“Aakash” Tablet made in China?

The much-vaunted launch of India’s low-priced tablet computer, Aakash, has lost its sheen due to reports doing the round that some of the most updated versions of the tablet, Aakash-2, have been designed and manufactured by the Chinese companies.

However, Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO, DataWind, the Canada-based company that won a government contract to produce the first 100,000 Aakash tablets to be distributed to the students, has refuted the allegation by saying that some of Aakash’s components were made in China, but the Chinese companies are not responsible for the assembly and product design….See More

Mahindra Satyam to triple Employee Strength in China

Mahindra Satyam has planned to triple its employee (associate) strength in China to 1,500 by 2015 as part of strategic focus on the Engineering/Manufacturing and Telecom sectors, while using China as a base to serve its global clients.

“China will be a critical pillar of our regional and global strategy. The region will increase its revenue contribution from 24% currently in view of the size of the Chinese economy…more

ZTE establishes Innovation Center

ZTE establishes Innovation Center

ZTE has announced that it will open an innovation and training centre in cooperation with the Universidad de Chile. The announcement was attended by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Chilean President Sebastian Pinera.

 

As part of the agreement, ZTE Chile will donate 4G equipments to the centre and the Universidad de Chile’s Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences will provide human capital and laboratories. The university and ZTE will sign an MOU to expand the functions of innovation centre to include training for ZTE engineers and Universidad de Chile students.

“The establishment of this innovation centre with the Universidad de Chile is an important step forward for innovation in Latin America. We are honoured and proud to partner with Chile’s most prestigious university on this initiative,” said Zeng Li, University President, ZTE.

China, US on Par as Future Tech Innovation Leader

Technology executives worldwide believe that China and the US will be at the forefront, with Cloud enabling both the next indispensable consumer technology and business transformation for enterprises. Mobile technologies will continue to build on Cloud, providing the tech breakthrough that will transform businesses, according to the Global Technology Innovation survey by KPMG LLP (US).

Gary Matuszak, Partner, Global Chair & US leader, KPMG’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice, said, “The pace of technology innovations today is happening at an unparalleled speed and China’s projected rapid rise to prominence as a technology leader would be another example of this. China’s anticipated parity with the US tech sector shows the significant challenge facing the US to retain its position as an innovation leader. Other countries will continue taking steps to boost technology innovation and to attract tech entrepreneurs.”

Egidio Zarrella, a Partner with KPMG in China, said, “These survey findings also demonstrate that China’s innovation investment has fostered an environment for the development of disruptive technologies that is growing by leaps and bounds. The Chinese Government is encouraging significant investment in three key areas – (1) shared services and outsourcing, (2) payments and cloud computing. The 12th Five-Year Plan is also driving innovation in these critical areas, in order to create a nationwide virtual environment. It is clear that technology leaders in countries where technology innovation is thriving believe that the Cloud represents a technology tidal shift. They are placing a huge bet on Cloud, as it has multiple capabilities and benefits for providers and users such as generating revenue, improving operational efficiency, reducing costs and time-to-market, and enabling other disruptive technologies such as mobile and social applications. The significant Cloud investment that is under way is likely to spur technologies that drive breakthroughs in business transformation.”

Newmen to attend China Sourcing Fair HK 2012

China Sourcing Fair HK is said to showcase a wide range of products in many different fields with the first show is the category of electronics & components held in April 12-15. Newmen is believed to bring many kinds of new products in this fair such as wireless power saving mouse whose battery life can reach up to 3 years, high-end gaming mouse, mini Bluetooth keyboard and illuminated gaming keyboard. Besides, Newmen has enriched product series for its international brand and several new headphones, speakers, USB hubs will be exhibited in this show as well.

 

Some of these products are wireless mouse – Nightingale series with fashionable outlook and super power saving; special wireless mouse – MINI series for young people; desktop sets – high end wireless combo model R300; multi touch mouse and presenter series.

Ruckus’ WLAN adopted by China Airports

Ruckus' WLAN adopted by China Airports

Ruckus Wireless has announced that its ZoneFlex Smart Wireless LAN (WLAN) system has seen worldwide adoption by many of the busiest airports around the globe looking to bring reliable, high-performance Wi-Fi connectivity to highly trafficked, high-density passenger terminals.

Among the airports around the world to select Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi products and technology are China’s two largest airports – Beijing Capital International Airport and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport – which are using the Ruckus system to offer high-speed wireless networking guest access, as well as to support digital signage and other applications.

Foxconn to thrive Smartphone base in China

Foxconn to thrive Smartphone base in China

Foxconn is planning to spread its base for smartphones in China’s central Henan province next year. According to market buzz, the expansion plan, costing 7 billion yuan ($1.1 billion) is expected to bring $20 billion in sales revenue in 2012. The base is said to be centered on the Foxconn Science Park in Zhengzhou, increasing its current production lines to 95, sources claimed.

Foxconn has opened new factories in Henan and Sichuan last year, targeting low labour costs and rising markets in the inland provinces. The company is believed to employ 1.2 million people, with about one million of them based in the Chinese mainland.

Foxconn to launch Popo Cloud in China

Foxconn is said to launch Popo Cloud, self-developed and operated personal cloud computing services for handsets, tablet PCs, notebooks and other terminal devices with different operating systems, in the China market, as per the market sources.

Foxconn’s new cloud solution is supposed to allow data to be transferred between iOS and Android mobile devices and currently does not have any limitation over storage space and is provided for free.

In addition to hardware, the software for Popo Cloud service is claimed to be developed by Foxconn.

China ceases 6000+ websites

Authorities of China have terminated 6,600 websites for dishonest public relations campaigns against the business rivals of their clients. As per Ministry of Information Technology- maximum of these websites comprised crooked groups which destroyed online news stories and posts content with negative influences or hiring other netizens to spread certain kinds of information or opinions on the internet.

Industry and commerce departments all over the country reported 150 cases on illegal online PR deals and seized more than 1.13 million Yuan in a campaign launched in April. According to industry buzz, Absolute figures unveils that more than 790,000 online posts and articles, 1.65 million cached pages containing illegal online PR content had been destroyed during the campaign as of the end of June.

NAV Acquires Nexus Technologies to strengthen vertical markets

North American Video (NAV) has announced the acquisition of Nexus Technologies Group.

Jason Oakley, President &CEO, NAV said, “The acquisition of Nexus brings a talented engineering and operational team to NAV, adding this capability to our team is critical to NAV’s continued success as we expand our technology offerings and continue to grow in new vertical markets. Nexus has built a high quality repeat customer portfolio across the tri-state area. Combining Nexus with NAV’s established integration business in the northeast region dramatically increases our engineering, project management, and other technical resources. We are also excited about the growth prospects for the combined service portfolio. Both businesses have earned service contracts with marquee clients in the corporate, financial, gaming, government, higher education and retail markets, and we believe we can share best practices to continue to improve and expand our service and support offering.”

Robert Biscardi, President, Nexus said, “This acquisition is great for our customers and employees. The new business is able to offer our customers a total security technology and fire, life/safety solution. We can offer a full package that includes video, access control, fire protection, perimeter security, structured cabling, telephone, and audio/visual systems. I am certain that the combination of these two successful businesses will provide our customers with a unique offering in the marketplace.”