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  • BRUSSELS, Sept 21- U.S. electronic chipmaker GlobalFoundries has asked European antitrust regulators to investigate market leader TSMC, accusing the Taiwanese firm of unfair competition, an industry source said on Monday. GlobalFoundries is the closest challenger to Taiwan- based TSMC in the foundry, or contract market for making chips for firms without...

  • *Negotiations among consortium members still ongoing- sources. TOKYO, Sept 21- Japan's Toshiba Corp is locked in last minute discussions over "key issues" with the would-be buyers of its $18 billion memory chip business led by U.S. private equity firm Bain, potentially delaying a formal agreement on the sale. Instead, South Korea's SK Hynix Inc, part of the winning...

  • TAIPEI/ SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 21- Alphabet Inc's Google said it would pay $1.1 billion for the division at Taiwan's HTC Corp that develops the U.S. firm's Pixel smartphones- its second major foray into phone hardware after an earlier costly failure. "Google has found it necessary to have its own hardware team to help bring innovations to Android devices, making them...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services. The deal underscores how serious Google is becoming about designing its own family of devices to compete against Apple and Amazon in a high-stakes battle to...

  • *HTC's Pixel smartphone team will join Google. TAIPEI, Sept 21- Alphabet Inc's Google said it would pay $1.1 billion in cash to acquire the division at Taiwan's HTC Corp that develops the U.S. firm's Pixel smartphones, its latest push into hardware manufacturing. Google has sought to beef up its hardware capability with deals and product launches, and last year...

  • TAIPEI, Sept 21- Alphabet Inc's Google will acquire part of Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC's smartphone operations for $1.1 billion, the companies said in a joint statement on Thursday. Under the deal, Google will acquire a team of people who develop Pixel smartphones for the U.S. firm and receive a non-exclusive license for the Taiwanese firm's intellectual...

  • *HTC to hold press conference at 0200 GMT. HONG KONG/ TAIPEI, Sept 21- Alphabet Inc's Google is set to announce a deal to acquire part of Taiwanese firm HTC Corp's smartphone operations for about $1 billion, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Thursday. HTC said in a filing to the stock exchange that it would hold a news conference at 10:00 a.m. Taipei...

  • *$18 bln agreement follows dramatic twists. TOKYO, Sept 20- Japan's Toshiba Corp agreed on Wednesday to sell its prized semiconductor business to a group led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital LP, a key step in keeping the struggling Japanese conglomerate listed on the Tokyo exchange. It's unclear whether the sale to the Bain Capital- led group will proceed...

  • Sept 20- Alphabet Inc's Google is close to acquiring assets of Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. The Taiwan stock exchange said on Wednesday that HTC shares will be halted from Sept. 21 on a pending news announcement. Bloomberg reported last month that the smartphone maker was said to be exploring...

  • *$18 bln agreement follows dramatic twists. TOKYO, Sept 20- Japan's Toshiba Corp agreed on Wednesday to sell its prized semiconductor business to a group led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital LP, a key step in keeping the struggling Japanese conglomerate listed on the Tokyo exchange. It's unclear whether the sale to the Bain Capital- led group will proceed...

  • TOKYO— Toshiba's board signed off Wednesday on selling its computer chip business to a group led by Bain Capital Private Equity, but the deal's future remains unclear as Toshiba's U.S. joint venture partner Western Digital opposes it. But Western Digital immediately said it opposed the sale of the NAND flash-memory SanDisk joint venture, stressing it will...

  • SANTA CLARA, Calif.— A chief gripe with Apple Watch is that it requires you to keep an iPhone with you for most tasks. The new Apple Watch Series 3, distinguished by a red crown, comes out Friday starting at about $400. You can forgo cellular, and the red crown, for $70 less.

  • *Bain-led bid worth some $22 bln- sources. TOKYO, Sept 20- Japan's embattled Toshiba Corp has chosen a group led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital to buy its prized memory chip unit, three people with knowledge of the talks said on Wednesday, a last-minute dramatic twist to a highly contentious auction. The make-up of the consortium could spell trouble ahead,...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 19- The pioneer of mobile app analytics, App Annie, on Tuesday said it has begun tracking Android app usage in China, a landmark for understanding consumer behavior in the world's top smartphone market, which increasingly sets the pace for global trends. App Annie said it was now able to offer real-time statistics on mobile application usage in...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 19- The pioneer of mobile app analytics, App Annie, on Tuesday said it has begun tracking Android app usage in China, a landmark for understanding consumer behavior in the world's top smartphone market, which increasingly sets the pace for global trends. App Annie said it was now able to offer real-time statistics on mobile application usage in...

  • HELSINKI, Sept 18- Nokia will start to book additional revenue from the current quarter after a ruling by an arbitration court on payments from South Korea's LG Electronics for using its smartphone patents. We continue to see potential for additional licensing opportunities, "said Nokia Chief Legal Officer Maria Varsellona in a statement.

  • SCHAUMBURG, Ill. _ Sparton Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $1.7 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Schaumburg, Illinois- based company said it had profit of 17 cents per share. Sparton shares have fallen 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 14- South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to become a major player in autonomous driving, building on its recent $8 billion acquisition of audio and auto parts supplier Harman and its pole position in mobile communications markets. "It's time to communicate our intent to enter the autonomous driving market," Young Sohn, the company's...

  • NAIROBI, Sept 14- China's Huawei Technologies has changed its strategy in Kenya this month to showcase an affordable $100- 200 range of smart phones, hoping the increased sales will boost its local market share, the company's country manager said on Thursday. Huawei is ranked number three in the fast-growing local smart devices market, behind South Korea's...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it will invest 75 million euro in TTTech, a Vienna, Austria- based company that makes autonomous driving technologies and safety controls for Audi cars and others, stepping up its push into autonomous driving technology. Samsung's investment in TTTech is the first from a $300 million fund aimed at adding...