Stories by Paul Kallender

  • Samsung develops new memory chips

    Samsung Electronics has developed two high-capacity memory parts, one of which will lead to higher-capacity storage cards for a range of consumer electronics, and another which will help PCs better handle memory-intensive applications such as 3D graphics processing, the company said yesterday.

  • Sony to mass produce OLEDs for small screens from 2005

    Sony will start mass production of full-colour Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays and is considering using the technology across a wide range of the company's portable devices with screen sizes up to 10 inches (25cm) from next year.

  • Canon, Toshiba form joint venture on SED TVs

    Canon and Toshiba will establish a joint venture next month to manufacture and market panels for large TVs using SED (Surface-conduction Electron-emitter Display) technology, the two companies said on Tuesday.

  • Hitachi and Intel join on mobile phone drives

    Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) and Intel are pushing the development of an interface technology that they hope will smooth the adoption of compact hard-disk drives (HDDs) into mobile phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and digital music players, the companies said on Friday.

  • Matsushita DSPs to speed product development

    Matsushita Electric plans to speed development of products by using a single new digital signal procecessor (DSP) chip it has developed across a range of products. It currently uses different chips for phones, audio products, TVs and DVD players.

  • Japan helps drive surge in global patent applications

    Latest figures for the number of applications for international patent filing by companies through the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) point to continued international recovery in research and development (R&D) spending across a broad range of technologies and industries. Applications from East Asia and Japan in particular showed strong growth, the organization said Tuesday.