Nokia wins second round in legal fight against Daimler on patent licensing fees

In a significant win for Finnish telecommunication equipment maker Nokia, a German court has ruled against Daimler over patent licensing fees with the judge saying the carmaker had not made a serious attempt to resolve the issue with Nokia. The litigation underscores a wider battle with tech companies and carmakers over royalty payments for technologies…

Japan approves bill to develop 5G, drone technologies

On Tuesday, Japan’s cabinet approved a bill to support companies to develop secure 5G mobile networks and drone technologies midst a growing alarm from Tokyo policymakers over Chinese influence over the said technologies. The bill aims to provide companies, who want to develop the technologies, funds which will attract low-interest rate from government-affiliated financial institutions…

Japan’s Isuzu Motors likely to enter into alliance with Sweden’s Volvo AB

On Wednesday, Japanese truck maker Isuzu Motors disclosed, it plans on tieing up with Sweden’s Volvo AB, in order to deepen its grip on next-generation technologies including electrification and autonomous driving, Japan’s Yomiuri newspaper reported that Isuzu would be holding a news conference at 0600 GMT in Tokyo on an “alliance” without elaborating.

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi form new R&D-focussed alliance

According to a report from Japan’s Kyodo News, Renault SA, Nissan Motor Co and Mitsubishi Motors Corp have agreed to form a new company focused on research and development of advanced automotive technologies. The trio’s new alliance will announce concrete plans in January 2020, reported Kyodo citing sources familiar with the matter. This new strategic…

China kickstart research into 6G technologies

In February 2019, Trump had urged U.S. companies to increase their research spending on 6G or be left behind. In a news bulletin that was published by China’s Ministry of Science and Technology, China officially announced that it has started researching sixth-generation telecoms technology. Officials from government ministries and research institutes met this week to…

China backs hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for a greener future

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) stated, the government will nurture and promote greener technologies, such as hydrogen and fuel cell, for the transportation market. On Tuesday, a Chinese government official stated, China back the development of hydrogen energy and fuel cell vehicle industry as part of a wider effort to promote green…

Huawei Device Co Ltd & Huawei Device USA Inc to be arraigned on Feb. 28, 2019

Huawei faces gale force headwinds with intelligence agencies linking its telecom devices as potential Trojan Horses which can be tapped by Chinese intelligence. According to information available in court filings, two units of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd are set to be arraigned on February 28 in Seattle on a 10-count indictment on charges of conspiring…

Intel to sink in $10.9 billion for new chip plant: Moshe Kahlon Israel’s finance minister

Intel is one of the biggest employers in Israel as well as one of its biggest exporters. Israel’s finance minister has stated, Intel Corp will sink in $10.9 billion (40 billion shekels) on a new chip plant factory in Israel, as part of its most recent multi-billion dollar investment in the country. “Intel’s global management…