A week in tech

A round-up of the latest tech news.

Japan

Hardware

- Hitachi ULSI Systems Co., which designs, produces and sells semiconductor system products, has entered the MEMS Micro-electro-mechanical systems business by investing in a MEMS start-up company based in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture. The Tokyo-based subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd. acquired a 6.3% capital stake in MEMS Core in January. MEMS are made by combining computers with tiny mechanical devices, such as sensors and circuits, embedded in semiconductor chips.

- Olympus Corp. has developed a system to display, via computer graphics CG, data related to an object photographed by a camera attached to personal digital assistants PDAs and notebook computers. The system can be useful in the...

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