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Sony and Panasonic rally behind quake relief effort

March 15th, 2011 · No Comments

Both Panasonic and Sony have pledged additional support to help the Japanese earthquake relief effort. Panasonic, through its new subsidiary Sanyo, is donating 4000 solar-powered lanterns. This comes on top of radio, flashlight and battery donations. Sony similarly is contributing radios to help with communications. Here are the releases from the two companies: Read More… […]

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Panasonic issues statement on Quake damage to its facilities in Tohoku region

March 14th, 2011 · Comments Off on Panasonic issues statement on Quake damage to its facilities in Tohoku region

Panasonic Effect Of Earthquake In The Tohoku Region On Business Operations – TheStreet Panasonic Japan has issued the following press release following the Earthquake: Panasonic Corporation (NYSE:PC) (TSE:6752) “Panasonic” extends its condolences to everyone who has been affected by the major earthquake in the Tohoku region of Japan on March 11, 2011. The effects to […]

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Yamaha UK creates new AV Division, appoints industry veteran Ian Galloway

March 6th, 2011 · No Comments

Yamaha Music UK has opened the doors of a dedicated Audio Visual Division and has appointed industry veteran (and my good chum) Ian Galloway as Divisional Director. Galloway (pictured above, left) played a pivotal role in the 1981 UK re-launch of Yamaha Hi-Fi, and helped form Yamaha Electronics UK in 1986. He went on to lead […]

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Tags: Corporate · Home cinema · Trade

Awards season: so who put on the best bash?

October 31st, 2010 · Comments Off on Awards season: so who put on the best bash?

If the recent round of industry Awards events is anything to go by, the UK consumer electronics industry is in surprisingly good health. The sheer scale of the recent T3 Gadget Awards was awe-inspiring. With 500 attendees, Stephen Fry and Jimmy Carr as hosts (the latter jumping in as a late replacement for a no-show) […]

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Samsung and Panasonic rush to launch first BD Live player

April 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Samsung is to challenge old rival Panasonic in the race to launch the first dedicated BD Live Blu-ray player. The two companies first went head-to-head in the global rush to release a dedicated player, and now they’re competing again to introduce players compatible with both Bonus View (Profile 1.1) and BD Live (profile 2). Panasonic […]

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Tags: Corporate · HD DVD and Blu-ray · High definition TV · Trade

Philips sells set-top business to Pace, but still tuned into digital TV future

April 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Philips may have divested itself of its set-top business, selling its STB and Connected Solutions divisions to Pace Micro Technology, but it’s still got a vested interest in the sector. As part of the deal, Philips has acquired 64.5 million Pace shares, giving it a 21.6 per cent stake in the company. The deal makes […]

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Tags: Broadcasting · Corporate · High definition TV · Trade

Samsung Group Chairman quits under pressure

April 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Enough is apparently enough. Having been indicted for tax evasion, the Chairman of the Samsung Group, Lee Kun-hee, is to step down. He confirmed that he will quit during a televised news conference, saying: “I will step down from the Samsung chairmanship today. I am saddened as there is still much to do, but I […]

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Panasonic confirms Blu-ray alliance with Samsung

April 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Panasonic has formed a strategic alliance with Samsung to develop Blu-ray hardware. Speaking at a Pre-IFA press event, brand Corporate Communications Chief Peter Weber confirmed the tie-up and promised a big push behind the high-resolution format for 2008. The company is expected to bring its first profile 2.0 Blu-ray model to market in a matter […]

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Tags: Corporate · HD DVD and Blu-ray · Trade