IBM has started production of a more advanced version of the Cell microprocessor, the chip it developed with Sony and Toshiba.
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Samsung has begun shipping its first hybrid hard-disk drives that mix conventional magnetic storage with flash memory, it says.
Shipments of smart cards and cell phones containing Sony Corp.'s Felica RFID chip have hit 200 million, the company said Thursday.
Sony is planning to launch a Blu-ray Disc player in the middle of this year that's significantly cheaper than many current models on the market.
The first laptop computer to feature an HD DVD-R drive, Toshiba Corp.'s Qosmio Q30, went on sale in Japan over the weekend.
Samsung Electronicsis using a more advanced production method to push graphics memory chips to a higher speed.
Details of Sonys new line-up of digital still cameras apparently leaked from Europe and the information about the cameras is surprisingly thorough. First reports provided basic specifications of the cameras but some later reports carried photographs of pages from what appear to be a catalog Sony used to promote the cameras to dealers in the U.K. The catalog shots are complete with "confidential until February 27" warnings across the top of the listings.
Sharp has developed a Blu-ray Disc recorder that cuts costs by doing away with the tuner. Instead, the BD-HP1 will use the tuner present in a television set to record TV programmes, the company said on Wednesday.
Telephones with touchscreen displays that occupy most of their front face are starting to looking like the next big thing in the cellphone market.
Sony's core electronics business more than doubled profits in the last quarter of 2006, but failed to offset price cuts to its PlayStation 3 console, leading to an overall profit decline of just over five percent, the company said on Tuesday.
With the new year comes a lot of buzz from the phone industry. Regular cell phones are improving by getting smaller, smarter and lighter and a host of new network services, like higher-speed data transmission, are making them more useful. There's also a new breed of handset packing digital TV reception. Looking ahead to the rest of the year, we're sure to see more advanced phones with features like VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) telephony too.
In April Toshiba will begin selling NAND flash memory chips capable of holding up to 2GB of data, the company announced on Wednesday.
Sony Corp. is upgrading several of its digital still cameras with higher resolution image sensors.
Sony is making a play for the living room with a new Vaio PC that's styled to look less like a computer and more like a consumer electronics product.
Toshiba will put on sale in Japan in late February the first laptop PC in the world with support for the write-once HD DVD-R optical disc format.
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