Sunday, November 29, 2015
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Amazon Unveils New Drone For Prime Air Delivery
Google Glass Evoluion Could Be A Monocle
NSA's Phone Surveillance Program Changes
Lenovo and Razer Partner to Make Gaming PCs
LG Display Makes Huge Investment in OLED Panels
Sony To Bring Remote Play Feature To PS4
MINIX NEO U1 Media Hub for Android Coming Next Week
Samsung Joins Audi’s Progressive SemiConductor Program
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > General Computing > Fujitsu...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Fujitsu to recall 287,000 Sony-made batteries

Fujitsu will recall 287,000 notebook PC batteries made by Sony, bringing the number of Sony batteries recalled to more than 7.5 million.

Fujitsu last week joined a growing list of computer makers recalling Sony batteries, but did not say at the time how many batteries would be affected.

Besides Fujitsu, Dell Inc. , Apple Computer Inc. , Lenovo , IBM and Toshiba Corp. have recalled the laptop PC batteries, which Sony has said can short-circuit on rare occasions, overheat and catch fire.

Following the recall announcements in August by Dell and Apple of a total 5.9 million batteries, Sony said the two recalls would cost it between 20 billion yen and 30 billion yen, or $170 million to $254 million.

But a Sony spokesman said after the Fujitsu announcement that total recall costs for Sony are now likely to exceed the previous estimate. The company will make an announcement as soon as its latest estimate and impact on the company's earnings become clear, he said.

Prior to the Fujitsu announcement, shares of Sony ended down 3.3 percent at a nine-month closing low of 4,450 yen. The Tokyo stock market's electrical machinery index was down 1.27 percent.

Compounding the blow to Sony's reputation as a top-class manufacturer is a delay in the launch in Europe of its long-awaited new video game console, the PlayStation 3.

Sony said last month it would postpone the launch of the latest version of its blockbuster game machine in Europe and some other regions to March from November due to a production glitch, missing the critical Christmas shopping season.

On Tuesday, the maker of Bravia flat TVs, Vaio personal computers and Cyber-shot digital cameras said it would start rolling out its Blu-ray high-definition optical disc recorders in Japan in December. That is about a month behind rival Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd.'s launch of similar equipment.

In addition, Sony's models, unlike Matsushita's, will lack a function enabling users to record on dual-layer discs, further stoking concerns over Sony's technological competitiveness.

NEC to sell Blu-ray water-cooled PC        All News        EFF Sues for Information on Electronic Surveillance Systems
AMD'S Proposed Acquisition of ATI Receives Merger Control Clearance in Taiwan     General Computing News      EFF Sues for Information on Electronic Surveillance Systems

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Sony CEO dismisses Chip Development Rumors
Fujitsu Develops Software-Controlled Solid-State Drive for Big Data Processing
Sony a68 A-mount Camera Shipping With 4D FOCUS
Sony Returns To profitablity Following Strong PS4 Sales
Toshiba To Sell Image Sensor Business to Sony
Fujitsu Technology Securely Turns Biometric Data into a Cryptographic Key
Canon and Fujitsu To Work On Network Cameras
Sony Introduces 4K Home Theater Projectors, ES Receiver at CEDIA 2015
Sony RX1R II Camera Packs A 42MP Back-Illuminated Full-Frame Image Sensor
Sony Acquires Softkinetic Systems To Expand Its Image Sensor Offerings
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation Established
New Sony Software Upgrade, Rolls For Xperia M2 and Xperia M2 Aqua

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .