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What is ROM?
Read-only memory (ROM) is a class of storage media used in computers and other electronic devices. Data stored in ROM cannot be modified (at least not quickly/easily), and it is therefore mainly used to distribute firmware.
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2008-06-24 Wi-LAN pursues legal action vs. Motorola, RIM, UTStarCom
Wi-LAN Inc. has initiated litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division against Motorola Inc., Research in Motion Corp., Research In Motion Ltd. and UTStarcom Inc.
2011-05-04 RIM's stock rating downgraded
An analyst has downgraded the RIM stock to neutral, citing slower international growth, delayed product launches and slower than expected handset sales in Latin America as contributing factors.
2011-01-25 RIM to unveil Playbook beta program in February
RIM's new beta program for its PlayBook faces steep competition and a major technical hurdle—software discontinuity. The Blackberry supports Java while the PlayBook supports Adobe AIR and HTML 5.
2008-04-25 RIM sets up BlackBerry R&D center in Germany
RIM is set to build its first research facility outside of Canada in Bochum, in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany.
2006-12-29 Rim Semi taps TSMC to manufacture transport processors
Rim Semiconductor Co. will partner with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Inc. in the manufacture of the Cupria 5001 copper transport processor.
2013-01-31 RIM arms self with BlackBerry 10 in smartphone battle
In a market ruled by Apple and Samsung, RIM is making the final charge in its struggle to become the third practical smartphone brand as well as the No. 3 mobile OS.
2012-07-13 RIM announces launch date of BlackBerry 10 devices
Research in Motion has announced the release date of its four BlackBerry 10 smartphones during its annual meeting.
2012-04-10 NXP files patent case against RIM
The suit alleges that that Blackberry maker infringed six U.S. patents held by NXP that include technology for expanding the range of data transmission.
2008-12-09 Nokia, RIM reaffirm patent license agreement
Nokia Corp. announced that Research In Motion (RIM) has renewed a multi-year patent license agreement. The agreement covers the worldwide use of standards essential patents for GSM, W-CDMA and CDMA2000 technologies.
2010-01-29 Motorola files patent suit against RIM
The patents listed in Motorola's complaint relate to Wi-Fi access, application management, user interface and power management.
2010-12-07 Mentor, RIM acquire embedded software assets
Mentor bought some of the assets of GNU-based tools and services provider CodeSourcery, while RIM has purchased The Astonishing Tribe to beef up its user interface and embedded software teams.
2010-01-19 Kodak files IP claim against Apple, RIM
Kodak alleges that Apple's iPhones and RIM's camera-enabled BlackBerry devices infringe a Kodak patent for previewing images.
2008-04-18 India gov't, RIM to discuss BlackBerry security issues
The Indian government and RIM has set up a meeting to look for a way to meet India's security concerns, according to a Reuters report.
2002-11-28 Increased ODM in China, Pacific Rim boost SMT sales
The budding domestic electronics market in China and the growing ODM market in the Pacific Rim have been opening up growth opportunities for SMT placement equipment manufacturers.
2012-01-27 Challenges for RIM's CEO
RIM's share of the U.S. smartphone market slipped to about 9 percent in 3Q11 from nearly 50 percent two years earlier, thanks to stiff competition from Apple's iPhone and smartphones that run Android.
2010-10-26 Sony Ericsson falls out of top 5 cellphone brands
Ranking overall cellphone shipments in Q2 10, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB fell to sixth from fourth place, according to market research firm iSuppli Corp.
2007-01-24 Slender BlackBerry boasts more consumer appeal
With some keyboard changes and a clever navigation rollerball, RIM apparently hopes to slim the BlackBerry e-mail terminal and bring in a new audience while not forgetting its traditional user.
2007-07-10 BlackBerry entry could hasten 3G rollout in China
The BlackBerry's entry in China may help push forward the deployment of third-generation data networks in the mainland, which has delayed the licensing of 3G services on the mainland for four years.
2003-10-30 Apex LEDs offer up to 12mW/sr radiant intensity
Apex Science & Engineering Corp. has announced the availability of its RIM and RIM-xx38 series of infrared receiving LED module.
2006-03-28 US-based HDTV maker forms alliance with Asian-based companies
Syntax-Brillian, a manufacturer of HDTVs in North America, announced its participation in a strategic alliance with a consortium of Asian-based companies that aims to accelerate expansion of Olevia LCD TVs in China and the Pacific Rim.
2010-09-24 Smartphone memory problems down the road
Smartphone makers face several new challenges on the memory front, especially as mobile products become more sophisticated and data-intensive, says RIM.
2007-07-09 RF power amp pioneer opens Japan, China offices
Nujira, developer of efficient power amplifiers for wireless applications, is expanding its operations in the Pacific Rim with a field support office in Japan and a larger sales network in China.
2011-05-06 Mobile app stores set for solid 2011 growth
The combined revenues of Apple, Google, Nokia and RIM will soar 77.7 percent in 2011 to $3.8 billion, and are projected to grow in the next few years.
2005-11-03 Gartner: Worldwide PDA shipments rise 21%
A recent report by Gartner Dataquest shows that global shipments of PDAs reached 3.45 million units in Q3 this year, with the market expected to hit 15 million units for the whole year. Shipments increased by 20.7 percent over the same period last year led by Research in Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry.
2003-11-04 Future is bright for Asia's comms market
For the past three years, there has been a slowdown in the global communications IC segment. While the West is recovering from the downturn, the Asia Pacific rim is beefing up its role in the industrial turnaround.
2008-02-20 BlackBerry maker sues Motorola for patent infringement
RIM has filed an infringement suit against Motorola over several patents used for RIM's BlackBerry e-mail devices and Motorola's Razr smart phones.
2007-09-17 Asia's EDA moment is just around the corner
Mentor Graphics' Daniel Yang, managing director, Pacific Rim operations, discusses the Asian designer's future and how the region is shaping up to captivate the EDA industry.
2011-03-28 Yukyung marshals army of IC vendors for Viliv tablet
"Globally" designed and based on Windows, Yukyung Technologies' Viliv X70 EX 3G is a good example of a tablet that preceded the iPad.
2009-01-20 Will Wi-Fi reign supreme?
It's UMA/GAN technology that makes Wi-Fi a RAN technology, extending the mobile network over IP. Here's why Wi-Fi is poised to become the highest-performance, lowest-cost, indoor RAN technology on the market.
2010-07-28 Will the Droid X put Motorola back on the handset map?
After a year of red ink and lost share, Motorola's handset unit is making a comeback. The Droid X has been doing well in first two weeks since its initial rollout, says Gleacher & Co.
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