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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • European shares end lower on poor data, Sainsbury slips Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    *Sainsbury, Nexans drop after warning on sales outlook. LONDON, Oct 1- European shares finished lower on Wednesday weighed down by disappointing regional manufacturing data and concerns about European earnings after retailer Sainsbury and cable maker Nexans issued sales warnings.

  • Disappointing data hits European shares, Sainsbury slips Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    *Nexans, Sainsbury drop after warning on sales outlook. LONDON, Oct 1- European shares slipped on Wednesday following disappointing regional manufacturing data and on concerns about European earnings after retailer Sainsbury and cable maker Nexans issued sales warnings.

  • European shares edge lower after manufacturing data Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 6:59 AM ET

    *Nexans, Sainsbury drop after warning on sales outlook. LONDON/ PARIS, Oct 1- European shares edged lower on Wednesday, following mixed data on manufacturing and sales warnings from J Sainsbury and Nexans that fuelled worries over European corporate results.

  • Europe shares dip after mixed manufacturing data Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 4:35 AM ET

    *Nexans, Sainsbury drop after warning on sales outlook. PARIS, Oct 1- European shares dipped on Wednesday following mixed manufacturing data and as sales warnings from J Sainsbury and Nexans fueled worries over the outlook for European corporate results.

  • *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.

  • 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.

  • Phoning 'home': what your mobile may be giving away Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 | 12:50 AM ET

    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.

  • 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..

  • NEW YORK, Sept 25- U.S. stocks were poised for a modestly lower open on Thursday after the S&P 500 notched its biggest gain in a month and following data on the labor market and durable goods.

  • US STOCKS-Futures little changed ahead of data flurry Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 7:48 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 25- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday, after the S&P 500 notched its biggest gain in a month, ahead of data on the labor market and durable goods. *Weekly initial jobless claims data, due at 8:30 a.m., may provide investors with some insight on the health of the labor market.