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Sharp fail Apple approval for iPad 3 screen production

Sharp have been removed from the Apple iPad 3 panel production list as they failed to pass the Apple approval process for mass production. Reports are circulating in the Far East that LG Display and Samsung Electronics will be the two partners supplying LCD screens for Apple’s iPad 3 tablet. …

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Intel to stop production of 25 desktop processors

Intel have notified their partners that they are stopping the supply and shortly the production of 25 (or more) desktop models. Taiwanese sources spoke to Kitguru a short while ago to confirm reports published on Digitimes today. Intel have said they are stopping the supply of Celeron 450/430, Celeron E3500, …

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Sony streamlining business, stop partnership with Samsung

Sony are selling their stake in the panel partnership with Samsung Electronics, cutting their production capacity to help streamline their organisation. They are not making great profits from this section of their business model. Sony Bravia televisions are regarded as some of the finest in the industry, but Sony have …

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7 inch panel surpasses 9.7 inch in supplier chain

Our sources in Taipei are highlighting that the demand for 7 inch panels have surpassed those of 9.7 inch in the supplier chain. This would be mainly down to high demand for both Amazon Kindle Fire and Barnes and Noble 7 inch tablets in recent months. This is the first …

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Hong Kong fear for flu epidemic as they kill 17,000 birds

Hong Kong health authorities have announced a cull of the chicken population – destroying 17,000 birds in a wholesale market because a chicken tested positive for the H5N1 avian flu virus. This is the first time a case has been recorded since 2008. York Chow, who is the secretary for …

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2nd gen Amazon Kindle Fire to be launched Q2 2012

The supply chain are preparing for the launch of the second version of the Kindle Fire in 2012. Industry sources spoke to Digitimes to confirm that parts and components for the production of the new tablet are already underway. There are rumors that Amazon may be buying processors from Nvidia …

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Samsung vying to get permission for chip plant in China

Samsung Electronics have issued a statement detailing their plans to build a new flash memory chip plant in China. They said they have applied with the Korea government to build a new semiconductor production line overseas. As they wait for approval to come through they are holding further negotiations with …

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Apple iPad 3 said to be ‘thicker’

Rumors are circulating that the upcoming Apple iPad 3 will be thicker than the current version. Asian intelligence sources spoke with Macotakara and the change in size is said to be noticeable. They report that cases fitting the back of an iPad 2 will be useless, although smart covers which …

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Pileup in Japan trashes 12 supersports cars

A crash in Japan has been in the spotlight, due to the fact that it was a pileup of ultra expensive sports cars. Eight Ferrari’s, a Lamborghini and three Mercedes sports cars were involved in the accident, costing more than $1 million. Apparently it started when one of the drivers …

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Samsung withdraw iPhone block in Korea

Samsung Electronics have decided to withdraw the injunction they had planned to try and stop sales of the iPhone 4S in Korea.  The new iPhone 4S when on sale at the weekend and news hit that Samsung would do everything in their power to stop Apple selling the new phone …

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DuPont sign agreement for large AMOLED TV displays

DuPont announced at the weekend that they have signed a deal with a leading Asian manufacturer of Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode display products (AMOLED). This agreement will allow the company to use the technology in the product of large AMOLED based television displays. The costs will be much …

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iPad 3 may launch October 2012

According to whisperings in Taipei, Apple may be planning to launch the iPad 3 in Q3 next year. I have heard from a source close to Apple last night that the date may be set for October 2012. There is some confusion however as to the naming conventions of the …

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iPad 3 – smaller dock connector planned?

Late yesterday there were reports that Apple were set to release the iPad 3 as early as March, but with a smaller dock connector. This would lead to issues with a plethora of existing products. I decided to try and get confirmation from a source I have, close to Apple. …

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Apple stay strong after the death of Steve Jobs

After the death of Steve Jobs, many concerns were raised that Apple may have lost some of their leading executive team. Board member and former US Vice President Al Gore said the concerns are unwarranted and that the team will remain strong. He spoke at the All Things D technology …

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RIM hand out 12 free apps to appease customers

Research In Motion are trying to make peace with their customers by offering free applications to their customers. This offering is a very public apology to their user base who have suffered from broken services over the last week, including email and instant messaging. They will give $100 of free …

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China block Android market for the second time

The Android Market has been blocked in China, due to government restrictions. This is the second time it has happened in the companies history, before in 2009. Android users in China now have the option to only use local app stores, not the official channel. This will help the illegal …

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Samsung estimate drop in Q3 earnings

Samsung have said that they expect weaker than initially expected Q3 results which is connected to a decline in demand for their flat panels and computer chips. The Wall Street Journal add that the healthy sales of their smartphones however may help counter balance the figures a little. This news …

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Apple fail in efforts to trademark ‘multi touch’

Apple have failed in their efforts to trademark the term ‘multi touch’. The US Patent and TradeMark Office has rejected their claims for ownership. The USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board have issued an indepth 18 page review of the Apple appeal. They concluded with this statement “Simply because the …

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Sony to release Playstation Vita end of year

Sony are hoping that their upcoming Playstation Vita portable is more of a success than the flagging Nintendo 3DS. According to latest reports, they are due to release the Vita in Japan in the middle of December. The company have said that the release will unfortunately miss the Christmas/end of …

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Dell partner with Baidu to launch new phone

Dell have announced a partnership with Baidu, a company best known for their search engine based in China. Baidu are launching a new operating system called ‘Yi’. It is apparently based around Android and Baidu and will have its own maps and other services including cloud storage, cloud backup and …

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Apple face criticism over environmental concerns in China

Apple are facing criticism over environmental issues for the second time this year. A leading Chinese environment activist are targeting the American computer maker over ‘polluted water’ and ‘hazardous gas’ concerns. According to a report on the Wall Street Journal, Ma Jun, a director of the Institute of Public & …

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Rumour: Samsung in line to purchase HP PC Division

A while ago Kitguru predicted that Samsung were one of three companies interested in taking over the Hewlett Packard PC division. According to reports from Digitimes it looks as if Samsung might be the key player who are interested. They source ‘upstream vendors’ in the PC component industry as the …

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