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Intrinsyc Software International Inc. has appointed Glenda Dorchak as its new CEO and will take a seat on the board of directors, succeeding Derek Spratt. She comes to Intrinsyc from Intel Corp. and has 30 years experience in the technology industry. Dorchak began her career at IBM Canada and spent more than 20 years with the firm in Canada and the United States.
Nokia and Motorola continue to capture the lion’s share of cell phone shipments with second quarter 2006 the market share figure nearly hitting 55%, according to Q2 estimates from IDC. Motorola saw huge jump in handset shipments and this is largely attributed to stellar sales of its RAZR handset and surprising popularity of iDEN devices.
While the influx of technology into cars has been increasingly taking drivers’ hands off the wheel and eyes off the road, a Waterloo ON-based company is using technology to help put the focus back on driving. Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc.’s (IMS) iLane is a hands- and eyes-free wireless email solution specifically for in-car use.
The recent assertion from Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Mobile Canada, that it had 250,000 subscribers demonstrates the country’s pre-paid wireless market is picking up steam again. In fact, pre-paid is showing signs of a renaissance not seen since 2001 (see chart below).
The spectrum auction for advanced wireless services (AWS), commonly referred to as 3G, will not take place in March 2007, according to Industry Canada officials. It was rumoured that the auction of 80 MHz of spectrum in the 1700 MHz and 2100 MHz bands was scheduled for next March, but two key department officials involved in spectrum management dispelled that in an interview with Report on Wireless last week.