Huawei to enter Japan's laptop market

Jul 4, 2016

Huawei to enter Japan's laptop market

The Japanese unit of Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co. will enter the Japanese laptop market, starting with its hybrid Huawei MateBook laptop on July 15. The domestic personal computer market has been shrinking amid the popularity of smartphones. “We want to bring about ...

Jul 1, 2016

Sharp to re-enter European market for household solar panels

Sharp Corp. is to re-enter the European solar panel market in cooperation with Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., sources have said. In the face of weak domestic demand, Sharp plans to expand overseas using the existing sales network of Hon Hai, better known ...

Renesas embraces change with plans to outsource chip R&D

Jul 1, 2016

Renesas embraces change with plans to outsource chip R&D

Renesas Electronics Corp. is doing something that only a decade ago would have been unthinkable for a Japanese semiconductor maker: outsourcing research overseas. Outsourcing more R&D reduces the cost of developing components for new applications in autonomous cars and “the internet of things,” Chief ...

Jun 20, 2016

Japan white goods shipments rise 1.3% in May

Shipments of white goods in May increased 1.3 percent from a year earlier to ¥177.5 billion, up for the 13th month in a row, the Japan Electrical Manufacturers’ Association said Monday. Washing machines led the pack with a 19.7 percent increase in shipments to ...

May 12, 2016

Toshiba posts ¥483.2 billion loss on Westinghouse writedown

Toshiba said Thursday that it suffered a ¥483.2 billion full-year net loss as the troubled conglomerate booked a massive writedown of its U.S. nuclear unit. It said the worst was over and forecast profits for the current business year. Once a proud pillar of ...