Dec 24, 2013

Major computer makers enhancing Big Data services

Major computer makers, including Fujitsu Ltd. and NEC Corp., are enhancing their services for Big Data, meaning data collected very rapidly in large volumes from a variety of sources. Because Big Data services are seen as limitless and expected to achieve high growth, the ...

Oct 31, 2013

Glory days fade from memory at Japan's ailing electronics firms

Japan’s top electronics firms on Thursday reported mixed earnings, with Sony slashing its full-year profit outlook while hard-hit Panasonic turned in strong earnings and boosted its annual forecast. The firms have undergone painful restructuring to stem years of losses as they struggle to keep ...

ITS tech on display in Tokyo

Oct 16, 2013

ITS tech on display in Tokyo

by Masaaki Kameda

The newest technologies showcasing the potential of intelligent transport systems (ITS) will be on view to the public starting Thursday as part of an ongoing conference in Tokyo. The exhibition under the 20th ITS World Congress at Tokyo Big Sight in Koto Ward features ...

Aug 15, 2013

Firms closely watch developments

Japanese firms with offices in Egypt are closely watching the situation and gathering information in the country where Cairo security authorities started Wednesday to forcibly remove supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. Since Morsi was deposed in a coup in early July, many ...

Jul 17, 2013

NEC mulls quitting smartphone market

NEC Corp. considers withdrawing from its money-losing smartphone business due to deadlocked negotiations with Chinese PC maker Lenovo Group Ltd. on integrating their mobile phone units.

Mar 30, 2013

NEC in talks with Lenovo on selling mobile phone subsidiary

Ailing NEC Corp. is in talks to sell its mobile phone subsidiary to Chinese PC maker Lenovo Group Ltd. as part of turnaround efforts, company sources revealed Friday. The move to sell NEC Casio Mobile Communications Ltd. follows the subsidiary’s sluggish performance in the ...