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LG's UHD TV sales hit 900 three weeks after release

SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) -- LG Electronics Inc., one of the world's leading consumer electronics manufacturers, said Sunday sales of its ultra high-definition (UHD) TV sets have reached 900 units three weeks after they were put on the market. The company began selling the 49, 55 and 65-inch versions of the TV sets on March 28. The company said of the three models on sale, the TV with the screen size of 49-inches accounted for half of products sold, thanks to its relatively affordable price of 2.9 million won (US$2,800).

Samsung licenses 3D chip manufacturing tech to GlobalFoundries to win more orders

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co said on Friday it would license its latest chip manufacturing technology to U.S. firm GlobalFoundries, a move that would help it expand production as it vies with bigger rival TSMC for orders from customers like Apple Inc.

LG Display: Business outlook worsens, but Q1 profit above estimate

BEIJING, April 17 (Yonhap) -- LG Display Co., a South Korean maker of flat-panel screens for TVs and smartphones, expects the outlook for its key business to get worse this year due to a rapid fall in panel prices, but its first-quarter earnings could beat analysts' expectations, a senior company executive said Thursday. "Business conditions continue to get worse as prices for flat-panel screens plunge amid a supply glut," Choi Dong-won, senior vice president of LG Display, told a group of Korean correspondents in Beijing.

LG Display: Business outlook worsens, but Q1 profit above estimate

BEIJING, April 17 (Yonhap) -- LG Display Co., a South Korean maker of flat-panel screens for TVs and smartphones, expects the outlook for its key business to get worse this year due to a rapid fall in panel prices, but its first-quarter earnings could beat analysts' expectations, a senior company executive said Thursday. "Business conditions continue to get worse as prices for flat-panel screens plunge amid a supply glut," Choi Dong-won, senior vice president of LG Display, told a group of Korean correspondents in Beijing.

LG Display: Business outlook worsens, but Q1 profit above estimate

BEIJING, April 17 (Yonhap) -- LG Display Co., a South Korean maker of flat-panel screens for TVs and smartphones, expects the outlook for its key business to get worse this year due to a rapid fall in panel prices, but its first-quarter earnings could beat analysts' expectations, a senior company executive said Thursday. "Business conditions continue to get worse as prices for flat-panel screens plunge amid a supply glut," Choi Dong-won, senior vice president of LG Display, told a group of Korean correspondents in Beijing.

Samsung vice chairman says non-memory chip sector facing challenges

SEOUL, April 16 (Yonhap) -- The vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Co., a global leader in semiconductors and mobile phones, said Wednesday that the company's non-memory chip sector is facing major challenges. In a message sent to employees outlining prospects for the second quarter, Kwon Oh-hyun said that while the company's overall semiconductor sales rose in the first three months of 2014, the conditions for large scale integration (LSI) circuits were not upbeat.

Samsung to announce stance on deaths of employees from leukemia

By Kang Yoon-seung SEOUL, April 14 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it will soon announce its official position on the sufferings and deaths of its semiconductor workers from leukemia that family members and activist groups blame on the exposure to lethal chemicals at its plants.

Sony recalls some of its Vaio laptops because batteries can overheat

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Sony is recalling some of its VAIO laptop computers, saying that it's possible that its non-removable battery pack could overheat. The packs included in some of Sony's Vaio Fit 11A models, which were released in February, were provided by a third-party supplier. If the packs overheat, it could cause burns to the laptop's housing, Sony said Friday. The recall affects computers with the product name "SVF11N1XXXX." It's unclear how many laptops are affected.

Sony issues battery-fire warning over 26,000 Vaio laptops

Sony on Friday warned customers to stop using its new Vaio Fit 11A laptops due to an overheating battery problem that poses a fire risk and said it may issue a recall. The Japanese electronics giant said 25,905 units had been shipped globally since they went on sale in February. It said it may recall the computers but was so far asking customers to stop using them, adding that it plans to issue more details, including repair options, over the next couple of weeks. "There is a risk that battery overheating could damage part of the computer," it said in a statement.

Sony warns of battery fire risk in Vaio PCs launched in February

TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp on Friday urged customers to stop using a model of its Vaio computers launched in February, saying there was a risk that the battery would catch fire. Sony said in a statement it had shipped 25,905 of the Vaio Fit 11A in 52 countries since its launch. Sony said three PCs had caught on fire around the battery pack, which was manufactured by Panasonic Corp. (Reporting by Reiji Murai; Writing by Edmund Klamann; Editing by Miral Fahmy)
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