December 27, 2007 |
Samsung Electronics Co. sued competitor Sharp Corp., Japan's largest maker of liquid-crystal displays, claiming that it infringed four U.S. patents for the technology used in televisions and computer monitors. Sharp is wrongly importing "products and processes" protected by patents awarded since 2004, Samsung, based in Suwon, South Korea, claimed in a complaint filed Dec. 21 in federal court in Wilmington, Del. The action is part of a continuing battle between the two companies.
October 9, 2007 |
Shares of Irvine-based Broadcom Corp., a maker of chips for wireless devices, climbed after analysts said a new contract with Samsung Electronics Co. could increase the company's share of the cellphone-chip market. Broadcom said Monday that it had expanded its relationship with Samsung and would provide processors for the South Korean company's third-generation, or 3G, phones. Samsung is the world's second-largest cellphone maker.
September 15, 2007 |
The Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation of makers of the flash memory chips that go into cameras and music players, broadening its crackdown on possible price fixing in the semiconductor business. Samsung Electronics Co., the world's second-largest chip maker, and Toshiba Corp., Japan's biggest maker of semiconductors, said Friday that they were cooperating with the probe. The companies are the world's two biggest makers of flash memory chips.
December 22, 2006 |
An executive of Samsung Electronics Co. has agreed to plead guilty and serve 10 months in prison for participating in a conspiracy to fix the price of electronic memory chips used in computers and cellular phones, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Young Hwan Park, president of Samsung Semiconductor Inc., a U.S. subsidiary, also agreed to a $250,000 fine, prosecutors said.
October 19, 2006 |
Executives of two South Korean companies were indicted Wednesday as part of a U.S. investigation into price-fixing in the computer memory chip business, the Justice Department said. A federal grand jury in San Francisco handed down indictments against Il Ung Kim and Young Bae Rha of Samsung Electronics Co. and Gary Swanson of a U.S. subsidiary of Hynix Semiconductor Inc. The indictment charges that the three participated in the conspiracy during 2001 and 2002, the Justice Department said. The U.
September 5, 2006 |
Sony Corp. has regained its spot as the nation's top manufacturer of television sets, but the electronics and entertainment giant is finding that being No. 1 just isn't what it used to be. For 30 years, Sony's Trinitron sets defined the state of the art for color televisions, and Sony held as much as 50% of the high-end market some years.