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September 10, 2009 | Bloomberg News
Samsung Electronics Co. of South Korea, the world's largest maker of liquid-crystal display televisions, may be barred from selling TVs and computer monitors in the U.S. after losing a patent case filed by Japanese rival Sharp Corp. The U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington said Wednesday that Samsung violated Sharp's patent rights and ordered both sides to submit arguments on whether an import ban should be imposed. In a notice on its website, the agency said it wanted to consider the effect of a ban on "competitive conditions in the U.S. economy."
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NEWS
February 7, 2002 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Visitors to the Winter Olympics may walk away talking about more than just the medal winners and who crashed and burned on the slopes, thanks to an ultramodern fiberglass interactive visitor center at Olympic Square that offers a virtual snowball fight and live-action screenings of the Games.
BUSINESS
April 9, 1994 | CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Samsung, the South Korean consumer electronics giant, will build a $100-million plant in Tijuana to make television picture tubes, The Times has learned, the biggest example yet of how foreign manufacturers are adapting to the new playing field created by the North American Free Trade Agreement. The new plant would also be a vote of confidence in the business climate in Tijuana, which less than a month ago was the scene of the assassination of Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio.
WORLD
July 26, 2005 | Don Lee, Times Staff Writer
South Korea's ambassador to the United States, embroiled in a widening scandal over an alleged political slush fund involving conglomerate Samsung Group, has offered his resignation, the South Korean presidential office confirmed today.
WORLD
January 15, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Special prosecutors raided the Samsung Group headquarters in a widening investigation into allegations that the massive conglomerate set up a slush fund to bribe influential figures. Yim Jun-seok, a Samsung spokesman, confirmed that investigators entered the strategic planning office at the conglomerate's headquarters in Seoul. He provided no details. The inquiry came after Kim Yong-chul, a former top legal affairs official at Samsung, alleged that the conglomerate set up a $215-million slush fund for paying bribes.
NEWS
May 4, 1995
The Samsung Group, one of Korea's largest conglomerates, recently pledged a $3-million gift to Pasadena's Art Center College of Design. The gift is the largest donation in the college's 65-year history and is earmarked for student scholarships and programs to enhance the quality of teaching. The gift also will create the President's Samsung Discretionary Fund, with annual earnings to be directed into special educational projects.
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