China’s chip investments potentially more good than bad for TSMC #cloud #cloudcomputing

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is putting a positive spin on China’s investments aimed at making its chip industry a competitive, global powerhouse. “We think our business opportunity in China will grow, will be bigger, with this development,” said Mark Liu, co-CEO of TSMC during a conference call to discuss earnings. This week, China announced it had set up a fund to develop the country’s semiconductor industry, with local media reporting that the initial investments could amount to 120 billion yuan (US$19.5 billion).

http://mis-asia.com/tech/industries/chinas-chip-investments-potentially-more-good-than-bad-for-tsmc/

Airtel and Samsung launch India’s first Integrated Digital TV

BANGALORE, INDIA: Airtel digital TV, the Direct-To-Home (DTH) service from Bharti Airtel, today announced its partnership with Samsung to launch India’s very first Integrated Digital TV (iDTV). As part of this innovation – Samsung’s range of SmartDirect TVs will come designed with an in-built Airtel digital satellite tuner which will enable DTH signal reception without the need for customers to install an external set-top-box (STB).

http://www.ciol.com/airtel-samsung-launch-indias-first-integrated-digital-tv/

NSA Approves Samsung Knox Devices For Classified Information

The U.S. National Security Agency has approved Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy devices for use by government officials to hold classified information. The four devices include Galaxy S4 and S5, Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. This is on top of the NSA using the Boeing Black, a device developed by aircraft manufacturer, with a core focus on defense and security.

http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/17801/20141021/u-s-government-approves-samsung-knox-devices-nsa.htm

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to take on Apple iPhone 6 Plus this Diwali

NEW DELHI: Two iconic handset companies are set for a titanic clash on October 17, looking to cash in on festive demand ahead of Diwali. Samsung on Tuesday unveiled its latest flagship Galaxy Note 4 device, which will go on sale from Friday, when Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will also become available. The Note 4, launched globally about a month ago, is positioned to take on the Apple iPhone 6 Plus on pricing, even as the Korean major’s dominance of both the overall phone market and the fast-growing smartphone segment faces a growing threat from Indian handset companies such as Micromax and Karbonn.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/samsung-galaxy-note-4-to-take-on-apple-iphone-6-plus-this-diwali/articleshow/44819568.cms

Samsung launches Galaxy Note 4 just before iPhone 6 Plus hits India

Samsung has finally launched the Galaxy Note 4 big-screened smartphone in India at INR58,300 (US$953). The Galaxy Note 4 arrives early to compete with Apple’s first large screen contender – the iPhone 6 Plus. Both phones lock horns this week since the iPhone 6 Plus, starting INR62,500 (US$1,016), arrives on October 17. Samsung will offer the Galaxy Note with new S Pen stylus in bronze gold, charcoal black, and frost white.

https://www.techinasia.com/samsung-galaxy-note-4-launched-in-india/

Samsung shares could gain as much as 50%: Barron’s

[NEW YORK] Shares of Samsung Electronics appear cheap and could gain as much as 50 per cent, Barron’s financial newspaper said in its latest edition. Samsung’s stock has fallen 19 per cent this year due to plunging profits in its mobile phone business and it hit a 52-week low on Friday after a warning about its third-quarter profit earlier in the week.

http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/technology/samsung-shares-could-gain-as-much-as-50-barrons

Samsung says it can up Wi-Fi speed 5 times with present hardware

SEOUL, Oct 12 — Samsung Electronics Co said it has developed a Wi-Fi technology that can increase data transmission speeds by five times the maximum rate possible with existing consumer electronics devices. The 60 GHz Wi-Fi technology will enable a one gigabyte movie to be transferred between devices in less than three seconds while allowing uncompressed high-definition videos to be streamed in real time, the Suwon, South Korea-based company said in an e-mailed statement today.

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/tech-gadgets/article/samsung-says-it-can-up-wi-fi-speed-5-times-with-present-hardware

Samsung offers enterprise support for all devices, systems

Consumer electronics giant Samsung has announced plans to offer large customers a one-stop shop of support and management for devices and services across the board, pitching itself as the single service provider enterprises will need for help with everything from smartphones to printers. Samsung’s first entry into services, dubbed ‘360 Services for Business’, is aimed squarely at the partnership signed in July between Apple and IBM, which sees IBM support and manage Apple’s consumer-popular products for its enterprise clients.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/396556,samsung-offers-enterprise-support-for-all-devices-systems.aspx

5 reasons Samsung is facing a massive profit slump

Samsung is busy putting out fires and dampening down expectations these days. Months after a 25 percent drop in quarterly profit, Samsung today warned  of an approximate 60 percent profit slump for its upcoming Q3 earnings report. Samsung’s note of caution points out that “declines in the mobile business due to intensified smartphone competition” are to blame. Since Samsung pulls in more than 60 percent of its profit from mobile phone sales, that’s where it hurts the most.

http://www.techinasia.com/5-reasons-samsung-facing-massive-profit-slump/

Samsung takes on Apple, IBM partnership — by itself

Instead of partnering with a big services company to help business users, Samsung has decided to go it alone. The South Korean electronics giant on Tuesday unveiled its first entrée into services, called Samsung 360 Services for Business. The operations will allow it to support enterprise customers using everything from smartphones to printers — and the devices don’t even have to be made by Samsung. It will be a one-stop-shop for enterprise customers who need tech help as more of their employees bring their own devices to work and as the company supports more technology vendors.

http://www.cnet.com/au/news/samsung-takes-on-apple-ibm-partnership-by-itself/

Samsung Electronics says Q3 profit likely down 60% on year

[SEOUL] Samsung Electronics on Tuesday said operating profit likely fell 59.7 per cent in the July-September period to 4.1 trillion won (US$3.8 billion) as earnings from its market-leading smartphone division likely continued to shrink. The guidance, released ahead of final third-quarter figures due around end-October, was lower than a 5.6 trillion won mean estimate of 43 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/breaking-news/technology/samsung-electronics-says-q3-profit-likely-down-60-year-20141007

Samsung to invest US$14.7b in S Korea chip facility

[SEOUL] Samsung Electronics said on Monday that it will invest 15.6 trillion won (US$14.7 billion) to build a new semiconductor production facility in South Korea. The world’s biggest memory chip maker said in a statement that construction of the facility, to be built in Pyeongtaek, will begin in the first half of next year and be completed by the second half of 2017.

http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/breaking-news/technology/samsung-invest-us147b-s-korea-chip-facility-20141006

Samsung’s Mobile Software Engineers Shift Focus to Tizen Platform

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world’s largest smartphone developer, recently announced plans to move 500 software engineers from its mobile division to focus on other areas with emphasis on the Tizen platform. The other areas include TVs, networks, electronics, printers and enterprise software. Samsung’s shift in focus intends to strengthen its overall software prowess and enhance its competitive edge in the “Internet of things (IoT)” industry, the company said.

http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/13149/20140929/samsung-mobile-software-engineers-shift-focus-tizen-platform-iot-internet-of-things.htm

This Explains Why Samsung Has Twice The Number Of Engineers That Google Has, Yet It Still Relies On Android

In 2013, Samsung Electronics had a whopping 275,000 total employees, or more than five times the size of Google’s, Ars Technica reported Friday. That’s more than Google, Apple, and Microsoft combined. Even when you narrow it down to just software engineers, Samsung still had an overwhelming 40,506 people making software. To put that in context, Google only had 18,593 in R&D (most of which were probably making software).

http://www.businessinsider.com/samsung-has-twice-the-number-of-engineers-that-google-has-2014-9

Exclusive: Samsung exits laptop market including Chromebooks

Following in the path of Sony and its Vaio PCs, Samsung has decided to exit the laptop market stopping sales of Ativ Windows and Chromebook devices in Europe, PC Advisor can confirm. It’s common knowledge that the PC market is in decline with Sony pulling out and selling its Vaio business back in February of this year. Despite being a giant of the tech world, Samsung has now followed suit.

http://mis-asia.com/tech/mobile-and-wireless/exclusive-samsung-exits-laptop-market-including-chromebooks/

TSMC, Samsung split orders for iPhone 6 processors: HIS

TAIPEI — A product teardown by research firm IHS Inc. has found that South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. is still supplying some processor chips for Apple Inc.’s larger-screen iPhones, although more orders are going to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電). In an analysis report published Tuesday, IHS said the Apple-designed A8 processor used in both the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus is not supplied entirely by Samsung, signaling a major departure in component supplier selection from previous iPhone models.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/company-focus/2014/09/25/417974/TSMC-Samsung.htm

Samsung to launch before Apple on Chinese market

SEOUL–Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday its latest Galaxy Note 4 smartphone will go on sale in China and South Korea later this month as its flagging mobile business tries to defend sales from Apple’s new iPhones. Samsung said all three South Korean mobile operators will begin Galaxy Note 4 sales on Friday. All three Chinese mobile carriers will release the new phone before the end of this month, it said. Samsung’s announcement marks the first time the South Korean company has released a flagship smartphone in China before other major overseas markets.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/company-focus/2014/09/25/417936/Samsung-to.htm

South Korea’s Samsung to launch Tizen phone in India in ’14: report

SEOUL–Samsung Electronics Co., which faces a slowdown in emerging market smartphone sales, will release its long-delayed Tizen-powered handset in India before the end of this year, a report said Monday. Samsung’s first Tizen-based device will be launched in November in India, said Tarun Malik, director of Samsung’s Media Solutions Center in Southwest Asia, in an interview with Economic Times.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/company-focus/2014/09/23/417801/South-Koreas.htm

Samsung to release Note 4 ‘phablet’ on Oct 17

SAN FRANCISCO: Samsung announced on Thursday (Sep 18) that its eagerly-anticipated Note 4 “phablet” will be released on Oct 17. The South Korean consumer electronics titan credited with being the first major manufacturer to blend tablet and smartphone features said it will begin taking orders for the coming model on Friday, the same day rival Apple launches its new-generation iPhone 6.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/technology/samsung-to-release-note-4/1369752.html

HTC knocks Samsung from top of local smartphone market in Q2

TAIPEI — Taiwan-based HTC Corp. edged out Samsung Electronics Co. of South Korea to return to being Taiwan’s largest smartphone manufacturer based upon units in the second quarter of this year, according to data released by research house IDC. HTC took first place because of sales of its flagship One M8 and mid-tier Desire 816, while Samsung continued to benefit from the popularity of its high-end Note series, IDC said in a Sept. 12 report.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/company-focus/2014/09/15/417267/HTC-knocks.htm