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/ Sep 12, 2018

Japan's Kubota admits falsifying data for metal components

Tractor-maker Kubota Corp. said Wednesday it had falsified data for metal rolling components, joining other Japanese manufacturers that have admitted in the past year to faulty inspections or data manipulation. The products were shipped to 85 steel-makers in Japan and abroad, the company said, but ...

/ Sep 12, 2018

Three Mitsubishi Materials units indicted over data fabrication

Tokyo prosecutors said Wednesday they have indicted three subsidiaries of Mitsubishi Materials Corp. and the former presidents at two of the units over suspected product data fabrication. The subsidiaries — Mitsubishi Cable Industries Ltd., auto-parts manufacturer Diamet Corp. and Mitsubishi Aluminum Co. — allegedly violated ...

Japan's Renesas to buy U.S. chipmaker IDT for $6.7 billion

/ Sep 11, 2018

Japan's Renesas to buy U.S. chipmaker IDT for $6.7 billion

Chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp. said Tuesday it has agreed to buy U.S. peer Integrated Device Technology Inc. for about $6.7 billion (¥747 billion), aiming to boost its expertise in self-driving car technologies. The deal allows Renesas, second only to NXP Semiconductors NV in chips used ...