The market for VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) services in Asia, including Japan, is expected to grow at rate of around US$1 billion per year between 2005 and 2009 to more than $10 billion, as the number of users more than doubles, according to market researcher In-Stat.
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Motorola has won a competition to develop a sub-US$30 mobile phone for poor countries.
The association, whose members include mobile network operators and equipment makers, challenged phone manufacturers to develop mobile handsets with a wholesale price of under $30 each earlier this year to improve access to telecommunications services in developing countries.
AU Optronics, the world's third largest maker of LCD (liquid crystal display) screens, is aiming most of its research dollars at LED (light emitting diode) technology for its sharper contrasts and brighter colors, an executive at the company said.
An industry standards group that includes chip makers, Intel and STMicroelectronics, has published a document detailing the requirements a fuel cell technology would need to power a mobile PC.
International Data Corp. lowered its growth forecast for global information technology spending this year, due mainly to weakness in Europe and Japan, the market researcher said Wednesday.