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IDC: China Issues 4G Mobile Licenses; TD-LTE Market Experiences Breakthrough

Beijing, December 16, 2013 – International Data Corporation (IDC) today announces that China’s issuance of its 4G licenses will bring about far-reaching influence on the development of both China’s and the global mobile Internet market. On December 4, 2013, the … Continue reading

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WiLAN Signs License with MediaTek

OTTAWA, CANADA – Wi-LAN Inc. (“WiLAN” or the “Company”) (TSX:WIN)(NASDAQ:WILN) today announced that MediaTek Inc. (“MediaTek”) has signed a five-year license agreement related to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi standards. Other terms of the agreement are confidential. MediaTek Inc. is a leading … Continue reading

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ITU Patent Roundtable – UPDATE

While the meeting apparently didn’t result in any resolution, ZDnet reports the ITU’s Malcolm Johnson said the ‘heated debate’ “has gone a long way to help clarify the positions” of the companies involved: “Today’s event has gone a long way … Continue reading

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Tech firms and regulators meet at UN patent pow-wow

Leading tech firms, patent officers, regulators and academics are meeting in Geneva to address whether action is needed to prevent intellectual property disputes “stifling” innovation. The event follows a flurry of lawsuits involving smartphone makers. It is focusing on how … Continue reading

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WiMAX 爛攤子沒收 空喊 4G 上路

政府壓錯寶,iPhone5 無緣飆速上網 WiMAX 爛攤子沒收 空喊 4G 上路 政府想用 4G 打破電信業壟斷, 但以 WiMAX 的例子看,分成六張執照,至今沒一家業者獲利,就是血淋淋前例。 電信業者 3G 的投資還沒回收,現在只想等 4G 設備變便宜才投入,讓 iPhone5 的 4G 功能變英雄無用武之地。(攝影者.楊文財) 被外界稱為毫無驚喜的蘋果最新款手機 iPhone5,九月十四日預購爆量超過一千萬支,雖然外觀變化不大,但升級 4G 通訊功能,手機上網速度更快,可惜的是,台灣過去重心放在 WiMAX 規格,壓錯了寶後,即使 iPhone5 來台,民眾也無緣享用這項最新的功能。現在,政府雖然開始加緊腳步推動釋出 4G 執照,但這次,解決預算赤字的考量,似乎還是放在產業發展的前頭。 政府只想賺標金 頻段切超碎,不利升級 4G 執照原訂發出八張,如果以先前一張 3G 執照要價百億推估,4G 釋照,約可讓國庫進帳八百億元。但賺了這個錢之後,對通訊產業的發展和影響會是什麼? 行政院要求 4G … Continue reading

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The unthinkable has happened: Qualcomm and MediaTek enter into a patent agreement

MediaTek makes chips for various devices including DVD players and televisions, but they’re most known for their mobile phone chips that go into the millions of Chinese made handsets that never leave the country. The Nokla clones we make fun … Continue reading

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Qualcomm, MediaTek ink patent cross-licensing deal

SAN FRANCISCO — Fabless chip vendors Qualcomm Inc. and MediaTek Inc. have agreed to let each other utilize technology covered by their respective patent portfolios, the companies said Thursday (Nov. 19). Under the terms of the arrangement, Qualcomm (San Diego) … Continue reading

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MediaTek, Qualcomm Reach Agreement On W-CDMA, CDMA Patents

TAIPEI (Dow Jones) — Chip designer MediaTek Inc. (2454.TW) and U.S.-based Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) said Friday they had agreed on a patent arrangement covering chips used in Wideband Code Division Multiple Access and Code Division Multiple Access networks. Because the … Continue reading

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MediaTek and Qualcomm Enter Into Patent Arrangement

SAN DIEGO AND HSINCHU — November 19, 2009 — Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services, and MediaTek, Inc., (TPE: 2454), a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital … Continue reading

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Eee PC 違反 GPL 授權協定? 華碩忙澄清 加速補足原始碼公開作業 避免前進國際通路受阻

華碩首款低價採用 Linux 作業平台的 Eee PC,近期卻被國際 Linux 業界質疑違背 GPL(General Public License)開放原始碼精神,由於德商 Forntinet、台廠 D-Link 產品線都曾因 GPL 不當使用而大栽跟斗,這讓華碩 27 日火速澄清是場誤會,並加速補足原始碼公開作業,避免前進國際通路可能受阻的問題! 過去德商 Forntinet、台廠 D-Link 產品線皆曾在德國不當使用 GPL 授權後,並嘗試反擊,甚至質疑 GPL 不具有法律效力,但最終都被德國慕尼黑地方法院駁回,判定必須開放原始碼後才能出貨,這亦使得 GPL 授權力量變大。近期華碩 Eee PC 採用 Linux 平台,在全球造成熱賣,儘管華碩已在公司網站提供 1.8GB 原始碼,但仍被 Linux 網路社群挑出包含 Asus_ACPI 等硬體控制碼未全,躂伐聲浪一時間湧向國際市場。 華碩澄清指出,公司一向重視 GPL … Continue reading

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