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.
Though some advanced displays offer 4K resolution, no TV broadcasting supports the high resolution. NHK and Japan's major players in consumer electronics and communications have agreed to join forces to develop technologies for 4K TV broadcasting and will form an organization next month to propel implementation of 4K TV broadcasting, media reported.