Archives: September 2007

ZTE and the Philippine Scandal

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on September 26

Gloria Arroyo, the Philippine president, has cancelled a controversial $330 million deal that would have called for Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE to supply equipment to the government’s planned broadband...

New Delhi Discovers New Jersey

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on September 25

With the U.S. presidential campaign well underway, it looks like the favorite Asian target for politicians looking to score some points will be China and its manufacturing scandals. But outsourcing...

Sony's "Back To Basics" PS3 Strategy

Posted by: Kenji Hall on September 20

Sony gaming chief Kazuo "Kaz" Hirai's talk at the Tokyo Game Show doesn't classify as a crowd-pleaser. There were new trailers for soon-to-be-released games, but no flashy or gorgeous animated...

Will Sharp Gobble Up Pioneer?

Posted by: Kenji Hall on September 20

Can someone reading the tech-industry tea leaves tell me what the Sharp-Pioneer alliance, announced today, means? One company makes solar cells, flat liquid-crystal-display TVs and next-generation DVD players. The other...

Little Impact Seen from Samsung’s New Legal Dispute

Posted by: Ihlwan Moon on September 18

The U.S. Justice Department’s investigation into possible price-fixing by makers of so-called NAND chips is certainly a psychological blow to Samsung Electronics. After all the South Korean company accounts for...

Death by Online Gaming? Really?

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on September 18

According to both AP and Reuters, the Beijing News is reporting that a 30-year-old Chinese man collapsed and died over the weekend after playing online games non-stop for three days....

Sony Gets Serious About Outsourcing Cell Chip

Posted by: Kenji Hall on September 16

Back in February, Sony's Yutaka Nakagawa told analysts that he was considering outsourcing production of the high-powered Cell chip. The chip, which Sony developed with IBM and Toshiba, is the...

Could Sanyo Cellphone Biz Sale Trigger Merger Mania For Japan's Handset Makers?

Posted by: Kenji Hall on September 14

That's a key question that many observers will be asking if Sanyo Electric sells its cellphone business to Kyocera, as the Japanese financial daily Nikkei reports today. The sale...

Indian science minister's Nobel plan

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on September 11

India’s top science official faced an embarrassing question in Parliament yesterday. Kapil Sibal, the minister for science and technology, was asked whether it was true that no Indian scientist had...

Memo to Sony's SLR Group: What Took You So Long?

Posted by: Kenji Hall on September 06

A year after Sony entered the single-reflex-lens camera market with an entry-level model, it's about to launch its second camera with an interchangeable lens in November. The Alpha 700...

Greenpeace targets Indian PC maker

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on September 06

If there’s any company that has a chance of becoming India’s answer to Lenovo, it’s HCL. The PC maker is the top local brand, second in market share only to...

Want A Piece of Sony?

Posted by: Kenji Hall on September 04

Now that Sony's financial unit will get its much-awaited IPO on Oct. 11, the next question is: How will Sony spend the cash? Back in January, I wrote how analysts...

An online fan club for China's premier

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on September 02

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao - the unelected head of China’s government – may not have to worry about winning approval or votes from ordinary Chinese but he has cultivated his...

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