Hitachi develops new breast cancer detection technology

/ May 25, 2017

Hitachi develops new breast cancer detection technology

Electronics giant Hitachi has developed a new technology that detects breast cancer by beaming ultrasonic waves at breasts from 360 degrees. The new technology can identify breast cancer in young women with high accuracy compared with one-way ultrasonography or mammography, company officials said. Hitachi ...

/ Apr 24, 2017

Embattled Toshiba planning to spin off four key operations

Toshiba Corp. said Monday it will spin off four key operations, including its infrastructure systems, to keep its shaky financial standing from affecting its healthy businesses. Roughly 24,000 of about 30,000 Toshiba employees are likely to be transferred to the newly established companies, but ...

Apr 12, 2017

Canada ramps up airline security steps following U.S., U.K. lead

Canada’s transport minister on Tuesday announced stepped-up security measures on some international flights to the country, acknowledging a “risk” that led to the United States banning certain personal electronics in the cabin of flights from several countries. However, Minister Marc Garneau declined to elaborate ...

/ Apr 6, 2017

Sharp to boost workforce at key Kameyema plant in July

Sharp Corp. plans to nearly double the number of employees at its mainstay Kameyema factory in Mie Prefecture that makes camera parts for smartphones, a senior company official said Thursday. Sharp, restructuring under the ownership of Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., also known ...

Toshiba says Westinghouse board to decide on bankruptcy

/ Mar 23, 2017

Toshiba says Westinghouse board to decide on bankruptcy

Toshiba Corp. said the board of its nuclear unit Westinghouse will decide whether to file for bankruptcy, suggesting that is one option under consideration as it struggles with billions of dollars in liabilities from cost overruns on nuclear construction projects. “Whether or not Westinghouse ...