Webwire: Samsung predicts record Q4 profit; SKT develops network integration solution

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
Samsung Electronics estimated on Friday its October-December profit would jump 73% to a life-time high, aided by one-off gains and record-smashing sales of smartphones.
 
Elan Microelectronics Corp, a Taiwanese manufacturer of chips and touch screens, said it and Apple have agreed to drop all pending patent lawsuits on multi-touch technology, ending more than two years of disputes between the companies over multi-point touch technology patents. The two agreed to cross-license patents related to multi-point touch panel technology.
 
SK Telecom has developed a heterogeneous network integration solution, which it says enables the simultaneous use of different types of networks ensuring a high-speed data service of up to 100 Mbps. The technology, touted as the first of its kind in the world, is capable of seamlessly integrating two heterogeneous networks, such as a 3G service and Wi-Fi, or LTE and Wi-Fi, to provide a data service with the sum of the two network speeds.
 
Sydney physicists have invented the world's narrowest silicon wire – 10,000 times thinner than a human hair – with the same capacity to conduct electricity as a traditional copper wire. The nanowire, four atoms wide and one atom high, is a significant advancement for the team, which is part of an international race to build the world's first quantum computer.
 
All mobile phone users in Uganda will need to register their SIM cards with the government to keep in line with new legislation that aims to make it easier to track phones and combat crime.

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