Toshiba Has Officially Exited The Laptop Business
There are many laptop makers in the market today, but it looks like we can now take Toshiba off that list as the company has quietly announced that they are exiting the laptop business. The company has revealed that they have since transferred all of their remaining stake in its personal computing business over to Sharp.
Toshiba's Latest Robot Will Probe Fukushima's Melted Nuclear Reactors
Toshiba today unveiled a remote-controlled robot which it hopes will be able to probe inside one of the three damaged reactors at Japan’s ill-fated Fukushima nuclear power plant. The ultimate aim is to be able to grip chunks of the melted fuel, which is highly radioactive, with this robot.
Sharp Eyes Return As It Acquires Toshiba's PC Business
Osaka-based Sharp was acquired in 2016 by Foxconn and it has been on a road to recovery since then. It appears that the company might be thinking about returning to the PC business after quitting it eight years ago. Sharp has announced its decision to acquire Toshiba’s PC business for $36 million and some believe that this is the first step that the company is taking in its eventual return […]
Apple Reportedly Interested (Again) In Toshiba’s Chip Division
Apple is a highly self-sufficient company, or at least they try to be. This is why they typically prefer controlling both the hardware and software of their products, which is why instead of turning to the use of chipsets from other makers like Qualcomm, they have decided to design their own.
Apple To Spend Billions To Acquire Stake In Toshiba’s Memory Business
A couple of weeks ago it was reported that Toshiba had announced that they would be selling off their memory chip business. While it was unclear who would be buying the company (or a stake in it), names such as Amazon, Google, and Apple was tossed around. Now it seems that in a separate report from NHK and Reuters (via MacRumors), Apple is eyeing a 20% stake.
Apple And Google Reportedly Bidding On Toshiba’s Storage Business
According to the reports, Toshiba is apparently trying to sell off its storage chip business. The reports are claiming that this was done as Toshiba had lost its US nuclear unit Westinghouse, which filed for bankruptcy protection, and to help make up for the loss of that business, Toshiba will be selling off its storage business to potentially offset any losses.
Samsung's Top Position In Flash Memory Market Under Threat
Samsung’s semiconductor business is a true cash cow for the company. It’s what salvaged the fourth quarter of last year for the company even though the Galaxy Note 7 cost it billions of dollars. The company is on top of the flash memory market with a record market share of 36.6 percent but it appears that its top position is under threat due to a move that Toshiba is making.
Big Three Of The PC Industry Might Not Merge After All
It’s no secret that PC sales have suffered massive declines over the past few quarter. Recently three of the biggest PC manufacturers entered into merger discussions to present a united front and plug the declining sales. If an arrangement was reached it would have seen Vaio, Toshiba and Fujitsu join forces, but according to a new report the big three of the PC industry might not merge after all.
Toshiba Recalls Over 100,000 Laptop Batteries
You might want to pay attention to this if you own a Toshiba laptop. The company has issued a recall for Panasonic battery packs that were included in its Portege, Satellite, and Tecra laptops. It said that the lithium-ion battery packs are susceptible to overheating and can prove to be a fire risk, that puts customers at risk for burns, so it has issued a recall for over 100,000 units […]
Toshiba Launches 4K IP Video Surveillance Camera
Toshiba today announced the launch of its first “Ultra HD” IP video surveillance camera. The Toshiba IKS-WB9518 is capable of recording 4K video in 3840 x 2160 resolution at 25 frames per second. High resolution enables the camera to provide a high level of detail that customers need to effectively watch for intruders, capture fast moving objects and monitor large areas.
Toshiba Cancels Their Wearable Headset Launch Plans
Back in January, Toshiba announced an upcoming wearable called the Wearvue TG-01. This headset isn’t so much designed for the average Joe, but rather it was designed for workers in warehouses or factories that might need to keep their hands free but still needed to access information at the same time.
Toshiba, Fujitsu And Vaio To Form A PC Giant
It appears that a new PC giant might be in the making. According to a new report three big players in the PC industry are likely to merge and form a true giant in the market. Toshiba, Fujitsu and Vaio, the PC business that Sony spun off, will merge and create a new entity to rival the likes of Lenovo which is undoubtedly one of the biggest PC makers in […]
Toshiba, Fujitsu, Vaio Close To Merging PC Operations [Rumor]
When you think of laptops, you might think of brands like Lenovo, HP, Dell, or Apple. While brands like Toshiba, Fujitsu, and Vaio were more popular back in the day, it’s pretty obvious that these companies have taken a backseat to the abovementioned brands in today’s market, so much so that a rumor about merging their operations has surfaced.
Toshiba's New Robot Will Dismantle Crippled Fukushima Reactor
The Japanese government is going to start dismantling parts of the Fukushima-Daiichi power plant from 2017 and the process is going to start with the removal of more than 500 fuel rods from the crippled number 3 reactor. Instead of sending humans into a reactor contaminated with nuclear radiation, which would be akin to sending them off to a certain death, a robot developed by Toshiba will be used to […]
Sony Will Purchase Toshiba’s Image Sensor Business For $155 Million
Sony’s image sensors are pretty well-known. In fact their image sensors have found their way into a variety of smartphones such as the iPhone, and given how iPhones are typically known for their good imaging quality (good, but not necessarily the best), safe to say it speaks volumes of Sony’s sensor quality.
PC Divisions Of Toshiba, Fujitsu, Vaio Rumored To Join Forces
Last year Sony confirmed that they would be selling off its Vaio computing division. Given that there are so many PC makers in the market, we suppose it makes sense for Sony to not try to spread themselves too thin. Now according to a report from Nikkei (via The Verge), it seems that Toshiba and Fujitsu are considering similar moves as well.The report claims that Toshiba and Fujitsu are both considering […]
Sony Confirms Plans To Acquire Toshiba’s Image Sensor Business
Last week it was rumored that Sony could be interested in acquiring Toshiba’s image sensor business. It was only a rumor at that time and neither Sony nor Toshiba had confirmed it, at least until now where Sony has since come forward with an official statement and an announcement of its plans.According to Sony’s press release, “Sony Corporation (“Sony”) and Toshiba Corporation (“Toshiba”) today announced that they have entered into […]
Sony Could Buy Toshiba’s Image Sensor Business [Rumor]
Sony’s image sensors are very well-known and renowned. In fact there are many camera manufacturers out there who sometimes relies on Sony’s sensors for their products, not to mention Sony’s sensors have also found their way into many a smartphone, with Apple’s iPhones being one of their more high-profile clients.According to a report from Reuters, it seems that Sony’s domination in the image sensor business is about to grow. The […]
Toshiba Launches Windows 10 Powered DynaPad Tablet
Toshiba has launched a new tablet powered by Windows 10, called the DynaPad it’s not that different from the tablet hybrids that are increasingly becoming common these days, and might as well be taking inspiration from the Microsoft Surface. However this isn’t the first DynaPad from Toshiba, the company actually launched the first DynaPad back in 1993 when touchscreen tablets weren’t exactly common.
Toshiba Unveils Refreshed Chromebook 2
Last year Toshiba took the wraps off the Chromebook 2. Now if you are after a relatively affordable laptop and you’re not too fussed about its operating system, you might be interested to learn that Toshiba has since made a return to the Chromebook scene with a refreshed Chromebook 2.So what’s new about the refreshed Chromebook 2? For starters Toshiba has throw in a backlit keyboard. For those who type […]