A week in Japanese tech
- DoCoMo has started offering a live streaming video service through its 3G cellular phone system called FOMA. Roughly one year after launching trial services in May last year, FOMA has failed to attract strong demand.
- Japanese semiconductor firms to shift additional microchip capacity to China, which is becoming the global manufacturing base for household electronics goods. Firms including Hitachi, Mitsubishi and Sony will transfer their capacities for packaging and testing semiconductors to their plants in China.
- NEC and Matsushita establish JV in China to expand their 3G mobile handset business. Cosmobic Technology is capitalized at $8 million. NEC and Matsushita each hold...