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  • *ATL says its battery not the cause of Note 7 fire in China. SEOUL/ BEIJING, Sept 19- A supplier to Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday that its battery does not appear to have caused a Galaxy Note 7 smartphone to ignite in China, after Chinese media reported one of the handsets caught fire. Amperex Technology Limited said it conducted a joint investigation with...

  • TAIPEI, Sept 19- Taiwan stocks rose more than 2 percent on Monday as investors hunted for bargains after a long weekend and five straight sessions of falls. Taiwan's financial markets were closed on Sept. 15 and 16 for the Mid-Autumn Festival holidays. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.109 to T $31.580 per U.S. dollar.

  • SEOUL, Sept 16- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday it would resume selling new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to South Korean customers from Sept. 28, as it rushes to complete the costly recall and salvage second-half sales for the device. Samsung has received 92 reports of batteries overheating in the United States alone, including 26 reports of burns and 55...

  • TOKYO, Sept 16- This week's Tokyo Game Show is one of the world's biggest draws for gamers and developers, but the talk amid the virtual reality headsets and robot arms is of the industry giant that never turns up: Nintendo Co Ltd. It was a rare public splash, and gamers in Tokyo read Miyamoto's guest Apple appearance as a sign that executives in Nintendo's spartan...

  • SEOUL, Sept 16- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday it will resume selling new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to customers in South Korea starting on Sept. 28, as the firm seeks to limit the fallout from a costly recall of the high-end device. A Samsung spokeswoman told Reuters the schedule for restarting sales for the device elsewhere, including the United States,...

  • Sept 15- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd formally recalled 1 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones sold in the United States, replacing or refunding the flagship phones, whose susceptibility to catching fire has damaged the image of the Korean powerhouse. Samsung received 92 reports of batteries overheating in the United States, including 26 reports of burns and 55...

  • Sept 15- U.S. consumer safety agency plans a recall of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's Galaxy Note 7, according to a person familiar with the plans. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Friday that owners of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones should stop using the devices and turn them off because of the threat of a battery fire. The CPSC said last week it was...

  • CHIBA, Sept 15- Sony Corp aims to extend content for its dedicated virtual-reality headset into non-gaming areas such as TV and film, and has no plans to join the burgeoning market for smartphone-based headsets, its gaming division chief said. Andrew House, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc's chief executive, said in an interview on Thursday he was already in...

  • SEOUL, Sept 14- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, which has urged users of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone to turn them in due to fire-prone batteries, said it will perform a software update in South Korea that limits the devices' charge to 60 percent. It has not decided whether to implement similar software upgrades limiting battery charging in markets other than South...

  • *Renesas to pay cash for Intersil. TOKYO, Sept 13- Renesas Electronics Corp has agreed to buy U.S. chipmaker Intersil Corp for $3.2 billion, an all-cash deal that bolsters the Japanese group's efforts to refocus the company around automotive chips. At the end of last year, Tokyo- based Renesas was the world's third-largest chipmaker by market share, with 9.1 percent,...

  • SEOUL, Sept 12- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's shares fell to their lowest level in nearly two months on Monday after the tech giant told customers to switch off and return their new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones due to fire-prone batteries. Investors had wiped 15.9 trillion won off the South Korean firm's market capitalisation as of 0303 GMT, as a series of warnings...

  • SEOUL, Sept 10- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Saturday urged users of its Galaxy Note 7 phones to turn in their handsets as soon as possible as part of a recall aimed at limiting the damage caused by the fire-prone devices. The world's top smartphone maker said last week it would exchange all Note 7 phones in 10 markets including South Korea and the United States, a...

  • SEOUL, Sept 10- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Saturday all users of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones subject to the ongoing global recall should turn in their devices as soon as possible.

  • SEOUL/ NEW YORK, Sept 9- Top airlines globally have banned the use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after a U.S. regulator advised travelers not to charge or turn on the devices in flight due to faulty batteries. "We plan to expedite new shipments of Galaxy Note 7 starting from this week in order to alleviate any safety concerns and reduce any inconvenience for...

  • *Samsung Group has been divesting from non-core businesses. Samsung Electronics and the broader Samsung Group have been divesting from or exiting non-core businesses as part of a broader restructuring process for South Korea's top family-run conglomerate under the stewardship of de facto leader Jay Y. Lee. Samsung Electronics in 2014 decided to end its LED...

  • HONG KONG/ BEIJING, Sept 8- Taiwan's Foxconn has invested $119.9 million in Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing via one of its subsidiaries, the world's largest electronics manufacturer said on Thursday, in a deal that could value the start-up at about $33.7 billion. With the addition of Foxconn, Didi's roster of investors is increasingly a who's who of...

  • HONG KONG/ BEIJING, Sept 8- Taiwan's Foxconn has invested $119.9 million in Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing via one of its subsidiaries, the world's largest electronics manufacturer said on Thursday, in a deal that could value the start-up at about $33.3 billion. With the addition of Foxconn, Didi's roster of investors is increasingly a who's who of...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 8- Alphabet's Google has been given two more weeks to counter EU antitrust charges that it uses its dominant Android mobile operating system to block competitors, the European Commission said on Thursday. Google was initially given until July 27 to respond to the charges but asked for an extension to Sept. 7. "On Android, the last deadline set by the...

  • TOKYO, Sept 8- Nintendo Co's surprise announcement that its popular game franchise Super Mario Bros would debut on Apple Inc's new iPhone propelled its shares sharply higher on Thursday on hopes the firm had at last embraced mobile gaming. "Launching a well-known Nintendo character on the globally penetrated iPhone is one of the best scenarios that investors...

  • TOKYO, Sept 8- Shares of Nintendo Co surged as much as 18 percent on Thursday, propelled by a surprise announcement at Apple Inc's iPhone launch event of the debut of the Japanese firm's popular game franchise Super Mario Bros on the iPhone. "Launching a well-known Nintendo character on the globally penetrated iPhone is one of the best scenarios that investors...