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Nov 18, 2014

Engineer mobility at Samsung is a lesson for troubled Sony

Samsung Electronics Co. is giving Sony Corp. a lesson in quick decision-making by moving engineers from its smartphone unit less than a month after posting a profit slump in the business. Samsung is transferring about 500 workers from mobile phones and allocating them largely ...

Nov 17, 2014

GS Yuasa triples capacity of lithium-ion battery

GS Yuasa Corp. said Monday it has developed a next-generation lithium-ion battery with three times the capacity of existing products. The battery uses sulfur as a key material for the positive electrode. The Kyoto-based company now aims to improve the durability of the silicon-based ...

Nov 17, 2014

Jalux, Mitsubishi to run airport in Myanmar

A joint venture mostly owned by Japanese trading houses Jalux Inc. and Mitsubishi Corp. has signed an agreement to operate Mandalay International Airport in Myanmar, the transport ministry said Monday. The joint venture, MC-Jalux Airport Services Co., owned 45.5 percent each by Jalux and ...

Nov 13, 2014

Honda starts jet engine output as it pushes into aviation business

Honda Motor Co. began manufacturing engines Wednesday for its HondaJet small aircraft at a subsidiary in Burlington, North Carolina, and expects certification by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration in the first quarter of next year. The HF120 turbofan engine, developed jointly with U.S. electric ...