Hardware Electronic Equipment Instruments and Components

More

  • *Books 59.6 bln yen impairment loss on camera module business. TOKYO, April 21- Japanese electronics firm Sony Corp cut its profit estimate by 9.4 percent for the financial year that ended in March, as slowing global smartphone sales dented demand for its camera modules. Sony said on Thursday it is estimating an operating profit of 290 billion yen for the year, down...

  • The company's shares dropped 3 percent to $50.50 in after market trading on Wednesday, having earlier oscillated between slight gains and losses. Qualcomm said it expects to earn between 90 cents and $1.00 per share in the third quarter. The uncertainty in the smartphone business seemed to show in the company's third-quarter revenue forecast of $5.2- $6.0...

  • Trump has also said he might withdraw U.S. troops from Japan unless it pays more to feed and house the 50,000 it hosts, and he has accused Japan of stealing U.S. jobs. His comments have only fueled simmering worries amongst some Japanese in recent years about whether Washington would defend Tokyo in a crisis under their alliance- the lynchpin of Japan's security...

  • The company said it expects third quarter profit of between $0.90- $1.0 per share. The San Diego- based company has faced a host of problems last year including a slowdown in smartphone sales, delays in closing new licensing agreements in China, its biggest market, and fighting an ultimately successful battle to thwart an activist investor's plan to break up the...

  • BRUSSELS, April 20- The European Union charged Google on Wednesday with using its dominant Android mobile operating system to squeeze out rivals, opening a second front against the U.S. technology giant that could result in large fines. The European Commission said such practices, which started in 2011 when the company became dominant in mobile operating...

  • BRUSSELS, April 20- The European Union charged Google on Wednesday with abusing the dominant position of its Android mobile operating system, opening a second front against the U.S. technology giant that could lead to large fines. The stakes are higher for Google in the Android case as it made about $11 billion last year from advertising sales on Android phones...

  • *March imports -14.9 pct yr/yr; trade balance 755 bln yen. TOKYO, April 20- Japan's exports fell for a sixth straight month in March as slowing growth in China, soft demand for electronic components for products such as the iPhone and a strengthening yen threatened to hold back the country's economic recovery. "A delayed recovery in the U.S. economy, slowdown in China,...

  • BRUSSELS, April 19- Europe's antitrust chief is expected to hit Google on Wednesday with anti-competitive charges concerning its Android mobile phone operating system, two people familiar with the matter said. EU charges would open up a second front in the regulatory battle between the European Commission and Google, exposing the world's most popular...

  • TOKYO, April 19- Survivors of a series of Japanese quakes measuring up to 7.3 struggled on Tuesday with shortages of food and water as the death toll rose to 44 and rescuers dug through mud and rubble for the missing, but hopes dimmed of finding them alive. Japanese stocks bounced back from Monday's slide, with electronics manufacturer Sony Corp climbing 6.7...

  • *Google 2015 revenues from ads on Android phones $11 bln- analyst. AMSTERDAM/ FRANKFURT, April 18- The European competition commission is gearing up to charge Google with giving unfair prominence to its own apps like search and maps in supplementary software licensing deals it strikes with mobile phone makers running its Android operating system, four sources...

  • TOKYO, April 18- Japanese automotive chipmaker Renesas Electronics said on Monday aftershocks were keeping it from installing replacement equipment at a quake-hit plant, raising the prospect of delays for the global supply chain for automakers. Renesas holds 10.5 percent of a $30 billion market for chips that are used throughout vehicles, in critical areas...

  • *Toyota, Sony keep plant operations suspended after Japan quake. TOKYO, April 17- Toyota Motor Corp said on Sunday it would suspend production at plants across Japan after earthquakes in the country's south disrupted the automaker's supply chain, while other manufacturers extended stoppages due to damaged factories. Toyota said it would suspend operations...

  • *Sony Corp halted production of image sensors at its plant in Kumamoto. *Honda Motor Co Ltd halted production at its motorcycle plant in Kumamoto with an annual production capacity of 250,000. It will keep production on hold through Monday. *Renesas Electronics Corp closed its plant in Kumamoto, which produces microcontroller chips for automobiles.

  • TAIPEI, April 14- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's largest contract chipmaker, trimmed its outlook for the global smartphone market as consumers increasingly demand lower-priced handsets that still boast advanced technology. Taipei- based TSMC, which gets more than 60 percent of its revenue from selling chips used in communication...

  • SINGAPORE, April 12- Mostly young, male audiophiles throng a Singapore hotel ballroom, intently assessing headphones, earbuds and in-ear monitors- priced from $50 to as much as $10,000. "Now, people are interested in $3,000 players," says James Lee, Astell& Kern's vice president. "Before, they would think $300 players were crazy.

  • TAIPEI, April 11- Taiwan stocks fell on Monday, dragged by heavyweights such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co and Hon Hai Precision after the companies reported sales results. Hon Hai, the world's biggest electronics component maker, shed 1.1 percent after releasing March sales. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.001 to T $32.449 per U.S. dollar.

  • TOKYO, April 7- Many Japanese companies are facing a big increase in pension liabilities thanks to the Bank of Japan's adoption of negative interest rates in January. Based on recent financial statements from around 1,700 listed companies, Goldman Sachs estimates that a 50 basis point drop in the discount rate, which is used to calculate future pensions and...

  • TOKYO, April 7- Japanese stocks edged down on Thursday morning as the persistent strength of the yen against the dollar took a toll on exporters and tempered an uptick in risk sentiment from a bounce in oil prices. The Nikkei share average edged down 0.3 percent to 15,675.96 during the morning session, and is on course to add to a seven-day losing streak- the longest...

  • *Q1 operating profit likely $5.7 bln, well above expectations. SEOUL, April 7- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday its first-quarter operating profit likely rose 10.4 percent from a year earlier, beating expectations and pointing to strong sales of its new Galaxy S7 smartphones. The world's top smartphone maker said in a regulatory filing its...

  • LONDON, April 6- China's Huawei Technologies presented its latest flagship smartphone on Wednesday, featuring a dual-lens camera co-engineered with Germany's Leica that it hopes will set it apart from all the other Android devices on the market. "Leica is the leading, premium iconic brand in cameras," Richard Yu, chief executive of Huawei Consumer Business...