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Samsung posts record chip losses

Korea’s largest company reported net income of KWR1.4tn and its semiconductor division posted a loss of KWR4.58tn

Apple’s 40% plunge in PC shipments is steepest among major computer makers

Shipments by all PC makers combined slumped 29 per cent to 56.9 million units – and fell below the levels of early 2019

South Korea

South Korea to surpass China in chip machine spending next year

Chip foundries are particularly important in the race for economic and political dominance

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Aramco, Samsung sign MoU, will leverage 5G tech

The non-binding MoU aims to contribute to the digital transformation of various industrial sectors in Saudi Arabia

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Samsung launches Galaxy A54, A34 5G smartphones in UAE

Both smartphones will be available from March 21 on the brand’s website as well as in select retailers across the country

Smartphone market

Is the region’s smartphone market expected to grow in 2023?

The competition remains stiff in the coming years, especially for emerging brands

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Samsung drives $400bn South Korea plan to propel key tech

The company plans to build a new chip cluster on the outskirts of Seoul

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Samsung unveils Galaxy S23 series

Starting February 17, Galaxy S23 Ultra, Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23 will be widely available in carriers and retailers, and on the brand’s website

Smartphone shipments

Smartphone shipments drop for fourth consecutive quarter, down 12% in 2022

Samsung defended its first-place position, claiming a 22 per cent market share with 257.9 million shipments

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Samsung heir Lee formally takes helm of technology empire

The board approved the 54-year-old’s ascension to the helm of the $250bn company on Thursday

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Samsung to invest $5bn under plan to tame rising emissions

South Korea’s biggest company also aims to switch overseas factories entirely to renewable electricity within five years

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Samsung is first to start mass production of 3-nanometre chips

Samsung’s 3nm products reduce power consumption by up to 45 per cent and improve performance by 23 per cent compared to 5nm chips

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GCC smartphone market suffers decline as demand continues to weaken

The GCC smartphone market was worth $2.09bn in Q4 2021, a decrease of 4.5 per cent quarter on quarter

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Microsoft Xbox brings cloud gaming to Samsung smart TVs without console

Starting June 30, hundreds of cloud-enabled games attached to the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription will be available through Samsung’s Gaming Hub

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series now available for pre-order in the UAE

The S8 Ultra comes in graphite, while the S8 and S8+ are available in graphite, silver, and pink gold

50% of the top 10 auto OEMs to design their own chips by 2025: Gartner

Automakers and Tier 1 suppliers desire greater control over their chip supply

Samsung to replace unit heads, combine mobile and consumer arms

The move simplifies the company’s operational structure, segmenting its semiconductor and consumer groups

Global smartphone sales declined 6.8% in third quarter of 2021: Gartner

Apple reclaimed the second position among the top five smartphone vendors in the third quarter and Xiaomi slipped to the third place

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Global smartphone sales grew 10.8% in second quarter of 2021: Gartner

Xiaomi moved into the second spot; Apple dropped to third

Gartner says worldwide semiconductor revenue grew 10.4% in 2020

Intel retained its position as the No. 1 global semiconductor vendor by revenue in 2020

Apple leads in global smartphone shipments in Q4 of 2020: IDC

Apple ships 90.1 million iPhones in Q4 for 23.4% market share

Samsung to train UAE students in AI and machine learning

Samsung Future Academy is to launch its AI course in the UAE

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Social space: A roundup of all the GCC social media news in September

Fadi Khater, founder and managing partner of digital marketing agency Netizency, provides an overview of social media trends in the region

Samsung unveils five new Galaxy devices at virtual launch event

The Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra lead a strong lineup for Samsung second-half launch event

Samsung launches new Galaxy Note20 devices, UAE prices revealed

Prices start at Dhs3,549 for the non-5G Galaxy Note20

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Huawei becomes world’s top smartphone vendor in FY Q2 2020

The majority of Huawei’s phone sales from April-June was in China

Huawei launches mid-range Nova series 5G phone in the UAE, price revealed

The smartphone comes with AppGallery, Huawei’s official app marketplace

Amazon’s ‘Everything for you sale’ to begin on July 21

Prime members will get exclusive 12-hour early access to deals from 12pm on July 20

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Samsung unveils plans to begin developing 6G technology expected to be available by 2028

It will reportedly offer download speeds of over 1,000Gbps

Global smartphone sales down 20% y-on-y in Q1 2020

Nearly all the major phone manufacturers, except Xiaomi, recorded declining sales