Hon Hai buying 10 percent stake in Sharp for $806M
(AP) -- Taiwan electronics manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. is taking a 10 percent stake in struggling Japanese electronics company Sharp Corp. for about $806 million.
Research firm: New iPad more expensive to make
Apple appears to be making less of a profit from each new iPad than it did when it launched the previous model a year ago, according to a research firm's analysis.
Barrier to faster graphene devices identified and suppressed
These days graphene is the rock star of materials science, but it has an Achilles heel: It is exceptionally sensitive to its electrical environment.
Samsung commits to LED screens, will spin off LCD unit
Samsung Electronics Co. is spinning off its LCD display manufacturing business and merging with its smaller LED display unit in a move that reveals the company's vision of the future of televisions and mobile screens.
New Vizio HD-TV breaks wide-screen barrier for movies, apps
The shape of TVs to come might be even wider than wide-screen. Today's high-definition sets evolved to a rectangular 16-by-9 shape from the more square analog TVs. But a wider 21-by-9 display standard is in ...
Samsung 4Q profit rises 17 pct on smartphone sales
(AP) -- Samsung Electronics Co. reported a 17 percent jump in fourth quarter profit on the strength of smartphone sales even as the company battled claims it had copied Apple's iPhone.
Samsung shows transparent 46-inch LCD panel
Samsung Electronics announced today that it is expanding the transparent display market with production of a 46-inch transparent LCD panel, beginning this month.
Samsung Group to invest record $41.56 bln this year
South Korea's Samsung Group announced it would invest a record 47.8 trillion won ($41.56 billion) this year and hire an all-time high of 26,000 new employees despite global economic gloom.
Motorola pledges to use Intel chips in smartphones
Motorola Mobility and Lenovo on Tuesday said they will use Intel processors in smartphones and other devices, giving the chipmaker its first entry into a market it has long coveted.
Sony, Samsung dissolve panel joint venture
Japan's Sony and South Korean rival Samsung are dissolving their joint venture in liquid crystal display panels as Sony tries to stanch years of losses in its TV business.
Japanese researchers turn a crab shell transparent
Qualcomm challenges LCDs through new e-reader
A new electronic display is poised to challenge power-hungry LCDs after U.S. mobile chip maker Qualcomm Inc. teamed up with a South Korean bookseller to introduce a new e-reader.
S. Korea's LG to raise $884 mln in rights issue
LG Electronics, the world's third-largest handset maker, said Thursday it would raise about one trillion won ($884 million) through a rights offer to strengthen its troubled smartphone business.
S. Korean antitrust agency fines LCD makers $175m
Seoul's antitrust agency said on Sunday it had fined 10 of the world's leading flat panel makers in South Korea and Taiwan a total of 194 billion won ($175 million) for price fixing.