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Mundane Home Appliances Go Internet-Smart

Mundane Home Appliances Go Internet-Smart

SEOUL, March 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Internet connection is working deeper into everyday lives as more home gadgets, small and big, become controllable by smartphones under an industry-wide advance of the Internet of Things (IoT), business watchers said Monday. The latest air purifier marketed in October last year by Coway regularly measures indoor air quality [...]

IoT Subscriber Growth Surpasses Smartphone Users’ in Jan.

IoT Subscriber Growth Surpasses Smartphone Users’ in Jan.

SEOUL, March 7 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of users subscribing to Internet-of-Things (IoT) services grew at a faster pace than those subscribing to smartphones in South Korea on-month in January, data showed Sunday, on the back of the rising sales of wearable smart devices. According to data compiled by the Ministry of Science, ICT and [...]

Samsung Aims to Build IoT Ecosystem via New Module

Samsung Aims to Build IoT Ecosystem via New Module

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co. on Friday introduced a module that supports the Internet of Things (IoT) technology, paving the way for small and medium enterprises to speed up the development of IoT products. The module, dubbed ARTIK, is composed of various parts including an application processor, memory, sensors and a [...]

Children the New Key to Success in Home Electronics

Children the New Key to Success in Home Electronics

  Despite the sluggish economy, consumers are opening their wallets for their children, pushing the electronics industry to focus on ‘child marketing’. (Image : Yonhap) SEOUL, Feb.16 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite the sluggish economy, consumers are opening their wallets for their children, pushing the electronics industry to focus on ‘child marketing’. According to industry watchers, [...]

Home IoT Services Surge in 2016

Home IoT Services Surge in 2016

SEOUL, Jan.11 (Korea Bizwire) – The three big telecom companies in Korea are set to launch various IoT (Internet of Things) services, expanding the market. According to an industry report, nearly 60 home IoT services will be launched during the first half of this year. SK Telecom launched a new brand called Smart Home in [...]

Samsung, LG Win Int’l Awards for Key Products

Samsung, LG Win Int’l Awards for Key Products

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co. and LG Electronics Inc., South Korea’s top two tech firms, said Wednesday that they have garnered international awards for some of their latest home appliances, mobile devices and memory chips. Samsung won the Best of Innovation award for a total of 38 products, including the most [...]

Samsung, LG Tap Battery Bbiz for Wearables

Samsung, LG Tap Battery Bbiz for Wearables

SEOUL, Oct. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung SDI Co. and LG Chem Co., South Korea’s two major battery makers, are expanding their product portfolios into flexible cells for wearable devices, a move seen to meet increasing global demand for bendable gadgets such as smartwatches. The two battery-making units of Samsung Group and LG Group said [...]

Samsung Introduces Classy TV Series “Serif”

Samsung Introduces Classy TV Series “Serif”

SEOUL, Sept. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics said Tuesday it has released an elegant, furniture-like smart TV set in London in collaboration with two renowned French designers, expanding its product lineup in the high-end TV segment. Samsung’s Serif TV, which comes in a stylish wood, plastic or metal frame intended [...]

Cooperation Key to Success in the IoT Market

Cooperation Key to Success in the IoT Market

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – In order to succeed in the IoT (Internet of Things) market, which is the blue chip of the ICT (Information and Communications Technology) industry, many companies are seeking a symbiotic relationship instead of a competitive one. Home electronics companies and telecommunications companies that provide a formless platform are entering the [...]