Along with 5G and system semiconductors, Lee Jae-yong, vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics, has chosen quantum dot (QD) displays as Samsung’s future growth engine. Lee announced a 13 trillion qon investment plan in the next-generation display technology to turn the tide for the Korean display indus
LG Display Co. is accelerating its shift from liquid crystal display (LCD) panels to organic light emitting diode (OLED) panels as profitability of its LCD business is worsening due to a steady drop in LCD prices.The proportion of LG Display’s OLED sales in its total sales is expected to be only 17
Samsung Electronics nabbed first place in the global gaming monitor market (scan rate of 100 Hz or higher) in the first half of this year with a market share of 17.9 percent, up 5.0 percentage points from the same period last year, market research firm IDC said on Oct. 9. The company took first plac
The growing popularity of the Galaxy Fold is raising expectations of Samsung Display as the proportion of the display in the total price of components in the foldable phone is more than two times higher than existing models.It is difficult to churn out foldable displays in a short period of time, bu
Chinese display producers, which have massively rolled out low-priced products to dominate the global liquid crystal display (LCD) panel market, are struggling as LCD panel prices have plunged. They cannot even survive without the Chinese government’s subsidies.Chinese display companies, such as BOE
Samsung SDS announced on Oct. 9 that it has been named as Korea’s representative blockchain operator by Forrester, a global information technology (IT) advisory group.Forrester picked out Korea's Samsung SDS, China's JD Cloud, Japan's NTT Data, and Thailand's IBM as the representativ
Samsung Electronics Co. is considering making an additional investment in its second semiconductor plant which is under construction in Xian, Shanxi Province, China. However, the company is caught in the middle of the trade dispute between the United States and China.Samsung Electronics is planning
LG Display announced on Oct. 7 that it will showcase about 20 high-tech products, mainly OLED displays, at the 19th Korea Display Exhibition (IMID) 2019 to be held in COEX, Seoul for four days from Oct. 8."We will show off our technological leadership by presenting premium products such as OLED TVs
Samsung Electronics announced on Oct. 8 that the operating profit of its IT and mobile (IM) division, which is in charge of the company’s smartphone business, is estimated at 2 trillion to 2.5 trillion won (US$1.67 billion to 2.09 billion) in the third quarter of this year. The figure increased up t
Samsung Electronics announced on Oct. 7 that it has developed the world’s first 12-layer 3D through silicon via (TSV) technology for cutting-edge semiconductor packaging, which is to allow signal transmission to and from a semiconductor chip and protect the chip from external shocks during chip moun
42Maru, a Korean startup specializing in question-answering artificial intelligence, announced on Oct. 8 that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Singaporean consulting firm Intage to expand its artificial intelligence business in Southeast Asia.An MOU signing ceremony was held at the I
The Korean display industry desperately needs technological breakthroughs to break out of the current difficult situation, Lee Dong-hoon, president of Samsung Display and chairman of the Korea Display Industry Association (KDIA) said at the 10th Display Day held at JW Marriott Hotel in Seoul on Oct.
A sense of crisis is spreading among officials of Samsung Electronics’ visual display (VD) business division, which has solidified the company's lead in the global TV market with quantum dot LED (QLED) TVs. This is because the VD division may lose the power to lead the company's TV business
Lee Jae-yong, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, flew to India to meet with leading Indian business leaders and promote the company’s mobile business.Lee visited Mumbai on Oct. 6 (local time), and was briefed on the status of Samsung’s mobile business from officials of Samsung Electronics India.
Samsung Electronics Co. will provide its science research grants for the second half of this year to a total of 26 future technology R&D projects.The 26 projects included seven in basic science, 10 in materials science and nine in information communications technology (ICT).Samsung Science & Technol
LG Electronics Inc. delivered an earnings surprise in the third quarter. The company announced on Oct. 7 that it posted record high sales in the July-September period contrary to market expectations.The company's temporary estimates of third-quarter sales and operating profit reached 15.70 trill
Foldable phones and dual-screen phones are competing for technology leadership in the emerging folding smartphone market. Foldable phones can be folded up and down or right and left, while dual screen phones connect two separate displays with hinges. .Foldable phones are pioneered by Samsung Electro
Google has blocked Huawei Mate 30 users from installing Google apps such as Google Map, YouTube and Gmail. Under the circumstance, Huawei’s presence in global markets such as Europe is likely to be further affected.The latest flagship smartphone of the company, which was unveiled in Germany on Sept.
TVs from Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics have swept the first four places in a U.S. evaluation of small TV models.Samsung Electronics' products ranked first and second among the top 5 32-inch TVs selected by the leading U.S. consumer media Consumer Reports (CR), while LG Electronics’ prod
The Japanese government’s export curbs against South Korea have entered their third month, and yet South Korean companies are not being seriously affected. Rather, some of them have succeeded in replacing imports from Japan although their dependence on Japanese fluorine polyimide, photoresist and hy