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Samsung's Seocho building in Seoul on Tuesday. The electronics company said that its first-quarter operating profits had risen nearly tenfold year-on-year — a 931.8 percent increase — amid recovering chip prices and growing demand.
Apr 30, 2024
Samsung says AI to drive technology demand in second half after strong Q1
The upbeat outlook sent its shares 1.8% higher after it reported a more than 10x rise in first-quarter operating profit.
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks as he announces a preliminary agreement with Intel for a major CHIPS and Science Act award, during a visit to the Intel Ocotillo Campus in Chandler, Arizona, on March 20.
Apr 19, 2024
Latest Biden chip deal highlights U.S. semiconductor successes
Samsung is the latest beneficiary of Washington’s efforts to shore up precarious supply chains and protect its national security interests.
Samsung Electronics plans to use a technology championed by its rival SK Hynix, as the world's top memory chipmaker seeks to catch up in the race to produce high-end chips used to power artificial intelligence.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 13, 2024
Samsung to adopt chipmaking tech used by rival amid AI chip supply race
Samsung's decision to stick with a chipmaking technology called nonconductive film is one of the reasons it has fallen behind.
David MacKinnon hit 15 home runs for the Seibu Lions in 2023. The 29-year-old will suit up for the Samsung Lions in the Korea Baseball Organization this season.
Feb 23, 2024
Former Seibu slugger David MacKinnon embraces new challenge with South Korea's Lions
The American slugger is moving from Japan's Lions to South Korea's Lions this year.
Samsung Electronics Chairman Jay Y. Lee arrives at a court in Seoul on Monday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Feb 5, 2024
Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee cleared of charges in 2015 merger case
The sentence prevents a return to jail for Lee who was convicted in 2017 of bribing a friend of former President Park Geun-hye.
While Apple has dominated the holiday quarter in recent years, its surge ahead of Samsung over a full year is unprecedented and suggests Apple is weathering an industrywide slump better than its rivals.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 17, 2024
Apple passed Samsung as world’s top phone-maker in 2023
Apple's surge ahead of Samsung over a full year is unprecedented and suggests Apple is weathering an industrywide slump better than its rivals.
Japan's industry ministry said it would provide Samsung subsidies worth up to ¥20 billion as it looks to support the revitalization of domestic chip manufacturing.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 21, 2023
Samsung to set up chip packaging research facility in Japan
Samsung's investment comes at a time of easing tensions between South Korea and Japan.
ASML chief executive officer Peter Wennink (right) welcomes South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol during the latter's visit to ASML facilities in Veldhoven, the Netherlands
Dec 13, 2023
ASML and Samsung ink chip deal as Yoon visits Netherlands
Semiconductor powerhouses agreed to set up a research plant using next-generation extreme ultraviolet equipment in South Korea.
A Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric vehicle charges at Chaevi Stay Charging Station in Seoul on Oct. 18
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 12, 2023
South Korean auto-battery firms cautious on challenging China rivals
Feeding their worries is slowing growth in electric vehicle sales, price competition and the potential for changes in United States subsidies.
An Omron X-ray scanner VT-X750 at the company’s Ayabe Factory in Kyoto
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 21, 2023
X-rays are becoming an essential health check-up in chipmaking
Omron, a Japanese provider of health care equipment and factory automation, is setting its sights on the lucrative chipmaking gear market to fuel future growth.
Japan Times
Jun 12, 2023
South Korea indicts ex-Samsung Electronics executive for alleged data leak to China
Prosecutors said they have also indicted six other people for their involvement in the alleged crime, including an inspection company employee.
Japan Times
Jun 2, 2023
Japan and South Korea ramp up chip collaboration amid U.S.-China tensions
A need to work around trade restrictions is seen as the main factor driving the engagement with Japan by firms such as Samsung, rather than improving diplomatic relations.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 14, 2023
Samsung plans chip development facility in Japan: report
Samsung Electronics will build a new semiconductor chip development plant in Yokohama where the company has an existing research and development site.
Japan Times
May 2, 2023
Samsung bans staff’s AI use after spotting ChatGPT data leak
The company is concerned that data transmitted to such artificial intelligence platforms including Google Bard and Bing is stored on external servers, making it hard to retrieve and delete.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 7, 2023
Samsung announces cut to memory chip output after worst profit since 2009
Operating profit plunged more than 95% to 600 billion won for the three months ended March, missing the average analyst estimate, while sales also fell.
Japan Times
Mar 16, 2023
Xiaomi's slow shift in India to premium smartphones helps Samsung steal its crown
While Xiaomi remained focused on selling mobile phones under 10,000 rupees ($120), Indian consumers were willing to pay up for better looking models with richer features.
Japan Times
Jan 11, 2023
Apple to begin making in-house screens in 2024 in shift away from Samsung
The company aims to begin by swapping out the display in the highest-end Apple Watches by the end of next year.
Japan Times
Oct 11, 2022
Chipmaker rout engulfs TSMC and Samsung with $240 billion wiped out
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's largest contract chipmaker, plunged more than 8% on Tuesday, the most since May 2021.
Japan Times
Oct 4, 2022
Samsung launches five-year plan to tempt U.S. buyers with smaller chips
The company, based in the city of Suwon, South Korea, is the world's largest chipmaker by revenue, but its foundry business is playing catch-up with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 22, 2022
SoftBank to enter talks with Samsung on tie-up over chip designer Arm
SoftBank Chairman Masayoshi Son will visit South Korea next month to hold discussions with the electronics giant, a source said.


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