A week in tech - part 1

All the latest tech news from Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

Japan

Hardware

- Sanyo Electric plans to develop and market direct methanol fuel cells, which produce electricity when hydrogen extracted from the methanol reacts with oxygen in the air. The company has already set up a special development team at a facility in Gunma Prefecture. By using technology already being developed for household-use fuel cells, Sanyo Electric aims to expedite its development and commercialization of the small fuel cells for use in electronic devices. Sanyo Electric intends to keep the size and prices of these fuel cells about the same as existing lithium ion batteries.

Information Technology

- Quantum computing is one step closer to being realized...

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