HK$60m of contraband electronics seized from ship on Pearl River Delta

The haul included cameras, tablet computers, hard disks, LCD panels, computer motherboards and integrated circuits. Photo: Nora Tam

Acting on intelligence, officers intercepted the ship, known as a river trade vessel, shortly after it set off from Black Point in Tuen Mun for Humen in Guangdong on Thursday. They escorted the vessel to the River Trade Terminal in Tuen Mun, where X-rays revealed illicit goods hidden in three containers on board.

Sunday, 19 May, 2013, 5:51am

Going with the movies: Sony shares soar after rebuff

Sony says the entertainment businesses are important contributors to the company's growth and are not for sale. Photo: AP

Loeb's Third Point hedge fund asked Sony, which had seen its market value shrink almost 90 per cent from its peak, to sell as much as 20 per cent of its entertainment business in an initial public offering, and focus on its struggling electronics division. The entertainment business was not for sale, Sony replied whereupon the company's shares rose by the largest amount in more than four years.

16 May 2013 - 4:27am

Samsung throws 10.4b yen lifeline to Sharp in push for OLED technology

Samsung shifts its focus to higher-end televisions. Photo: Bloomberg

The investment by Samsung Electronics in struggling television-maker Sharp signals the South Korean company is accelerating a shift towards higher-end sets using OLED technology as it tries to widen the gap with rival Sony.

8 Mar 2013 - 7:02am

Suning joins reorganisation crowd

Photo: Bloomberg

I recently wrote that 2013 could well become the year of the reorganisation for China's vibrant Internet sector, as many of the nation's top companies look to make their increasingly complex operations more efficient.

22 Feb 2013 - 12:12pm

Contract electronics manufacturing set for modest growth in 2013

Foxconn's factory in Shenzhen. The group employs about 1.2 million people on the mainland. Photo: AFP

With mainland China as the hub of global production, the electronics contract manufacturing industry is forecast to post moderate revenue growth this year as it reaches a record US$404.5 billion.

14 Feb 2013 - 4:53am

Proview staves off Hong Kong delisting

Proview plans to jump-start its operations. Photo: Bloomberg

Proview International has avoided delisting from the Hong Kong stock exchange, following a review of the company's proposed initiative to jump-start its operations.

24 Jan 2013 - 4:58am

Foxconn arm flags profits warning as customer demand falls

Foxconn International Holdings has flagged a profit warning for the full year of 2012. Photo: EPA

Foxconn International Holdings (FIH), part of Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industries, has flagged a profit warning for the full year of 2012, continuing its losses from the first half.

24 Jan 2013 - 4:58am

What's the big idea? Three products to watch

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

4 Jan 2013 - 9:57am

The tech that will trend in 2013

Illustration: Oliver Raw

If 2012 was all about tablets and smartphones, 2013 will see the technology at the core of our favourite gadgets - the touch screen - leak into a host of other products, but also get surpassed by gesture tech and even 'smart glasses' that make the web wearable.

4 Jan 2013 - 9:56am

Suning to raise HK$5.54b in first public bond sale

Suning Appliance, the mainland's biggest electronics retailer by market value, is raising 4.5 billion yuan (HK$5.54 billion) in its first public bond sale as it seeks to challenge e-commerce giants with its own web venture.

20 Dec 2012 - 3:19am

Hard times come to gadget Mecca of Huaqiangbei

Huaqiangbei is the hub of the city's electronic products. Photo: Sally Wong

Many avid consumers of the latest technology must have been shocked by recent reports of double-digit increases in vacancy rates for shops and offices in Shenzhen's Huaqiangbei commercial area - the mainland's best place to shop for electronics, digital products and hi-tech knock-offs.

8 Dec 2012 - 4:41am

Mainland shoppers boost sales of Philips' lifestyle products in Hong Kong

Wiebo Vaartjes

Royal Philips Electronics is seeing brisk business for its "consumer lifestyle" products in Hong Kong, thanks to high demand from the growing numbers of mainland tourists shopping in the city.

15 Nov 2012 - 5:02am

Sharp shares up on Intel deal report

Sharp shares jumped on a reported Intel stake sale.

Shares in Sharp, Japan's largest maker of liquid-crystal displays, rose the most in more than two months in Tokyo after Kyodo News said the company was in final talks to sell a stake to Intel.

15 Nov 2012 - 6:57am

Internet turns 21, but needs to grow up

Illustration: Oliver Raw

It celebrates its 21st birthday this year, but is the World Wide Web growing up? From e-mailing, search engines and file sharing to the dotcom bubble, the emergence of Google and, most recently, the creation of social media, the digital landscape has had many landmarks, but few ask what it has actually achieved.

11 Nov 2012 - 11:15am

Apple's 'cool' versus Samsung muscle

A South Korean customer gets his hands on an iPad mini on Friday in Seoul. Photo: AFP

Its products may not, as one British judge put it, be as “cool” as bitter rival Apple’s, but Samsung Electronics is speeding away from the iconic iPhone maker in the race for the global smartphone market.

8 May 2015 - 4:20pm