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Friday 10 April 2015
Digitimes Research: Microsoft new Windows 8.1 licensing subsidies to boost notebook ASPs, but may see limited demand
Microsoft launched its latest Windows licensing fee subsidy program for Windows 8.1 in March which expanded the coverage of notebook models, adjusted subsidies, canceled the previous...
Tuesday 17 February 2015
Digitimes Research: Qualcomm antitrust probe reshapes patent licensing in China
China's anti-trust investigation of Qualcomm has come to an end with the US chip vendor making concessions in order control damage to its operations in the country. The fine for the...
Monday 19 January 2015
Two China LED packagers obtain licensing of white LED patents from Toyoda Gosei
China-based LED packaging service providers Shenzhen Refond Optoelectronics and Shenzhen Jufei Optoelectronics have signed with Japan-based Toyoda Gosei for license use of the latter's...
Friday 19 September 2014
Spansion inks cross licensing agreement with Winbond
Spansion has announced the signing of a cross-license agreement with Winbond Electronics, allowing both companies access to each other's flash memory patent portfolio.
Monday 14 July 2014
Microsoft expands coverage of free Windows licensing
Microsoft reportedly is expanding its subsidies to vendors for Windows-based tablets, and in addition to sub-9-inch models, tablets priced below US$250 will also receive free Windows...
Monday 19 May 2014
AMD said to acquire SATA Express IP from ASMedia for next-generation platform
AMD reportedly will cooperate with Taiwan-based ASMedia Technology, a subsidiary of Asustek Computer, to integrate transmission interfaces such as SATA Express onto its next-generation...
Wednesday 9 April 2014
Acer to open cloud computing center in Taiwan; will see over 50% gross margins from related licensing
Acer's cloud computer experiencing center will open in Taoyuan, Taiwan at the end of May. The company hopes to use the facility to provide more details on its Build Your Own Cloud...
Monday 7 April 2014
Microsoft and MediaTek rumored to be looking to push Windows tablets in the China white-box tablet market
Microsoft reportedly has been aggressively trying to persuade MediaTek to push Windows-based tablets in China's white-box market and with the software giant's announcement of offering...
Thursday 27 March 2014
Microsoft and Dell sign patent licensing agreement
Microsoft and Dell have announced a patent licensing agreement allowing the companies to share technology and build on each other's innovations. It is the continuation of a nearly...
Tuesday 18 March 2014
China market: Second-tier China handset vendors plan to request anti-trust probe into Android licensing
Some second-tier and small China-based handset vendors feel that Google has unreasonably high charges for some applications under the Android platform, and therefore plan to request...
Monday 24 February 2014
Microsoft to lower Windows 8.1 licensing fees for entry-level PCs, say Taiwan makers
Microsoft plans to further decrease Windows 8.1 licensing rates for entry-level PCs priced below US$250 and tablets, from nearly US$50 currently to about US$15, according to Taiwan-based...
Thursday 14 November 2013
Hydis and Innolux sign cross-licensing agreement
E Ink has announced that its Korean subsidiary Hydis Technologies has signed a cross-licensing agreement for TFT LCD products with Innolux of Taiwan.
Friday 2 August 2013
Spansion and XMC announce licensing agreement
Spansion and China-based 300mm semiconductor foundry XMC have announced an agreement for XMC to license Spansion's floating gate NOR flash technology. The agreement expands the companies'...
Wednesday 3 July 2013
Microsoft SST program not attracting brand vendors
Microsoft's Small Screen Touch (SST) program, which offers Windows licensing discounts on touchscreen devices with a display size of 11.6-inch or below, is struggling to attract notebook...
Thursday 16 May 2013
Taiwan NCC sets floor pricing for 4G licenses
Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) on May 15 announced floor prices for acquiring frequency band units to operate next-generation (4G) mobile broadband communications...