Japanese earthquakes could damage IT supplies
Published in News


Sony plant damaged

The two major earthquakes rocked southern Japan this week damaging Sony's image sensor plant.

Windows 10 pop-up invades Japanese bill-boards
Published in News


Call Godzilla

Microsoft’s continued obsession with forcing users to upgrade to Windows 10 is starting to break things.

8K broadcasts of the Olympics expected
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 08 March 2016 13:46

8K broadcasts of the Olympics expected


Hi-res boredom other than the crowd shots


It looks like Japanese who have 8K tellies in time for the Rio Olympics will actually have something to watch in August.

Foxconn bails out Sharp
Published in News
Thursday, 25 February 2016 10:25

Foxconn bails out Sharp


Writes $5.8 billion cheque

Sharp has accepted Foxconn's offer and will be acquired for $5.8 billion.

German take-over of Japanese Renesas unlikely
Published in Processors


Japanese government to block the deal

A chance for the chipmaker Renesas to be acquired by Germany's Infineon is likely to be squashed by the Japanese government.

Japan Display would not kick Sharp out of bed
Published in Graphics


Assuming it tried to crawl in there


Japan Display has said that it would not turn down a partnership with embattled rival Sharp after rumours started to circulate that Japan Display's top investor wants a tie-up between the two.

Huawei and NTT DoCoMo show 3.6 Gbps 5G
Published in Network
Monday, 12 October 2015 11:55

Huawei and NTT DoCoMo show 3.6 Gbps 5G


Set up in Japan


Huawei and NTT DoCoMo have set up a 5G network in the land of bullet trains which can run at 3.6 Gbps if not interrupted by Godzilla.

Hon Hai will buy most of Sharp
Published in News
Monday, 28 September 2015 10:11

Hon Hai will buy most of Sharp


Possibly with help from Apple 


Hon Hai considering buying a majority stake in Sharp's loss-making LCD business for $1.7 billion,

Apple and IBM flog iPads to elderly Japanese
Published in Mobiles


Young dont want them any more

Apple and IBM's business partnership which was supposed to push iPads and iPhones into corporates seems to have reverted to hitting softer targets like Japanese pensioners.

Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron call off merger
Published in News


Anti-trust

The largest manufacturers of the machinery used to make semiconductors, Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron of Japan, have dumped a merger plans.