A profit warning from Sony and a massive loss forecast from Sharp have highlighted the depth of the problems facing Japan's consumer electronics industry, beset by an expensive yen and evaporating competitiveness in televisions. Sony, which is coming off a Y457bn ($5.8bn) net loss for fiscal 2011, on Thursday said that a promised rebound this year would be smaller than it initially expected. Sharp, meanwhile, widened its full-year net loss forecast more than eightfold, to Y250bn from the Y30bn it predicted in May, and said that it planned to eliminate 5,000 jobs -- its first workforce reduction since 1950. Japanese tech groups such as Sony and Sharp had invested heavily in production facilities for liquid crystal TV displays, only to find themselves unable to compete as prices for flatscreen sets plunged. The yen's 50 per cent rise against the currencies of Japan's trading partners since mid-2008 has made them that much more vulnerable to cheaper Taiwanese and South Korean producers.
Company Brings the Perfect Combination of Sound, Comfort and Durability to AF78, AF56 and AF45 Series
International market research firm Parks Associates says advertising revenues from real-time bidding (RTB), which allows companies to target consumer segments in real time, will reach $7 billion in North America by 2017. The independent research firm's report Real-time Bidding: The Online Ad Exchang
6,000 lumen E-Vision WXGA 6000 DLP projector begins shipping October 2012 for $3,995 MSRP + lens.
Investment solidifies partnership around Ingersoll Rand's Nexia™ Home Intelligence Platform
Interoperable Standard to Be Adopted in Largest South American Market; New Regional Evangelist Appointed by the Z-Wave Alliance
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Using Solid State Smart Antenna Technology Innovative RAS Smart Antenna System delivers industry-leading wireless throughput and reliability for nomadic applications
DPA Microphones Brings Exceptional Sound Quality To The Live Sound And Touring Industries During PLASA 2012
DPA will show its expanded d:fine™ series of headset microphones that recently won Live Design's Sound Product of the Year Award.
New Unit To Provide Actionable Television Audience Analytics From FourthWall's Aggregated Return Path Data
MaxLinear Full-Spectrum Capture™ Receivers, Delivering Up To 1Gbps Speeds, Adopted into More Than 12 Cable Gateway and Set-top Box Designs
MaxLinear's Family of Front-End Receivers Reduces Complexity of Transitioning Cable Platforms to Hybrid and All IP-based Systems----- Deployment of Certified 16- and 24-Channel DOCSIS 3.0 Designs Targeted Before End of Year
Christie's Presence Felt "Virtually Everywhere" Throughout Event With Wide Range of Display Solutions.
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Logitech TV Cam HD Brings Skype Video Calling to Your HDTV
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RETRO-M is designed to replace existing Home Intercom Systems and operate on existing 3 and 4 wire systems. BLUETOOTH you music by adding the BT-RECEIVER. No need to remove existing master wall housing, trim plates available to cover those large holes. The RETRO-M intercom unit has a built-in AM/FM radio. Plug in mp3 players such as iPod, iPhone, Zune or any other hand held player into the master and share your music with the entire family. Choose between two music sources; listen to the radio in one room and the mp3 in another room.