Tokyo — Mitsubishi Electric’s home appliances business, which includes consumer electronics, registered a 1 percent increase in sales during the company’s fiscal first half, rising to $4 billion from a year-earlier $3.94 billion.
Tokyo — First half sales in the digital products business at Toshiba jumped 9 percent, hitting $10.1 billion, up from a year-ago $9.2 billion.
Tokyo — D-ILA hybrid projection systems and camcorders helped grow consumer electronics sales in the Americas during the fiscal first half for Victor Company of Japan (JVC), but these products could not make up for problems with DVD recorders and LCD televisions.
Washington — Total third-quarter revenue at XM Satellite Radio more than doubled, hitting $153.1 million, up from a year-ago $65.4 million, a 134 percent jump.
Chicago — Boasting improved sales in nearly all its product lines, Cobra Electronics posted an 8.1 percent rise in third-quarter sales, coming in at $33.5 million, up from a year-ago $31 million.
Seattle — Sales in the North American electronics and other general merchandise business at Amazon.com jumped 33 percent in the third quarter, climbing to $304 million, from $228 million in the year-ago period. This business includes consumer electronics, office products and cameras
Osaka, Japan — Sales of LCD color televisions increased 40.2 percent in the fiscal first half at Sharp, rising to $1.6 billion, from $1.1 billion in the year-ago period.
Itasca, Ill. — Impacted by varying back-to-school sales performance in geographic regions and flat same-store growth in most product categories, third-quarter retail sales at OfficeMax increased less than 1 percent, hitting $1.14 billion, compared with a year-ago $1.13 billion.
Stockholm, Sweden — Industry shipments of core appliances to the United States increased by 3.8 percent in the third quarter, helping major appliances maker Electrolux post $1.2 billion in North American sales of indoor products, previously called consumer durables, compared with $1 billion in the year-ago third quarter.