A week in tech: part 1

We look at the top tech stories of the past week from Japan and Korea.

A week in Japan tech

Telecommunications

- Communications charges for mobile phones exceed those for fixed phones for the first time in 2002, as more people are using such phones to transmit e-mail, images and other non-voice data. Monthly spending on mobile phone fees per household averaged Y6,159 in 2002, nearly doubling from 2000, when the survey was first conducted.

Software

- Tera Systems establishes Japanese subsidiary. The new unit is a wholly owned subsidiary capitalized at Y10 million. Headquartered in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward, the new company will market to semiconductor manufacturers software that shortens the design time for system-on-a-chip products having line widths of 0.13 micron...

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