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Mitsubishi plans to scale back its DRAM business

Mitsubishi Electric Corp. is looking for ways to scale back its DRAM (dynamic RAM) business and is considering an alliance with other companies, both in Japan and overseas, the company said Wednesday.

Fujitsu recalls faulty hard disk drives

Fujitsu Ltd., one of Japan's major hard disk drive manufacturers, is recalling and replacing drives used in its own and other PC makers' desktop products sold in Japan, the company said Tuesday.

Sony showcases new Vaio line-up

Sony Corp. will unveil new models of its Vaio desktop and notebook PCs at Sony Dream World 2002, an event this weekend that will showcase its latest products and strategies .

Toshiba releases 1G-bit flash memory

Toshiba Corp. started shipping samples of 1G-bit NAND-type flash memory chips on Monday. The chips were jointly developed with SanDisk Corp., Toshiba announced.

Panasonic opens $127M technology showcase

Spending ¥15 billion (US$127 million), Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. has collected its most advanced technologies and products and will open a new four-storey facility in the Tokyo Bay area on Sept. 14 to show off these advances, the compan...

Toshiba spins HDD platters faster

Toshiba Corp. has boosted the rotational speed of its latest high-capacity hard disk drive (HDD) to 5,400 rpm (revolutions per minute), the company announced Wednesday, promising faster access to data for end users.

Matsushita to ship embedded-speaker displays

Matsushita Electronic Industrial Co. Ltd. and its subsidiary Matsushita Electronic Components Co. Ltd. will start shipping samples of transparent flat-panel speakers for mobile phones and PDAs (personal digital assistants) next month, they announced ...

Fujitsu increases hard disk data density

Fujitsu Ltd. started shipping samples of 60G-byte 2.5-inch hard disk drives (HDDs) with an areal density of 53.2G bpsi (bits per square inch) this month, the highest density available in this HDD class, the company announced last week.

Twin-head HDD designed to keep out hackers

Hackers will be unable to attack Web sites protected by a new security system unless they can change the laws of physics, according to Naoto Takano, chief executive officer of Scarabs Corp., a Japanese venture in Chiba Prefecture.

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