South Korea

Samsung projects low growth rate for chip industry next year

Samsung projects low growth rate for chip industry next year  At a recent event in Taipei, Oh-hyun Kwon - chief of device solutions at the South Korean firm Samsung - said that, with the economic downturn having affected the demand for chips, the semiconductor industry will likely witness a low growth rate in 2012.

"Smart" window saves energy by switching from summer to winter mode

"Smart" window saves energy by switching from summer to winter mode South Korean scientists have devised a "smart" window that saves energy by automatically switching from summer to winter mode.

The new "smart" window becomes transparent in winters so that it could draw heat from the sun, and starts darkening when it gets hot outside.

Verizon join forces with Samsung in legal war against Apple

Verizon join forces with Samsung in legal war against Apple US carrier Verizon has join forces with South Korean manufacturer Samsung in its ongoing patent war against Apple.

Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple is seeking a ban on the sale of some Samsung devices in the US, claiming that they infringe on its patents. But, Verizon argues that any ban on the Samsung products will have negative effect on subscribers on its network.

Samsung to take tougher stance in patent battles with Apple

Samsung to take tougher stance in patent battles with Apple Samsung will now fight its patent lawsuits against Apple more aggressively, a top executive of the South Korean electronics firm.

Lee Younghee, chief of Samsung's global marketing for mobile communications, accused Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple of "free riding" on Samsung's patented wireless technologies. She warned that they would take a tougher stance in the patent battle with Apple.

South Korea Trying to Once Again Restore its Position as a Stem Cell Powerhouse

Stem-CellThere was a time when South Korea was considered as the global leader in human embryonic stem cell research but then in 2005, when the work of Korea’s pre-eminent scientist Hwang Woo-suk’s team was reviewed by the review board, they sparked a fraud case over it and said that they have manipulated the data in its studies by copying from some other source.

This report was a big shock for the entire global scientific community.

Apple files countersuit against Samsung in the UK

Apple files countersuit against Samsung in the UK Apple has filed a counter suit against South Korean electronics giant Samsung in the UK as the legal battle over alleged patent infringements is not over.

The Cupertino, Calif.-based tech gadget maker has confirmed that it had filed a countersuit against Samsung's suit that had been filed in the High Court in June this year.

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