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  • Microsoft's Japan Unit Sets Up Team for Exchange Sales
  • October 30, 1998 (TOKYO) -- Microsoft Co., Ltd. of Japan set up a special team to boost sales of Exchange, a source close to Microsoft told Nikkei Computer. From Japan

  • [LCD/PDP International '98] TFT-LCDs Featuring Wide Viewing Angles on Display
  • October 30, 1998 (TOKYO) -- Many electronics companies are exhibiting new thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) products at the "LCD/PDP International '98" trade fair, which began Oct. 28. From Japan

  • Semiconductor Market to Decline 9.2 Pct. in 1998: IDC
  • October 30, 1998 (BOSTON) -- The worldwide semiconductor market will decline 9.2 percent in 1998, despite a surge in demand in the second half of the year, a new study said. From United States
  • HP Japan, Microsoft's Japan Unit to Boost Partnership
  • October 30, 1998 (TOKYO) -- Hewlett-Packard Japan Ltd. announced that it intends to further promote and extend the Windows NT-based system business in cooperation with Microsoft Co., Ltd. of Japan. From Japan
  • Siemens Sees 3rd-Generation Mobile Comm Demand in China
  • October 30, 1998 (BEIJING) -- Third-generation mobile communications systems will be widely used in China within the next five years, Juergen Lagleder, chief representative of Siemens China Ltd., said at the PT/EXPO COMM CHINA '98. From China
  • Canon, Kodak, Others Propose Digital Print Order Format
  • October 30, 1998 (TOKYO) -- Canon Inc., U.S.-based Eastman Kodak Co., Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. announced the release of their proposal for adopting digital print order format (DPOF) as the industry standard for recording pictures taken with digital cameras. From Japan
  • IBM To Be First Major PC Maker To Sell $599 Machine
  • October 30, 1998 (RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.) -- IBM unveiled Thursday a low-cost consumer personal computer priced at $599, the first major personal computer-maker to offer a machine for under $600. From Mercury Center

  • 3Com Aggressive in Gaining Japan Market Share, Vice Pres. Says
  • October 29, 1998 (TOKYO) -- 3Com Corp. of Santa Clara, Calif., the top manufacturer of network interface cards and modems with the world's largest market share, is determined to aggressively expand its market share in Japan, a company executive said. From Japan

  • Hyundai to Produce 4th-Generation 64Mb SDRAM in November From Korea
  • IP Transaction Group Set Up by Alba Centre of U.K. From Japan
  • Lotus Challenges Microsoft Leadership From Philippines
  • IDG Sets Up High-Tech Risk Investment Fund in China From China
  • Taiwan's PCB Market Faces Oversupply From Taiwan
  • Nokia Opens Industrial Park in Beijing From China
  • Damage from Unauthorized Computer Access Reported as High From Japan
  • Information, Home Products Firms Compete in Taiwan DVD Market From Taiwan

  • More Businesses in Japan Use Satellites to Tap Internet
  • October 26, 1998 (TOKYO) -- The basic infrastructure now exists in Japan to enable business users to distribute data over the Internet via communications satellites. From Japan

  • Number of Web Users in Japan Reaches 7.2 Million
  • October 26, 1998 (TOKYO) -- The number of users of the World Wide Web in Japan was 7.2 million people nationwide, or 6.8 percent of all people aged 16 or over, at the end of September 1998. From Japan
  • Japan PC Sales Remain Brisk in 4th Week of Sept.
  • October 26, 1998 (TOKYO) --Sales of personal computers at Japanese shops during the fourth week of September rose more than 50 percent in both units and value over the same week last year. From Japan
  • Taiwan Notebook PC Sales Up 46 Pct. in First Half '98
  • October 26, 1998 (TAIPEI) -- Notebook personal computer sales in Taiwan rose 46 percent to 67,000 units in the first half of 1998 versus the same period last year, when 45,000 units were sold. From Taiwan

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