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Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom teams up with Sony Mobile to launch 4G devices

Apr 18, 10:34

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on April 17 announced cooperation with Sony Mobile Communications to launch four 4G-enabled smartphones and a 4G-enabled tablet in a bid to promote its 4G services...

Sony and Hydro-Quebec announce joint venture to develop a large-scale energy storage system for power grids

Apr 16, 15:43

Sony and Hydro-Quebec have announced that they have agreed to establish a joint venture to research and develop a large-scale energy storage system for power grids. Sony and Hydro-Quebec...

Samsung, HTC, Sony Mobile likely to launch mini flagship models

Apr 16, 11:32

Samsung Electronics, HTC and Sony Mobile Communications are expected to launch mini versions of their latest flagship smartphones starting at the end of the second quarter of 2014,...

Sony expects Ultra HD TV sales to increase 4-fold in 2014

Apr 14, 14:25

Sony expects its Ultra HD TV sales to increase four-fold in 2014 and also aims to hold a 10% global share in LCD TV shipments, according to the company.

Sony aims to increase its Ultra HD TV sales four-fold in 2014

BOE enters Sony TV supply chain

Mar 26, 20:51

China-based panel maker BOE has entered Sony's supply chain to supply 28-inch LCD TV panels, according to industry sources.

Sony to take back LCD TV production; reducing orders to Taiwan to 300,000 units in 2014

Mar 20, 16:00

Sony is reportedly considering spinning off its LCD TV business and turn it into an independent subsidiary in July 2014, with plans to shift its outsourcing orders back to in-house...

Digitimes Research: Sony expected to focus on developing SXRD LCoS-based products in the future

Mar 20, 12:04

Sony president and CEO Kazuo Hirai in early 2014 unveiled the Life Space UX project, featuring the company's latest 4K ultra short throw projector, which adopts Sony's SXRD LCoS technology...

Taiwan Vaio component makers suffering inventory pile ups

Mar 18, 18:48

Sony has completely stopped taking shipments of Vaio components from Taiwan-based suppliers following its signing with Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) to sell the business in early...

HTC, Sony Mobile and LG shifting focus to mid-range smartphone models

Mar 11, 13:43

HTC, Sony Mobile Communications and LG Electronics appear to have shifted their efforts to focus on the US$300-400 mid-range smartphone segment due to increasing saturation in the...

PS4 sales surpass 6 million units since launch, says Sony

Mar 5, 15:03

Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) has announced that the PlayStation (PS4) computer entertainment system has cumulatively sold through more than 6 million units globally as of March...

Sony Electronics to close 20 US stores affecting 1,000 employees

Feb 27, 12:13

Sony Electronics has announced plans to close 20 of its US stores, and eliminate one-third or 1,000 of its US employees, by the end of 2014.

Sony looks to AUO for Ultra HD TV panel purchases

Feb 24, 14:58

Taiwan-based AU Optronics (AUO) will reportedly receive most of Sony's LCD TV panel orders in 2014, according to industry sources.

Inventec lands smartphone orders from Sony Mobile, x86 server orders from Lenovo, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 21, 10:47

Inventec has landed smartphone orders from Sony Mobile Communications as well as x86 server orders from Lenovo, according to a Chinese-language Liberty Times report.

PlayStation 4 sales surpass 5.3 million worldwide, says Sony

Feb 20, 13:53

Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) has announced that PlayStation 4 sales have reached more than 5.3 million units around the world as of February 8, 2014.

Taiwan market: Samsung, Apple, HTC, Sony Mobile together occupy nearly two-thirds of smartphone sales

Feb 14, 15:59

Samsung Electronics, Apple, HTC and Sony Mobile Communications are the four largest smartphone vendors in the Taiwan market, with a combined market share of nearly two thirds in terms...

Sony announces plans to address reform of PC and TV businesses

Feb 6, 20:51

Sony has announced new measures to address reform of its PC and TV businesses aimed at accelerating the revitalization and growth of its electronics business.

Six-inch phablet sales face competition from 7-inch tablets

Jan 24, 12:35

Sales of phablets (tablets with phone capability) with 6-inch or above displays have been rather limited due to strong competition from 7-inch entry-level tablets, according to market...

Touch panel makers see increased orders from Sony

Jan 21, 19:41

Sony Mobile Communications is putting in new orders to supply chains, which will help bump up China-based touch panel makers' shipments in 2014.

Touch panel makers see increased orders from Sony for notebooks

Jan 10, 11:43

Touch panel makers are seeing increased orders from Sony for notebook touch panels.

CES 2014: Sony executive claims PS4 outsold Xbox One in 2013

Jan 8, 22:15

After Microsoft's announcement that it sold over three million Xbox Ones in 2013, Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House revealed at CES 2014 that the company had sold about...

CES 2014: Sony unveils Ultra HD TVs

Jan 8, 15:18

Sony has released new Ultra HD TVs sized 49-, 55-, 65- and 70-inch at CES 2014.

Sony to offer MOD service from CHT on PS4

Jan 6, 22:01

Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) Taiwan reportedly will cooperate with Taiwan's largest telecom carrier Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) to add the carrier's Multimedia on Demand (MOD) service...

Sony Mobile to launch WP8 phones, say sources

Jan 6, 14:09

Sony Mobile Communications has decided to launch ODM models of Windows Phone 8-based smartphones, while concentrating its R&D efforts on Android and Firefox models, according...

Sony, Panasonic to end OLED TV plans

Dec 30, 21:32

More reports are coming from the supply chain in Taiwan stating that Sony and Panasonic have decided to end cooperation on mass producing OLED TVs and will instead focus on Ultra...

Microsoft and Sony competing over local multimedia content services on PS4 and Xbox One

Dec 24, 15:12

Microsoft has recently signed contracts with four multimedia content providers in the Greater China region, aiming to provide related services for its Xbox One and Xbox 360 game consoles,...

Nokia, LG Electronics, Sony Mobile Communications to stay in tablet market

Nov 21, 16:10

Smartphone vendors Nokia, LG Electronics and Sony Mobile Communications are likely to continue to stay in the tablet market, while rivals including HTC, Motorola Mobility and BlackBerry...

Sony nears breakeven point on PlayStation 4 hardware costs, says IHS

Nov 20, 15:16

For the past seven years, Sony has offered various revisions of the PlayStation 3 console, many of which were sold at a loss. However, with the new PlayStation 4, Sony has produced...

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile takes third position in smartphone vendor ranking

Nov 12, 16:05

Sony Mobile Communications has captured the third position in Taiwan's smartphone vendor ranking with a 20% market share thanks to brisk sales of its Xperia Z family high-end models,...

A quarter of a billion smartphones ship in 3Q13, says Canalys

Nov 6, 10:24

Over a quarter of a billion smartphones shipped worldwide in the third quarter of 2013 as the market grew 44% on year, according to Canalys. The top-2 vendors - Samsung and Apple...

PC brand vendors release new Windows 8.1 products

Oct 28, 10:57

Asustek Computer recently released its Transformer Book T100 2-in-1 device featuring Windows 8.1 and Intel Bay Trail-T processor, priced at US$349 for a 32GB model and US$399 for...

Digitimes Research: Sony Cybershot QX100 and QX10 not yet competitive

Oct 18, 10:30

Smartphones have gradually become a standard carry-around IT device for consumers and with their rapidly enhanced camera technologies, most consumers have chosen to use their smartphones...

Taiwan panel makers see steady smartphone panel orders from Sony

Oct 4, 12:02

Taiwan panel makers are seeing steady handset panel orders from Sony Mobile for use in both the mid-range and high-end smartphones.

Sony Mobile aims to ship 65 million smartphones in fiscal 2014

Sep 30, 15:22

Sony Mobile Communications aims to ship 65 million smartphones in its fiscal year 2014 (April 2014-March 2015), up 55% from the 42 million units projected for the current fiscal year,...

Digitimes Research: Sony/Google relationship to affect SmartWatch 2 sales

Sep 17, 15:36

Sony Mobile Communications launched the successor of its LiveView watch, the SmartWatch 2 in June 2013 featuring a larger display, higher resolution, NFC support and water- and dust-proof...

Spot DRAM prices soar over 30% in less than 2 weeks

Sep 17, 13:51

Spot DRAM prices have soared over 30% in less than two weeks after a fire broke out at a wafer plant of SK Hynix in Wuxi, China on September 4, jeopardizing wafer production at the...

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