Though Fiscal 2013 Results are Better Than Expected, Yamaha Replaces President

Last week, Yamaha Corporation released its financial results for Fiscal Year 2013 (the period ending March 31, 2013) giving the stock market and financial analysts a pleasant surprise as final numbers handily beat both their February 6th revised forecast and … Continue reading

JVC Kenwood Financial Results Miss the Mark…Again

At the end of last week, JVC Kenwood Corporation released a summary of results for their fiscal year ending March 31, 2013. On the eve of this announcement, the company recast their forecasts for the year to reflect their actual … Continue reading

Layoffs Hit Panasonic Lithium Ion Battery Plant

Panasonic Corp. has laid off 20% of their workforce – or 600 employees – in its lithium ion battery operations, according to a report by the Nikkei yesterday in Osaka, Japan. The move was made in an attempt to help … Continue reading

Hon Hai’s Q1 Sales Drop More Than Expected, Hurt by Slipping Demand for iPhone

Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd. reported today that sales for the first quarter had dropped by 19 percent from the same period last year. Hon Hai, better known by the name of a large division called Foxconn, is … Continue reading

Yamaha Launches New Medium-Term Plan; 1st Task? Explain Why Last One Failed

Yamaha Corporation last week announced a new medium-term management plan titled Yamaha Management Plan 2016 (YMP2016) which sets forth management’s strategies for the time period of fiscal 2014-to-fiscal 2016. The new plan succeeds the previous Yamaha Management Plan 125 (YMP125) … Continue reading

Foxconn International Reports Biggest Financial Loss in Its History

Foxconn International Holdings Ltd. (FIH), announced today that for fiscal year 2012 the company had the biggest loss ever since it listed its stock in 2005. FIH, which says it is the world’s largest contract manufacturer of cellphones, booked a … Continue reading

Samsung Takes Significant Stake in Sharp Corp.

*STORY UPDATED BELOW* – FOXCONN ‘OFFENDED’ The Nikkei reported today that South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Company has agreed to invest ¥10 billion ($107 million) into former high-flying, now troubled Sharp Corporation as it continues to struggle to raise much-needed cash. … Continue reading