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  • STOCKHOLM, Nov 2- When Fingerprint Cards said last September it was supplying China's Huawei with fingerprint sensors for its new smartphone, the little-known Swedish company's stock jumped nearly 11 percent in a day. FPC's clients have multiplied from only two to twenty in a year but competition in the sector is increasing as main rival Synaptics looks for...

  • Oct 29- Electronic Arts Inc raised its full-year profit and sales forecasts, betting on the highly anticipated launches of "Star Wars: Battlefront" and "Need for Speed" titles. The video game publisher raised its full-year adjusted revenue forecast to $4.50 billion from $4.45 billion, and its adjusted profit forecast to $3.00 from $2.85 per share.

  • *Rivals including LG Electronics already securing big contracts. Data compiled by Thomson Reuters IP& Science shows the world's top smartphone maker and other Samsung Group tech affiliates are ramping up research and development for auto technology, with two-thirds of their combined 1,804 U.S. patent filings related to electric vehicles and electric...

  • Oct 29- Electronic Arts Inc raised its full-year profit and sales forecasts, betting on the highly anticipated launches of "Star Wars: Battlefront" and "Need for Speed" titles. The video-game publisher raised its full-year adjusted revenue forecast to $4.50 billion from $4.45 billion, and its adjusted profit forecast to $3.00 from $2.85 per share.

  • *Q3 operating profit $6.5 bln, in line with guidance. SEOUL, Oct 29- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday unveiled a 11.3 trillion won share buyback after reporting its first on-year profit growth in two years thanks to strong component sales, pushing its shares sharply higher. The buyback, which will be carried out in phases over a year, will be welcome...

  • TOKYO, Oct 29- New smartphone subscriptions for SoftBank Group Corp plunged 35 percent at its own stores in Japan's most populous region in the last business year, according to internal data that paints a far gloomier picture than its published financial results. Since losing an exclusive deal in Japan to sell Apple Inc's iPhone four years ago, SoftBank has seen...

  • *Q3 operating profit $6.5 bln, in line with guidance. SEOUL, Oct 29- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday reported its first on-year profit growth in two years but warned fourth-quarter earnings will fall sequentially due to exchange rate conditions and seasonally weaker components sales. The mobile division's profit rose to 2.40 trillion won...

  • SEOUL, Oct 29- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday posted its first year-on-year profit gain in eight quarters, buoyed by strong chip sales and a modest pickup for its smartphone business. The world's No.1 memory chip and smartphone maker said third-quarter operating profit leapt 82 percent to 7.4 trillion won, compared with its guidance for 7.3...

  • LAS VEGAS, Oct 27- Samsung Electronics Co's new mobile payment service Samsung Pay has enjoyed strong repeat usage among U.S. consumers with an average of eight transactions per user, the world's top smartphone maker said on Tuesday. Samsung Pay, which rivals mobile wallets like Apple Inc's Apple Pay and Google's Android Pay, allows consumers to pay at retail...

  • *Q3 shipments up 81 pct in China, near double in Europe. HONG KONG, Oct 27- China's Huawei Technologies Co is set to be the fastest-growing major smartphone vendor this year, analysts said, boosting its drive upmarket to challenge industry giants Samsung Electronics Co and Apple Inc.. The July-September numbers puts Huawei on course to move 100 million...

  • Taiwan stocks fall as tech heavyweights slide Monday, 26 Oct 2015 | 10:35 PM ET

    TAIPEI, Oct 27- Taiwan stocks fell on Tuesday, in line with other regional bourses, led by declines in tech heavyweights including chip maker TSMC. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's top contract chip maker, and Hon Hai Preicsion, the world's biggest electronics components maker, both shed about 1 percent. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.314 to T...

  • *Sees Y26 bln H1 op loss vs prior forecast of Y10 bln profit. TOKYO, Oct 26- Japan's Sharp Corp on Monday said it would book an operating loss for April-September rather than a profit due to falling prices for smartphone displays, revealing little sign of a turnaround since a $1.7 billion bank bailout in May. Sharp, once among the top suppliers to Apple Inc, has lost...

  • *Intel to start 3 D NAND production in Dalian in 2 H 2016. Oct 21- Intel Corp said it may invest up to $5.5 billion in manufacturing semiconductors in China, stepping up efforts to improve ties with Beijing as it seeks new revenue streams while demand for its core computer processing chips falters. Intel's new investment follows a deal last year to buy 20 percent...

  • UPDATE 1-ARM reassures with profit rise, boosting shares Wednesday, 21 Oct 2015 | 3:31 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 21- ARM Holdings, the British chip designer whose technology powers the iPhone, met expectations with a 27 percent rise in third-quarter profit, and its confident outlook alleviated concerns about a slowdown in the semi-conductor sector. It said on Wednesday its full-year revenue would be line with market forecasts, which currently stand at $1.48...

  • DETROIT, Oct 20- General Motors Co on Tuesday outlined a wide-ranging partnership with Korean electronics firm LG Corp for production of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt electric car that could establish a blueprint for such collaborations in the future. Several LG subsidiaries, including LG Electronics and LG Chem, have worked closely with GM to develop electric...

  • TAIPEI, Oct 20- Taiwan's export orders fell by far less than expected in September as the launch of Apple Inc's latest iPhones boosted demand for the island's signature technology goods. Taiwan's export orders are seen as a leading indicator of demand for Asia's exports and for hi-tech gadgets as they typically lead actual exports by two to three months.

  • SEOUL, Oct 16- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, the world's biggest smartphone maker, and news and information provider Thomson Reuters Corp on Friday announced a collaboration to develop products and services for enterprise customers. In the first phase of the tie-up, the companies will provide content and software applications developed by Thomson Reuters for...

  • Taiwan stocks flat; TSMC drags after Q3 earnings Thursday, 15 Oct 2015 | 9:28 PM ET

    TAIPEI, Oct 16- Taiwan stocks traded flat on Friday, with TSMC falling after the top contract chip maker's earnings declined in the third-quarter and the company cut 2015 full-year capital expenditure. As of 0119 GMT, the main TAIEX index was nearly unchanged at 8,598.09, trailing other regional bourses. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.19 to T $32.267 per U.S. dollar.

  • Taiwan stocks rise; TSMC, Largan jump before Q3 earnings Wednesday, 14 Oct 2015 | 9:19 PM ET

    TAIPEI, Oct 15- Taiwan stocks rose on Thursday, led by gains in Apple Inc's suppliers such as TSMC and Largan Precision ahead of their quarterly earnings reports. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's top contract chip maker, and Largan Precision both jumped more than 2 percent. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.363 to T $32.379 per U.S. dollar.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 14- Lockheed Martin Corp's $9 billion purchase of Sikorsky Aircraft from United Technologies Corp could close by late October or early November, well before the initial year-end target, three sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Lockheed announced last month that officials in the United States, South Korea and Japan had...