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DIGITIMES regularly interviews leading industry executives, inviting them to talk frankly about the technology issues and the business challenges that need to be addressed in an industry that is marked by constant change. We always welcome the opportunity to discuss industry trends and issues face-to-face, via email or during a conference call, especially for companies that are targeting the Greater China market.

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  • Realtek moves into Wireless LAN, part one

    Thursday 18 November 2004

    One of the communication industry's hot stories, right now, is Realtek Semiconductor Corp.'s move into Wireless LAN chip design. Already a dominating presence in Ethernet networking controllers, Realtek is now offering...

  • Conexant talks about expansion in the consumer-electronics market

    Thursday 11 November 2004

    Peter Kempf, vice president of marketing, Wireless and Residential Gateway Access Products at Conexant Systems, spoke with DigiTimes about how the company is competing in the WLAN IC market through product differentiation...

  • Q&A: Atsana talks about its multimedia solutions for mobile devices, part one

    Tuesday 26 October 2004

    Atsana Semiconductor, headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, develops fully programmable, low-power consumption multimedia processors for wireless devices such as handsets, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and network cameras...

  • Ligitek Electronics sees success in LED applications and modules

    Monday 11 October 2004

    Ligitek Electronics, a Taiwan-based LED testing and packaging company, saw its gross margins rise from less than 25% in the first half of this year to 27-28% in the third quarter, on the successful performance of its new...

  • Q&A: VIA Technologies’ Embedded Processor Platform

    Thursday 30 September 2004

    DigiTimes recently had the opportunity to talk with Richard Brown, director of marketing at VIA Technologies in Taipei. Talk focused on VIA’s embedded processors and the platforms they enable. Explaining that embedded...

  • Interview with SiGe CEO Jim Derbyshire

    Monday 27 September 2004

    SiGe Semiconductor, a Canada-based fabless IC design house, is aggressively expanding its operations in Asia, according to company chief executive officer Jim Derbyshire. The Asia headquarters will be set up in Hong Kong,...

  • HuaQi gearing up to expand aigo-branded product line worldwide

    Thursday 16 September 2004

    Feng Jun, president and CEO of HuaQi Information Technology, shared his experience with DigiTimes to talk about how the company has beaten South Korea-based Samsung Electronics to become the top spot in China’s...

  • Q&A with display experts from the UK

    Tuesday 14 September 2004

    During a pre-seminar meeting (UK Development in Flat Panel Displays 2004), five display experts from the UK talked to the Taiwan press about their cooperation with companies in Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and possibly China,...

  • Micron on the advantages of stacking

    Tuesday 14 September 2004

    With respect to a given lithography node – whether it’s 0.11- or 0.13-micron – both stack and trench processes are implementing 8F² technology. However, the various suppliers do not use standardized...

  • Q&A with OLED-display maker RiTdisplay

    Wednesday 8 September 2004

    DigiTimes recently had the opportunity to talk with Robert Chen, senior vice president, Marketing Center, RiTdisplay Corporation, one of the three or four companies in Taiwan that are pioneering OLED display technology...

  • Q&A with David Nagel, president of PalmSource

    Thursday 12 August 2004

    DigiTimes spoke with David Nagel, president and CEO of PalmSource, on the occasion of a recent business trip to Taipei. The Q&A session covered a wide range of Palm OS-related topics, including Chinese-language support...

  • Interview with Optimax chairman Larry Lai

    Wednesday 4 August 2004

    Competition in polarizers is heating up! Japan-based Nitto Denko, the world’s top polarizer maker, recently finished building a complete polarizer plant in the Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP). This plant just happens...

  • Interview with Hitachi GST Asia-Pacific president

    Wednesday 28 July 2004

    Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) plans to strengthen its market position in the PC and notebook markets. The company is also gearing up for the consumer electronics market this year. DigiTimes talked...

  • Interview with Teh Ban Seng, Seagate vice president of Asia Pacific Sales and Marketing

    Wednesday 9 June 2004

    With the announcement of 11 new hard drive models to be launched in the second half of this year, disk drive giant Seagate Technology is looking to diversify its product selection by expanding further into the server, desktop...

  • Acer seeks No. 3 spot in China notebook market by changing channel strategy

    Wednesday 26 November 2003

    Acer, which has been generating respectable profits in China for years, now faces increasing challenges amid rising competition from both local and foreign heavy-weights like Legend and IBM. Scott Lin, Acer’s president...

  • Asustek aims to continue gaining market share after margins fall

    Wednesday 19 November 2003

    These are challenging times for companies like Asustek Computer. With the global PC market having reached maturity, Taiwan’s largest motherboard maker has seen its gross margins fall to their lowest levels in years...

  • NEC CI establishing closer ties with Taiwanese suppliers – exclusive CEO interview

    Wednesday 15 October 2003

    NEC Computer International (NEC CI), NEC’s subsidiary in Europe and a major PC vendor, has achieved great success in its home market and is expecting more support on product developments from Taiwan, company president...

  • ‘The Phoenician wins by leading’ – domain permission helps too

    Friday 3 October 2003

    On the afternoon of September 24, following his keynote speech at the VIA Technology Forum (VTF) 2003 in Taipei earlier that day, Albert Sisto, CEO and chairman of Phoenix Technologies, elaborated to DigiTimes on...

  • Interview with Shuttle chairman

    Monday 14 April 2003

    Leading the trend of mini-barebone systems, Shuttle estimated that it will ship 600,000 XPCs this year, up 140% from 250,000 units in 2002, company chairman David Yu told DigiTimes in a recent interview. He also...

  • Interview with Nvidia CEO

    Thursday 27 February 2003

    Nvidia expects each of its businesses – desktop-use graphics chips, Xbox chips, notebook-use graphics chips and workstation products – to achieve more than US$100 million in sales in 2003, company president...

  • Nvidia CEO: NV30 to place Nvidia as performance leader in desktop market again

    Thursday 21 November 2002

    Drastically changing market demand and escalating competition from rivals have imposed considerable pressure on Nvidia in 2002. However, with the launch of its latest high-end NV30 graphics chip, the company expects to...

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