Toshiba said Thursday it has stopped making televisions in Japan, citing slow domestic demand as falling prices, fierce global competition and a strong yen pressure the country's electronics makers.The IT-and-engineering conglomerate shuttered production lines at its last remaining domestic TV plant in Fukaya, near Tokyo, at the end of March, a company spokesman told AFP.
Domestic production of LCD/LED TV panel's has increased up to 20 per cent during the September- November period, after the government ended duty-free import of high-end flat screen plasma televisions in August.
As reported earlier, at least one prominent hedge fund manager, Dan Loeb, is very bullish on Sony (or at least has played his cards well enough to buy the stock 50% lower and is using today's ramp to offload to unwitting momentum chasers as he did with Herbalife). Whether he is merely using the opportunity to earn some activism brownie points on the background of the overall levitation of the Japanese stock market, or is genuinely convinced there is upside for Sony remains to be seen.
Japan's Toshiba said Monday it swung back to a net profit for the December quarter from a year ago on strong demand for its memory chips used in smartphones and tablet computers.The electronics giant, whose business spans consumer electronics and nuclear power plants, revised upward its full-year earnings forecast on the back of its strong third-quarter results.Toshiba reported a net profit of 12.4 billion yen ($151 million) in the period, reversing a net loss of 10.6 billion yen a year earlier.
Toshiba Corp said on Wednesday it would close three of its six discrete chip-making facilities in Japan and also trim output of certain types of chips over the year-end as demand for PCs and TVs slides ...
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp said on Monday that it will join the Blu-ray Disc Association -- its former enemy in a bitter format war -- to make blu-ray players by year-end to tap demand for high-definition home movies.