And You Thought Samsung Bought Harman for Car Audio

Will Use Harman Audio Tech as Smartphone Differentiator In November 2016, we learned that Samsung had acquired Harman International Industries in a deal valued at $8 billion. At that time, everyone pretty much assumed the deal was all about automotive … Continue reading

Samsung Receives Order for 70M OLED Panels from Apple

In reports out of Taiwan, sources say that Apple, Inc. has ordered 70 million bendable OLED panels from Samsung Electronics. An order of this size can only be for the upcoming iPhone 8, expected to be launched in late 2017. The … Continue reading

Top Smartphones in 2016? Apple Takes 4 of Top 5

  Although many analysts criticize slowing innovation at industry powerhouse Apple, Inc., final results for global smartphone shipments shows Apple with four of the top five models. Not bad for a technology slacker! See the results for 2016 global smartphone … Continue reading

Prosecutors Make Their Case to Jail Head of Samsung

Judge Questions Jay Y. Lee in Arrest Warrant Hearing In a case that has been percolating for weeks but has now come to a boil, special prosecutors in South Korea have gone before a judge to obtain a warrant for the arrest … Continue reading

Samsung Chairman Named as Suspect by Prosecutors in Political Probe

After a tough 2016, Samsung was likely looking for a little relief in 2017. They’ll have to keep looking because, as the old saying goes, “When it rains, it pours.” Reuters is reporting that prosecutors in South Korea have summoned … Continue reading

Apple Wins Holiday Smartphone Wars

In new research from Flurry Analytics, Apple clearly won the battle for holiday shoppers smartphone dollars. Based on activations of smartphones and tablets during the period of 12/19-12/25, Apple took a healthy 44% bite out of the market…well ahead of … Continue reading

Sharp Strikes Again – Terminates LCD Panel Supply to China’s Hisense

Sharp Parent Foxconn Appears to be Playing Global Hard Ball Just days after we told you about Sharp’s decision to stop supplying LCD panels to global TV leader Samsung – a decision that shocked many in Japan – apparently, they’ve done … Continue reading

Power Move: Sharp to Terminate LCD Panel Supply to Samsung

‘Samsung Scrambling to Find New Sources’ – Looks to LG The media in Japan positively exploded this week with the shocking news that Sharp has notified Samsung it will no longer supply the world’s top seller of LCD TVs with the … Continue reading

Samsung Will Destroy All 4.3 Million Galaxy Note 7s

Company Makes Painful But Pragmatic Decision Samsung Electronics is in the process of recalling their recently launched Galaxy Note 7 smartphone that came with the unusual feature of self-immolation included at no additional charge. The company’s initial production run was … Continue reading

Samsung’s Head is in the Clouds; Acquires Joyent

With Samsung’s Backing, Joyent is Poised to Become Major ‘Cloud’ Player Samsung announced late Wednesday that it has acquired Joyent, a relatively new start-up company that offers cloud computing services, according to a report by Recode. The specifics of the … Continue reading