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DIGITIMES regularly interviews leading industry executives, inviting them to talk frankly about the technology issues and the business challenges of our rapidly changing industry. We always welcome the opportunity to discuss industry trends and issues face-to-face, via email or during a conference call.

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  • Leading by design: Q&A with Dr. Raghuram Tupuri, AMD, part two

    Tuesday 13 December 2005

    AMD’s drive to 64-bit processors surprised everyone with its speed, even as detractors commented that there would be little or no performance gain on the desktop without a 64-bit OS and 64-bit applications. Whatever...

  • Three OLED production lines to be completed by 2008: Q&A with Visionox

    Friday 2 December 2005

    Beijing Visionox Technology, a China-based company playing a role in the global OLED (organic light-emitting diode) industry, has set up China’s first pilot line for OLED production. Dong-Xu Wang (transliterated from...

  • PCMCIA: broad acceptance of ExpressCard likely in 2H 2007

    Friday 25 November 2005

    Originally codenamed Newcard (introduced under this name in February 2003 at the Intel Developer Forum in San Jose), ExpressCard technology represents the new generation of hot-pluggable I/O expansion cards that the Personal...

  • Philips Polymer Vision: Mass production of rollable displays set for 2006

    Friday 21 October 2005

    Early last month, Philips Polymer Vision, a business unit within Philips Technology Incubator, Royal Philips Electronics, revealed its Concept Readius rollable display at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) in Berlin,...

  • Bluetooth on the move: Q&A with CSR CEO John Hodgson

    Friday 21 October 2005

    Despite initial skepticism from some quarters, Bluetooth has established a growing market presence and continues to assert its viability. One interesting development is the proposed adoption, by the Bluetooth SIG, of Ultra...

  • Interview: Mitac president talks about Mitac’s digital portable future

    Monday 3 October 2005

    Mitac International generated revenues of more than NT$46 billion (US$1.4 billion) in the first eight months of 2005, up more than 60% on year. In the first half of 2005, the company shipped 1.8 million GPS-enabled PDAs,...

  • Interview: LED maker Arima Opto looks toward a brighter future

    Tuesday 27 September 2005

    Arima Optoelectronics, under the Arima Group, was founded in September 1998 and now has three business units – the LED, laser-diode (LD) and lighting system divisions. DigiTimes recently had an opportunity to talk...

  • Consumer multimedia and the digital home: Q&A with YU Lee of STMicroelectronics

    Wednesday 21 September 2005

    As a “classical” IDM, with some 50,000 employees, STMicroelectronics is strongly positioned to be a major supplier of electronics for consumer multimedia and the digital home. That’s not to say that “ST”...

  • Nvidia C51 to help grab integrated chipset market

    Friday 16 September 2005

    Drew Henry, General Manager of Nvidia Platform Products Division, recently sat down with DigiTimes and talked about the prospects for Nvidia’s upcoming integrated chipset series, the C51.

  • Acer aspires to an alternative to the Dell method: Q&A with company chairman JT Wang

    Tuesday 23 August 2005

    Acer’s aspiration to eventually become the world’s number three PC vendor may have taken a step further. The latest figures compiled by International Data Corporation (IDC) show that Acer enjoyed on-year sales...

  • ARM advances: Q&A with ARM VP John Cornish

    Friday 12 August 2005

    ARM (Advanced RISC Machines) continues to turn the soft-IP business model into a success story. Last year saw the company undertake major acquisitions, and this year will see the arrival of a new Cortex applications processor...

  • Bluetooth car kits: expectations and reality

    Friday 15 July 2005

    Highlighted this year as an innovation that will help a whole new range of devices enter the car market and raise the penetration of the technology itself, Bluetooth car kits are now on the way to broad adoption. However,...

  • A briefing on the Blackfin: Q&A with Analog Devices

    Tuesday 12 July 2005

    Analog Devices’ Blackfin processor is an unusual design that combines control processing and digital signal processing on the same chip. Jointly developed with Intel, the Blackfin is now being designed into a wide...

  • BenQ CEO confident of Siemens deal

    Tuesday 12 July 2005

    BenQ’s agreement to buy Siemens AG’s money-losing Mobile Phones unit has been greeted mostly with skepticism and pessimism in the business world. The media and many market watchers have warned that BenQ will...

  • Success the fabless way: Q&A with Faraday

    Wednesday 6 July 2005

    Working closely with foundry UMC, Faraday Technology is generally acknowledged to be Taiwan’s leading design service house. Faraday has seen success in an intensely competitive industry, and the company is determined...

  • Empia: PCIe is not yet mature enough for TV tuners

    Friday 1 July 2005

    Founded in 2002, Empia Technology is an IC-design house focused on USB-supporting system-on-chip (SoC) solutions such as interface engines, flash disk controllers and video bridges. DigiTimes.com talked to Empia’s...

  • The SoundBridge solution: Q&A with Anthony Wood, Roku

    Wednesday 29 June 2005

    Internet radio, while a bit of a contradiction in terms, is catching on fast. Not surprisingly, devices are now coming into the market that free the listener from constantly being at a seat in front of the PC while enjoying...

  • Hard drives go mobile: Q&A with Larry Swezey, Hitachi GST

    Tuesday 28 June 2005

    The success of the Apple iPod has brought home to a mass market that hard disk drives are now considered a viable form of portable mass storage. And after all, millions of users have been happily trusting their data to...

  • Created to fly – An interview with Jack Lee, president of Dialogue Technology

    Friday 24 June 2005

    Having created the Flybook brand name, Taiwan’s Dialogue Technology is now targeting the worldwide market with a new concept in mobile computing. The Flybook is a small-size convertible device with an 8.9-inch screen...

  • Compal president still not sure about health of panel industry

    Thursday 23 June 2005

    When the market was very bullish on panel makers in 2004, Ray Chen, president of notebook maker Compal Electronics and chairman of packaging and testing company International Semiconductor Technology (IST), predicted that...

  • Designing for the digital home: Q&A with Kun-shan Lin, VP, Texas Instruments

    Thursday 16 June 2005

    Texas Instruments has a dominant position in digital signal processing (DSP) technology, reflected in its leading role as chip provider to the mobile phone industry, and that places the company in a strong position to compete...

  • Java on the ARM: Q&A with ARM’s Chris Porthouse

    Tuesday 14 June 2005

    In terms of both the installed and the developer base, Java is now the leading software enabler for virtual execution environments, and that means ARM is involved in the enhancement and development of the Java platform...

  • Tatung booth: blade servers and tablet PCs

    Thursday 2 June 2005

    Part of daily life in Taiwan and well-known in the OEM/ODM business, Tatung is using this year’s Computex to attract buyers’ eyes with its blade servers and tablet PCs. DigiTimes.com spoke to David Wang, product...

  • Expanding in ICs: Q&A with Elan Microelectronics

    Friday 27 May 2005

    Taiwan boasts a fair number of fabless IC design houses, and several have emerged as significant players in the microcontroller and consumer-IC markets. One of these is Elan Microelectronics, based in the Hsinchu Science...

  • Soyez le bienvenu, Taiwan! – An interview with IFA executive vice president Bernard Yvetot

    Friday 29 April 2005

    Lagging compared to some of its European neighbors in the IT field over the last decade, France is now trying to pick up its position and the government is encouraging foreign companies to increase investments. Established...

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