THQ Refocuses Wireless Business on Smartphones
Mobile gaming provider THQ Wireless has announced that it is restructuring its business and contributing to the layoffs hitting the tech sector. Along with loosing 100 employees, CEO Brian Farrel said, "As part of our goal of aligning our business to focus on our most competitive product categories, we have decided to streamline our THQ Wireless operations to focus only on games for high-end handheld devices." THQ didn't say exactly which platforms it would support.
Sony Mobile CEO Says Company Committed to Smartphones
Hiroki Totoki, the President and CEO of Sony Mobile, said the company has no plans to exit the smartphone business. Totoki covered a wide range of topics during an interview with Arabian Business.
Sony Forms Business to Make PlayStation Games for Phones
Sony is creating a new business unit with the express purpose of bringing PlayStation-branded games to smartphones and tablets. The company is changing its name from Sony Computer Entertainment to Sony Interactive Entertainment and at the same time forming ForwardWorks Corporation.
Nvidia Seen Drifting Away from Smartphones
Nvidia is refocusing the efforts of its mobile chip business and will no longer place a priority on smartphones and tablets. Instead, reports The Wall Street Journal, Nvidia will focus on creating chips for gaming devices.
Intel to Merge Mobile and PC Chip Businesses
Intel plans to combine its mobile chip business with its PC chip business so it can make its mobile chips more competitive. Intel has struggled against competitors Qualcomm and Samsung when it comes to supplying processors for smartphones and tablets.