Toshiba Corp., Taiyo Yuden Co. and IBM Japan Ltd. said Tuesday they will form a joint venture that will authorize the use of a trademark for the new Bluetooth wireless technology.

Bluetooth, a registered trademark of Swedish telecommunications equipment maker Telefonaktiebolaget L.M. Ericsson, enables users to connect personal computers, cellphones and other mobile devices via wireless links, eliminating the need for connecting cables.

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