"China's government has been trying to break the country's addiction to ever-rising debt."
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Leaders of the G7 group are gathering in Canada for what could be one its most acrimonious summits in years. On the eve of the meeting, the French and Canadian leaders clashed with US President Donald Trump on the summit's key agenda - trade tariffs.
The head of Taiwan's Foxconn, which assembles Apple iPhones and other tech products, says Washington's conflict with Beijing is over technology rather than trade.
Corning has announced that it has largely completed the previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the Communication Markets Division (CMD) from 3M. Corning anticipates closing the sale of the remaining telecommunications system integration services business later in 2018, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.
The chairman of South Korea's LG Group, Koo Bon-moo, instrumental to transforming the country's fourth-largest conglomerate into a global brand, passed away on Sunday after a year-long battle with brain disease.
China and the US say they will halt imposing punitive import tariffs, putting a possible trade war "on hold." The deal came after talks in the US aimed at persuading China to buy US$200 billin of US goods and services and thereby reduce the trade imbalance.
Samsung Electronics said weakness in the global smartphone market would slow earnings growth, as it reported record quarterly profit on Thursday thanks to strong demand for semiconductors used in servers.
Sharp earned a net profit of JPY70.2 billion (US$642 million) for the year ended last month, it said Thursday, as robust profits from LCDs helped break a three-year run of losses despite weak orders related to Apple's iPhone X. The Osaka-based electronics maker booked a net loss of JPY24.8 billion a year earlier.
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China's economy grew at an annual pace of 6.8% in the first quarter compared to the same period last year, according to official data, beating forecasts for the period. The growth figures for January to March were also above Beijing's 2018 annual growth target of "around 6.5%".
US President Donald Trump has said he will only join the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) if the deal is "substantially better" than the one offered to President Barack Obama. The TPP is the free trade pact with primarily Asia-Pacific nations that Trump backed out of last year.
Samsung is now the largest patent holder in the United States, boasting a portfolio of 75,596 valid patents in the country as of January 1.
China is showing the United States that it will make good on its trade threats.
Losses in Chinese tech stocks outpaced their US counterparts on Thursday, with those losses holding into the close after President Donald Trump announced tariffs on tens of billions of dollars' worth of goods from China.
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China has said it is considering imposing tariffs on US$3 billion worth of US products in retaliation to new tariffs announced by US President Donald Trump. The list of products under consideration by China includes pork, wine, fruit and nuts and stainless steel pipes, among others.
With this acquisition, KLA-Tencor will significantly diversify its revenue base and add $2.5 billion of addressable market opportunity in the high-growth PCB, FPD, packaging, and semiconductor manufacturing areas.
LG Display applies Crystal Sound OLED (CSO) to lighting so that lighting fixtures can generate sounds like speakers.
Apple is designing and producing its own device displays for the first time, using a secret manufacturing facility near its California headquarters to make small numbers of the screens for testing purposes, according to people familiar with the situation. The technology giant is making a significant investment in the development of next-generation micro LED screens.
Chinese display maker BOE Technology Group is embarking on a CNY96.5 billion (US$15.2 billion) production expansion, but local governments will cover the lion's share of the cost, enabling the company to take on South Korean rivals at a time when China is looking to shift the nature of its economic growth to quality from quantity.
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The main trading partners of the US have reacted angrily after President Donald Trump announced plans to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. Canada and the EU, both key US allies, said they would bring forward countermeasures. Mexico, China and Brazil have also said they are weighing up retaliatory steps.
Google is working on an overhaul of its Android mobile software for a new generation of smartphones mimicking Apple's controversial new "notch" at the top of the iPhone X, according to people familiar with the situation.
Maker of microdisplays used in the military and medical fields is also courting consumer headset makers.
Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong has been freed from jail after a South Korean court suspended his five year jail term for bribing the country's ex-president. Seoul High Court upheld parts of the conviction, but used its discretion to release the executive.
Google's Android phone has only one lens, but a technology called RAISR uses machine learning to help you zoom in better.
Samsung Electronics will differentiate itself from rivals in the saturated mobile market with the launch of a foldable OLED phone this year, the South Korean tech giant has said.
Sharp swung to a JPY55.3 billion (US$506 million) net profit for the nine months ended in December 2017, as strong sales of tablet screens drove a recovery by LCD operations. The Japanese electronics maker, a unit of Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry, or Foxconn, had logged a JPY41.1 billion net loss in the year-earlier period.
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LG Display will supply flexible organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) to Sony. They broadened the scope of cooperation from large OLED TVs to smartphones.
For the longest time, we've been waiting for Google to bring its Assistant to devices with a screen. After all, voice assistants are great - until you need some visual information to go with their answers. To address this, Amazon launched the Echo Show and Spot last year and now it's Google's turn. But it's not launching a Google Home with a screen. Instead, the company today announced it is working with JBL, Lenovo, LG and Sony to launch new smart displays later this year.
The world's largest supplier of LCD screens suffered a more than 10% decrease in its stock price in the last two months, according to the Korea Exchange (KRX), as growing concerns over the industry's imbalance between supply and demand led to price cuts in display screens.
The Korea Times
Corning has announced it has entered into agreements with 3M to purchase substantially all of 3M's Communication Markets Division in a cash transaction valued at approximately US$900 million. The acquisition is expected to close during 2018, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval.
Innolux's 100-inch high brightness PID module was given the 26th Taiwan Excellence Silver Award 2017. Five other products - the 50-inch Mega-Zone display module, 21.5-inch adjustable privacy display, 15.6-inch zero color cast and low blue light display, 10.1-inch all-in-one smart touch display and 6-inch high brightness, bezel-less full-screen display module - were also awarded the Taiwan Excellence Award.
Apple is likely to release another new iPhone model with LCD next year, said a source privy to the company's product designs, and it also has tentative plans for two new handsets that use OLED screens.
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Corning has announced an investment in its Valor Glass that will create 185 new jobs and support more than 380 jobs overall in the Southern Tier of New York.
BOE has set a plan to use its B11 line, which is located in Sichuan, and B12 line that is currently in an investment process as production lines exclusively for Apple.
The country's largest consumer electronics maker, LG Electronics India, reported 11% sales growth last fiscal year, even as the white goods market grappled with a slowdown in demand post demonetization.
The Economic Times
Corning is adding manufacturing capacity in Strykow, Poland, driven by strong demand for its fiber optic products and solutions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. To accommodate the expansion, a second manufacturing facility is under construction adjacent to the existing Corning Optical Communications operation in Strykow. The new plant is expected to open in 2018.
On Thanksgiving 2017 the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to a possible foldable iPhone model.
Applied Materials reported better-than-expected quarterly results and gave a strong current-quarter forecast as the world's largest supplier of tools to make semiconductors enjoys strong demand in its chip and display businesses.
Embattled Japanese electronics-maker Toshiba said on Tuesday it has agreed to sell its television subsidiary to Hisense Group, a major Chinese electronics manufacturer.
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South Korean tech giants said Wednesday no damage has been reported at production plants following the magnitude 5.4 earthquake which struck the southeastern city of Pohang earlier in the day.
Now Chinese regulators are cracking down on companies that share attributes with LeEco, including the promotion of the "sharing ecosystem" - a once-popular term in China.