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  • Last update: Thursday 30 October 2014 [566 news items]

Commentary: Calculating the cost of GamerGate, many losers, 2 potential big winners

10h 22min ago

Concerns raised in a previous report that allowing the schism between the gaming press and their core audience to fester could lead to real economic impacts for the gaming industry...

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Sony seeks cheaper panel solutions as smartphone competition intensifies

Oct 29, 20:11

Sony Mobile is lowering its smartphone shipment target for 2014 and is now seeking cheaper panel and touch panel solutions in order to reduce costs and increase profitability.

Sony to launch 12-inch tablet in 1Q15, say Taiwan makers

Oct 24, 11:49

Sony Mobile Communications will launch a 12-inch tablet in the first quarter of 2015. Several other vendors are also developing large-size tablets for launch in the first or second...

Sony Mobile to amend strategy for releasing flagship models

Oct 22, 22:12

Sony Mobile Communications will amend its policy for the launch of flagship models by releasing only one new model a year, instead of two models currently, according to sources at...

Sony commercializes high sensitivity CMOS image sensor for automotive cameras

Oct 17, 10:55

Sony has announced the commercialization of its "IMX224MQV" CMOS image sensor for automotive cameras, which it says boasts the world's highest sensitivity levels of any...

Vapor chamber looks promising for smartphone cooling

Oct 6, 16:30

In addition to ultra-thin heat pipes, cooling module makers have also developed vapor chamber solutions for mobile devices and several Japan-, Taiwan- and Korea-based smartphone vendors...

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile launches entry-level Xperia E3

Oct 3, 14:05

Sony Mobile Communications has launched its Xperia E3 in the Taiwan market, priced at NT$6,900 (US$227) unlocked targeting the entry-level segment. The model is the lowest-priced...

Sony Mobile to focus on high-end smartphones, will decrease ODM orders, say Taiwan makers

Sep 22, 22:43

Sony Mobile Communications, in view of its unsatisfactory smartphone sales performance, has cut its smartphone business personnel by 15% and adjusted operational strategies by focusing...

AUO enters Sony SmartWatch 3 supply chain

Sep 16, 22:00

AU Optronics (AUO) has entered Sony Mobile's supply chain for its SmartWatch 3 and will supply 1.6-inch panels.

Samsung, Sony Mobile unveil smartwatches with GPS functionality

Sep 9, 22:30

Samsung Electronics and Sony Mobile Communications both have unveiled high-end smartwatches with GPS functionality, putting more pressure on GPS device suppliers including Garmin...

Commentary: Time is running out for console makers to clean up GamerGate

Sep 9, 10:45

A battle, which has been given the title #GamerGate on social media, between gamers and the gaming press has been ongoing for three weeks and is showing only minimal signs of losing...

Tweets per day of gamergate and notyourshield hashtags

Sony Mobile launches new Xperia flagship models

Sep 9, 10:35

Sony Mobile Communications has unveiled three new smartphones, one tablet and two wearable devices in a press event held during IFA 2014 trade show.

Sony Xperia smartphone

New mobile products to benefit component suppliers until end of 2014

Sep 2, 15:49

With smartphone players such as Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Sony expected to unveil their latest products at IFA 2014, and Apple set to release its new mobile products...

Sony Mobile to adopt metal-alloy chassis for smartphones to be launched in 2015, say Taiwan makers

Aug 29, 14:29

Sony Mobile Communications are developing smartphones to be launched in 2015 and will adopt metal-alloy chassis for high-end models, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Sony Mobile to roll out more waterproof smartphones, say sources

Aug 25, 11:53

Sony Mobile Communications is enhancing the competitiveness of its the mid-range smartphones by rolling-out more water-resistant models and is likely to make waterproof a standard...

AUO, Innolux continue to see curved TV orders from Sony and Samsung

Aug 18, 16:14

Taiwan panel makers AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux are continuing to see orders from Samsung Electronics and Sony for curved Full HD and Ultra HD TVs, according to industry sources...

Taiwan panel makers see steady orders for curved TV panels

Samsung, Sony Mobile, Huawei, Microsoft to unveil smartphones at 2014 IFA

Aug 15, 11:45

Samsung Electronics is expected to unveil the new Galaxy Note 4, Sony Mobile Communications the 5.2-inch Xperia Z3, Huawei Device the Ascend Mate 7 or Ascend D7, and Microsoft the...

INCJ, JDI, Sony and Panasonic announce establishment of JOLED

Aug 4, 10:35

Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), Japan Display (JDI), Sony, and Panasonic have announced that they have executed a definitive agreement to establish a new company,...

Sony increases production capacity for stacked CMOS image sensors

Jul 24, 11:47

Sony has announced that it plans to invest in Sony Semiconductor Corporation's Nagasaki Technology Center (Nagasaki TEC) and Kumamoto Technology Center (Kumamoto TEC) from the second...

China market: White-box makers to roll out Xperia T3-like models

Jul 17, 12:15

China-based white-box handset makers are ready to roll out Xperia T3-like models in September-October as they believe that the forthcoming new 4G-enabled Xperia T3 from Sony Mobile...

Sony Mobile to adopt MediaTek 64-bit quad-core 4G LTE solutions

Jul 1, 12:03

Sony Mobile Communications will adopt MediaTek's 64-bit quad-core solution, the MT6732, for production of entry-level and mid-range 4G LTE smartphones for delivering in 2015, according...

Sony has 3-pronged strategy for China, says report

Jun 26, 12:34

After announcing the sale of its Vaio PC business and plans to restructure its LCD TV operations, Sony has turned its focus to smartphones and tablets. For the China market, the company...

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile to begin marketing Xperia Z2a, Xperia T3 4G smartphones in July

Jun 11, 15:10

Sony Mobile Communications has unveiled its latest 4G smartphones, the Xperia Z2a and Xperia T3, in the Taiwan market, aiming to catch up with rival vendors Samsung Electronics and...

Sony Mobile Xperia Z2a

Vendors to launch large-size tablets priced below US$300 in 2H14

Jun 3, 19:44

Competition in the large-size tablet segment is heating up as more and more vendors roll out devices with bigger screens in hopes to drive growth for the tablet market.

Large-size tablets to become a new target for vendors

Touch panel makers see increased orders from Sony

May 27, 20:51

Touch panel makers such as O Film, GIS, EELY and Truly Optoelectronics are seeing increased orders from Sony Mobile Communications as the company attempts to further compete in the...

Sony shifts LCD TV ODM orders back to Taiwan makers

May 23, 15:55

Amid limited profits from the LCD TV business in 2013, Sony transferred LCD TV ODM orders back to in-house production, causing LCD TV makers to see major order declines, with Foxconn...

Sony shifts some LCD TV ODM orders back to Taiwan makers

Foxconn Japan RD seeks talent from major technology firms

May 21, 15:19

Foxconn Japan RD, a R&D center established by Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) in the second half of 2013, is continuing to expand facilities in Japan and is taking...

Sony to expand datacenters; outsource orders to Taiwan ODMs

May 19, 21:40

Sony is reportedly considering to expand its data centers to strengthen its cloud computing services, as well as explore and develop applications for big data business opportunities,...

Sony Mobile may release ODM orders for 20-25 million smartphones to Taiwan makers

May 19, 21:18

Japan-based vendor Sony Mobile Communications has set target shipments of 50 million smartphones for fiscal year 2014 (April 2014-March 2015) and the vendor is likely to release orders...

Asustek, Acer, Lenovo snatching notebook market share from Samsung and Sony in Europe

May 8, 15:00

Asustek Computer, Acer and Lenovo are expected to see their notebook market shares in Europe grow as both Samsung Electronics and Sony are paying less attention on their notebook...

Taiwan market: Sony launches SmartBand SWR10

May 6, 10:59

Sony Mobile Communications has announced the launch of SmarBand SWR10 smart bracelet in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$3,990 (US$132).

Sony SmartBand SWR10

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
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    Before Going to Press | 5h 16min ago

  • Standards committees and industry consortia working through number of video standards to support Ultra HD

    Before Going to Press | 5h 20min ago

  • LG Display develops 5.3-inch Full HD LCD panel for smartphones with 0.7mm bezel

    Before Going to Press | 5h 21min ago

  • TDDI may push down touch IC, LCD driver IC prices in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 6h 15min ago

  • LCD TV sales expected to reach 5 million during holiday period in North America

    Before Going to Press | 6h 16min ago

  • Innolux expects global Ultra HD TV shipments to reach 30 million in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 6h 33min ago

  • Taiwan market: BenQ aims to sell 20,000 curved Full HD WCG TVs in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 6h 36min ago

  • Powertech, Walton Advanced expected to see slight sequential drops in 4Q14 revenues

    Before Going to Press | 6h 39min ago

  • MLS, Unity Opto expand LED lighting capacities

    Before Going to Press | 6h 43min ago

  • Innolux capex to reach NT$20 billion in 2014

    Before Going to Press | 6h 44min ago

  • Innolux will continue to invest in a-Si and IGZO panel technologies, says chairman

    Before Going to Press | 6h 45min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Global top-6 notebook vendors to share 81.7% of 2015 global shipments

    Before Going to Press | 7h 2min ago

  • Grand finals of MSI Beat IT 2014 Global to be held in Taipei

    Before Going to Press | 7h 3min ago

  • HP-Foxconn server joint venture starts competing for data center orders

    Before Going to Press | 7h 49min ago

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    The new Sony NEX-6 is a pocket-sized mirrorless camera. The newest addition to Sony's E-mount camera lineup includes Fast Hybrid AF, Wi-Fi capabilities and the Play Memories Camera...

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    Photo: Company, Sep 5.

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    Photo: Company, Apr 27.

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    Sony full HD Google TV

    Sony has introduced its Internet TV line featuring four LCD HDTVs with built-in Google TV. The product line includes the 24-inch NSX-24GT1 (US$599.99), the 32-inch NSX-32GT1 (US$799.99),...

    Photo: company, Oct 15.

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    Sony has introduced an Internet TV Blu-ray Disc player, the NSZ-GT1, along with its new connected TV line. The Sony Internet TV Blu-ray Disc player with built-in Google TV allows...

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