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Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics is a key subsidiary of Samsung Group, a South Korean multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. It is the largest South Korean chaebol. Other key subsidiaries include Samsung Heavy Industries, Samsung Engineering and Samsung C&T.  

Samsung signals 25pc drop in operating profit

Samsung Electronics yesterday said its operating profit likely fell 24.5 per cent in April-June, the lowest in two years.

Wednesday, 9 July, 2014, 5:50am

Samsung profit slips on weak smartphone, flat-screen results

Samsung Electronics reported its second consecutive fall in quarterly profit yesterday as weakness in flat-screen panels and the maturing high-end smartphone business weighed on the South Korean giant's earnings.

30 Apr 2014 - 1:08am 1 comment

HTC turns to cheaper phones for sales boost

Smarting from growing losses, Taiwanese phone maker HTC says it will expand its range of cheaper products as it fixes off-target marketing for its premium smartphones.

The company, which has long prided itself as a purveyor of upscale, feature-loaded products, says it needs to sell more mid-tier and affordable smartphones after losing out last year.

11 Feb 2014 - 1:16am

Samsung quarterly profit falls for first time in two years as new iPhones snatch sales

Samsung Electronics posted its first decline in quarterly profit in two years, hit by a one-off special bonus as well as slowing smartphone sales as it braces for a year of tougher competition with rival Apple.

24 Jan 2014 - 3:07pm

Rockstar group takes mobile firms to court

The group that owns thousands of former Nortel Networks patents filed a barrage of patent lawsuits on Thursday against mobile-phone manufacturers including Google, the company it outbid in the Nortel bankruptcy auction.

2 Nov 2013 - 2:58am

Samsung posts record profit on strong chip division as smartphone sales growth eases

Samsung Electronics’ quarterly operating profit surged 26 per cent to a new record, powered by a strong recovery in its memory chip business as smartphone sales growth eased sharply.

25 Oct 2013 - 1:39pm

Samsung expects record third-quarter profits

Samsung Electronics estimated its July-September earnings rose 25 per cent to a record US$9.4 billion as a strong recovery in memory chip prices helped counter a slowdown in the South Korean company’s smartphone business.

4 Oct 2013 - 10:41am

By going private, Blackberry may buy time to fix itself

A tentative deal to take BlackBerry private will not necessarily resolve challenges that pushed the smartphone maker into a corner in the first place, but it gives the struggling company some breathing room.

25 Sep 2013 - 11:23am

Oppo aims new flagship at China smartphone market

Chinese smartphone maker Oppo will probably ship more than 15 million units in the mainland this year, with foreign expansion also picking up, a senior executive said on Tuesday.

That would put the Dongguan, Guangdong-based company on a par with Xiaomi, which has also said it would meet its 15 million units sales target this year.

24 Sep 2013 - 4:04pm

BlackBerry rescue tycoon's latest test

Speculation that Prem Watsa, the man some call Canada's Warren Buffett, would launch a bid for BlackBerry started to swirl as soon as he stepped down from the troubled smartphone maker's board last month.

25 Sep 2013 - 1:56am