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  • Orange County, Ca. Jan 27- Welcome to the utility industry's future- or at least that's what Southern California Edison is hoping. Here in a non-descript, 53,500- square-foot building, the $12 billion utility's research team is testing everything from charging electronic vehicles via cell phone to devices that smooth out the power created by rooftop solar...

  • Jan 27- Apple Inc has shipped the most number of smartphones in China in the fourth quarter, overtaking Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and homegrown companies such as Xiaomi for the first time, according to data firm Canalys. Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launched last September have proved to be popular in Asia despite being costlier than most handsets.

  • Jan 27- Corning Inc said it expects strong demand for its Gorilla glass, which is used by Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, to boost sales at its specialty materials business by 10 percent in the first quarter. The top brands, Samsung and Apple, both of which use Gorilla glass, shipped 518 million units. Corning, which also supplies LCD panels to consumer...

  • SHENZHEN, China, Jan 27- Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, will cut its massive workforce, the company told Reuters, as the Apple Inc supplier faces declining revenue growth and rising wages in China. Under its flagship unit Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, the group currently employs about 1.3 million...

  • Sanmina beats 1Q profit forecasts Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 5:03 PM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Sanmina Corp. on Monday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $22.7 million. For the current quarter ending in March, Sanmina expects its per-share earnings to range from 50 cents to 55 cents. Sanmina shares have declined almost 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Motorola unveils 3 smart phones for return to China Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 5:34 AM ET

    BEIJING— Motorola unveiled three smartphone models on Monday for its return to China following a two-year absence from the most populous mobile phone market. Motorola was a mobile phone pioneer in China but pulled out in 2013 after its acquisition by Google Inc. Computer maker Lenovo Group bought Motorola last year as part of its effort to become a global...

  • Should the euro zone really fear demon deflation? Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 4:00 AM ET

    *Euro zone inflation negative in Dec for first time in 5 years. BRUSSELS, Jan 25- If the multi-billion dollar consumer electronics industry can function fine with constantly falling prices, why is deflation in the broader economy such a threat? European Central Bank policymakers have repeatedly warned of the risk of being drawn into a prolonged downward price...

  • HONG KONG, Jan 23- Richard Ji, whose little-known fund was the biggest investor in leading Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc's $1.1 billion fundraising last month, is a numbers man looking to spot' category killers'- start-ups with the power to disrupt. Last year's record $25 billion IPO from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd injected new life into Chinese tech...

  • Analyst-turned-fund manager basks in Xiaomi glow Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 3:59 PM ET

    HONG KONG, Jan 23- Richard Ji, whose little-known fund was the biggest investor in leading Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc's $1.1 billion fundraising last month, is a numbers man looking to spot' category killers'- start-ups with the power to disrupt. Last year's record $25 billion IPO from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd injected new life into Chinese tech...

  • Got Battery? Lots of low battery hacks but no quick fix Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 11:06 AM ET

    NEW YORK— At a cozy watering hole in Brooklyn's Bedford- Stuyvesant neighborhood, bartender Kathy Conway counted four different phone chargers behind the bar. Battery capacity has tripled since 1990, says K. M. Abraham, a professor at Northeastern University who researches batteries. Two billion mobile phones were shipped worldwide in 2014, 75 percent of...

  • TEL AVIV, Jan 22- Israeli technology firms catering to the country's disabled war veterans are exploring ways to bring their innovations to the mass market with applications that make mobile phones easier to use. Israel, with its thriving start-up scene and large number of military veterans, is a natural incubator of technology for the disabled, some of which is...

  • SEOUL, Jan 22- South Korean smartphone maker LG Electronics Inc said on Thursday that it encountered no overheating problems with Qualcomm Inc's new Snapdragon processor that is powering a curved-screen device going on sale later this month. The comment came after Bloomberg reported a day earlier that Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, the world's top smartphone...

  • Jan 21- Google Inc is preparing to sell mobile phone plans directly to customers and manage their calls and mobile data over a cellular network, The Information reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Google is expected to reach deals to buy wholesale access to Sprint and T-Mobile mobile voice and data networks, making it a mobile virtual network...

  • ASML shares hit record after topping forecasts Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:11 PM ET
    Employees inspect semiconductor chips on the production line at the Hana Microelectronics plant at the Hi-Tech Industrial Estate in Thailand.

    ASML Holding reported forecast-beating results on the back of stronger-than-expected demand from memory chip makers, sending its shares to a new high.

  • AMSTERDAM, Jan 21- ASML Holding NV, the world's largest maker of semiconductor production equipment, has reported forecast-beating results on the back of stronger-than-expected demand from memory chip makers, sending its shares to a record high. ASML, whose rivals include Applied Materials, which it outranks by stock market value, and Nikon, reported...

  • AMSTERDAM, Jan 21- ASML Holding NV, the world's largest maker of semiconductor production equipment, reported forecast-beating results on the back of stronger-than-expected demand from memory chip makers, sending its shares to a record high. ASML makes lithography machines, which use highly focused beams of light to trace out the circuitry of computer chips.

  • By Se Young Lee SEOUL, Jan 21- Apple Inc is chipping away at Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's dominant position in its home turf of South Korea- thanks to its new iPhone 6 series. Apple captured a record 33 percent market share in South Korea in November, the highest ever for a foreign brand, according to a monthly report released by Hong Kong- based market research company...

  • *No Snapdragon processor in next Galaxy S phone- Bloomberg. SEOUL, Jan 21- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will not use Qualcomm Inc's processors for the next version of the South Korean technology giant's flagship Galaxy S smartphone, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing unidentified sources. Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 810 chip overheated during Samsung's...

  • SEOUL, Jan 21- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will not use Qualcomm Inc's processors for the next version of the South Korean technology giant's flagship Galaxy S smartphone, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing unnamed sources. The report said Samsung, the world's top smartphone maker, tested the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip and decided not to use it,...

  • MUMBAI, Jan 21- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's first smartphone to run on its own operating system received a frosty welcome after its launch in India, with reviewers and consumers criticising its low-resolution cameras and dearth of software applications. But the initial reaction of analysts and consumers after its Jan. 14 launch suggests the Z1 will struggle...