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After quakes, manufacturers step up business continuity planning

Business Apr 16, 2018

After quakes, manufacturers step up business continuity planning

The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Tohoku and the 2016 Kumamoto quakes have prompted many domestic manufacturers to draw up plans to ensure business operations continue in the event of natural disasters. In January this year, 12 semiconductor-makers including Sony Corp. and Renesas Electronics ...

Output 'picking up' for first time since '95: METI

Business / Economy Dec 28, 2017

Output 'picking up' for first time since '95: METI

Industrial output rose 0.6 percent in November from the previous month on robust exports of chip-making devices, prompting the government on Thursday to declare for the first time in more than 20 years that production is recovering. The seasonally adjusted index of output at factories ...

Chipmaker Qualcomm spurns $130 billion Broadcom merger bid

Business Nov 14, 2017

Chipmaker Qualcomm spurns $130 billion Broadcom merger bid

Semiconductor giant Qualcomm has rejected a $130 billion bid from fellow chipmaker Broadcom that could represent the biggest-ever takeover in the tech sector. Singapore-based Broadcom made the offer last week in a deal that would consolidate two major players in the booming sector fueled by ...