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  • Shares of RF Micro, whose customers include Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co, rose about 7.5 percent in extended trading after the chipmaker also posted a better-than-expected profit for the fourth quarter.

  • April 29- RF Micro Devices Inc, a maker of chips that connect mobile devices to networks, forecast quarterly revenue above analysts' estimates due to higher demand from smartphone makers.

  • April 29- RF Micro Devices Inc, whose chips are used to connect mobile devices to networks, forecast quarterly results above analysts' estimates due to higher demand from smartphone makers like Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co.. RF Micro forecast adjusted earnings of 17 cents per share and revenue of about $305 million for the first quarter ending June.

  • Apple makes final pitch to U.S. jury in Samsung trial Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 12:39 PM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 29- Samsung transformed the smartphone market only by copying iPhone technology, an Apple attorney said on Tuesday as the two companies delivered closing arguments to jurors after a month-long trial over mobile patents. Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd have been litigating around the world for nearly three years.

  • *Q1 operating profit 504 bln won vs 279 bln won analyst view. *TV business profit 240 bln won vs 11 bln won year earlier. SEOUL, April 29- South Korea's LG Electronics Inc said on Tuesday increased marketing spending on new products could pull down earnings in its mainstay television business, making it difficult for second-quarter profit to match the first.

  • India's Bharti Airtel Q4 net surges, meets estimates Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    NEW DELHI, April 29- Bharti Airtel Ltd, India's top mobile phone carrier, reported its second consecutive quarter of profit growth, meeting estimates, as reduced competition in the world's second-biggest mobile phone market helped push call prices higher.

  • LONDON, April 29- U.S. handset maker Cirrus Logic Inc is to buy Wolfson Microelectronics Plc for an agreed 291 million pounds in cash, sending shares in the British microchip maker up more than 70 percent.

  • LONDON, April 29- U.S. handset maker Cirrus Logic Inc is to buy British microchip maker Wolfson Microelectronics for an agreed 291 million pounds to boost its audio division, the two firms said on Tuesday.

  • UPDATE 1-Corning expects smaller price declines Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    Core sales from the display technologies business, which makes LCD panels for Sony Corp, LG and Lenovo Group and brings in more than a third of the company's revenue, grew 58 percent. Tripeny added that the company expects a "really strong" quarter for Gorilla Glass, which is used in smartphones made by Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd..

  • BlackBerry severs sales ties with T-Mobile US Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 10:36 AM ET
    BlackBerry Z30

    BlackBerry said it would not renew a deal allowing T-Mobile US Inc to sell its products.

  • Sony counts on 'selfies' to sell image sensors Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 1:01 PM ET
    A sample of Sony Corp.'s Exmor complementary metaloxidesemiconductor (CMOS) full-frame image sensor is displayed at an unveiling in Tokyo, Japan.

    Sony is counting on the boom in smartphones and the market's voracious appetite for megapixels to drive growth in its image sensor business.

  • Boeing to launch secure 'black phone' Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 1:31 PM ET
    Boeing Black Smartphone front and back view.

    Boeing has begun offering a specialized phone aimed at government agencies and contractors who need to keep communication and data secure.

  • Chipmaker RF Micro to buy TriQuint for $1.6 billion Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Radio frequency chipmakers RF Micro Devices will buy peer TriQuint Semiconductor for about $1.6 billion in an all-stock deal to create a company that could better compete in selling chips to mobile-handset makers.

  • BlackBerry CEO assails T-Mobile US promo Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 11:13 AM ET
    John Chen

    BlackBerry CEO John Chen criticized T-Mobile, calling ill-conceived a promotion that encourages customers using BlackBerrys to upgrade to iPhones.

  • Sony in talks to expand deal with Apple: Report Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 2:23 PM ET

    Sony is in talks with Apple to double its supply of camera components for a new iPhone slated to roll out as early as next year, the Nikkei reported.

  • As Sony prepares PCs exit, pressure is up TV reboot Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 8:55 AM ET
    Sony is in talks to sell its personal computer business to a Japanese investment fund as part of the electronics giant's wider restructuring. A business daily said Sony was looking to sell the division to Japan Industrial Partners for between 396 million to 495 million USD.

    Sony's plans to quit making personal computers after years of losses focus a spotlight on how it intends to fix its flagship TV division.

  • Samsung fights Apple's efforts to ban its phones Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 8:58 AM ET
    A man holds a Samsung Electronics Co. Galaxy S4 smartphone, left, next to an Apple Inc. iPhone 5.

    Samsung is fighting Apple's bid for a permanent sales ban on some Samsung smartphones, which Apple claims infringe on its patents.

  • Samsung posts first profit decline in 2 years Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 7:17 PM ET
    Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    Samsung Electronics Co posted its first decline in quarterly profit in two years, hit by a one-off special bonus as well as slowing smartphone sales.

  • Baidu division now accepting bitcoins Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 5:37 AM ET

    Chinese search engine Baidu, the world's fifth most visited site according to one set of rankings, has announced it has started to accept the online currency, bitcoin, for its security service.

  • Drug agents use vast phone trove, eclipsing NSA’s Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 7:42 AM ET
    US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Agents simulate a raid in their Tactical Training Facility

    Law enforcement officials working on a counter narcotics program have had routine access, using subpoenas, to an enormous AT&T database that contains the records of decades of Americans' phone calls.