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  • SanDisk's shares fell 5 percent in extended trading, after the company also reported lower-than-expected revenue for the third quarter. SanDisk, a supplier of memory chips for Apple Inc's iPhones, bought Fusion-io to enter the high-margin solid-state drives business. SanDisk forecast revenue of $1.80 billion- $1.85 billion for the fourth quarter ending...

  • FBI Director James Comey on Thursday made his strongest comments yet about encryption features built into new cell phones by Google Inc and Apple Inc, warning they could hurt law enforcement efforts to crack homicide and child exploitation cases. FBI agents are generally able to access information stored on cell phones with a court order related to a...

  • *Areva says jumbo reactor still best product offer. *Areva hopes for new contracts in India, China. PARIS, Oct 16- Areva chief executive Luc Oursel, his job at risk from an imminent government overhaul, still believes the French nuclear group can win new contracts with its out-of-favor mega-reactor model in India and China.

  • Levy was drafted in 2002 into the management team that revived the then telecoms-to-media conglomerate Vivendi. The 59- year-old, who began his career at France Telecom, spent a decade paring back Vivendi film, TV and Internet assets. "At Vivendi and at Thales, he didn't turn up with an entourage," said Capron, who was finance director at Vivendi during part of Levy's...

  • UPDATE 1-ASML says on track to hit year's sales target Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 3:23 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM, Oct 15- Dutch electronic chip manufacturing equipment maker ASML reported a drop in quarterly sales on Wednesday but said it was still on track to hit its full-year target as it delivers on two system orders that were delayed. Sales figures from ASML, which supplies chip lithography systems to all of the world's largest chip makers, including Intel,...

  • Oct 14- Skyworks Solutions Inc, a supplier of radio frequency chips to companies such as Apple Inc, estimated fourth-quarter adjusted profit and revenue above its forecast, sending its shares up as much as 12.5 percent. Skyworks, whose chips connect smartphones and tablets to a telecom network, has been benefiting from higher demand from handset makers,...

  • BEIJING/ SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 14- Intel's investment of up to $1.5 billion in two fast-growing Chinese mobile chipmakers has effectively aligned the U.S. giant with a third party- a Beijing government intent on producing a viable domestic challenger to the likes of Qualcomm and Samsung. The deal hashed out by Intel Corp Chief Executive Brian Krzanich over 24 hours...

  • HELSINKI, Oct 10- Finland dropped out of the small group of euro nations with a full set of top credit ratings on Friday as Standard& Poor's cut its rating to' AA+' from' AAA', citing persistent economic growth problems. Finland has yet to return to its 2008 economic output levels after exports dwindled due to the euro zone crisis, problems at its mobile phone and paper...

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 10- Demand for electronics devices is weakening, according to circuit makers at the base of the industry's food chain, suggesting a long-predicted slowdown in global economic growth may be coming to pass. In recent weeks, a series of U.S. semiconductor makers with global operations have begun to paint a worrying picture of a broad-based slow down...

  • *Lipper data shows weekly outflows from Europe stocks. Chip makers featured among the biggest losers, with Infineon down 4.9 percent and STMicroelectronics down 3.7 percent after a sales warning from U.S.-based Microchip. Microchip cut its forecast for fiscal second-quarter results, after experiencing subdued sales in September, especially in China, a...

  • With Z3, Sony brings phones to US faster Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 2:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Sony is launching its new Xperia Z3 waterproof smartphone through Verizon and T-Mobile. The phones are hitting U.S. stores on the heels of their unveiling last month at a trade show in Berlin, as Sony ramps up efforts to expand its tiny market share by getting to the American market faster. For the Verizon model, dubbed Z3v, Sony is adding the ability to...

  • BEIJING/ TAIPEI, Oct 9- Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, said on Thursday it had resolved a strike by about 1,000 workers at one of its factories in China, and that production from the plant was unaffected. Hon Hai, also known by its trading name Foxconn Technology Group, said the workers at its Chongqing...

  • You have a phone. Do you need new camera from HTC? Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 4:47 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Everywhere you look, people are using smartphones and tablets to snap pictures and record video of concerts, speeches or even their kids' ballet recitals— and instantly share the experiences with friends and family. At many events, people aren't even looking at the stage; they are watching through their screens. Its flagship HTC One smartphone earns high...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 7- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd initiated an arbitration proceeding in Hong Kong against Microsoft Corp on Tuesday, amid ongoing U.S. litigation over smartphone patent royalties. The arbitration was disclosed in a court filing as part of a federal lawsuit Microsoft filed in August in New York accusing Samsung of refusing to make royalty payments to...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 7- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd initiated an arbitration proceeding in Hong Kong against Microsoft Corp on Tuesday, amid ongoing U.S. litigation over smartphone patent royalties. The arbitration was disclosed in a court filing as part of a lawsuit Microsoft filed in August in New York federal court accusing Samsung of refusing to make royalty...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 7- Samsung Electronics initiated an arbitration proceeding in Hong Kong against Microsoft Corp on Tuesday, amid ongoing U.S. litigation over smartphone patent royalties. The arbitration was disclosed in a court filing in a lawsuit Microsoft filed in August in New York federal court accusing Samsung of refusing to make royalty payments after it...

  • 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...

  • 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...