Fujitsu has made progress in its development of flexible, paper-thin displays that consume very little power.
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A district court judge in the U.S. state of Delaware has dismissed part of Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s lawsuit against Intel Corp.
Its low price and innovative controller could push Nintendo Co. Ltd.'s Wii console to the top spot in Japan's multi-billion dollar video gaming market, two industry watchers said Thursday.
Toshiba and Memory-Tech have developed a three-layer optical disc
In what could result in a Christmas disappointment for hundreds of thousands of
Tokyo — Three weeks ahead of the public unveiling of its PlayStation 3 console, Sony has launched an official website for the new console.
Samsung Electronics Co. has developed a music-player cell phone with 8G bytes of built-in flash memory -- that's double the amount of memory in Apple Computer's hit-iPod nano.
LG Philips records big Q2 loss as LCD prices fall
Sony Corp. will replace hard disks with flash memory when it launches a new model of its Vaio U laptop next week, it said on Tuesday.
Feedback from customers who have bought Samsung Electronics' Q1 device suggests that a pre-launch teaser campaign by Microsoft might have backfired, according to a Samsung executive. The Q1 went on sale in the US in May and is based on Microsoft's Origami platform. Microsoft collaborated with Intel to create Origami, which combines a tablet edition of Windows XP with a pen-based tablet computer similar in specification to a laptop computer. "Feedback has been quite mixed," vice-president of marketing for Samsung's digital media business, David Steel, said. A positive or negative response was generally related to how much of the pre-launch Origami hype the person had been exposed to, Steel said. Over a period of several weeks prior to the platform's March launch at the Cebit trade show, Microsoft ran a teaser campaign in which it slowly disclosed Origami details. With few specific details released, expectations were quickly raised among IT professionals, bloggers and journalists about what Origami would be. At the same time a price tag of between $US500 and $US1000 for the devices became known. Samsung's device debuted in May for $US1099. Consumers who had encountered the Q1 with no prior knowledge were generally positive about the device while those who read a lot about the Origami platform prior to seeing the Q1 had been more negative, he said. "Particularly from someone [with prior] understanding of Origami, [they have been] saying 'We expected this and expected that' and comparing specification and price with laptop computers," Steel said. But even though a laptop could deliver more, it came at a price, Steel said. Any such comparison usually ends with the conclusion that a laptop can deliver more for an extra US$1000. Samsung is looking ahead to a second-generation ultra mobile PC. In preparation the company is examining the user interface and how people interact with the device. The Q1 can be used with a keyboard, pen or via its touchscreen. "It was always going to be a first test for us," Steel said. "We think it's a new market, we don't know how big, probably not huge compared to the PC market."
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Inc. (HGST) will soon begin selling its first hard-disk drives based on perpendicular recording technology, the company said Monday.
Toshiba is planning to launch its first laptop computer with an HD-DVD drive in April, the company said this week.
Electronics companies on both sides of the high-definition video disc format battle unveiled their latest prototype players and PC drives on Tuesday as the Ceatec exhibition opened in Chiba, just outside of Tokyo in Japan.
A format battle between HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc in the race to replace DVD looks increasingly inevitable as time quickly runs out for a compromise. Supporters of both formats agree that compromise would benefit the entire industry but talks are stalled and HD-DVD backers will soon need to begin final design and development of products if they are to meet their commercialisation schedule.
A joint venture established by Canon and Toshiba to develop and commercialise a new flat-panel display technology called surface-conduction electron-emitter display (SED) will begin trial production of displays this week.