Kyodo Industry Brief (Feb. 10) -1-.
---------- M'bishi Motors to launch its 1st plug-in hybrid car in fiscal 2012
TOKYO - Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Thursday it plans to start selling a plug-in gas and electricity hybrid version of the Outlander sports utility vehicle in the business year ending March 2013, deriving technology from its already available vehicles powered solely by electricity.
---------- Sony plans to develop new generation of TVs: Hirai
TOKYO - Sony Corp. is considering the development of a new generation of televisions, including a model with an organic electroluminescent display that features crisp images and reduced power consumption, the company's incoming president, Kazuo Hirai, said in a recent interview.
---------- Horiba to sell radiation counter to send data to smartphones
KYOTO - Horiba Ltd., a Kyoto-based manufacturer of electronics devices, said Thursday it will release Feb. 20 its PA-1100 radiation counter designed to send radiation measurement data, times and locations to Android smartphones loaded with a dedicated application, with a suggested retail price of 148,000 yen.
---------- Peach Aviation files for international scheduled services
OSAKA - Startup budget airline Peach Aviation filed Thursday with the transport ministry operation plans for its upcoming scheduled services linking Osaka and the three Asian cities of Seoul, Hong Kong and Taipei.
---------- Tobu Railway renames Tokyo route after Sky Tree landmark
TOKYO - Tobu Railway Co. said Thursday it will rebrand March 17 one of its services the Tobu Sky Tree Line, taking the name from the world's tallest free-standing tower scheduled to open in May. The line has the train station closest to the tower.
---------- Brdigestone to sell motorcycle tire for circuit racing
TOKYO - Bridgestone Corp. said Thursday it will release Feb. 17 the Battlax Racing R10 Evo tire for motorcycle circuit racing, featuring strong traction and side grips intended to boost acceleration grip after cornering.
---------- Hitachi Chemical works out cost-cutting filming for circuit boards
TOKYO - Hitachi Chemical Co. said Thursday it has developed copper filming technology for circuit boards and other printed electronics products that should reduce production costs by limiting filming to necessary areas on an item in place of the conventional method that requires an initial coating of the entire surface.