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  • TOKYO, Jan 18- Toshiba Corp is looking to sell a minority stake in its core semiconductor business to Western Digital Corp, a source said, in a bid to dull the blow from a looming multi-billion-dollar writedown on a U.S. nuclear acquisition. The laptops-to-engineering conglomerate, still recovering from a $1.3 billion accounting scandal, shocked investors last...

  • SEOUL, Jan 18- Tech giant Samsung Electronics CO Ltd said on Wednesday it will start supplying Volkswagen's Audi with Exynos processors for the carmaker's infotainment systems, expanding its chip sales for the auto business. Samsung said in a statement its Exynos processors will power up to four in-vehicle displays for Audi's next-generation infotainment...

  • NEW YORK— The Federal Trade Commission is suing Qualcomm Inc. for allegedly maintaining a monopoly over a key device used in cellphones and other electronics. The agency said Tuesday that Qualcomm, the world's dominant supplier of baseband processors, imposes "onerous" licensing terms on manufacturers and weakens its rivals. In a statement, San Diego- based...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— A request by South Korean prosecutors to arrest Lee Jae-yong, the 48- year-old vice chairman and de facto leader of Samsung Electronics, has added to the troubles for the country's most valuable company after a spate of recalls last year. A Seoul court will review the request for his arrest Wednesday and will likely decide on it within this week.

  • *Samsung likely to announce Note 7 findings on Jan. 23- source. SEOUL, Jan 16- A Samsung Electronics Co Ltd investigation into what caused some Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to catch fire has concluded that the battery was the main reason, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday. "They've got to make sure they come clean and they've got to reassure buyers as...

  • *Samsung likely to announce Note 7 findings on January 23- source. SEOUL, Jan 16- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's investigation into what caused some Galaxy Note 7 s to catch fire has concluded that the battery was the main reason, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday. The world's biggest smartphone maker will likely announce the results of the...

  • TOKYO, Jan 13- Nintendo Co Ltd on Friday priced its first console in about four years above market expectations, disappointing investors and clouding its prospects of winning back gamers who have shifted from consoles to smartphones. The Japanese firm said it will launch the Switch, a hybrid home console and handheld device, on March 3. It will be priced $299.99 in...

  • TOKYO— Nintendo is trying to Switch it up. "Nintendo Switch is a new way to play," said Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime at a packed event in New York, where several hundred reporters tried out games including the fantasy game "Zelda: Breath of the Wild" and the fighting game "Arms" on the device. Nintendo needs the Switch to be a hit.

  • TOKYO, Jan 13- Nintendo Co Ltd will launch the Switch, its first new game console in about four years, on March 3 for $299.99 in the United States and 29,980 yen in Japan, the video game maker said on Friday. The price of the Switch, a hybrid home console and handheld device, compares with the $299.99 in the U.S. and 25,000 yen in Japan that it costs for the firm's existing Wii...

  • TOKYO— Nintendo Co. said Friday that its Nintendo Switch video game console will sell for 29,980 yen in Japan, starting March 3. Nintendo has shown players with a handheld whose remote controller section with buttons detaches from the left and right sides of the main part of the display. Nintendo will be hoping the Switch will buttress a turnaround after...

  • TOKYO, Jan 13- Nintendo Co Ltd will launch the Switch, its first new game console in about four years, on March 3 for $299.99 in the United States and 29,980 yen in Japan, the video game maker said on Friday. The price of the Nintendo Switch, a hybrid home console and handheld device, compares with the $299.99 in the U.S. and the 25,000 yen in Japan that it costs for the firm's...

  • TOKYO— Nintendo Co. says its Nintendo Switch video game console will sell for 29,980 yen in Japan, starting in March.

  • *Cash-and-carry growth in Spain, Turkey, China, Russia. *Media- Saturn December sales hurt by "Black Friday". BERLIN, Jan 10- German retailer Metro, which plans to split into two companies by the middle of the year, reported that sales slipped 0.6 percent in the critical Christmas quarter due to weakness at its Real hypermarkets and a sluggish performance in consumer...

  • Jan 6- Amazon.com Inc's digital assistant appeared almost everywhere at the CES technology show this week in Las Vegas, even making an unexpected appearance on rival Google's Android system. Most strikingly, Chinese firm Huawei Technologies Co, which manufactures smartphones running on the Android operating system produced by Alphabet Inc's Google,...

  • PARIS, Jan 6- The head of French state-controlled military shipbuilder DCNS said on Friday it was "very likely" that DCNS would enter into the capital of STX France, which is in the process of being sold. Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has made a bid, but France- which owns 33 percent of STX France- wants to ensure that the French state remains a key stakeholder in STX...

  • Samsung, the single most popular smartphone brand in India, commanded a roughly 30 percent market share just over a year ago. "In a country like India, there are two religions- one is Bollywood and the second is cricket," said Arvind R Vohra, Gionee's India head, noting that both avenues have helped popularize its brand. Chinese brand executives said innovative...

  • *Q4 operating profit likely $7.8 bln vs $7 bln analyst f'casts. SEOUL, Jan 6- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday its fourth-quarter profit likely leapt 50 percent from a year earlier to its highest level in more than three years, beating expectations on strong chip sales and a smartphone rebound. "Samsung posted solid earnings only with sales of older...

  • *Q4 operating profit likely $7.8 bln vs $7 bln analyst f'casts. SEOUL, Jan 6- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday its fourth-quarter operating profit likely leapt 50 percent from a year earlier to its highest in more than three years, beating expectations on strong memory chip and display sales. The South Korean technology giant said October-December...

  • SEOUL, Jan 6- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday its fourth-quarter operating profit likely rose 50 percent from a year earlier, beating expectations as memory chips and displays likely made up for the scrapped Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. Samsung said October-December profit was likely 9.2 trillion won, compared with 8.2 trillion won tipped by a Thomson...

  • PARIS, Jan 5- Defense electronics group Thales has won a contract to supply the French armed forces with 35 mini-drones surveillance systems, the country's defense ministry said on Thursday. The initial contract is for 35 of the systems, although France has an option to increase the order for up to 70.. Last year, France struck a similar deal with Thales' peer Safran,...