Electronic parts manufacturing

January 16, 2018 - 1:23 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A new, multimillion-dollar center at the University of Virginia will bring together researchers to eliminate a data bottleneck built into computer systems 70 years ago. The university announced in a release Monday that the Center for Research in Intelligent Storage and...
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In this Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, photo, a man walks by advertisements of Samsung Electronics' smartphone at its shop in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung Electronics said Tuesday its October-December operating profit jumped 64 percent to a record high. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 08, 2018 - 8:02 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics said its October-December operating profit jumped 64 percent to a record high, capping off 2017 with the biggest annual operating income and sales in its history thanks to the blockbuster semiconductor business. In its earnings preview Tuesday, the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2017, file photo, Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba Group, talks at the business forum of the 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Money transfer company MoneyGram says Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, its proposed acquisition by Chinese billionaire Ma's Ant Financial Services Group has been called off after a U.S. government security panel rejected the $1.2 billion deal. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)
January 03, 2018 - 12:35 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese billionaire Jack Ma has dropped his bid to buy U.S. money transfer company MoneyGram after Washington rejected the $1.2 billion deal in a fresh example of heightened American scrutiny of Chinese investment. MoneyGram International Inc. and Ma's Ant Financial Services Group...
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FILE- In this Aug. 10, 2017 file photo, Toshiba Corp. President Satoshi Tsunakawa speaks during a press conference at the company's headquarters in Tokyo. The feud between Toshiba Corp. and its U.S. joint-venture partner Western Digital over a planned sale of Toshiba’s lucrative flash-memory unit is being aired at a Tokyo court. At the first hearing of the case Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, Toshiba’s lawyers demanded 120 billion yen ($1.1 billion) in damages from Western Digital for allegedly interfering with its business. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
November 29, 2017 - 2:43 am
TOKYO (AP) — The feud between Toshiba Corp. and its U.S. joint-venture partner Western Digital over a planned sale of Toshiba's lucrative flash-memory unit is being aired at a Tokyo court. At the first hearing of the case Wednesday, Toshiba's lawyers demanded 120 billion yen ($1.1 billion) in...
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In this March 24, 2017, photo, workers stand at a seaside construction site with the pier of a container terminal in the background in Tokyo. Japan's trade surplus fell more than 40 percent in October from a year earlier, despite strong growth in exports to China, the U.S. and the EU, as costs for imports of oil, gas and coal surged. Customs figures released Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, showed imports rose almost 19 percent from the same month a year earlier in October to 6.41 trillion yen ($57 billion) while exports were up 14 percent at 6.7 trillion yen ($59 billion). (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 19, 2017 - 11:23 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports grew 14 percent over a year earlier in October on strong demand for vehicles, electronics and machinery. However, customs data released Monday showed even faster growth in imports of oil, gas and coal that caused the trade surplus to fall more than 40 percent from the...
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President Donald Trump smiles at Broadcom CEO Hock Tan during an event to announce that the company is moving its global headquarters to the United States, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Washington. The White House says Broadcom, a $100 billion semiconductor company based in Singapore, will move its home address to the U.S. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 02, 2017 - 7:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A $100 billion semiconductor company based in Singapore will legally relocate its home address to the United States, President Donald Trump announced Thursday. Broadcom Limited, which manufactures communications chips around the world, said it would relocate its legal address to...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, right, and former Chinese President Hu Jintao attend the opening ceremony of the 19th Party Congress held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Xi has told a key Communist Party congress that the nation's prospects are bright but the challenges are severe. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
October 18, 2017 - 1:21 am
BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping called Wednesday for the ruling Communist Party to lead development of Chinese technology industries, an area fraught with trade tensions and complaints that Beijing encourages theft of foreign know-how. In a speech at the opening of a party congress, Xi called...
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Toshiba Memory Chief Yasuo Naruke, right, and Bain Capital Japan chief Yuji Sugimoto, left, pose for photographers in front of the building of manufacturing memory chips in Yokkaichi, central Japan, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. The heads of Toshiba's memory chip business and Bain Capital, the investment fund buying it, said they hope to close the deal by March despite persisting opposition from Toshiba's U.S. joint venture partner Western Digital. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)
October 13, 2017 - 6:54 am
YOKKAICHI, Japan (AP) — At Toshiba's flash-memory chip plant in Yokkaichi, the orderly quiet of the clean room, with its metal boxes zipping around on overhead rails, contrasts sharply with the messy feud between its owners over plans to sell this prized asset. Toshiba plans to sell its memory chip...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017 file photo, Kobe Steel President and CEO Hiroya Kawasaki reacts as he listens a questions during a press conference in Tokyo. Japanese automakers have confirmed use of Kobe Steel products affected by fake inspection data, but say they have found no safety concerns so far.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
October 13, 2017 - 6:51 am
TOKYO (AP) — The scandal over product inspections data faked by Japanese materials and machinery giant Kobe Steel expanded Friday to include products shipped to more than 500 customers. Kobe Steel's president, Hiroya Kawasaki, told reporters the company had uncovered nine more types of products...
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A currency trader watches documents at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Asian stock markets were subdued on Friday following losses on Wall Street as investors awaited corporate earnings and U.S. inflation data.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 13, 2017 - 5:27 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets were subdued on Friday, apart from another strong gain by Japan's benchmark. Trading was mostly subdued as investors awaited corporate earnings and U.S. inflation data. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.4 percent to 7,529.53 while France's CAC...
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