Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's leading contract microchip maker, on Wednesday raised its first-quarter guidance buoyed by robust demand for sophisticated chips used in smartphones and tablets.
South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix reported Tuesday a drop in net profit for the fourth quarter, due to a fall in production following a fire at its plant in China.
South Korea's Samsung said Friday operating profit tumbled almost a fifth in the fourth quarter, due to a one-off bonus and slowing sales of the electronic giant's high-end smartphones.
The Nokia handsets business that Microsoft is due to take over saw sales continue to slide in the fourth quarter as its Lumia smartphones failed to draw business away from larger competitors like Apple and Samsung.
German software giant SAP said on Tuesday it expects its cloud computing business to continue to boost sales in the coming years, but profit growth will slow this year.
Chinese tech giant Huawei on Wednesday rejected suggestions its telecoms equipment is vulnerable to hacking and forecast a rise in 2013 profit of nearly 50 percent.
German software giant SAP said on Friday that cloud-computing boosted sales and earnings in the fourth quarter of 2013 and the year as a whole.
Japan's SoftBank said Thursday its net profit soared 84.1 percent year-on-year to $4.0 billion in the six months to September, boosted by strong demand for iPhones and other smartphones.
The New York Times Co. on Thursday reported a third-quarter loss, hit by a writedown related to the sale of the Boston Globe and declines in advertising revenues.
Japan's Fujitsu said Thursday it had reduced its net loss in the first half of its fiscal year largely thanks to the benefits of a weak yen.