Jay AlabasterReporter, IDG News Service Follow me on Google+

Jay Alabaster is a reporter for IDG News Service based in Tokyo.

Samsung to buy Sony's share of LCD panel joint company for $934 million

Sony said Monday it will sell off its entire stake in an LCD (liquid crystal display) manufacturing joint venture with Samsung Electronics for $934 million.

Game company Square Enix shuts fan site after hack

Japanese game developer Square Enix said Thursday that a server for a fan site with information on 1.8 million users had been hacked, but it was unclear if any data had been stolen.

Hitachi GST begins shipments of 4TB hard drive

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies said Monday it began shipments of its first 4TB, 3.5-inch hard drive, targeted at the PC market.

Sony delays new camera launch due to Thai flooding

Sony said Thursday it has been forced to postpone the launch of a new camera and cut production of another because a factory in Thailand has been affected by the widespread flooding there.

Canon projector makes 80-inch screen from an inch away

Canon's new projector can produce 80-inch images when positioned an inch away from a screen or wall, it announced on Tuesday.

DoCoMo: Apple lawsuit won't block Japan Samsung tablet

NTT DoCoMo's CEO said Thursday that the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab next month will not be affected by a patent-infringement lawsuit by Apple.