TOKYO/ OSAKA, Nov 27- Japanese electronic component makers are looking beyond a fickle smartphone market that once lured them with rocketing growth, tying their fortunes more closely to the most resilient of Japan's big industries: automobiles.» Read More
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 10- Micron Technology posted a smaller-than-expected fiscal fourth-quarter net profit on Thursday but the chipmaker's shares held steady on expectations memory chip supplies will be constrained following a recent fire at a competitor's factory.
*Wuxi plant makes nearly 15 pct of global DRAM chips. SEOUL, Sept 6- SK Hynix Inc's fire-hit China plant, which produces half of its computer memory chips, is likely to resume operations within 2-3 weeks or even earlier, said a source familiar with the situation, citing a preliminary estimate of the damage.
TOKYO, Aug 22- Japanese manufacturers' optimism improved to the highest level in three years, a Reuters poll showed, as a weak yen boosted earnings for exporters of textiles, chemicals, steel and other metals.
OSAKA, Japan, Aug 21- Panasonic Corp will expand its lithium-ion battery business, which last year added to a near-record net loss but is now contributing to a turnaround strategy targeting the auto sector, people familiar with the plans said on Wednesday.
Aug 15- Applied Materials, which makes equipment used to manufacture chips, forecast quarterly results below market estimates after third-quarter results missed analysts' expectation as demand fell from the company's foundry customers.
SINGAPORE, July 24- Singapore's foray into the $300 billion- a-year space industry may seem like a lucrative venture, but the path is lined with risks, especially in satellite manufacturing where Western firms have long dominated and entry barriers are high.
Despite the improvement in the overall jobs picture in the U.S—as non-farm payrolls grew by 195,000 in June—employment in American manufacturing is still bleak.
June 25- Barnes& Noble Inc will stop manufacturing its own Nook tablets, marking the end of its expensive attempt to compete alone with deep-pocketed rivals Amazon.com Inc, Apple Inc and Google Inc in the tablet wars.
As firms like Foxconn shift factories away from higher-cost centers, they are discovering that workers in new locations across China are not as abundant as they had expected, prompting multinationals and their suppliers to use millions of teenage students from vocational and technical schools on assembly lines.
Apple CEO Tim Cook confirms the company will relocate production of one product line to the USA.
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