German take-over of Japanese Renesas unlikely
Published in Processors


Japanese government to block the deal

A chance for the chipmaker Renesas to be acquired by Germany's Infineon is likely to be squashed by the Japanese government.

Japan Display would not kick Sharp out of bed
Published in Graphics


Assuming it tried to crawl in there


Japan Display has said that it would not turn down a partnership with embattled rival Sharp after rumours started to circulate that Japan Display's top investor wants a tie-up between the two.

Huawei and NTT DoCoMo show 3.6 Gbps 5G
Published in Network


Set up in Japan


Huawei and NTT DoCoMo have set up a 5G network in the land of bullet trains which can run at 3.6 Gbps if not interrupted by Godzilla.

Hon Hai will buy most of Sharp
Published in News


Possibly with help from Apple 


Hon Hai considering buying a majority stake in Sharp's loss-making LCD business for $1.7 billion,

Apple and IBM flog iPads to elderly Japanese
Published in Mobiles


Young dont want them any more

Apple and IBM's business partnership which was supposed to push iPads and iPhones into corporates seems to have reverted to hitting softer targets like Japanese pensioners.

Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron call off merger
Published in News


Anti-trust

The largest manufacturers of the machinery used to make semiconductors, Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron of Japan, have dumped a merger plans.

Japan's nuclear industry reveals XP addiction
Published in News


What could possibly go wrong?

Japan's nuclear industry, which has not been particularly lucky in recent years, might be suffering from a bad case of addiction to Windows XP.

Japanese woman punishes love cheat fanboy
Published in News


In other news an Apple fanboy actually had a real girlfiend

A Japanese woman, who dated an Apple fanboy on the basis that at least he could not get another woman, was shocked to discover that he was cheating on her.

Sharp sword to LCD production
Published in News


Wants government investment

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn that loss-making Japanese electronics maker Sharp is planning to spin off its LCD panel business.

Japanese do not give a flip about smartphones
Published in Mobiles


Smart moves

While the Japanese are famous for their love of brightly coloured gadgets, it seems that they are rejecting their smartphones in favour of traditional flip-phones.