Simon Burns

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Sony Ericsson cuts 17 per cent of staff

Sony Ericsson cuts 17 per cent of staff

Sony Ericsson has announced 2,000 job cuts as part of a cost reduction measure.
Simon Burns Jul 22 2008, 9:31AM Mobility
Asia gears up for WiMax bonanza

Asia gears up for WiMax bonanza

Market to reach US$5.5bn within four years.
Simon Burns Jul 7 2008, 8:40AM Mobility
Toshiba closes older Flash memory plants

Toshiba closes older Flash memory plants

Toshiba is to close older Flash memory production lines that it jointly owns with US firm SanDisk.
Simon Burns Jun 18 2008, 8:22AM Hardware
China key to US$11bn Asia WiMax bonanza

China key to US$11bn Asia WiMax bonanza

The Asia-Pacific region could have as many as 43 million WiMax subscribers by the end of 2013, according to new forecasts.

Simon Burns Jun 7 2008, 3:33PM Mobility
Samsung profits rise despite troubles

Samsung profits rise despite troubles

Samsung has reported a strong financial performance in the first quarter of 2008, offering some solace after the shock resignation of its chairman this week.

Simon Burns Apr 26 2008, 3:55PM Finance
Wii sales to reach 50 million by spring 2009

Wii sales to reach 50 million by spring 2009

Nintendo expects to sell 25 million Wii consoles in the next 12 months, company executives say.

Simon Burns Apr 26 2008, 3:54PM Finance
Sales remain flat at iPhone maker

Sales remain flat at iPhone maker

Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn, which assembles the iPhone and other Apple products, saw revenue growth slow to 3.38 per cent during 2007, according to a company statement.

Simon Burns Apr 25 2008, 9:27AM Hardware
Asia wakes up to Bluetooth

Asia wakes up to Bluetooth

After a slow start, almost a billion Bluetooth devices will be sold annually in Asia by 2013, new forecasts predict.

Simon Burns Apr 16 2008, 2:12PM Mobility
Intel puts half a billion into Chinese tech firms

Intel puts half a billion into Chinese tech firms

A subsidiary of chip maker Intel plans to invest US$500m in Chinese technology firms, the company has announced. The funds will be invested in companies with interests including broadband wireless, media, telecoms and "clean technologies", the company's investment arm, Intel Capital, said.

Simon Burns Apr 12 2008, 6:34AM Hardware
Asia-Pacific markets take to virtualisation

Asia-Pacific markets take to virtualisation

Virtualisation software and service vendors will be making US$1.35bn a year in the Asia-Pacific region within two years, analysts report. The technology is now becoming an 'imperative' at the server level.
Simon Burns Apr 8 2008, 6:27AM Collaboration
Asia Pacific expecting IT services bonanza

Asia Pacific expecting IT services bonanza

Businesses in Asia will spend almost US$56bn annually on IT services within three years, new research predicts.
Simon Burns Apr 5 2008, 7:15AM Collaboration
Japanese mobile firms may unite on standards

Japanese mobile firms may unite on standards

Japan's giant mobile operators look likely to adopt the same technology for their next-generation networks -4G- local media has reported.
Simon Burns Apr 2 2008, 6:24AM Mobility
Asia turns up LCD and plasma TV sales

Asia turns up LCD and plasma TV sales

Sales of flat-panel TVs in Asia increased 62 per cent in the last half of 2007, but traditional CRT televisions are still outselling the new technology, according to new market data.

Simon Burns Mar 21 2008, 7:57AM Hardware
Asia PC sales up, but prices down

Asia PC sales up, but prices down

Retail sales of PCs in Asia surged 21 per cent last year, according to new research, but prices paid by region's consumers fell dramatically.
Simon Burns Mar 15 2008, 10:01AM Hardware
LCD sales drive profits for Sharp

LCD sales drive profits for Sharp

Sharp continues to earn healthy profits from LCD panels despite tough competition, according to the company's latest quarterly earnings report.

Simon Burns Feb 6 2008, 5:33AM Finance
Taiwan group guilty of 90 percent of Microsoft piracy

Taiwan group guilty of 90 percent of Microsoft piracy

Microsoft claims that a small group led by a recently jailed Taiwanese man was the source of almost all high quality pirated copies of its software up until his arrest in 2004.
Simon Burns Feb 5 2008, 2:24PM Security
Memory chip prices remain weak

Memory chip prices remain weak

Buyers of memory chips can look forward to stable or falling prices as supply continues to outstrip demand, analysts in Japan say.

Simon Burns Jan 22 2008, 7:46AM Hardware
China heads for world's largest online population

China heads for world's largest online population

China is expected to become the world's foremost online nation this year, according to data from the country's internet monitors.

Simon Burns Jan 18 2008, 7:54AM Mobility
China's IPTV market disappoints

China's IPTV market disappoints

Internet TV operators in China appear to have severely overestimated the growth rate of the market, according to new research.

Simon Burns Jan 17 2008, 7:15AM Mobility
Battery explosion 'not serious' for LG

Battery explosion 'not serious' for LG

An incident in which a notebook battery exploded and caught fire is unlikely to have any lasting impact on manufacturer LG Electronics, analysts in Korea believe.

Simon Burns Jan 16 2008, 7:20AM Mobility

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