Asian Activities Report for February 9, 2012: Pacific Basin Shipping Limited (HKG:2343) Forms Alliance with Crowley Maritime Corporation
Renesas Electronics Corporation (TYO:6723), a Japan-based semiconductor manufacturer, has opened a wholly-owned subsidiary in Sao Paolo, Brazil, to further expand its operations into South America. The new company will provide local sales promotion and technical product support, as well as regional systems solution development expertise.
Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd. (TYO:7238), a Japanese manufacturer of automotive and industrial brakes and related components, has announced the establishment of a new manufacturing facility in Mexico. The new production facility and supply base will facilitate a shift to localized production of Akebono Brake's components which have been exported to Mexico from Japan and elsewhere, to meet the increasing demand from automakers in Mexico.
Nikon Corporation (TYO:7731) announces the release of the Nikon D800 FX-format digital SLR camera, which offers a noteworthy effective pixel count of 36.3-million pixels. The camera has superior image quality and a number of new functions, including multi-area mode full HD D-Movie that enables movie recording using either the FX-based movie format or the DX-based movie format.
Renesas Electronics Corporation
Pacific Basin Shipping Limited
Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd.