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Samsung buys Harman: further proof the car is the biggest consumer electronics device

Samsung buys Harman: further proof the car is the biggest consumer electronics device With the purchase of Harman, Samsung is looking for a bigger role in the automotive sector.The Samsung SmartThings hub may be the de facto standard for controlling disparate protocols (Zigbgee, Z-Wave) and brands for lights, dimmers, thermostats, moisture sensors, door locks, and alarms.

Qualcomm claims it will lead the mobile industry with Snapdragon 835, 10nm manufacturing

Qualcomm claims it will lead the mobile industry with Snapdragon 835, 10nm manufacturing This quick 10nm ramp will happen in partnership with Samsung, which also led the industry on early 14nm technology.“We are excited to continue working together with Samsung in developing products that lead the mobile industry,” said Keith Kressin, senior vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies.

Corporate raiders, vulture funds urge breakup of Samsung

Corporate raiders, vulture funds urge breakup of Samsung If the press coming out of Korea is any indication, Samsung isn’t any happier with 2016 than the rest of us.A new report entitled “The Wolf at the Door: The Impact of Hedge Fund Activism on Corporate Governance” explores this phenomena and its impact over the short-and-long terms.

SSD Pricewatch: SSD prices are expected to jump this quarter thanks to limited NAND supply, surging demand

SSD Pricewatch: SSD prices are expected to jump this quarter thanks to limited NAND supply, surging demand For the last few years, SDD prices have been falling steadily, thanks to increased NAND production by multiple companies and the transition to 3D NAND, which offers vastly increased densities for lower cost-per-bit.According to DRAMeXchange via CTimes, average contract prices for MLC NAND flash drives are expected to rise by 6-10% , while TLC products are anticipated to rise by 6-9%.

iPhone 8 rumors increasingly point to curved OLED display

iPhone 8 rumors increasingly point to curved OLED display As Apple preps for the iPhone 8, component suppliers are amassing stockpiles of OLED parts.Specifically, recent reports point to Interflex, BH, and Samsung Electro-Mechanics as suppliers of the components, which will be used by Samsung Display to manufacture the panels used in the iPhone 8.

Engineers claim Samsung's aggressive design led to Note 7 fires

Engineers claim Samsung's aggressive design led to Note 7 fires But manufacturing technology company Instrumental has gotten its hands on a Note 7 to do a detailed third-party analysis.The Note 7 was getting universally excellent reviews several months ago as it hit the market.

Spark is in but Alcatel is out: NZ's top five smartphone vendors reshuffled

Spark is in but Alcatel is out: NZ's top five smartphone vendors reshuffled The drop was caused by Spark's decision to reduce its own line of phones.This year Spark has six devices across its range, including the Spark Lite and Plus models, R84, as well as its line of Skinny and cobranded devices.

Samsung, Weta and Te Papa launch interactive high-tech Bug Lab exhibition

Samsung, Weta and Te Papa launch interactive high-tech Bug Lab exhibition This must’ve struck the folks at Te Papa who are opening the high-tech blockbuster summer exhibition “Bug Lab” tomorrow.Entering the exhibit takes you past a giant wall of interactive Samsung screens and a firefly light display.

Samsung plans to update the Galaxy Note 7 to completely kill its battery

Samsung plans to update the Galaxy Note 7 to completely kill its battery It may be hard to believe, but there are still people using the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, even after months of Samsung and carriers doing everything possible to get them back.The Note 7 was officially cancelled a few months ago following repeated battery fires, which persisted after a recall that swapped out the batteries.

TSMC announces plans for $16 billion foundry to push the envelope on 5nm, 3nm process nodes

TSMC announces plans for $16 billion foundry to push the envelope on 5nm, 3nm process nodes 7 billion foundry facility focused on the upcoming 5nm and 3nm process nodes.Even once a facility is running some volume, it can take 9-12 months to bring the entire fabrication plant fully online.

All major US carriers have agreed to brick remaining Note 7 devices

All major US carriers have agreed to brick remaining Note 7 devices It’s the end of the line for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in the US.When Samsung announced the update originally, Verizon issued a defiant statement about its refusal to brick the remaining Note 7s on its network.

Samsung Galaxy S8 announcement reportedly delayed to April 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 announcement reportedly delayed to April 2017 The company will have to earn back consumer trust following the Galaxy Note 7 saga with 2017’s Galaxy S8 launch.However, a new report claims the launch has been pushed back to April with a New York-based event.

Samsung Smart TV update forces users to see ads

Samsung Smart TV update forces users to see ads These sorts of arrangements tend to be explained as “If you aren’t paying for the product, you are the product.According to a new report at AdAge, a recent Samsung Smart TV update now requires that consumers view advertising if they want to use the device’s hardware — hardware they’ve presumably already paid several hundred dollars for the privilege of using.

Extreme science: the biggest, fastest and hottest breakthroughs of 2016

Extreme science: the biggest, fastest and hottest breakthroughs of 2016 Where LCLS-II is like a microscope, used to image specific tiny things, proton colliders like the LHC are closer to sledgehammers.Remember that photons and electrons have both wavelike and particle-like properties, and they both have the mass-related property of momentum.

450mm silicon wafers aren't happening any time soon as major consortium collapses

450mm silicon wafers aren't happening any time soon as major consortium collapses A few years ago, multiple high-end companies were backing the idea of moving from 300mm to 450mm silicon wafers.Historically, moving to larger wafers was a critical way that foundries and fabs cut prices and improved yields.

Court reopens patent case between Apple and Samsung

Court reopens patent case between Apple and Samsung A patent case between the two tech rivals was reopened late Thursday evening, Law 360 reports.The major outstanding question is how much Samsung will have to pay Apple for infringing on the iPhone's design.

Samsung Note7 investigation findings reveal two major battery problems

Samsung Note7 investigation findings reveal two major battery problems The long and tumultuous story of the Galaxy Note7 smartphone finally has a conclusion now that Samsung has finally released the findings of its investigation into the exploding incidents that led to the device's recall.At a press conference on Sunday, the Korean electronics giant laid out the details of what exactly went wrong with the smartphone that initially received glowing reviews, but soon was buried in reports of explosion incidents.

Finally: Samsung reveals what went wrong

Finally: Samsung reveals what went wrong One of the biggest stories dominating the tech landscape at the end of last year looks to finally be put to rest.The Note 7 was first recalled on September 2nd last year, after reports the phone thought it would be fun to overheat or catch fire.

Samsung Galaxy S8 will not be launched next month in Barcelona

Samsung Galaxy S8 will not be launched next month in Barcelona The chief of Samsung's mobile division, Koh Dong-jin, confirmed to Reuters on Monday that the company would not unveil the Galaxy S8 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which starts Feb.27.

Samsung reveals root cause of Galaxy Note 7 failures, fires

Samsung reveals root cause of Galaxy Note 7 failures, fires Ever since Samsung recalled, reissued, and double-recalled the Galaxy Note 7, there’s been curiosity and contention over what, exactly, killed the phone.When the Galaxy Note 7 launched, Samsung was dual-sourcing its batteries.