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  • *Forecasts Q3 op profit of 10 bln yen. TOKYO, Nov 9- Japan Display Inc said it is slashing 30 percent of its workforce, or 4,700 jobs, to improve profitability but added that concerns about its cash position have eased as it is seeing strong demand for its screens from Chinese smartphone makers. But Japan Display played down liquidity concerns on Wednesday, saying...

  • *Q2 op profit 1.2 bln yen vs 8.3 bln in yr-ago period. TOKYO, Nov 9- Japan Display Inc reported on Wednesday an 85 percent plunge in operating profit for the July-September quarter as a strong yen and slowing smartphone sales continued to weigh on its panel business. The Asahi newspaper reported last week that the Innovation Network Corp of Japan is readying some...

  • TOKYO, Nov 9- Japan Display Inc reported on Wednesday an 85 percent plunge in operating profit for the July-September quarter as a strong yen and slowing smartphone sales continued to weigh on its panel business. Second-quarter profit fell to 1.24 billion yen from 8.34 billion a year earlier. The Asahi newspaper reported last week that the Innovation Network...

  • SINGAPORE/ TAIPEI, Nov 8- Recent cyber attacks harnessing everyday devices such as cameras, video recorders, printers, routers and speakers are a wake-up call to the hidden dangers of the Internet of Things. For a sense of that challenge, take AV Tech Corp, a once proud giant among CCTV camera makers whose 1990 s building in a Taipei suburb hints at the gap it must...

  • SEOUL, Nov 6- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Sunday it would launch an artificial intelligence digital assistant service for its upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone, seeking to rebound from the Galaxy Note 7' s collapse and differentiate its devices. The world's top smartphone maker in October announced the acquisition of Viv Labs Inc, a firm run by a co-creator of...

  • SEOUL, Nov 6- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Sunday it would launch an artificial intelligence digital assistant service for its upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone, seeking to rebound from the Galaxy Note 7' s collapse and differentiate its devices. The world's top smartphone maker in October announced the acquisition of Viv Labs Inc, a firm run by a co-creator of...

  • Nov 4- Samsung Electronics America said on Friday it has replaced nearly 85 percent of all recalled Galaxy Note 7 devices as it works to resolve the isuue of fire-prone phones. South Korean parent company Samsung Electronics Co Ltd announced the global recall of at least 2.5 million Note 7 s in early September following numerous reports of the smartphones...

  • MUNICH, Nov 3- China's Huawei Technologies wants to be the world's second-largest maker of smartphones in two years, Richard Yu, chief executive of Huawei's consumer business group, told Reuters on Thursday. Having made its name as a builder of telecommunications networks, Huawei has been active in the consumer devices market for only a few years and is now the...

  • MUNICH, Germany, Nov 3- Huawei Technologies took the wraps of a new premium phone on Thursday, adding a new artificial intelligence feature it hopes will help it close the gap with Apple and market leader Samsung, which is reeling from scrapping its flagship phone. The Mate 9 is aimed squarely at the top end of the $400 billion global smartphone market, where...

  • Activision Blizzard Inc's "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare" and Ubisoft Entertainment SA's "Watch Dogs 2" have not launched yet, but are expected to launch this quarter. That may prompt EA to be conservative with its outlook, Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter said in a pre-earnings note. EA's adjusted revenue was $1.10 billion in the second quarter ended...

  • SEOUL, Nov 1- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday it plans to invest more than $1 billion by end-June 2017 to boost production of system chips at its Austin, Texas, facilities to meet growing demand.

  • Darwin Deason had sued Xerox earlier this month in a U.S. District Court in Dallas over the company's plan to divide its legacy copier and printer business from its business process outsourcing unit, which would become a new company called Conduent Inc.. The Conduent business includes the operations of Dallas- based Affiliated Computer Services Inc, the...

  • Oct 28- About six months ago, people working on hardware and the voice-activated Google Assistant for the Pixel phone started sitting next to each other at the company's Mountain View, California headquarters, hammering out minute details of its first phone. The Pixel's hardware and Assistant teams gather for happy hour every Friday and have already received...

  • Oct 28- Xerox Corp's quarterly revenue fell nearly 3 percent, the seventh straight quarter of decline, as sales of its printers and copiers continued to fall. However, Xerox reported net income attributable to the company of $181 million, or 17 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with a net loss of $34 million, or 4 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • *Qualcomm offers $110 per NXP share, premium of 11.5 pct. Oct 27- Smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm Inc agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors NV for about $38 billion in the biggest-ever deal in the semiconductor industry, making it the leading supplier to the fast-growing automotive chips market. "The pace of innovation in automobile and IoT will increase dramatically...

  • *Qualcomm offers $110 per NXP share, premium of 11.5 pct. Oct 27- Smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm Inc agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors NV for about $38 billion in the biggest-ever deal in the semiconductor industry, making it the leading supplier to the fast-growing automotive chips market. "The pace of innovation in automobile and IoT will increase dramatically...

  • Oct 27- Qualcomm Inc agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors NV for about $38 billion in the biggest-ever semiconductor industry deal, expanding the reach of its chips from phones to cars. San Diego- based Qualcomm, which gets most of its profit from wireless patents it licenses to the mobile industry, has been facing slowing smartphone sales and stiff competition from...

  • Oct 27- Qualcomm Inc said on Thursday it agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors NV for about $47 billion, including debt, as it seeks to expand the reach of its chips from phones to cars. Qualcomm said it would offer $110 per share in cash, a premium of 11.5 percent to NXP Semiconductor's Wednesday's close. The equity value of the deal is $37.88 billion, according to Reuters...

  • PARIS, Oct 27- STMicroelectronics, which makes chips for Apple's iPhone 7, expects to improve its profitability in 2016 due to demand for smartphones and the increasing use of sensors in everything from cars to light fittings. The Franco-Italian chipmaker's shares jumped 7.75 percent to 7.79 euros in Paris at 0857 GMT on Thursday, topping Europe's Stoxx 600...

  • SEOUL, Oct 27- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said it aims to recover quickly from the disastrous withdrawal of the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 that dragged third-quarter mobile earnings to their lowest level in nearly eight years. "We know we must work hard to earn back your trust and we are committed to doing just that," said Co-Chief Executive J.K. Shin as he...