Gibson Brands Continues to Show Signs of Strain

Downsizing Factory & Dilution of Onkyo Ownership Recent developments have thrust Gibson Brands back into the spotlight once again – a spot that CEO Henry Juszkiewicz doesn’t particularly enjoy, unless he’s there on his own terms. But this time, two … Continue reading

Samsung Surprises LG with Viral Video OLED Slam

12-Hour ‘Image Retention’ Test to Make OLED Look Bad Korean media is reporting that a nasty fight has erupted in South Korea, where Samsung has uploaded a video that compares its QLED screen versus an LG OLED screen. The slickly … Continue reading

Shares in Japan Display Jump 24% on OLED News

Japan Display Inc., a unique public/private partnership that was once Japan’s largest supplier of LCD panels but has been struggling of late, saw the price of shares of its stock jump as much as 24% Wednesday on news that it … Continue reading

Bad Heir Day – Prosecuters Demand 12-Years of Hard Time for Billionaire Samsung Heir

South Korea is buzzing at the news that prosecutors have demanded no less than a 12-year prison term for Samsung’s billionaire heir, Jay Y. Lee. Lee is accused of attempting to solidify his total control of the massive company through … Continue reading

Samsung Starts Selling Harman Audio Brands in South Korea

This past Tuesday, Samsung Electronics began launching Harman audio brands in South Korea through their company owned locations. According to the Korean press, Samsung is “looking for business synergy” by combining its strength in distribution network, marketing, and world-class service, … Continue reading

Samsung Display Plans to Build the World’s Largest OLED Factory

In news out of Korea, we learn that Samsung Display is planning to build the world’s largest OLED manufacturing facility in a bid to hold off Chinese competition in the increasingly popular technology. Samsung’s board of directors are expected to … Continue reading

Gibson Brands Takes Control of Onkyo Corp.

BREAKING NEWS In a filing with Japan’s JASDAQ stock exchange, Onkyo revealed this week that at the end of June, major investor Gibson Brands became the largest shareholder for the first time since its relationship with the Osaka-based manufacturer of … Continue reading

Sony CEO Predicts 20-Yr High Op. Profit; Says Co. Needs More Innovation

Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai is feeling pretty good these days. After an incredibly tough turnaround period where many questioned his plan, Hirai said this week that the company expects to book an operating profit of ¥500 billion ($4.5 billion) in the fiscal year … Continue reading

Toshiba Machine Buys Its Independence from Toshiba

You know things aren’t going well when divisions of your own company want to break the chains of their association with you. That is essentially what happened when Toshiba Machine “bought” its independence by buying out the shares of its … Continue reading

Toshiba Announces ‘Substantial Doubt’ on Ability to Continue

An Industry Giant Stumbles, Then Falls; Can It Get Back Up? Toshiba, once the embodiement of Japanese industrial might offering everything from rice cookers to nuclear reactors, has released financial results for the first three quarters of the current fiscal year … Continue reading