Consumer Discretionary Consumer Electronics

  • The South Korean firm's chips power the handsets of most major smartphone makers, including Apple and China's market leader Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. Its memory and processor chips account for about 72 percent of overall profit. But with China's economy growing at its slowest rate in nearly three decades, no end in sight to a U.S.- China trade war, smartphone...

  • Jan 30- Qualcomm Inc reported quarterly earnings that handily beat Wall Street views on Wednesday and said it had negotiated a new and slightly better interim patent contract with Huawei Technologies as it forecast current-quarter revenues in line with analyst estimates. The forecast allays investor concerns about a weak smart phone market in China and...

  • Jan 30- Qualcomm Inc reported quarterly earnings that handily beat Wall Street views on Wednesday and said it had negotiated a new and slightly better interim patent contract with Huawei Technologies as it forecast current-quarter revenues in line with analyst estimates. The forecast allays investor concerns about a weak smart phone market in China and...

  • Visitors crowd the Huawei stand at the 2016 CeBIT digital technology trade fair on the fair's opening day.

    The Chinese company is mired in international controversy, but it still has a chance of selling its 5G equipment to developing countries like India, experts say.

  • Jan 29- Apple Inc on Tuesday said sales for its fiscal second quarter would most likely be lower than Wall Street expected, a signal that it continues to face weak demand for its iPhone, especially in China, the world's biggest smartphone market. President Donald Trump, told Reuters he sees some hope that trade tensions between the United States and China have...

  • Jan 28- Amid a bleak earnings season for semiconductor companies as China's economy slows, Xilinx Inc provided a bright spot for the sector: Revenue growth driven by the early phases of 5 G wireless data networks, earlier and sharper than analysts had expected. Carriers in South Korea and China plan to roll out 5 G networks this year, and handset makers, including...

  • MUMBAI, Jan 25- Smartphone makers in India are calling for export credits on devices and tariff cuts on machinery imports as part of measures they say will make Asia's third-biggest economy a global smartphone manufacturing hub. The government's' Make in India' campaign beginning 2014 and gradual tax increases on imports of mobile phone components have...

  • Jan 24- Western Digital Corp reported a bigger-than-expected 20.7 percent fall in quarterly revenue on Thursday, exacerbating concerns that a China- led slowdown in smartphone demand is weighing on sales of its data storage devices. They closed up 6.7 percent at $40.14 in regular trading, lifted by a rally in chipmakers following better-than-expected...

  • Jan 24- Data storage device maker Western Digital Corp reported a bigger-than-expected 20.7 percent fall in quarterly revenue on Thursday, adding to concerns over a China- led slowdown in smartphone demand. The company's loss narrowed to $487 million, or $1.68 per share, in the second quarter ended Dec. 28, from $823 million, or $2.78 per share, a year earlier. 1/ 8...

  • Toyota Motor's hydrogen fuel cell powered semi-truck is displayed at AutoMobility LA ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show

    Paccar, one of the world's largest heavy-duty truck makers, is teaming with Toyota on clean hydrogen trucks to curb air pollution.

  • Apple rattled global markets this month when the iPhone maker cut its revenue outlook for the first time in 15 years, blaming factors like the U.S.- China trade dispute and a slowdown in the Chinese economy. "They should give us a good gauge of what is happening in China beyond smartphones because Texas Instruments is mostly industrials and autos, and Intel is PCs...

  • A new countertop oven from Whirlpool's WLabs incubator can identify 50 different types of food using infrared sensors and automatically figures out how to cook it. CNBC's Todd Haselton gets a first look.

  • MUMBAI, Jan 14- Samsung plans to launch a budget smartphone series in India ahead of a global release, aiming to regain ground ceded to Chinese rivals such as Xiaomi in the world's second-biggest mobile phone market. Samsung's mobile phone sales in India touched 373.5 billion rupees in the 12 months to end-March 2018, according to regulatory filings sourced by...

  • Amazon Echo and Google Home

    Until recently, Amazon and Google competed for presence in our homes through their own gadgets. But partners from both companies are now launching dozens of products that will bring the assistants into nearly every aspect of our lives.

  • Jan 9- Advanced Micro Devices Inc on Wednesday unveiled its next generation smaller and power-efficient computer chip and a graphics processor, aiming at bigger rivals Intel Corp and Nvidia Corp.. Chief Executive Officer Lisa Su, during a keynote address at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, gave a preview of AMD's third-generation Ryzen CPU...

  • That rare forecast cut exposed weakening iPhone demand in China, the world's biggest smartphone market, where a slowing economy has also been buffeted by a trade war with the United States. The bleaker sales outlook, which Apple attributed to weak China demand, triggered a broad sell-off in global stock markets. Market research firm Canalys estimates...

  • Impact of US-China trade war on the toy industry

    Johnny Sze of Eastcolight says tariffs have caused concern that supply chains for toys will be disrupted, because suppliers of circuit boards for electronic toys have been hit hard in their core business of producing remote controls and other products.

  • Kohler unveiled an “intelligent toilet” called the Numi 2.0 at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas this week. It comes with built-in surround sound speakers, ambient mood lighting and Amazon Alexa voice controls.

  • Trade conflict won't delay 5G network roll out:

    Bob O'Donnell of TECHnalysis Research explains why the roll out of 5G networks won't be affected by the U.S.-China trade war. He also discusses new technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 8- As vehicles get smarter, your car will be keeping eyes on you. This week at CES, the international consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, a host of startup companies will demonstrate to global automakers how the sensor technology that watches and analyzes drivers, passengers and objects in cars will mean enhanced safety in the short-term, and...