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$100 Billion Chinese Market Attracts Pharma Giant Astrazeneca

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

China’s booming economy and its massive gross domestic product growth has been increasingly attracting the pharmaceutical market. Astrazeneca, the Londonbased pharmaceutical giant, already has a substantial presence in China now.

New High Tech Milestone: China is World’s Biggest PC Consumer

Monday, December 19th, 2011

International market research firm IDC reveals that, in the second quarter of this year, the most voracious consumer of Personal Computers, or PCs, was China, ahead of the next largest consumer, the US. This is indeed a pathbreaking technology milestone for China. IDCs results also project that by 2012, China will soon overtake the US in PC imports, as it is estimated to import 85.2 million PCs in comparison to 76.6 million by American consumers.

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Japanese at the Helm of Chip Technology

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Technology and innovation are synonymous with Japan. This June saw NEC Corporation (NEC), in association with Tohoku University, announce the development of the first ever memory chip which can be addressed by its memory directly. The Content Addressable Memory (CAM) can process and store data on a circuit even when the power supply is off. Additionally, these chips are fast and as non-volatile as existing circuits.

Inkjet Printing Method for Thin Film Transistors Developed in Japan

Monday, December 12th, 2011

In a recent Nature publication, Japanese researchers from The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Tsukuba, have described an innovative technique they have been working on – printing thin film transistors with InkJet technology. This research has lead to a completely new product that works on flexible substrates. Typically, printers with large-footprints use silicon-based products. This increases the costs of production.

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Korea’s Tablet PCs are the Busy Buzz in its Digitization Growth

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Korea has been a major hub for sophisticated electronic gadget manufacturing for several decades now. More recently, led by such giant makers such as LG and Samsung, this nation has played a significant role of responsibility in the micro-revolutions happening in the Smartphone/mobile markets, and these same makers are now all set to create another seismic wave with their own tablet versions.

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Advances in Waste Management Technologies in China

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

The remarkable pace of urbanization and industrialization in China has contributed greatly to the nation’s emergence from its turbulent past into the fastest-growing economic superpower that impacts the modern world. However, this rapid pace of urbanization has created certain drawbacks, despite its overall favorable impact on the nation and its people, particularly in the area of waste disposal and management.

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New Gas Turbine Technology for Green Energy Production Launched in China

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

For decades, General Electric has been at the forefront of developing technologies and solutions for the energy sector for various economies of the world. The company continuously invests a great deal in the development of new technology solutions towards this end, including innovative green energy production systems such as their new gas turbines that feature their FlexEfficiency technology.

World’s First Large-Scale Spherical OLED Screen Developed in Japan

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Spherical displays people see in malls and sporting events use an interconnected series of light emitting diodes (LEDs) to project various images, graphics and patterns. Although such scenes are amusing to see, the quality of images projected are not that comparable to what one can view on their TV screens. Now, imagine viewing high definition video images of the earth and all its geographical wonders and beauty, not on a flat TV screen – but on a display screen with the shape of the earth itself.

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3G to Put Thailand’s Tablet Demand in Line with Asia

Monday, August 1st, 2011

A new report from market analyst Ovum has indicated that tablet computers are the second biggest driver for mobile broadband traffic in Asia, next to the smartphone. Netbooks and laptops, which topped the list last year as key growth drivers, dropped to third place.

ISP Code of Practice Issued in Singapore

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

According to the International Telecommunication Union, there were 3,658,400 Internet users among Singapore’s 4,701,069 population in 2010, giving this nation one of the highest Internet penetration rates in the world at 77.8 percent.

However, Singapore implements only a minimal level of Internet filtering such as blocking a few identified pornographic sites to signify the government’s overall disapproval of such content.

Power Demand Goes Slower as China Gets Renewable Energy Boost

Friday, May 27th, 2011

As the world’s biggest consumer of energy, China has also been tagged as the primary source for harmful greenhouse gases known to cause climate change.

Although the country has been very sensitive as the recipient of this title and has always maintained that pollution is the price to pay for industrialization, the government still pledged to adopt measures to curb these harmful emissions.

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Riding the Asian Tablet Bandwagon

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

The tablet PC has grown in tremendous popularity across the globe and is fast becoming a preferred mobile computing choice in emerging markets such as Asia.

According to the technology research company Gartner, the tablet PC is very popular among people who already have a personal computer or laptop in use as their main unit but who want an efficient portable computing device that they can bring anywhere.

A similar consumer survey performed by Nielsen Global in Taiwan showed that 36% of respondents already have a tablet PC or are planning to purchase a unit of their choice in the near future. Tablets like Apple’s iPad and Google Android tablets feature faster Internet connections than laptops, making them more appealing to people while on the go.

Is the End of i-Mode Near?

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

i-Mode wireless technology has been one of the key telecommunications offerings in the Japanese market for years, and has even become part of some telcos’ range of services in other countries.

But the winds of change are blowing: the number of international telcos offering i-Mode services is dwindling, and even in Japan itself, the end for i-Mode may be in sight.


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