Sony sees off earthquake damage
Published in News
Friday, 29 July 2016 10:54

Sony sees off earthquake damage


Things could have been a lot worse

Sony’s operating profit fell in its first quarter by 42 percent but the company managed to contain the earthquake damage to one of its image sensor factories.

Samsung posts record profit
Published in News
Thursday, 28 July 2016 11:39

Samsung posts record profit


Thanks Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

While Apple is desperately trying to spin its sliding iPhone sales, its rival Samsung has posted its highest profit since the first quarter of 2014 thanks to strong sales of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

Nintendo slumps
Published in News
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 12:43

Nintendo slumps


Wii is no shaft of gold

Nintendo has just posted its latest financial earnings report and the former playing card maker posted an operating loss of $49 million for the first quarter of its 2016 financial year.

Apple turns to made up products as cash cow gets stuck
Published in Mobiles


Fantasyland

Yesterday Apple had a go at peddling a fantasy to reassure the world that its iPhone cash cow was not on its way out due to mad cow disease.

SK Hynix sees profit fall
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 12:02

SK Hynix sees profit fall


Lowest in three years

Memory maker SK Hynix said it is expecting a strong pick up for its products in the second half of the year, after reporting that its second quarter operating profit was its lowest for three years.

Huawei shipments up
Published in News
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 11:03

Huawei shipments up


60.5 million smartphones globally

Huawei has said that it shipped 60.5 million smartphones globally in the first half of 2016, a 25 percent rise from a year before.

SAP software makes loads of money
Published in News
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 12:21

SAP software makes loads of money


High-margin and classy packaging

The maker of expensive esoteric business software, which no one really understands, is continuing to make loads of money.

Microsoft making a bomb on the cloud
Published in News
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 12:13

Microsoft making a bomb on the cloud


Office 360 doing well too

Microsoft has done better than the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street predicted, thanks mostly to making rather a lot of dosh on the back of its commercial cloud business.

LG sees hope in display panel industry
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 11:06

LG sees hope in display panel industry


Should pick up in the second quarter

LG Display has said that it is seeing signs of improvement in the display panel industry and expects its business performance to pick up in the second half of the year.

LG profits reach two-year high
Published in News
Friday, 08 July 2016 11:43

LG profits reach two-year high


$504 million for April June

LG Electronics appears to be doing rather well all of a sudden and says its second-quarter operating profit will reach a two-year high.