Oct 23- Touchscreen chip maker Synaptics Inc reported lower-than-expected first-quarter revenue and profit, hurt by weak demand from smartphone makers, sending its shares down 13 percent in extended trading. "Given that certain Samsung designs that have come out recently are not using Synaptics touch IC products, we think that would probably be a real driver...» Read More
SEOUL, Oct 7- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is heading for its first annual earnings drop since 2011 after it revealed its July-September profit would be the lowest in more than three years and said short-term prospects for smartphones were uncertain. The world's smartphone leader has seen its global market share decline in annual terms for the past two quarters,...
*Samsung Electronics to build chip plant in Pyeongtaek. SEOUL, Oct 6- South Korean IT giant Samsung Electronics plans to spend $14.7 billion on a new chip facility- its biggest investment in a single plant- leaning on its semiconductor business to bolster profits as its smartphone dominance wanes. But with the higher demand for mobile devices come increased...
A number of start-ups are creating unique portable gadgets to recharge your dead cellphone, but is the trend going against the curve?
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 3- Microsoft Corp is demanding $6.9 million interest from Samsung Electronics in a dispute over smartphone patent royalties, according to a lawsuit unsealed by a New York federal court on Friday. Microsoft is asking the court to rule that it did not breach a business collaboration agreement with Samsung, and that Samsung must pay interest on...
SEOUL, Oct 2- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's profit is seen weakening further in the third-quarter, underscoring the downturn in its market-leading smartphone business and piling pressure on the firm to deliver a revamped product lineup. Analysts and investors say Samsung's days of massive smartphone-driven earnings are over, as Apple Inc grabs the lion's...
*Apple denied existence of backdoors to ministry. BEIJING, Sept 30- The iPhone 6 will be sold in China from Oct 17, after rigorous regulator scrutiny led to Apple Inc reassuring the Chinese government that the smartphones did not have security "backdoors" through which U.S. agencies can access users' data.
Shares of GoPro are hitting an all-time high as the company announced its Hero4 camera lineup. The FMHR traders take their positions in the stock.
TORONTO, Sept 29- Even as BlackBerry pivots to focus more on software and services, the company that gained fame for its smartphones is not giving up on its handset business, two senior executives said.
SINGAPORE, Sept 28- When popular Chinese handset maker Xiaomi Inc admitted that its devices were sending users' personal information back to a server in China, it prompted howls of protest and an investigation by Taiwan's government. The affair has also drawn attention to just how little we know about what happens between our smartphone and the outside world.
Lauren Goode, Re/code senior reviewer, provides insight to the testing inside Apple's testing lab for iPhone 6 phones.
BEIJING/ SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 26- Intel Corp said it will pay as much as $1.5 billion for a 20 percent stake in two mobile chipmakers with ties to the Chinese government, in the hopes of catching up in a smartphone chip industry dominated by rival Qualcomm Inc..
How the issues with Apple's iOS 8 update, and the bendable iPhone 6 Plus could impact the stock, with Walter Piecyk, BTIG Research analyst.
BlackBerry showed off the new device at events in Toronto, London and Dubai. The smartphone, which has a large touchscreen and a modified version of the company's well-known keyboard, comes to market as the phones of BlackBerry's rivals all converge on a tall, rectangular profile.
TORONTO, Sept 24- BlackBerry is set to launch an unconventional new smartphone dubbed the Passport on Wednesday, as it embarks on potentially the most critical phase of its long turnaround. "BlackBerry is still fighting for survival.
Discussing "off-the-charts" demand at Apple, with Jim Suva, Citi director of investment research.
Liberty Global CEO Michael Fries is confident he will soon get approval for his Ziggo bid, but isn't interested in a deal with Vodafone.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18- Qualcomm Inc executives showed off robots made with smartphone technology at an annual developer conference on Thursday, but they steered clear of talking about China, a key growth market where the chipmaker is entangled in an antitrust investigation.
TOKYO, Sept 17- Sony Corp cut its earnings outlook for the sixth time on Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai's watch on Tuesday as it announced a massive impairment change on its smartphone unit, which it has failed to grow despite a rapidly expanding market.
NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, Sept 15- Google Inc launched in India on Monday a $105 smartphone, the first device from its "Android One" initiative which is aimed at boosting sales in key emerging markets through cheaper prices and better quality software.
NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, Sept 15- Google Inc will launch in India on Monday the first smartphones under its Android One project, pricing them at around 6,399 rupees to capture the low-cost segment of the world's fastest growing smartphone market.