SAMSUNG

July 17th, 2012

Samsung Buys Parts of U.K Chip Factory CSR for $310 Million

Samsung Electronics has purchased the mobile arm of U.K chipmaker CSR for $310 million, the companies announced on Tuesday. The deal was done largely to get rights to some of CSR’s portfolio of mobile patents involving, “ handset connectivity technology” — largely CSR’s Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, FM and GPS technologies. CSR also said that Samsung has purchased [...]

July 9th, 2012

Samsung Group’s Growth is Misleading

Samsung Electronics released its quarterly earnings guidance late last week: Profits hit $5.9 billion, up 14.5 per cent from the previous quarter, and 79 per cent from last year. While these figures will make for excited chatter amongst investors, Samsung Electronics as a whole is being kept afloat by growth in mobile phones. Mobile phones [...]

July 3rd, 2012

Samsung Starts Sampling 16GB DDR4 Modules

Samsung has begun sampling 16GB DDR4 RDIMMs for servers manufactured around the 30nm process node. “By launching these new high-density DDR4 modules, Samsung is embracing closer technical cooperation with key CPU and server companies for development of next-generation green IT systems,” said Wanhoon Hong, executive vice president, memory sales & marketing, Samsung Electronics in a [...]

June 27th, 2012

Court Injunction Bans the Sale of Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Tablet in U.S

In an unexpected turn of events a judge in California has sided with Apple in its ongoing patent war against Samsung, granting an injunction to block the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy 10.1 Tablet in the United States. The ruling, handed down late Tuesday in San Jose by U.S. District Court judge Lucy Koh, prohibits Samsung from [...]

June 22nd, 2012

Samsung’s S-Voice Also Retains Audio on Server

As Apple’s Siri voice command system grows in popularity, so have the privacy concerns stemming from the fact that Siri retains commands on Apple’s servers. IBM, for instance, banned its employees from using Siri for official business over corporate espionage fears. Apple doesn’t hide this fact, as it is fully disclosed in the software’s license [...]

June 17th, 2012

The Phone Designed By Nature: Hands On With the Samsung Galaxy S3

Samsung is set to launch its newest, and most hyped, smartphone on the Canadian market next week, and in early June Hardware Canucks was given the opportunity to have a hands on session with the phone. “The Samsung Galaxy S3 is Samsung’s 3rd generation phone and in every way its improved: the hardware, the design, [...]

June 16th, 2012

Samsung Delays Canadian Launch of Galaxy S3

Citing “unprecedented global demand”, Samsung announced Friday that the release of the Galaxy S3 smartphone will be pushed back until June 27. Originally, the smartphone was supposed to go on sale in Canada on June 20. According to media reports, the Galaxy S3 has broken sales records for Samsung in markets it is already released [...]

May 9th, 2012

Examining Apple’s Trade Dress Infringement Claims

Yesterday, in the patent-war equivalent of START I, Samsung and Apple agreed to lay down some of their arms and reduce the amount of infringement claims each party had against the other. Despite this ‘arms reduction’ the court case will likely proceed with a certain tenacity on Apple’s part, as the company has been recently [...]

May 8th, 2012

Apple, Samsung Reduce Claims in Smartphone-Tablet I.P Case

The two companies that make up 99% of the smartphone market have agreed to a Judge’s order to lay down some of their arms and reduce the amount of patents being disputed in their current intellectual property lawsuit regarding smartphone and tablet products. Late Monday,  in a filing with the U.S. District Court for the [...]

May 3rd, 2012

Samsung Launches Galaxy S III at Splashy London Event

A day after multiple market research reports indicate that Samsung is the new smartphone leader, and on the eve on RIM’s last attempt to remain relevant in the smartphone game with the launch of their new Blackberry OS, Samsung has unveiled what they hope will be their kingmaker – the Galaxy S III. Featuring a [...]