A week in tech; part 1

All the latest tech news from Japan and Korea.

A week in Japan tech

Hardware

- Hewlett-Packard Japan Ltd. lowered the prices of UNIX servers for corporate information systems by 40-63%, pushing entry-level models below 1 million $8,000. The price cut by Japan's UNIX server leader follows a similar move by IBM Japan in May and will likely trigger intensified price competition. HP Japan cut the prices of nine models in its HP Servers Advantage, rp2400 and rp5400 series. The biggest reduction was for the 5470 model in the rp5400 line, whose price was slashed by 63% to 4.8 million $4l,000. HP Japan commanded a leading 32.8% of the UNIX server market in shipment value last year, according...

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