Stories by Martyn Williams

Sony Q3 Results Show Some Recovery Despite Yen

Sony Corp. today announced consolidated results for the third quarter of the current fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 1999. While the results were below those reported in the same period a year earlier, they point to a slight recovery of prospects at the company during its most important fiscal quarter.

Survey: E-Commerce Booming in Japan

The Japanese business to consumer (B2C) electronic commerce market is booming and achieving faster growth than previously predicted, reports a joint survey by the Electronic Commerce Promotion Council of Japan and Andersen Consulting.

Sony's SCEI to Sell Games Online

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI), a unit of Japan's Sony Corp., has announced plans to launch an online shopping service. Although the company will begin by simply selling games software, SCEI has much larger plans.

Fujitsu Begins Sampling FCRAM Memory Chips

Fujitsu Ltd. today announced it has begun offering the first samples of FCRAM (fast cycle random access memory) chips - a new type of memory chip developed by the company and targeted at high performance applications.

Six chip makers to jointly develop advanced DRAMs

Five major memory chip makers and microprocessor maker Intel yesterday announced plans to jointly cooperate on development of future generation, high performance DRAM (dynamic random access memory) chips.

Korea Thrunet Acquires Major Local ISP

Korea Thrunet Co. Ltd., a Nasdaq-listed supplier of broadband Internet access services in Korea, and three other companies on Friday announced they had acquired a majority stake in Nowcom Co. Ltd., the fourth largest online service provider in South Korea.

Report: China Telecom to Focus on Data Networking

China Telecom Ltd., the dominant player in the fast expanding Chinese telecommunications market, plans to focus its resources on expanding its data communications network, according to a report on the state-run Xinhua news service.

Fujitsu, Nikko JV Promotes 'Net Trading

Fujitsu Ltd. and Nikko Securities Co. Ltd. today detailed plans for a joint venture designed to promote online trading and financial services to members of @Nifty, a Fujitsu-owned Internet service.