PCB makers optimistic about smartphone and netbook segment in 2009

Despite an expected decline in PCB production value, PCB makers expect netbook and smartphone applications to be growth drivers in 2009, benefiting related PCB companies Unitech Printed Circuit Board, Unimicron    

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China Unicom opens bidding for WCDMA equipment

China Unicom has opened bidding for equipment purchases in preparation for rolling out its WCDMA network, attracting eight equipment makers to participate: Ericsson, Nokia Siemens Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, Moto    

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The Bull Case for Sybase

The Correct Call submits:Sybase, Inc. (SY) provides enterprise and mobile softwaresolutions for information management, development, and integrationworldwide. Its Infrastructure Platform Group segment offers Ad    

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Hello! International Telecom Opportunity Calling

Michael Michaud submits:After scanning seven thousand charts as I usually do every weekend, I've come up with this week's weekly stock pick. The scan produced mostly short-sell candidates this week. T    

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Return of Low Power GSM

Dean Bubley submits: About two years ago, there was a sudden buzz of excitement around a newspectrum auction in the UK - referred to as "low power GSM", itrepresented a sliver of frequencies that were    

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Dismantling the Tyranny of the SIM Card

Dean Bubley submits: About 18 months ago, I wrote a deliberately provocative post titled "The Tyranny of the SIM Card".It tackled the thorny issue of whether the SIM (which is essentially'an oper    

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IMS MMtel: Does Anyone Other Than Ericsson Care?

Dean Bubley submits: This may come as a surprise to you, but there is a 3GPP standard for a"PSTN replacement" form of VoIP. Supposedly, it will enable bothfixed-line [TISPAN] and mobile operators to d    

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VimpelCom to Acquire Golden Telecom for $4.3B

Vimpel-Communications (VIP), Russia's second-largest wireless carrier, has agreed to acquire Golden Telecom (GLDN), a Russian broadband and fixed-line operator, for around4.24B, or105/share. The deal repre    

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Alvarion Inks Tier-1 Deal

Aaron Katsman submits: As my buddy Zack “Facebook” Miller posted exactly two weeks ago, Alvarion (ALVR) announced a huge win on Wednesday by inking a deal with a â€&o    

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RIMM Considering iPhone Rival - Globe & Mail

Research In Motion's (RIMM) Blackberry has long been the corporate phone of choice, but a report in Canada's Globe and Mail says the company has launched an important move to grab market share in the    

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