Toshiba in pact with UTC to strengthen strategic collaboration

NEW YORK: Toshiba Corp has entered into a pact with United Technologies Corp (UTC) to strengthen strategic collaboration through their joint venture, Toshiba Carrier Corp (TCC).  “The agreement outlines the next stage of cooperation between Toshiba and UTC in the field of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning solutions through TCC,” Toshiba said in a statement today.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/toshiba-in-pact-with-utc-to-strengthen-strategic-collaboration/articleshow/44877325.cms

Toshiba to invest US$1 billion in SEA over the next five years

Toshiba Corporation announced in September this year of its business expansion strategy for the Southeast Asia region, which includes investing US$1 billion in the region over the next five years, and doubling its current sales to US$7 billion. Speaking at a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, Hisao Tanaka, the President and CEO of Toshiba, elaborated on the infrastructure technologies and know-how that Toshiba proposes to deploy in SEA in support of building a better and secure future.

http://mis-asia.com/tech/industries/toshiba-to-invest-us1-billion-in-sea-over-the-next-five-years/

Toshiba’s PC restructuring to favor Asustek

TAIPEI–A recent decision by Japan’s Toshiba Corp. to exit certain consumer laptop markets is likely to benefit Taiwan’s Asustek Computer Inc. (華碩) because of their similar product positions, according to brokerage Morgan Stanley. Following Sony’s disposal of its Viao PC business and Samsung’s scaling down of its notebook business, Toshiba announced on Sept. 18 that it would accelerate its PC business restructuring and withdraw from certain consumer markets.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/asia-taiwan/2014/09/23/417824/Toshibas-PC.htm

Toshiba Flaunts New Thinner Chromebooks , Windows Tablet

Japanese electronics and engineering conglomerate Toshiba has announced a number of new Chromebook models, as well as a new 7-inch Windows tablet set to hit retailers in the fall. The gadgets Toshiba will push out its doors include the Toshiba Chromebook 2, a second-generation laptop computer running on Google’s Chrome operating system designed mainly to surf the web. The laptop will retail for US$250.

http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/8804/20140904/toshiba-flaunts-new-thinner-chromebooks-windows-tablet.htm

Toshiba Joins the Wearable Tech Race

Toshiba’s take on wearable technology offers no global positioning system, heart rate sensor, or an LED or LCD display to tell a user what’s happening. The only sensor the smart band has is an accelerometer. Toshiba’s smartwatch is dropping everything unnecessary for it to do its basic job, which is to monitor the wearer’s activities and send information to a paired mobile device such as a smartphone or a tablet. This data can be inspected and analyzed at a later time.

http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/6726/20140814/toshiba-joins-wearable-tech-race.htm

Toshiba, SanDisk to mass produce high-power ‘3D’ memory

TOKYO: Japan’s Toshiba is teaming up with US chip giant SanDisk to produce a “3D” memory chip they hope will allow users to save up to 50 hours of ultra-high definition video. In a deal worth a reported 500 billion yen ($4.84 billion) the companies will build a factory to make flash memory consisting of several layers of semiconductors stacked together to give as much as a terabyte — 1,000 gigabytes — of storage. That is around 16 times bigger than the largest 64-gigabyte Toshiba memory currently available in smart phones and tablet devices.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/technology/toshiba-sandisk-to-mass/1105076.html

Memory suppliers push NAND flash sales bundled with DRAM chips

Some memory device suppliers are pushing sales of NAND flash chips bundled with DRAM chips in order to help ease the oversupply of NAND flash products in the market, according to market sources. Prices of NAND flash chips have continued to slip since the beginning of 2014 due largely to capacity ramps by major players including Samsung, Toshiba and SanDisk, said the sources.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20140411PD202.html

Toshiba and NTT Com Announce Global Cloud Alliance

Toshiba Corporation (Tokyo: 6502), a world leader and innovator in pioneering high technology, and NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), a data, cloud and international communications leader within the NTT (NYSE: NTT) Group, announced on February 27 a multifaceted alliance under which Toshiba’s data-center and cloud-computing services will be provided to global customers by NTT Com’s Enterprise Cloud, a self-manageable, full-layer virtual private cloud, and data centers. Services will be provided in North America and Asia from April, and then expanded to Europe thereafter.

http://www.sacbee.com/2014/02/26/6193042/toshiba-and-ntt-com-announce-global.html