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Topic: Samsung

Japanese high court upholds dismissal of Apple suit against Samsung

06/25/2013, 02:06 am

A Japanese high court on Tuesday upheld a decision to dismiss a patent suit leveled by Apple against Samsung, rejecting the Cupertino company's appeal of the ruling lodged some eight months ago.

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Rumor: TSMC inks deal to build 20nm 'A8' chips for Apple starting this year

06/24/2013, 08:06 am

A new report claims that Apple and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. have actually sealed the deal on a three-year agreement to supply A-series chips for future iPhones and iPads.

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Tokyo court finds Samsung infringed on Apple's 'rubber-banding' patent

06/21/2013, 04:06 am

A Tokyo court on Friday ruled a number of Samsung's legacy smartphone models infringe on Apple's so-called "rubber-banding" or "bounce-back" patent, a hotly-contested property in the companies' ongoing worldwide patent struggle.

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Samsung shows off range of new Android phones, hedges bets with Windows 8 devices

06/20/2013, 04:06 pm

Samsung on Thursday showed of a range of new devices for both Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Google’s Android platforms, though the South Korean giant’s choices appear to show that it is very much hedging its bets when it comes to Microsoft’s newest operating system.

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Rumor: Samsung slashes smartphone part orders for first time in company history

06/20/2013, 02:06 pm

A new report out of Korea claims Apple's chief rival Samsung is slashing orders for new smartphone parts, marking the first time the company has done so in its history.

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After crowning Samsung as Apple's heir, analysts now rethinking their math

06/17/2013, 02:06 am

Sales of Samsung's flagship Galaxy S4 are falling short of initial estimates as much as 30 percent, causing an implosion of $20 billion of the firm's market value as analysts reconsider their formerly rosy expectations.

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Samsung CEO says Galaxy S4 sales are fine, doesn't foresee patent truce with Apple

06/13/2013, 03:06 pm

Samsung CEO J.K. Shin had a lot to say this week, reassuring investors that the company's latest flagship smartphone is indeed selling well, while at the same time dismissing the notion that the company is anywhere close to détente with its chief rival, Apple.

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Apple earns 'huge win' against Samsung on rubber banding patent

06/13/2013, 02:06 pm

Key aspects of Apple's so-called "rubber banding" patent related to scrolling in iOS have been validated by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, marking a major victory for the company in its ongoing patent dispute against Samsung.

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Rumor: Samsung to supply 7.9" Retina displays for Apple's next iPad mini this year

06/13/2013, 01:06 pm

Samsung Display will be the key supplier of high-resolution Retina displays for a new iPad mini set to launch later this year, according to a new report.

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Following Apple, Microsoft to open mini-stores in Best Buy

06/13/2013, 01:06 pm

Much as the Redmond giant attempted to do with its own dedicated retail locations, Microsoft will now follow Apple's lead in opening mini-stores in Best Buy retail locations across North America.

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Samsung shares slide amid Galaxy S4 sales concerns, mimicking Apple's own losses

06/07/2013, 08:06 am

Amid concerns that sales of the Galaxy S4 could disappoint, shares of Samsung fell more than 6 percent on Friday, in a selloff that mimics Apple's own losses driven by investor pessimism starting in late 2012.

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Galaxy S4 tops sales at Verizon, Sprint & T-Mobile stores; Apple's iPhone 5 leads at AT&T

06/05/2013, 03:06 pm

While Samsung's latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, unsurprisingly took the top spot at three of the four major U.S. carriers' stores in the month of May, Apple's eight-month-old iPhone 5 still remained the most popular smartphone at AT&T retail.

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ITC sales ban on old iPhones, iPads predicted to have minimum financial impact on Apple

06/05/2013, 09:06 am

Though Apple lost an International Trade Commission ruling this week to Samsung and sales of the iPad 2 and iPhone 4 must be suspended in the U.S., those legacy products are already on the way out, suggesting to market watchers that the financial impact will be minimal.

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ITC issues US import ban on older iPhones and iPads for infringement of Samsung patents [u]

06/04/2013, 05:06 pm

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday issued a limited U.S. import ban of older iPhone and iPad models after the body determined Apple had infringed on certain standard essential 3G wireless patents owned by Samsung.

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ITC delays determination in Samsung patent row against Apple

05/31/2013, 10:05 pm

On the day it was due to issue a final determination on a Samsung patent suit leveraged against Apple, the US International Trade Commission pushed back the deadline to June 4, delaying what could be a significant decision for issues relating to FRAND licensing.

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Dutch Supreme Court rules Samsung's Galaxy Tab doesn't infringe on iPad

05/31/2013, 11:05 am

The highest court in the Netherlands handed down a disappointing verdict for Apple on Friday, finding its claims that Samsung had infringed on the design of its iPad to be invalid.

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Samsung chooses Intel CPU for new iPad-competing Android Galaxy Tab - report

05/31/2013, 10:05 am

With Intel largely absent from the current booming smartphone and tablet markets, the chipmaker has reportedly secured a deal with Samsung to power one of the company's upcoming 10-inch Android tablets.

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Samsung, Google to scale back giant screen sizes on new Android phones

05/30/2013, 05:05 am

While Apple has been the subject of incessant queries wondering when it will follow Samsung and Google's Motorola subsidiary in making a big screen iPhone, both Android licensees are now planning new phones with screens closer in size to iPhone 5.

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Apple renews interest in 'gaze detection,' possible response to Samsung's 'Smart Scroll'

05/30/2013, 03:05 am

A patent application discovered on Thursday reveals Apple is once again looking into so-called "gaze detection" eye-tracking technology for its iOS device lineup, possibly in response to Samsung's latest Galaxy S4 smartphone, which boasts a similar feature dubbed "Smart Scroll."

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HTC next to accuse Samsung of using component supplies as a "competitive weapon"

05/29/2013, 03:05 pm

Apple isn't the only company grappling with its relationship to Samsung as both a smartphone component supplier and handset competitor. HTC recently complained that Samsung has "strategically declined" to provide it with crucial parts for years.

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