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…

Defense data may have been stolen in cyberattack on Mitsubishi Electric Corp: Japan Defense Ministry

In a statement, Japan’s defense ministry stated, a cyber attack on Mitsubishi Electric Corp, a major supplier of the country’s defense and infrastructure systems, has led to a breach of sensitive data on defense equipment. The potentially stolen data included requirements for defense equipment that Japan’s Defense ministry specified for contract bidders in October 2018,…

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…

Apple suppler LG Display expects improved profit outlook on increased OLED demand

On Friday, LG Display Co Ltd, an Apple Inc supplier offered an optimistic outlook for the year on the back of higher demand for its organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels sending its shares higher by 4%. The optmistic forecast comes in the wake of the South Korean company seeing prolonged decline in liquid crystal display…

Samsung Display to invest $11 billion on facilities and R&D by 2025

Of the 13.1 trillion won, Samsung Display aims to spend 10 trillion won on facilities and the balance on research and development. On Thursday, South Korea’s presidential office issued a statement saying, Samsung Display plans on investing $11.0 billion (13.1 trillion won) on facilities and research by 2025. Samsung Display is a unit of Samsung…

Japan Display aims to clinch $468 million in funding by the end of this month

Japan Display’s bailout plan got slightly derailed following the withdrawal of Harvest Group, a Chinese investment firm from the bailout consortium. Following a sudden withdrawal of a Chinese investor group from its bailout plan, Japan Display Inc, an Apple Inc supplier stated, it aims to clinch a deal for least $468 million (50 billion yen)…

Apple negotiating acquisition of Intel’s 5G modem business

Intel’s earlier announcement of its exit from the 5G modem chip business, following settling a long standing dispute with Qualcomm, presents an opportunity for Apple. A potential deal with Intel is likely to squeeze Qualcomm since it is a key supplier of modem chips for Apple’s iPhones. Apple Inc aims to acquire Intel Corp’s smartphone-modem…

Tokyo Electron to honor U.S. Entity’s List

While market share and profits are key factors in growth, maintaining business relations with the U.S. ie equally if not more important. In a significant development, the world’s third biggest supplier of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, Japan’s Tokyo Electron, stated it will stop supplying its Chinese clients that have been blacklisted by Washington. China is locked…