All Entries in the Category : Telecom

Sapphire, gold, tantalum… What will iPhone 6 be made from?

It’s late August, and joining Goodwood and the Notting Hill Carnival is the newest seasonal event on the calendar: speculation about new iPhones.

: Metals, Regulatory, Telecom | ,

Samsung moves IoT into the home with acquisition

Samsung has agreed to acquire SmartThings, a firm developing software-based platforms which bring the internet of things into the home.Samsung could pay a reported $200m for California-based SmartThings which develops software to monitor, control, and automate their homes from wherever they are through a single mobile app.

: Telecom

Impact of massive Cisco layoffs unknown in Mass

California-based networking giant Cisco this week said it would cut 6,000 jobs or 8 percent of its workforce next year, but there’s no indication about how many jobs in Massachusetts would be affected.

: Telecom

Apple and Samsung face growth declines

As the tablet market matures and growth slows, the dominance of market leaders Apple and Samsung is weakening. According to the latest NPD DisplaySearch Monthly Tablet PC Panel Shipment & Value Chain report, total tablet display shipments declined 10% on year in the first half of 2014, while combined tablet display shipments to Apple and Samsung fell 34%. While the two companies had a 42% share of tablet panel shipments in the first half of 2013, their combined share dropped to 29% in the first half of 2014.

: Computer, Data, Telecom

Pegatron lands half of 4.7-inch next-generation iPhone orders

Apple’s upstream suppliers have begun shipping components for next-generation iPhones recently and Pegatron Technology is estimated to have landed half of the orders for the 4.7-inch model, indicating that Pegatron may supply 25 million of the estimated 50 million 4.7-inch next-generation iPhones shipped before the end of 2014, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

: Data, EMS, Telecom

Lenovo now ships more smartphones than PCs

Lenovo has been rapidly expanding beyond its PC-focused roots for some time, and today it crossed another important milestone: it’s now selling more smartphones than computers.

: Computer, Telecom

Cisco To Trim 8% Of Its Global Workforce After Reporting Modest Earnings Beat

Today Cisco reported its fiscal fourth quarter 2014 results, including revenue of $12.36 billion in revenue, and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.55. Investors had expected $0.53 in profit per share in revenue of $12.14 billion in revenue.

: Telecom