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Apple seeking to diversify iPhone OLED supply beyond Samsung with LG investment, postulates analyst

07/30/2017, 09:07 pm

With rumors swirling about an Apple investment in LG Displays to crank out OLED screens, an analyst report suggests that the iPhone maker is seeking to make LG a secondary supplier of iPhone screens in 2019 and 2020 to cut back on the need for Samsung screens.

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LG mobile sales tank as Samsung Mobile revenues improve, but they're still below 2014's Peak Galaxy

07/27/2017, 08:07 pm

LG blamed a "challenging quarter for mobiles" for the $117.27 million quarterly loss posted by its mobile unit, even as the company posted slightly higher year-over-year revenues across its other businesses. Samsung similarly reported strong overall earnings--primarily from its semiconductor segment--while its mobile unit turned in revenues and profits better than last year but still below its Galaxy heyday back in 2014.

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Samsung hits record quarterly profits, likely briefly topping Apple ahead of 'iPhone 8'

07/27/2017, 09:07 am

Apple rival Samsung Electronics has posted profits of $12.65 billion for the June quarter, its highest quarterly revenues ever -- also eclipsing predictions for Apple's performance in the period, though the situation is likely to reverse once this fall's iPhones ship.

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LG amping up OLED production with $7B investment to win back iPhone screen orders

07/25/2017, 11:07 am

LG has announced that it will pour more than half of its capital expenditure budget into manufacturing plants to increase production of large panels suitable for televisions, as well as small ones for devices like the forthcoming "iPhone 8."

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Samsung aims to 'triple' chipmaking business, likely counting on Apple iPhone orders

07/24/2017, 12:07 pm

Samsung is working to triple its share of the contract chip manufacturing industry within the next five years, a company executive said on Monday -- possibly supporting rumors that Apple will add Samsung back to A-series production for next year's iPhones.

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Attorney Rachel Krevans instrumental in Apple vs. Samsung iPhone patent battle dies at 60

07/21/2017, 02:07 pm

Rachel Krevans, former head of intellectual property for Morrison & Foerster and part of Apple's legal team during its infamous IP courtroom fight against Samsung, died on Wednesday at the age of 60 after losing a battle with cancer.

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Samsung expected to announce Galaxy Note 8 on Aug. 23

07/20/2017, 08:07 pm

Samsung on Thursday sent out invitations to a media event set to take place on Aug. 23, where the company is expected to unveil its anticipated Galaxy Note 8 phablet.

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TSMC's 7nm process enhancement may keep Apple from using Samsung for 'A12' chip production

07/20/2017, 01:07 pm

Samsung may not return to making Apple's A-series processors in 2018 as once thought, with a new report claiming chip producer TSMC's 7-nanometer FinFET fabrication process could help the firm retain its status as sole processor supplier for the upcoming 'A12' chip.

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Samsung brings Siri-competing Bixby assistant to US three months after Galaxy S8 launch

07/19/2017, 12:07 pm

Samsung on Wednesday announced that Bixby, its equivalent of Apple's Siri, is now available on U.S. versions of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ -- roughly three months after the phones first launched.

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In likely bid to compete with Samsung for Apple's 'A12' CPU, TSMC expands 7nm chip suppliers

07/19/2017, 10:07 am

On the heels of a rumor that Samsung has inked a deal with Apple to supply A-series processors in 2018, rival chipmaker TSMC is stepping up its own efforts to build 7-nanometer chips, in a potential showdown for production of an Apple-designed "A12" processor.

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Samsung rumored to resume making iPhone chips for Apple in 2018 with 7nm 'A12'

07/18/2017, 09:07 am

Samsung has reportedly secured a deal to resume making A-series processors for Apple in 2018, having been largely cut out of production for the past few years.

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 seen launching in September against Apple's 'iPhone 8'

07/14/2017, 10:07 am

Samsung will likely ship the Galaxy Note 8 in September "at the earliest," according to a report, a timeframe which would pit the device directly against Apple's new iPhones -- including the "iPhone 8."

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Siri has commanding lead in users over Google Assistant, Samsung S Voice in the US

07/11/2017, 11:07 am

A new study of voice recognition assistants on smartphones shows Apple's Siri to be in the lead of all other comers -- but usage industry-wide appears to be dropping.

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Samsung expects to break operating profit record in second quarter

07/06/2017, 10:07 pm

Samsung on Friday local Korea time announced financial expectations for the second quarter of 2017, saying sales likely drove a 72 percent increase in operating profit compared to the same time last year.

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DRAM, NAND supplies for 'iPhone 8' tight in global shortage of components

07/06/2017, 09:07 am

Apple's 2017 iPhone production may be impacted by an industry-wide shortage of DRAM has been compounded by a production problem at a Micron plant, and aggravated by low yields of 3D NAND production from Apple suppliers SK Hynix and Toshiba.

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Samsung reportedly spending $21B to expand OLED capacity for 'iPhone 8,' future devices

06/30/2017, 09:06 am

Possibly flush with OLED screen orders for the "iPhone 8," Samsung is reportedly beefing up its production capacity by building new factories at a pair of new sites in South Korea.

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Apple facing uphill battle in India from Samsung mindshare, factory expansion

06/22/2017, 10:06 am

Other than just battling the Indian government for concessions and dealing with the shaky financial situation of the populace, Apple is also fighting a large and aggressive Samsung presence in the country for the minds of the consumers.

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Wearables market may top 125M units in 2017, helped by Apple Watch

06/22/2017, 10:06 am

The global wearables market is likely to hit 125.5 million devices this year, according to new research data, with the Apple Watch's share getting a small boost from an unusually strong region -- the Middle East and Africa.

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Samsung to launch Galaxy Note 8 in August, ahead of Apple's 'iPhone 8'

06/20/2017, 11:06 am

Samsung will hold a New York City launch event for the Galaxy Note 8 in the second half of August, about a month ahead of the announcement of Apple's new iPhones, according to one report.

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Samsung reportedly on track to deliver 80 million OLED screens for 'iPhone 8' before end of year

06/09/2017, 09:06 am

Samsung appears poised to deliver around 80 million OLED screens suitable for the "iPhone 8" before the end of 2017 -- but a later than expected date for mass shipments for the phone is still expected.

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