A week in tech

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Japan

Hardware

- Sanyo Electric Co.'s profits jumped in the October-December quarter on brisk sales of mobile-phone handsets and digital cameras, as well as electronic parts used in digital products. Sanyo posted a group net profit of 7.9 billion $74.5 million for the quarter, which covers the crucial year-end shopping season. That was almost triple a year-earlier profit of 2.7 billion $25.5 million. Operating profit rose 68% to 29.1 billion $275.3 million from 17.3 billion $163.7 million, while revenue climbed 14% to 653.4 billion $6.2 billion from 575.5 billion $5.4 billion.

- Pioneer Corp. also posted solid profit gains for the quarter, helped by strong sales...

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