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Nikkei:
Sources: Toshiba considers spinning off semiconductor unit, wants to sell a roughly 20% interest to Western Digital for $1.77B to $2.65B   —  Japanese company weighing business spinoff  —  TOKYO — Toshiba is considering spinning off semiconductor operations and selling a partial stake …
Jan 17, 2017, 10:55 PMIn context
Nikkei:
Sources: Amazon Japan raided by Japan's Fair Trade Commission on anti-trust grounds, suspected of having forced price-fixing on partners   —  TOKYO — Amazon Japan's offices were raided by Japan's anti-monopoly watchdog agency on suspicion of having unfairly forced retailers to favor …
Aug 8, 2016, 2:30 AMIn context
Maki Sagami / Nikkei:
Toshiba names Satoshi Tsunakawa, former head of Medical Systems unit sold to Canon in March, as new CEO   —  New Toshiba CEO faces stiff challenges to company turnaround  —  TOKYO — Toshiba announced on Friday that Corporate Senior Executive Vice President Satoshi Tsunakawa …
May 6, 2016, 2:00 PMIn context
Nikkei:
Hitachi's Emiew3 humanoid robot is smaller and faster than Softbank's Pepper, speaks four languages, set for release in 2018   —  Hitachi readying robotic rival to SoftBank's Pepper  —  TOKYO — The android moves at a top speed of 6kph.  In just a few years, it will provide customer service in airports …
Apr 11, 2016, 11:35 AMIn context
Nikkei:
Sharp accepts $6.2B takeover offer from Foxconn   —  Sharp accepts Hon Hai's $6.2bn buyout offer  —  OSAKA/TOKYO — Sharp's board on Thursday morning decided to accept a roughly 700 billion yen ($6.2 billion) takeover offer from Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry.
Feb 24, 2016, 10:20 PMIn context
Nikkei:
Sources: Foxconn in talks to buy Sharp's LCD business, Sakai Display Products, with Apple as secondary investor   —  Foxconn offers to buy Sharp's LCD business  —  OSAKA — Electronics assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry has proposed acquiring Sharp's LCD business, sources said Sunday …
Sep 23, 2015, 9:20 PMIn context
Nikkei:
Sony to ax another 1,000 workers in smartphone segment   —  TOKYO — Sony plans to cut an additional 1,000 employees in its smartphone business, mainly in Europe and China, under an effort to bring the segment into the black.  —  The Japanese electronics giant had announced last October …
Jan 28, 2015, 5:00 AMIn context
Nikkei Asian Review:
Sony tops game console sales for 1st time in 8 years   —  TOKYO — Sony Computer Entertainment led sales of video game systems for the first time in eight years in fiscal 2013, beating flagging compatriot Nintendo thanks to the successful launch of the PlayStation 4.
Jun 9, 2014, 10:50 AMIn context
Yuichiro Kanematsu / Nikkei Asian Review:
Apple plans October launch for watch-like health-monitoring device, 3-5M unit/month production   —  Apple flexes healthcare muscles with new wearable device  —  SILICON VALLEY — Apple is getting set to move to its next stage of growth with a wearable health-monitoring device …
Jun 6, 2014, 2:00 PMIn context
Yuichiro Kanematsu / Nikkei:
Report: Apple in talks to buy 55% stake in Renesas SP display chip design unit for $479M   —  Apple looking to buy Japanese chipmaker  —  SILICON VALLEY — Apple is in talks with Japan's Renesas Electronics to take over a unit that designs chips for smartphone displays …
Apr 2, 2014, 12:50 AMIn context

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