Kyodo Industry Brief (March 15) -1-
(Japan Economic Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) TOKYO, March 15 -- (Kyodo) _ ---------- Kokuyo to expand notebook lineup for uploading data to smartphones
TOKYO - Kokuyo Co., a stationery maker, said Wednesday it will add six items for sale from March 27 to the lineup of its CamiApp paper notebooks for uploading handwritten data to smartphones via a dedicated application, including an A4 horizontal version that it says should better fit for keeping diagram and other graphic notes.
---------- Toshiba to release world's fastest memory cards
TOKYO - Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday it will release the new Exceria brand of SD memory cards, used in digital devices, including units offering the world's fastest data transfer speeds, for sale in Japan in April.
---------- Hitachi Chemical to upgrade Hong Kong chip material unit
TOKYO - Hitachi Chemical Co. said Wednesday it will invest around 1 billion yen to upgrade facilities at its subsidiary Hitachi Chemical Electric Materials (Hong Kong) Ltd. to produce circuit board materials for semiconductor packages.
---------- Daicel announces acquisition of Special Devices Inc. of U.S.
TOKYO - Daicel Corp., a Japanese chemical materials company, said Wednesday it has signed a definitive agreement to buy out Special Devices Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of airbag components, through its U.S. subsidiary Daicel (U.S.A.) Inc.
---------- eAccess to lease high-speed mobile data network assets to 10 companies
TOKYO - eAccess Ltd., the operator of the Emobile cellphone service, said Wednesday Sofmap Co. and nine other companies will start providing Thursday "LTE" high-speed mobile data communications services through its network, designed offer faster data throughput than conventional "3G" networks. (NOTE: Corporate press releases are available on Japan Portal, a multilingual website powered by Kyodo News providing information about a wide range of topics and events in Japan. URL: http://www.47news.jp/international/japan_portal/industry/)
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