Tesla aims to ramp up battery production to 3,000 gigawatt-hours

Following Tesla’s unveiling of its plans to produce its own batteries in order to trim costs, shares of its two battery suppliers fell on Wednesday. Shares of South Korea’s LG Chem and Japan’s Panasonic have fallen with the news reaching the market. After initially opening higher, LG Chem’s shares was trading down by 3.1% while…

Apple Korea offers $84.02 million to settle antitrust probe

On Monday, South Korea’s competition watchdog stated, Apple’s Inc South Korean unit has put forwards proposals to address antitrust concerns and has offered $84.02 million (100 billion won) in support programmes to small small businesses, consumers and others. The development comes in the wake of Apple Korea being investigated by the Korea Fair Trade Commission…

Samsung Display working to exempt engineers from Vietnam’s 14-day quarantine program

South Korea’s Samsung Display, a supplier for Samsung Electronics and Apple Inc, has requested Vietnam to exempt 700 South Korean engineers from its mandatory quarantine requirement saying they are needed to prepare for the production of screens for new smartphones. South Korea is Vietnam’s biggest foreign investor. In an effort to contain the outbreak of…

Samsung Electronics building $220M R&D center in Vietnam

On Monday, in a statement the Vietnamese government stated, South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics has started building a $220 million research and development center in the country. The construction will be completed by the end of 2022, said the Vietnamese government while adding that the research center will employ around 2,200 to 3,000 people.…

China’s coronavirus threatens mobile phone industry: Qualcomm’s CFO

The coronavirus outbreak in China poses a potential threat to the mobile phone industry, said Qualcomm Inc while adding that it is likely to impact its manufacturing and sales. These comments by Qualcomm, the world’s biggest supplier of “modem” chips has resulted in the tumbling of chip stocks despite signs that an industry downturn was…

Bills Gates had predicted China’s virus with simulation saying 33M deaths in first 6 months

One year back, while speaking at a conference hosted by the Massachusetts Medical Society, Bill Gates had “predicted” that a super-virus pandemic breaking out in China could potentially kill 33 million people around the globe in a span of just 6 months. Gates had warned that the world was at risk from super-pathogens spreading quickly…

Delivery’s Hero’s $4 billion acquisition of South Korea’s Woowa Brothers raises antitrust concerns

On Monday, South Korean restaurant owners expressed concern over food delivery giant Delivery Hero’s $4 billion planned acquisition of its local rival, Woowa Brothers, subject to regulatory approval. The move could undermine competition and lead to higher fees feel South Korean restaurant owners. In December 2019, Delivery Hero, the second-largest food delivery app operator in…

Thallium hacking group stole nuclear related info: Microsoft

In a statement, Microsoft Corp disclosed, a hacking group called “Thallium” has taken control of web domains to steal nuclear related data. In a blog post, Microsoft stated, Thallium, believed to be operating from North Korea, targeted government employees, university staff members, think tanks, and individuals working on nuclear proliferation issues, among others. Most of…