Japan Display Inc. is widely known to be one of two Japanese suppliers for screens of Apple’s flagship iPhone. But the market hasn’t been so kind to the Cupertino-based gadget giant, and sales of the latest iteration of the iPhone is well below expectations. To counteract the lack of orders, Japan Display is targeting to boost its sales by as much as 60 percent, all from smaller makers of tablet and phone devices.
Toshiba Corp. on Monday said that it will look to add more women to its managerial ranks by the end of fiscal 2015, around 100 more than it has now. This move is being done by the Tokyo-based electronics giant to increase global competitiveness in the company through hiring more talented females, a company spokesperson said.
Researchers from Japanese technology firm Toshiba unveiled a new robot on Friday that will assist with the cleanup efforts in Fukushima by vacuuming up radiation with dry ice. The large device runs on two caterpillar treads and is remotely controlled, in addition to having four cameras that allow it to "see" its surroundings.
Japan's technology conglomerate Toshiba Corp., which also builds nuclear reactors, says it is in talks to sell as much as 36% of its stake in Westinghouse Electric, a U.S. nuclear power company. Toshiba President Norio Sasaki says they are looking to part with two stakes, one 16% and the other 20%, and each has several interested parties.
While not all graduates land a job that matches their academic degrees, some odd matches are really just, well, odd. In an unexpected, yet somewhat expected, turn of events, Japan's top science students are preferring to work on culinary delights instead of silicon and gadgets.
Japan's Toshiba showed off a new four-legged robot that is designed to venture into highly radioactive areas and assist with the cleanup efforts at the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant. The irony here is that Toshiba is one of the country's larger developers of nuclear reactor technologies. Also that the robot is in such a pre-production state, filled with errors and malfunctions, that it probably shouldn't have been unveiled at this point in development.
Toshiba Tec Corp. has just made available a special kind of multi-function copier with the ability to erase what it had previously copied. The purpose of the functionality is to turn the paper back into a blank slate for later reuse.
A consortium of seven Japanese companies are celebrating this week as they broke ground on what is to be the country's largest solar and wind power plant in Tahara City, Aichi Prefecture. The group, which includes Toshiba, Mitsui & Co., Toagosei Co., and others, say their project will have a capacity of 50 megawatts of solar power and a capacity of 6 megawatts from wind.
Global leader in flash memory storage solutions, SanDisk Corporation is one of the heavy investors in Japan. They are hitting a landmark ten-years of joint venture fab operations in Yokkaichi and its twentieth anniversary of sales activities here. They have invested more than $7 billion dollars in state-of-the-art silicon manufacturing and are hoping to woo the tech-savvy Japanese with smarter innovations.