Highlights this week: REPORTS: The Global Semiconductor Industry – Introduction to the Data Processing Unit / Ferrotec (6890 JT): Capacity Expansion Leap over FY22~FY23 / INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Will the new minicar EV kick-start an EV boom in Japan? / Echoes of Asian chip sector sentiment in 2021 as broker calls the US semiconductor sector “uninvestable” / Japan SPE billings +9% YoY in April / MISCELLANEOUS, MARKET & MACRO: Share buybacks continue apace / Nvidia, Alphabet, and lessons from the Japanese market crash of 1990 / COMPANY INSIGHTS, NEWS, PREVIEWS & RESULTS: Our thoughts on Sony’s Investor Day presentations / Sony, again, goes after photo / video production market with new phone
Highlights this week: REPORTS: Why semiconductor stocks need a reappraisal / Square Enix (9684 JT) / Mitsubishi Motors (7211 JT) / Nomura Research Institute (4307 JT) / Enechange (4169 JT) / Ukraine From an Eastern Europe Perspective / INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Autos outlook for FY22; an overview / Global auto sales plunge at beginning of fiscal year / Japan, UK in fighter jet tie-up move / Q1 2022 camera shipments / Game console sales continue to struggle / COMPANY PREVIEWS & RESULTS: Consumer Electronics / Gaming results comments for: Square Enix (9684 JT), GungHo (3765 JT) / Disappointing results and outlook for Yamaha Motors (7272 JT) / Machinery results for Daifuku (6383 JT)
Highlights this week: REPORTS: Yaskawa Electric (6506 JT) / Kaneka (4118 JT) / NRI (4307 JT) / COMPANY NEWS: Daikin resumes Shanghai production / NTT Data to combine overseas operations with parent NTT Corp / MISCELLANEOUS, MARKET & MACRO: Wage growth / household spending / JGB yields / COMPANY PREVIEWS & RESULTS: Consumer Electronics / Gaming results for: Sony (6758 JT), Nintendo (7974 JT), Capcom (9697 JT), Panasonic (6752 JT), Sega Sammy (6460 JT) / COMPONENTS & PRECISION RESULTS for: Taiyo Yuden (6967 JT), Rohm (6963 JT), Nikon (7731 JT), Tokyo Electron (8035 JT) / / AUTO RESULTS: MMC (7211 JT), Toyota (7203 JT), Suzuki (7269 JT), Subaru (7270JT), Nissan (7201 JT)
Highlights this week: MISCELLANEOUS, MARKET & MACRO: Big week for Japan economic data / Brewers’ price hike expectations / PMIs: Japan Vs China / COMPANY INSIGHTS, NEWS, PREVIEWS & RESULTS: Sony: 10 gender claims thrown out / FTC probing Sony Bungie acquisition / Koei Tecmo 4Q FY21 OP +47% / SQE sells Marvel/Tomb Raider studios / Shimano 1Q FY22 OP +17% / Canon 1Q FY22 OP +8% YoY / Renesas 1Q FY22 OP +232% YoY / Advantest 4Q FY21 OP +37% YoY / Shinko 4Q FY21 OP +124% YoY / Alps Alpine 4Q FY21 OP +65% YoY / Murata 4Q OP +20% YoY / Nidec confident about Auto business / Nitto Denko FY22 assumes ¥112/$ / TDK Ventures’ unique style / Hoya record earnings & buyback
Highlights this week: REPORTS: Price Challenges for Japan’s Materials Manufacturers / Renault’s EV Spin-off Plans; Consequences for Nissan / Sony Outlook for FY22 / INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Japan machinery order backlog hits new high in February / Signs of thaw in the Chinese video game sector / Don’t throw away your washing machine! The chip shortage takes a peculiar turn / MISCELLANEOUS, MARKET & MACRO: Kuroda on inflation / Inflation and the yen / China March macro data / Currency impacts starting to become very significant / March headline inflation / COMPANY INSIGHTS, NEWS, PREVIEWS & RESULTS: Sony: ups Epic Games stake / delays in PSVR2 and Across the Spider-verse to 2023?
Highlights this week: REPORTS: Wacom (6727 JT) / INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: February camera shipments weak / Japanese machinery stocks may be at risk if Russia becomes an ESG issue / China lockdown threatens already weak smartphone market / Semiconductor order lead time continues to rise despite production ramp-up / Global auto sales under pressure / COMPANY INSIGTS, NEWS, PREVIEWS & RESULTS: Honda and GM to extend their EV collaboration / Denso sags on Honda / GM EV tie-up / Sony looks to be a loser from the Honda / GM EV tie-up / Might Microsoft add Activision games to Game Pass? / Can Panasonic resolve its main problem of lack of scale?
Highlights this week: RESULTS: Japan Market Strategy / Net Protections (7383 JT) / Mazda Motor (7261 JT) / INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Corporations cooperate to expand hydrogen use / Video streaming content war intensifies in Japan / MISCELLANEOUS, MARKET & MACRO: BoJ buys bonds, yields fall to 0.23% / Japan’s industrial production for Feb weaker than expected / COMPANY INSIGHTS, NEWS, PREVIEWS & RESULTS: Sony’s PlayStation subscription: new games not included / cuts 90 PlayStation staff in N America / Bandai Namco unveils more on Gundam Metaverse / Nintendo delays Zelda sequel to 2023 / Renesas: Naka factory back to pre-quake production levels
Highlights this week: REPORTS: Global Semiconductor Industry: Time for Closer Inspection / SPE, IC or Supply Chain Names: Where Next for the Semiconductor Sector? / ExaWizards (4259 JT) / GA Technologies (3491 JT) / INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Solid state batteries? Long live lithium-ion batteries! / MISCELLANEOUS, MARKET & MACRO: Jibun Bank Japan March PMI / COMPANY INSIGHTS, NEWS, PREVIEWS & RESULTS: Nvidia unveils Grace CPU superchip / Is it time to break up Toshiba? / More acquisitions for Sony / GT7 pricing backlash / Yen weakness; Shin-Etsu and TDK / Suzuki steps up electrification efforts in India / Toyota announces ¥bil buy back
Highlights this week: REPORTS: ERP / IT software small- mid-caps – from gloom to swoon? / Ferrotec (6890 JT) / MISCELLANEOUS, MARKET & MACRO: Shenzhen lockdown adds to supply chain woes, China issues / China economic data much stronger than feared / Fed speech and weak yen / Japan Feb CPI / COMPANY INSIGHTS, NEWS, PRVIEWS & RESULTS: Elden Ring starts to go off the boil / Is Sony’s sexism case moving on to class action status? / Job losses at ARM / Fujifilm: update on Avigan and Novavax / Mitsui Chemicals to cut PTA capacity / Shin-Etsu, Kaneka hike PVC prices / Nidec shares rebound / Chugai’s patent infringement suit settled
Highlights this week: REPORTS: Hino Motors (7205 JT) / INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Material stock moves / Semiconductor prices rising / The battle for the ‘once in a lifetime’ digital invoicing opportunity / MISCELLANEOUS, MARKET & MACRO: Ukraine war accelerates foreign selling of Japan shares / Economic growth prospects and the tech sector / COMPANY INSIGHTS, NEWS, PREVIEWS & RESULTS: Sony PlayStation State of Play presentation / Toshiba reckons chip shortage to continue / Nanya Tech / TSMC Feb data / Canon goes on the offensive / What is priced in for Nidec? / Fujitsu lays off workers / Toyota announces further production cuts