Rising rates of cancer, obesity and heart disease may offer a path back to health for Sony Corp., as the ailing Japanese maker of televisions, cameras and game consoles turns to semiconductors to end unprecedented losses.
Sharp Corp., a Japanese television maker cutting jobs and output to stanch losses, fell for a second day in Tokyo trading amid speculation slumping sales of displays will cause bigger-than-expected losses.
Sony Corp., Japan’s biggest electronics exporter, will use the technology of its business- use products to help revive its consumer-products unit, Kazuo Hirai said in his first public address as company president.
Sharp Corp., Japan’s largest maker of liquid-crystal displays, rose the most in almost seven weeks in Tokyo trading after saying it started making smartphone panels using the company’s latest display technology.
Sony Corp. and Olympus Corp. may announce a tie-up today, pending approval from their boards, in a deal giving Japan’s biggest consumer-electronics exporter a stake of about 10 percent in the endoscope maker, according to two people with knowledge of the plan.
Sharp Corp.’s sales of display panels for tablet computers are less than the company expected, according to a senior executive at the Japanese company trying to negotiate a tie-up with Foxconn Technology Group.