August, 2011

ITC Denies Sanctions On Microsoft: What Was The Real Risk?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Continuing with the coverage on the ‘Smartphone Wars’, Microsoft gained a strategic battle with the ITC recently denying a motion for Microsoft to be sanctioned for allowing its expert to review secret Android code. Microsoft is currently contending that some Android-powered Motorola phones infringe on Microsoft’s patents. As required by the court, Motorola (and Google, after being served a subpoena […]

Nortel Auction & Smartphone Wars: Google Equalizes In Style!

Reading Time: 3 minutes There are several aspects of the recent Nortel Networks patent portfolio auction that have raised brows across the industry. First, the stalking horse tactics of Google, which in itself established how vital the portfolio was to the telecommunications industry. The Smartphone market, while past maturity in the developed world, has only started to realize its potential in the emerging economies. Second, […]

Non-Flash NVRAM: A Race to the Start

Reading Time: 6 minutes Flash memory has, since its birth at Toshiba in the 1980s, matured from camera devices and memory cards to virtually all handheld computing devices and enterprise electronics. Consumer demand has simultaneously pushed device capacities up to 256 GB of nonvolatile storage. But as demand for smaller form factors and even higher capacity increases, the electronics industry will soon exhaust the […]