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August 29, 2012 | By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times
Samsung Electronics Co. isn't going away without a fight. A day after Apple Inc. said it would seek to ban eight Samsung smartphones from sale in the U.S., the South Korean electronics giant shot back Tuesday with a short statement: "We will take all necessary measures to ensure the availability of our products in the U.S. market. " Apple wants these smartphones banned: the Samsung Droid Charge, Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S II (AT&T version), Galaxy S II Skyrocket, Galaxy S II (T-Mobile version)
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January 6, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien
LAS VEGAS -- As expected, talk of the smart home has been a big topic on the second day of the International Consumer Electronics Show. The Times previewed this trend a couple of weeks ago.  In a show so far lacking any startling product breakthroughs, it seems the deeper push to connect every corner of the home is a perfect example instead of the way technology is changing our lives by its growing presence in our lives.  [Video]...
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August 4, 2012 | By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times
A federal judge Friday rejected a motion by Apple Inc. to sanction rival Samsung Electronics Co. for leaking blocked evidence to the media in connection with the patent infringement trial involving the two companies. But U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh said there could be more investigation into Samsung's actions after the trial, according to Reuters, and added: "I will not let any theatrics or any sideshows distract us from what we are here to do. " Apple is seeking more than $2.5 billion in damages, alleging that Samsung copied the look and function of its mobile devices, including the iPhone.
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November 19, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
Samsung Electronics said it has sold 800,000 Galaxy Gear smartwatches in two months, making the device the best-selling smartwatch in the world despite lackluster reviews. The South Korean company said Tuesday that Gear sales were better than its own expectations and that it would expand sales promotions for the device during the holidays, according to a Reuters report . "It's the most sold wearable watch available in the marketplace ... and we plan to expand its availability by expanding mobile devices that work with the Gear," Samsung said in a statement to the news agency.
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August 25, 2012 | By Andrea Chang and Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
SAN JOSE - Apple Inc. won an overwhelming victory over rival Samsung Electronics Co. in a widely watched federal patent battle, a decision that some worry could stymie competition in the fast-moving markets for smartphones and computer tablets. The jury, after three days of deliberations in the complex U.S. District Court trial in San Jose, awarded Apple more than $1 billion after finding that Samsung had infringed on six patents by copying the look and feel of its mobile devices.
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June 19, 1997 | (Times Wire Services)
Samsung Electronics Co. extended to July 1 its cash tender offer for all shares of computer maker AST Research Inc. that Samsung doesn't already own. Samsung Electronics said Wednesday that it is extending the offer to allow additional time to receive approvals for the deal from the government of South Korea. Samsung said nearly 27.4 million AST shares, or 87% of the shares not owned by Samsung, had been tendered by the Tuesday deadline.
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December 22, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Fairchild Semiconductor Corp., which makes chips used in machines from toasters to cars, said it will buy a Samsung Electronics Co. unit for about $455 million, expanding its line of specialized semiconductors. The purchase of Samsung's Power Device Division, which makes chips for consumer electronics, includes Samsung's semiconductor manufacturing plant in Bucheon, South Korea. Closely held Fairchild, which was spun off last year from National Semiconductor Corp.
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December 7, 1990 | From Staff and Wire Reports
South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. has no interest in acquiring part or all of debt-ridden Orion Pictures Corp., a Samsung spokesman said today. "We have never contemplated acquiring Orion and will not do so in the future," Park Ju-Bong, in charge of publicity at Samsung Electronics, told Reuters in a telephone interview. "It is not our business style to do that," he said. "Besides, we've been told Orion is an empty can."
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April 22, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee, indicted last week on tax evasion and other charges, said today that he would step down from his post at the top of South Korea's biggest conglomerate. "I have decided to resign from the post of chairman," Lee said in a nationally broadcast news conference less than one week after he was indicted after a special independent counsel's investigation into Samsung's operations.
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February 20, 2012 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Samsung Electronics is spinning off its LCD display manufacturing business and merging with its smaller LED display unit in a move that is a testament to where the future of TVs and mobile screens is headed. The South Korean company announced the decisions on its website on Monday, both choices having been approved by Samsung's board of directors earlier in the day. "Currently, the display market is undergoing rapid changes with OLED panels expected to fast replace LCD panels to become the mainstream," Samsung said in a statement . "Amid this structural change of the display industry, adopting measures for change and innovation, including business restructuring, are essential to improve our competitiveness for our display business.
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March 18, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
Thanks to the increasing popularity of tablets and smartphones, the number of Internet-connected devices in U.S. homes has surpassed half a billion. The number of connected devices per U.S. household with Internet access has grown to 5.7, up from 5.3 devices three months ago, according to a report released Monday by market research firm NPD Group. During that period, the “installed base” of tablets grew by nearly 18 million units, and smartphone users increased by nearly 9 million.
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January 11, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien and Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times
LAS VEGAS - For a corpse, the International Consumer Electronics Show was pretty lively. The 2013 trade show, which ended a four-day run Friday, attracted a record 3,250 exhibitors and was on pace to match last year's 156,000 in attendance despite being pronounced all but dead before it started. The reason for the grim diagnosis by some pundits and analysts was simple: Many of the most influential tech companies in the world didn't officially participate: Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp., Google Inc., Facebook Inc., Amazon.com Inc. Although this year's show won't be remembered for any ground-shaking innovations or jaw-dropping product launches, it did highlight several ways the global technology industry has evolved.
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December 20, 2012 | By Chris O'Brien, Los Angeles Times
In denying Apple Inc.'s motion to ban sales of some Samsung Electronics Co. products that a jury had determined infringed its smartphone patents, legal observers say a federal judge delivered a potentially troublesome message to the technology giant: These violations are small potatoes. That might sound odd, considering that a jury in August found the patent infringements serious enough to award Apple $1.05 billion in damages. But U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh made it clear in a ruling this week that the scope of the violations was tiny relative to the enormous number of features contained in a smartphone.
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December 17, 2012 | By Chris O'Brien, Los Angeles Times
A federal judge late Monday denied Apple Inc.'s request for a permanent ban on 26 Samsung Electronics Co. smartphones that a jury had found infringed on Apple patents for the iPhone and the iPad. But U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh also rejected Samsung's motion for a new trial based on jury misconduct. The rulings were part of a series of decisions Koh has been making on motions both sides have brought since Apple won a $1-billion jury verdict last summer. PHOTOS: Devices in the Apple Samsung trial Koh noted that the infringing technology amounted to a small portion of the Samsung products' functionality.
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December 6, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
SAN JOSE - A federal judge signaled Thursday that she might reduce Apple Inc.'s $1-billion jury award in its patent infringement case with Samsung Electronics Co. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh did not specify by how much she might shave the award, but during a marathon afternoon hearing in federal court in San Jose she said it did appear that the jury had miscalculated damages. In August, after three days of deliberations in the complex patent case, a jury awarded Apple more than $1 billion.
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November 23, 2012
Apple Inc. was ordered by a federal judge in its patent lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co. to disclose licensing terms of a settlement with HTC Corp. U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal in San Jose said in an order Wednesday that financial terms of licensing agreements for other third parties have been disclosed in the patent-infringement case between Apple and Samsung. He ordered Apple to produce a copy of the agreement under an "attorneys-eyes-only" designation, meaning it won't be publicly available.
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December 23, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Samsung Triples AST Aid Package: Christmas came a few days early for Irvine-based AST Research Inc. as the troubled company got $300 million in financial support from Samsung Electronics, triple the size of the package the companies had agreed upon in preliminary negotiations last month.
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February 11, 1997
A group of AST Research Inc. investors said Monday that they have formed a committee to review the company's negotiations with would-be acquirer Samsung Electronics Co., the second such committee formed in the past week. The latest group, which also criticized Samsung's offer to acquire AST as too cheap, is headed by Saeid Hariri, a property manager who lives in Laguna Hills. Hariri said he owns about 34,000 shares of AST stock.
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September 14, 2012 | Bloomberg News
Apple Inc. has won a round in a U.S. International Trade Commission case brought by Samsung Electronics Co. over patented technology in the iPhone and iPad, its second U.S. legal victory in a month over its largest smartphone competitor. Apple didn't violate Samsung's patent rights, ITC Judge James Gildea said Friday. The judge's findings are subject to review by the full commission, which has the power to block imports of products that infringe U.S. patents. The judge's findings follow a federal jury's ruling in San Jose on Aug. 24 awarding Apple more than $1 billion in damages, after deciding that Samsung had copied the look and some features of the iPhone.
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September 3, 2012 | By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times
After winning a landmark $1-billion patent infringement case against Samsung Electronics Co., Apple Inc. is taking aim at its rival's bestselling Galaxy S III phone. Apple has amended a complaint, filed in February, to include four more products to a list of Samsung gadgets that the Cupertino, Calif., tech giant says infringes on its patents. The list now includes the Galaxy Note smartphone as well as the Galaxy S III. In the complaint, Apple accuses Samsung of filling "the market with copycat products.
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