its Linux PDA

    Sharp has added a hard-disk drive to its latest Zaurus PDA (personal digital assistant), and is considering selling the Linux operating system-based device abroad, the company said Friday.

  • NEC president: We must end cable clutter

    Wireless USB (Universal Serial Bus) is one answer to the problem of how to connect the increasing number of networked home applicances Japanese electronics companies are developing, according to NEC Electronics president Kaoru Tosaka.

  • OLED's future is bright for small screens

    Toshiba will begin volume production of two or more sizes of small OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) screens next year, officials from the company said in interviews at Ceatec Japan 2004 this week.

  • HD-DVD rewritable standard approved

    The DVD Forum has approved the physical disc specifications for the rewritable version of HD-DVDs (High Definition/High Density-DVDs), taking the format an important step nearer to mass production.

  • Sony outlines high-definition future

    Sony hopes to make itself the leading brand for products using high-definition technology in Japan this year and worldwide in 2005, executives said at the company's dealers' convention in Tokyo.