A week in tech

A round-up of all the latest tech news from the region.

Japan

Media, Entertainment and Gaming

- Nintendo Co. plans to develop videogames for casual users, rather than simply pursue the type of advanced technology that may satisfy hard-core game fans but turn off less experienced users. Nintendo believes the videogame industry is in a state of crisis that needs to be addressed by appealing to a broader group of consumers. Nintendo's strategy with its next-generation game console, code-named Revolution, contrasts with that of rivals Sony Corp. and Microsoft Corp., which are incorporating powerful microprocessors into their new game machines.

Semiconductors

- Elpida Memory, the Japanese memory chipmaker jointly owned...

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