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Technology 26 Sep 2014 | 1:40 PM Premium

Intel to invest up to US$1.5bil in two Chinese mobile chipmakers

Intel Corp said it will pay as much as US$1.5bil (RM4.88bil) for a 20% stake in two mobile chipmakers with ties to the Chinese government, in the hopes of catching up in a smartphone chip industry dominated by rival Qualcomm Inc.

TECH 19 Sep 2014 | 12:13 PM Premium

Apple's iPhone 6 Plus includes chips from Qualcomm, Skyworks: iFixit

Apple's iPhone 6 Plus uses chips from Qualcomm, Skyworks Solutions, Avago Technologies and other companies, according to gadget repair firm iFixit, which pried one of the devices open in Melbourne early on Friday.

TECH 19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 AM Premium

Apple a decade behind Japan mobile payment curve

Apple's proud announcement that its new iPhone could be used to buy goods in a single swipe left customers nonplussed in Japan, where mobile contactless payments have been normal fare for a decade.

TECH 11 Sep 2014 | 4:04 PM Premium

iPhone 6 and Apple Watch seen boosting NFC technology

Apple Inc's move into mobile payments, announced on Tuesday with the launch of its new iPhone 6 phones and the Apple Watch, is expected to give a boost to the wireless technology behind it, called near-field communications (NFC), analysts and makers of the technology say.

Apple 10 Sep 2014 | 3:58 PM Premium

Apple gives NFC chip technology a prized seal of approval

Apple Inc's long-awaited launch of tap-to-pay technology in its new iPhones and smartwatch may be the seal of approval that near-field communication technology needs to become as commonplace as WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS.

TECH 20 Aug 2014 | 12:22 PM Premium

Silicon to spinach: Japan tech helps farmers cope with climate shifts

Japanese technology firms are applying their expertise in energy-saving and cloud technology to help farmers cope with shifting weather patterns, an onslaught of cheaper imports and a shrinking workforce.

TECH 25 Jul 2014 | 1:40 PM Premium

Amazon's 'Fire' smartphone contains chips from Qualcomm, Samsung, NXP Inc's new "Fire" smartphone contains chips from Qualcomm Inc, NXP Semiconductors NV, and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, according to repair and teardown specialists iFixit, which pried one open on Thursday.

Sony 23 Jul 2014 | 3:54 PM Premium

Sony invests in image sensor production amid 'selfie' boom

Sony Corp said on Thursday it would invest ¥35bil (RM1.09bil) to increase production of image sensors for smartphones and tablets, as the company courts handset makers to get more orders for front-facing camera sensors, used to take selfies.

TECH 21 Jul 2014 | 6:16 PM Premium

Research and development: The practical side of things

Converting innovations from the lab into useful everyday solutions requires a conducive ecosystem, strategic partnerships and more.

TECH 04 Apr 2014 | 12:11 PM Premium

LED makers get smart to rise above price war and growth cliff

Lighting companies like Philips and Osram are scrambling to develop more advanced technology as a price war for LED bulbs threatens to eat into profits and bring on a period of low growth as the long-life bulbs become more common.