Electronics http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23979/all en Tech workers seek to use Steve Jobs evidence in upcoming trial on no-hire accords http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140418/tech-workers-seek-use-steve-jobs-evidence-upcoming-trial-no-hir <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Dan Levine</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four large technology companies should not be allowed to limit evidence about Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs at an upcoming trial over no-hire agreements in Silicon Valley, according to a court document filed late on Thursday by employees suing the firms.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140418/tech-workers-seek-use-steve-jobs-evidence-upcoming-trial-no-hir" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computing Electronics Labor Law Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:04:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6124684 at http://www.globalpost.com Samsung licenses 3D chip manufacturing tech to GlobalFoundries to win more orders http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140417/samsung-licenses-3d-chip-manufacturing-tech-globalfoundries-win <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140417/samsung-licenses-3d-chip-manufacturing-tech-globalfoundries-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronic engineering Electronics Samsung Electronics Co Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:20:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6124286 at http://www.globalpost.com Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140417/nokia-recalls-30000-chargers-lumia-2520-tablet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Finnish telecom company Nokia on Thursday recalled 30,000 chargers for its Lumia 2520 tablet due to risk it could give customers an electric shock.</p> <p>The AC-300 charger, manufactured by a third-party supplier, was sold in Austria, Britain, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Russia, Switzerland and the US.</p> <p>The Lumia 2520 is the first tablet by Nokia, once the world leader in the mobile phone industry but which lost its top place to South Korea's Samsung in 2012.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140417/nokia-recalls-30000-chargers-lumia-2520-tablet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronics Nokia Smartphones Technology AFP Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:52:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6124245 at http://www.globalpost.com TSMC targets record revenue as high-end smartphones demand more chips http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140417/taiwans-tsmc-books-eighth-straight-quarterly-profit-growth <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) targets record revenue in the second quarter as more of the company's chips are installed in high-end smartphones to power increasingly complex features.</p> <p>The world's largest contract chip producer also aims to grab market share from rivals such as Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Intel Corp on demand from phone makers, whose custom pushed first-quarter earnings up by a fifth.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140417/taiwans-tsmc-books-eighth-straight-quarterly-profit-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronics Semiconductor companies Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:27:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6123875 at http://www.globalpost.com LG Display: Business outlook worsens, but Q1 profit above estimate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140417/lg-display-business-outlook-worsens-q1-profit-above-estima-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>"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.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. 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Technology Yonhap News Agency Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:04:08 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6123738 at http://www.globalpost.com Users report burn injuries from iPhone cables: consumer agency http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140417/users-report-burn-injuries-iphone-cables-consumer-agency <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(ATTNS: CHANGES headline, lead)</p> <p>SEOUL, April 17 (Yonhap) -- The state-run consumer advocacy body said Thursday it asked the Korean unit of Apple Inc. to inform users of the risks of burns from using iPhone cables after reports of such injuries.</p> <p>The Korea Consumer Agency (KCA) said three people have reported sustaining second- to third-degree burns since last year while using Apple's lightning cable, which is used to transmit data and recharge the batteries of the iPhone 5.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. 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Electronics IPhone Yonhap News Agency Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:03:40 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6123729 at http://www.globalpost.com LG Display: Business outlook worsens, but Q1 profit above estimate http://www.globalpost.com/node/6123718 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>"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.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. 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Labor Law Technology The Canadian Press Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:49:22 +0000 The Canadian Press 6123289 at http://www.globalpost.com IBM's quarterly revenue sinks to 5-year low as hardware sales fall http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140416/ibm-reports-lowest-quarterly-revenue-five-years-hardware-sales- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Supantha Mukherjee and Soham Chatterjee</p> <p>(Reuters) - IBM Corp, the world's biggest technology services company, reported its lowest quarterly revenue in five years on Wednesday, as Big Blue struggles with falling demand for its hardware and faces challenges in growth markets like China.</p> <p>Shares of IBM fell as much as 4 percent to $188.20 in after-hours trade.</p> <p>Revenue for the Armonk, NY-based firm fell 4 percent to $22.5 billion in the first quarter, below analysts' average estimate of $22.91 billion.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140416/ibm-reports-lowest-quarterly-revenue-five-years-hardware-sales-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Electronics IBM Corp. Technology USD Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:34:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6123471 at http://www.globalpost.com Users report burn injuries from overheated iPhone cables: consumer agency http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140417/users-report-burn-injuries-overheated-iphone-cables-consumer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, April 17 (Yonhap) -- The state-run consumer advocacy body said Thursday it asked the Korean unit of Apple Inc. to inform users of the risks of burns from using overheated iPhones after reports of such injuries.</p> <p>The Korea Consumer Agency (KCA) said three people have reported sustaining second- to third-degree burns since last year while using Apple's lightning cable, which is used to transmit data and recharge the batteries of the iPhone 5.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140416/wireless-industry-carriers-volunteer-offer-anti-theft-softwa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronics Smartphones Technology The Canadian Press Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:01:36 +0000 The Canadian Press 6122628 at http://www.globalpost.com Smartphone makers, carriers embrace anti-theft initiative http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140415/smartphone-makers-carriers-embrace-anti-theft-initiative <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Marina Lopes</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Major U.S. wireless carriers and smartphone makers have agreed to introduce tools to enable users to lock their devices and wipe them clean of data if stolen, responding to pressure on the telecommunications industry to do more to stem theft.</p> <p>Starting in July 2015, all smartphones manufactured by the companies will come with free anti-theft tools preloaded on the devices or ready to be downloaded, according to wireless association CTIA, which announced the agreement on Tuesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140415/smartphone-makers-carriers-embrace-anti-theft-initiative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronics Smartphones Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:03:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6122572 at http://www.globalpost.com Samsung introduces curved batteries for wearable devices http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140414/samsung-introduces-curved-batteries-wearable-devices <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kang Yoon-seung</p> <p>SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- Samsung SDI Co. on Tuesday rolled out curved batteries for wearable smart devices, which it said offer significantly longer battery life than those offered by its rivals.</p> <p>The Samsung affiliate, the world's No. 1 maker of smartphone batteries, said the 210mAh-model has five times the life compared with previous smartband batteries. The battery is used in Samsung Electronics Co.'s Gear Fit launched globally on Friday.</p> <p>With the improved battery, the Gear Fit can stay on for up to five days at low usages on a single charge.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140414/samsung-introduces-curved-batteries-wearable-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronics Samsung SDI Co. Smartphones Technology Yonhap News Agency Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:36:33 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6121645 at http://www.globalpost.com