July 9, 1994 |
Intel, Japanese Firm to End Pact: Intel Corp. and Nippon Steel Semiconductor Corp. said they will end their flash memory chip manufacturing agreement in 1995. Nippon Steel Semiconductor has been manufacturing flash chips for Intel since 1991. The termination of the agreement between the two companies comes as Intel looks to build flash chips based on more advanced technologies. Flash chips, used primarily in portable devices, retain data even after their power is shut off.
August 5, 1991 |
Steel Firms Raise Price: The first steel price increase in nine years will add to Japanese auto makers' difficulties but won't be enough for steel makers to enjoy a rise in profits during the current fiscal year, analysts say. Negotiations between Toyota Motor Corp., Japan's largest auto maker, and Nippon Steel Corp., the world's largest steel maker, ended last week with an agreement to boost prices for thin stainless steel sheets by 4%,according to observers.
January 11, 1990 |
CalComp Inc. said Wednesday it has sold a majority interest in its Japanese marketing subsidiary to two major Japanese corporations in order to increase sales of its computer graphics products in that country. William P. Conlin, CalComp president, said in an interview that the sale of 56% of Nippon CalComp to Nippon Steel Corp. and Sumitomo Corp. was the only way ensure that the company would gain access to the entire Japanese marketplace.
April 23, 1992 |
Western Digital Corp., a struggling computer products manufacturer, received a helping hand from across the Pacific on Wednesday by signing a deal to develop a new generation of miniature computer disk drives with Tokyo-based Nippon Steel Corp. Under the agreement, Nippon Steel will provide financial and technical support to Western Digital to develop 1.8-inch disk drives in exchange for unspecified license rights to market or make some of the products.
September 26, 1991 |
When Japanese industrial giant Nippon Steel Corp. decided to get into the U.S. computer market, it chose to make a laptop rather than a desktop model. The result is Librex Computer Systems Inc. of San Jose (408-441-8500), Nippon Steel's subsidiary with a line of 80286 and 80386SX laptop computers. What differentiates the various models in the lineup are the microprocessor and the capacity of the hard disk.
January 22, 1988 |
MCA, which has long sought to build a Japanese theme park similar to its Universal Studios Tour, announced Thursday that it has found a partner in Nippon Steel Corp. of Japan to develop a "Universal Studios Japan." No site or construction schedule was divulged, but Nippon--the world's largest steel company--owns large parcels of land throughout Japan surrounding its 10 steel mills.