Profile of Junko Yoshida
News & Commentary Posts: 37
Former beat reporter, bureau chief, and editor in chief of EE Times, Junko Yoshida now spends a lot of her time covering the global electronics industry with a particular focus on China. Her beat has always been emerging technologies and business models that enable a new generation of consumer electronics. She is now adding the coverage of China's semiconductor manufacturers, writing about machinations of fabs and fabless manufacturers. In addition, she covers automotive, Internet of Things, and wireless/networking for EE Times' Designlines. She has been writing for EE Times since 1990.
Articles by Junko Yoshida
Apple reported a 31% jump in revenue from Greater China in the latest quarter, and it still has lots of room to grow.
Android and Windows laptops dead even in infection rates for the year 2014.
Intel Corp. agrees to buy Lantiq, a Munich, Germany-based supplier of broadband access and home networking technologies.
Vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology is gaining momentum, and it could become a mandate. But industry and government must address privacy and other concerns.
As Sony discontinues manufacturing and support for its consumer robot Aibo, Japanese owners deal with "end of life" issues for a device that has become part of the family.
My washer needs to speak to my grill? I'm talking back to IoT devices that talk behind my back.
Amazon's new Fire smartphone makes sense for Jeff Bezos, but not for us. The "ultimate" shopping experience should be made available as an app, not as hardware.
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology -- also known as Bluetooth Smart –- promises new conveniences to vehicle owners. But the security still needs work.
Google's self-driving car is still very much an R&D project. But will it eventually find its way onto the freeway?
A year ago, Weibo was China's hottest social network. Now WeChat is the only place to be. Why the dramatic shift?
Ford engineers offer open source platform that aims to make your car as easy to program as your smartphone.
Spreadtrum and Mozilla target first-time smartphone users in emerging markets.
Beyond Nokia's first Android phone and Samsung's Galaxy S5, five big trends reshaping the electronics industry loom large at MWC.
A glimpse at the hot technologies expected during the next 35 years--what's coming down the pike, and how we might begin to make sense of it.
RFID tags are being enlisted to stop a low-tech form of piracy--the theft of packaged DVDs from stores and warehouses.
Delivering on a promise made at the Consumer Electronics Show a year ago, Panasonic said Sunday that it will start offering this spring a Java-enabled digital cable set-top box to U.S. cable operators.
AMD's new executive VP Mario Rivas sees Microsoft's Vista bringing the biggest change to the computer user in the 3-D graphics-intensive environment, creating the demand for increased performance-per-watt processors such as Fusion chips combining CPU and GPU.
Royal Philips Electronics signed an agreement with a consortium consisting of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Silver Lake Partners, and AlpInvest Partners NV for it to acquire an 80% stake in Philips' Semiconductors business, with Philips retaining a 20% share.
Subscribers will be able to watch all 64 football matches in their entirety.
The French Senate bowed to intense lobbying pressure, passing a watered down digital copyright bill that replaces a DRM-interoperability requirement with what critics see as a useless and "irresponsible" bureaucratic-review process.
A novel video game controller uses advanced microelectromechanical systems technology to create a more intuitive user interface.
Although the hearing--about whether Microsoft has made sufficient progress in its antitrust remedies to avoid daily fines--concludes on Friday, the 13 judges on the panel won't make their decision for another year.
The emerging Web-based programming tools can now be used for cell phones and other mobile devices. As a result, users can grab only the information they need without having to wait for large files to be reloaded onto their screens.
Texas Instruments is expected Thursday to launch a chip called DaVinci to help the vendor capture a leading role in products including digital cameras, video handsets, and scientific imaging systems.
DiBcom SA, a small French startup, will ally with Intel Corp. to add mobile TV to Intel's Centrino and Xscale platforms.
As backers of the competing next-generation DVD formats, Blu-ray and HD-DVD, ratched up their marketing campaigns over their copy-protection formats, they're forgetting about consumers.
Global electronic passports suppliers hailed a decision by the U.S. State Department to drop a requirement for additional security measures in next-generation U.S. passports.
The European Union has asked U.S. lawmakers for a 10-month delay before it must begin issuing electronic passports to citizens in its 25 member countries.
The recent hacking of Paris Hilton's address book-stored on the TV celebrity's Sidekick II smart phone and backed up by T-Mobile's server-has raised questions in the engineering community about whether personal data is adequately protected in the current generation of cellular products.
DAB chip vendors and technology companies claim the building blocks for the first portable, DAB-based, download-ready music player with an electronic program guide (EPG) are already here. And one U.K. company is preparing to put those pieces together.
The incident stresses the need for stronger security, says one industry executive, who adds that it raises questions about the security of the servers where mobile phone data is stored.
Qualcomm Inc. said it will launch its proprietary MediaFLO mobile TV technology in the U.S. this year with an eye toward making it an international standard.
Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications will take the 25-year-old Walkman into uncharted territory by launching a Walkman-branded mobile phone by mid-year.
Mobile-phone design is in the middle of a dizzying switcheroo. A state-of-the-art phone isn't really a phone anymore-it's a 5-megapixel digital camera, a slim digital camcorder or a high-quality portable music player that tucks in a phone as a value-added feature.
The MPEG LA licensing agency has unveiled a joint portfolio license covering essential patents for the Open Mobile Alliance's digital rights management scheme.
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. will roll out in Japan a handheld video game system on Dec. 12 called PlayStation Portable.