At the 16th annual IEEE International Interconnect Technology Conference (IITC) 2013, to be held at Kyoto Research Park in Kyoto from June 13 to June 15, interconnect technology destined to play a critical role in future microelectronics will be discussed at a gathering of over 200 of the world's leading researchers and engineers. The conference, sponsored by IEEE Electron Devices Society and technically co-sponsored by The Japan Society of Applied Physics, is the second IITC conference in Japan, following an interval of 4 years.
Renesas Electronics Corp. will join imec's ultra-low-power (ULP) wireless technology project, whose objective is the development of short-range wireless communications that reduce power consumption to from 1/3 to 1/10 compared with current radio communications. The main application target is sensor networks for automotive and industrial purposes.
"The Abe administration will be desperately pursuing policies to unleash economic growth in the run-up to the Upper House election this summer. The government is already active—for example, beating the drum for Japanese innovation, promoting the advance of Japan's medical equipment industry into the global marketplace, and encouraging Japanese women to participate fully in the world of work. If the upward trend continues, the Nikkei index may well reach the 18,000-yen level and the yen could drop as low as 120 to the dollar!"
Coinciding with the announcement of its business results on Tuesday, Softbank has refuted Dish Network's assertion that its acquisition proposal to Sprint is more generous than Softbank's. Masayoshi Son, CEO of Softbank, said that that the Japanese company's proposal is more favorable to shareholders and there is no need to review it.