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Pioneer to launch Blu-ray Disc drive in January

Pioneer plans to unveil at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) its first Blu-ray Disc format optical disc drive for personal computers, it said Tuesday. The drive will be go on sale in Japan at the end of January pending the completion ...

Toshiba hints at HD-DVD delay

Toshiba will likely delay the commercial launch of its first HD-DVD player because a group in charge of the copy-protection system for the format has yet to complete its work, the company said this week.

Fujitsu turns to carbon nanotubes as heatsinks

Fujitsu Laboratories has reported success in using carbon nanotubes as a heatsink for semiconductor chips. The company turned to the tiny tubes as a potential replacement for metallic heatsinks for amplifiers that will be used in next generation cell...

Panasonic to kill GSM phones for 3G Linux handsets

Panasonic Mobile Communications is ending development of 2G (second generation) cell phones in the face of "severe global competition" to concentrate on development of 3G (third generation) Linux-based handsets.

NEC develops razor-thin battery

Engineers at Japan's NEC have developed a flexible battery that is less than a millimeter thick that can be charged in half a minute, the company said Wednesday.

Microsoft plans global development centers

Microsoft plans to create a network of 90 software development centers around the world to support programmers, it said on Tuesday. The initiative is designed partly to foster the creation of local software industries.

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