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  • Feb 3- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is discussing a supply deal with Japan's Murata Manufacturing for batteries for its Galaxy S8 smartphones, the Nikkei business daily reported. Wrapping up its months-long probe, the smartphone maker said last month that faulty batteries from two suppliers- affiliate Samsung SDI Co Ltd and China's Amperex Technology Ltd- were...

  • *LG Elec considering Tennessee for possible U.S. plant- source. SEOUL, Feb 2- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd may build a U.S. plant for its home appliances business, a person familiar with the matter said, the latest global firm to consider a response to criticism about imports from new U.S. The new U.S. administration has threatened an import tax while Trump has attacked...

  • *Panasonic Avionics probed by DOJ, SEC under FCPA, securities law. In a stock exchange filing, the Japanese electronics maker said Panasonic Avionics Corp, a major supplier of in-flight entertainment systems, is being probed by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Wall Street Journal reported in March 2013 that U.S....

  • *FY operating outlook cut to Y240 bln from Y270 bln. TOKYO, Feb 2- Sony Corp on Thursday said it does not plan to sell its pictures business after suffering a $1 billion writedown, and instead aims to turn it around by adding sales channels and making more use of movie characters. Sony's semiconductor division, which makes the sensors, is now likely to lose only 19...

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 2- Demand for chips for cars, especially in China, will lift Infineon's profit in 2017, the German chipmaker said, sticking to its forecast for revenue growth and profit margin. Chips made by Infineon are used by carmakers including Tesla and Hyundai as well as auto parts suppliers Continental and Bosch to activate airbags, enable cruise control,...

  • *Panasonic Avionics probed by DOJ, SEC under FCPA, securities law. In a stock exchange filing, the Japanese electronics maker said Panasonic Avionics Corp, a major supplier of inflight entertainment systems, is being probed by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Panasonic Avionics is headquartered in California with over...

  • TOKYO, Feb 2- Panasonic Corp said on Thursday its avionics business is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and U.S. securities-related regulations. In a stock exchange filing, the Japanese electronics maker said its U.S.-based Panasonic Avionics Corp unit is...

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 2- Demand for chips for cars lifted Infineon's profit in the first quarter, with the German chipmaker sticking to its full year forecast for revenue growth and profit margin. Chips made by Infineon are used by carmakers including Tesla and Hyundai as well as auto suppliers Continental and Bosch to activate airbags, enable cruise control, manage...

  • *FY operating outlook cut to Y240 bln from Y270 bln. TOKYO, Feb 2- Sony Corp on Thursday cut its full-year outlook for operating profit on Thursday after the Japanese TV-to-gaming group took a $1 billion writedown on its struggling movie business. Sony forecast group operating profit of 240 billion yen for the year ending in March, down from a previous estimate of...

  • SEOUL, Feb 2- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday it will launch a mobile web payments service for all smartphones powered by Google Inc's Android mobile operating system in South Korea in the first quarter. The service, called Samsung Pay Mini, will allow Android smartphones to make online transactions in Samsung's home country after...

  • The company suffered a slight setback just before the market close when a jury in Texas ordered Facebook, its virtual reality unit Oculus, and other defendants to pay a combined $500 million to ZeniMax Media Inc, a video game publisher that says Oculus stole its technology. Mobile ad revenue accounted for 84 percent of the company's total advertising revenue of...

  • Feb 1- A U.S. jury in Texas on Wednesday ordered Facebook Inc., its virtual reality unit Oculus, and other defendants to pay a combined $500 million to ZeniMax Media Inc., a video game publisher that says Oculus stole its technology. The jury in federal court in Dallas found Oculus, which Facebook acquired for about $2 billion in 2014, used ZeniMax's computer code to...

  • Feb 1- A U.S. jury in Texas on Wednesday ordered Facebook Inc., its virtual reality unit Oculus and other defendants to pay a combined $500 million to ZeniMax Media Inc., a video game publisher that says Oculus stole its technology. The jury in federal court in Dallas found Oculus, which Facebook acquired for about $2 billion in 2014, used ZeniMax's computer code to...

  • Feb 1- "Things don't have to change the world to be important," Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs said in an interview in 1996.. Apple's shares rose as much as 5.8 percent to $128.30 early on Wednesday, their highest in 18 months, a day after the company dethroned Samsung Electronics Co Ltd as the world's top smartphone seller based on units shipped.

  • *Trump criticizes Japan, Germany for their currency decisions. TOKYO, Feb 1- Japan's Nikkei share average wobbled on Wednesday, undermined by a stronger yen currency and a drop on Wall Street as investors fretted about the impact of some of the Trump administration's policies. The dollar slumped after Trump and trade adviser Peter Navarro on Tuesday singled out...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 31- Apple Inc reclaimed the throne as the world's top smartphone seller for the first time in five years on Tuesday, beating out rival Samsung in units shipped for the holiday quarter and boosting revenues with a strong showing for its new, top-of-the-line iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone sales numbers, and a profit of almost $18 billion, both handily...

  • Shares of the world's most valuable listed company were up 2.6 percent at $124.50 in after-hours trading on Tuesday. Revenue in the Greater China region fell 11.6 percent to $16.23 billion, highlighting Apple's struggles in a hotly contested smartphone market. The company also forecast revenue of between $51.5 billion and $53.5 billion for the current...

  • *Cuts FY op profit view to Y20 bln from Y30 bln. OSAKA, Jan 31- Nintendo Co Ltd on Tuesday reported its first quarterly profit in a year as its nascent mobile games division started to bring in revenue, though not enough to prevent weak console software sales dragging down its annual earnings forecast. "I'm not surprised at the cut because Nintendo's earnings tend to...

  • *Tokyo Electron also not showing interest- Kyodo. TOKYO, Jan 31- Japan's Canon Inc said would be difficult to invest in Toshiba Corp's memory chip business, dousing hopes that the struggling conglomerate could count on its business partner for help as it scrambles for funds to offset a multi-billion dollar writedown. Expectations that Canon could offer at least...

  • Jan 30- Keysight Technologies Inc, a provider of software and equipment to the electronics industry, said on Monday it would buy U.S. data technology company Ixia for about $1.6 billion in cash in a bid to increase its software and security portfolio. Ixia would be its largest acquisition since it bought Britain's Anite Plc, a company that tests handsets and...