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Apple-rejected Panels, Used For iPad Clones

Written on July 04, 2011 by Lulu

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According to a report, panels that didn't meet Apple's requirements are being used to develop iPad clones by several Chinese manufacturer.

Based on a report from DigiTimes’ sources, rejected 9.7-inch IPS panels that didn’t meet Apple’s stringent requirements for developing the iPad 2 are being sold to China-based vendors. Sources pointed out that two main suppliers of the panels – LG Display and Samsung Electronics – shipped an estimated 12-15 million 9.7-inch IPS panels in the second quarter, while 7-9 million iPad 2s are projected to ship in the said timeframe.

Apple still have a long way to tap in the full potential of the tablet market in China, even though iPad has seen significant demand in the world’s most populated nation.

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Seagate to acquire Samsung HDD division for $1.375 B

Written on April 19, 2011 by R. Cruise

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Samsung just announced that it's selling its hard disk drive-manufacturing division to Seagate for $1.375 billion worth of cash and stocks.

In a press release, the Korean electronics giant and the market leader in hard disk drives announced the ownership and key technologies alignment.

The deal guaranteed Samsung at least 9.6 percent of Seagate. The agreement included…

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Apple Sues Samsung for ‘Copying’ iPhone and iPad

Written on April 19, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Apple had enough of the iPhone and iPad 'copies', as the company sues Samsung Electronics for copyright charges.

If a friend accidentally picks up your Samsung Galaxy S 4G phone instead of his Apple iPhone 3GS, then something must be wrong. And it looks like Apple realized this, as the fruit company sues Samsung Electronics for allegedly copying the design aesthetics of the iPhone and iPad. The lawsuit was filed over at the Northern District of California last Friday.

From the interface, the technology, down to the design style, a user can easily mistake one for the other. And Apple is charging Samsung for intellectual property violations and damages.

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Samsung Unveils ‘Exynos’ Mobile Processors; Dual-Core 4210 Coming This March

Written on February 11, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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It's all about the 'Exynos' excitement for Samsung this 2011.

Samsung has just announced the name for its application processor family, Exynos. Codenamed ‘Orion’ a couple of weeks ago at the CES 2011, Exynos is the dual-core successor of the Hummingbird core in 2010 and will be at the helm of Samsung’s next line of application processors designed to power mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. The first dual-core processor that will carry the name is the 1Ghz-powered ‘Exynos 4210,’ and will be in production next month. We’ll most likely hear more news as the Mobile World Congress (MWC) kicks in next week.

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