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  • TOKYO, June 20- Embattled Toshiba Corp will pick a Japanese government-led group of Japanese, U.S. and South Korean firms and funds to buy the conglomerate's semiconductor business, two people briefed on the matter said on Tuesday. The three-country group has been fighting to counter a 2.2 trillion yen from U.S. chipmaker Broadcom and its partner, U.S. private...

  • June 20- Apple Inc broadened a legal attack on Qualcomm Inc, arguing to a U.S. federal court that license agreements that secure the chip maker a cut of every iPhone manufactured were invalid. Apple sued San Diego- based Qualcomm in January, saying the chip maker improperly withheld $1 billion in rebates because Apple helped Korean regulators investigate...

  • TOKYO/ SEOUL, June 20- A Japanese government-led consortium has told Toshiba Corp it needs to resolve its legal dispute with Western Digital Corp before it will invest in the firm's chip unit, sources briefed on the matter said. The group includes a state-backed fund, the Innovation Network Corp of Japan, the Development Bank of Japan, as well as U.S. private equity...

  • TORONTO, June 15- Canada's telecom regulator will later this year require mobile phone providers to sell only unlocked devices to new customers and will also ban the charging of fees for existing customers looking to leave, it said on Thursday. In an update to its 2013 Wireless Code, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission said that...

  • *Seeks injunction in California court, expects ruling by mid-July. TOKYO, June 15- Western Digital Corp has sought a court injunction to prevent Toshiba Corp from selling its chip business without the U.S. firm's consent- a move that threatens to throw the fiercely contested auction into disarray. According to a person familiar with the matter, the California-...

  • BRUSSELS, June 14- EU antitrust regulators will investigate whether Nike, Comcast's Universal Studios and Hello Kitty owner Sanrio illegally block some cross-border sales or ban certain online retailers from selling their products. Universal Studios and Sanrio did not immediately respond to a request for comment. "We are going to examine whether the...

  • BRUSSELS, June 14- EU antitrust regulators have opened investigations into whether Nike, Comcast's Universal Studios and Hello Kitty owner Sanrio illegally block some cross-border sales or ban certain online retailers from selling their products. "We are going to examine whether the licensing and distribution practices of these three companies may be...

  • TOKYO, June 13- Japan's Nikkei share average trimmed earlier modest losses and steadied on Tuesday, as the shock from a slide in U.S. technology shares began to ease. The Nikkei was a fraction lower, down 0.05 percent at 19,899.14, after dipping to 19,850.86 soon after the open. "Domestic equities have stood on a relatively firm footing, thanks to strength of some...

  • TAIPEI, June 12- Apple Inc, computing giant Dell Inc and Kingston Technology Co are members of a Foxconn-led consortium bidding for Toshiba Corp's chip unit, the CEO of the world's largest electronics manufacturer told Reuters on Monday. Terry Gou, Foxconn's founder and chief executive, also said Amazon.com Inc was close to joining and that the Taiwanese firm...

  • June 11- Canyon Bridge Capital Partners LLC, the China- backed buyout fund that agreed to acquire Lattice Semiconductor Corp in November for $1.3 billion, will submit the deal for U.S. review for the third time, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The move comes as Canyon Bridge seeks to get the deal approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the...

  • TOKYO, June 10- Western Digital Corp plans to raise its offer for Toshiba Corp's prized semiconductor unit to $18 billion or more, a person familiar with the matter said, in a last-ditch effort to clinch a deal both companies consider vital. The group will present the new offer of 2 trillion yen or more by Thursday, when the struggling Japanese conglomerate is due to...

  • MUMBAI, June 7- Samsung Electronics plans to double the production capacity for mobile phones and fridges at its main factory in India, expanding in a country where U.S. rival Apple Inc. has started assembling phones. India is the world's second biggest smartphone market and its fast becoming a battleground for handset makers vying for a bigger share as sales in...

  • TAIPEI, June 6- Taiwanese consumer electronics maker HTC Corp on Tuesday said its virtual reality headset will be compatible with Apple Inc's High Sierra operating system, which is scheduled for release later this year. "With this, Apple brings support for HTC Vive and SteamVR to the 100 million active Mac users," said David Dai, a senior analyst of Asian Emerging...

  • TAIPEI, June 2- Chipmakers switched focus at Taiwan's top tech fair this week with bets on new areas such as driverless cars, virtual reality and artificial intelligence, shifting away from smartphones where intense competition has pushed down components prices. The Computex Taipei event, now in its 36th year, has historically been a central venue for...

  • LAGOS, May 31- For Europeans, Nokia's revamped' brick' is a throwback to a simpler, more innocent age, when phones were for speaking and reading on the train meant buying a newspaper. Although mobiles are now as common in Africa as they are in the United States or Europe, smart-phones are rarer, making up only one in three handsets in South Africa and one in four in Nigeria,...

  • HELSINKI, May 31- Nokia relaunched its simple but classic 3310 phone in its home market of Finland on Wednesday, hoping a wave of nostalgia may boost the brand as it expands into newer smartphones. But its brand has gone back on the mobile market across much of Europe and India thanks to a licensing deal with HMD Global, a new company led by former Nokia executives and...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 30- Andy Rubin, the co-creator of the Android mobile phone operating system, has launched a new company called Essential Products to sell a high-end smartphone and a home assistant device. Palo Alto- based Essential said the new Essential Phone features an edge-to-edge screen, a titanium-and-ceramic case and dual cameras.

  • *Adding capacity to existing Xi'an 3 D NAND facility an option. SEOUL, May 29- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it is considering adding NAND memory chip production capacity at its manufacturing base in China amid an industry-wide boom that will likely fuel record sales for memory suppliers. Samsung, the world's biggest memory chip maker by...

  • *Firm considering adding capacity in Xi'an. *Samsung makes 3 D NAND chips in Xi'an. Samsung, the world's No.1 memory chip maker, has already invested $7 billion in the Xi'an facility to make 3 D NAND memory chips.

  • SEOUL, May 29- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it is considering adding memory chip production capacity at its manufacturing base in China amid an industry-wide boom. The firm is considering adding capacity at its facility in Xi'an but no specifics, including the potential investment amount and what products it will make with the...