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Toshiba develops 30G-byte rewritable optical disc

Toshiba has developed a new rewritable optical disc with a capacity of 30G bytes per-layer, per-side and a companion read/write optical head that incorporates a blue laser, the company announced on Monday. These new developments will be publicly unve...

Tiny Panasonic video camera has big memory

Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. unveiled a cell phone-sized digital still camera with video and voice recording and SD (secure digital) audio player functions, the company announced Tuesday.

Sony, others file a lawsuit against Dell over MPEG2

Sony Corp., Mitsubishi Electric Corp., Victor Company of Japan Ltd., France Télécom SA, Scientific Atlanta Inc. and Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV's U.S. unit filed a lawsuit last Friday against Dell Computer Corp. for a patent infringement of MP...

Sharp develops 16G-bit flash memory

Sharp and Tohoku University have developed technology that enables flash memory to hold more than 16G bits of memory, 250 times more than the current 64M-bit flash memory on the market, they announced on Tuesday.

Toshiba claims battery breakthrough

Toshiba Corp.'s affiliate Toshiba Battery Co. Ltd. has developed a nickel-zinc based disposable battery, which has proved in tests to last five times as long as standard alkaline batteries, the company announced Wednesday. The battery -- which Toshib...

Sony bulks up tape storage capacity

As the volume of data increases with the rollout of broadband services, Sony Corp. plans to keep extending the capabilities of its line of tape drives with greater capacities and faster transfer speeds, the company announced on Monday at the Storage ...

TI to roll out new DSP for 2G streaming video

Texas Instruments Inc. will support Japanese company Office Noa Inc.'s unique codec (coder/decoder) technology, which allows for smooth streaming video on mobile handsets via existing networks and for less power consumption of the handsets, the two c...

Panasonic to launch durable PDA

Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. unveiled a rugged PDA (personal digital assistant) which is water resistant and can withstand drops of up to 1.2 meters, the company announced Tuesday. The ProNote FG Handy, to be sold in North America as the T...

Fujitsu ships high-speed flash memory

Fujitsu last week started shipping samples of its new 128M-bit flash memory chips, which are targeted at makers of car navigation systems, printers and mobile phones, the company said. The new flash chips include a 32-bit data bus that supports faste...

Matsushita reports a large H1 loss

Matsushita Electric Industrial made a large net loss for the first half of fiscal year 2001, the company reported Tuesday. It also predicted that the severe economic environment will continue through the current fiscal year, and revised its full-year...

Omron has a pet robot for cat lovers

Problem: you want to own a pet robot, but you are a cat person -- and most available entertainment pet robots, such as Sony Corp.'s Aibo, are dog-like.

Toshiba, Matsushita in talks to merge LCD units

Toshiba and Matsushita Electric Industrial , better known by its Panasonic brand name, have reached a basic agreement to merge their LCD (liquid crystal display) operations, according to a report in the Wednesday morning edition of the Nihon Keizai S...

Sony unveils new Vaio lineup with Windows XP

Sony Corp. unveiled a new lineup of its Vaio PCs carrying Microsoft Corp.'s Windows XP operating system at Vaio Forum 2001 in Tokyo on Friday. The company is pursuing its strategy of making Vaio more entertaining and networkable with the inclusion of...

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