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Samsung Heir Wins Public Backing in Legal Battle, but Uncertainty Remains

Samsung Heir Wins Public Backing in Legal Battle, but Uncertainty Remains

SEOUL, June 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Group heir apparent Lee Jae-yong was granted a respite Friday in a legal battle over his alleged role in a controversial merger and fraudulent accounting, as an independent panel of experts concluded that prosecutors should not indict him. However, Samsung is still cautious as Lee’s legal battle is [...]

Limited Tech Support Has Android Users Up in Arms

Limited Tech Support Has Android Users Up in Arms

SEOUL, June 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Following Apple Inc.’s recent decision to support its newest smart device operating system, iOS 14, on older generation iPhone models dating back as far as six years, controversy has reemerged over Android smartphones, which have a shorter duration of technical support. Consumers say that a flagship smartphone model costing [...]

Samsung Asks Media to Refrain from Speculative Reporting amid Merger Probe

Samsung Asks Media to Refrain from Speculative Reporting amid Merger Probe

SEOUL, June 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Group on Sunday asked the media to refrain from publishing speculative reports related to the prosecution’s investigation of a controversial merger of two affiliates. “Speculative or unconfirmed reports with questionable sources are continuing to come out as of late. Of those, some stories are based on the impression [...]

Samsung Considering Expanding Online Recruitment Process

Samsung Considering Expanding Online Recruitment Process

SEOUL, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Group, South Korea’s top conglomerate, said Sunday it is considering expanding its remote hiring process after wrapping up its first-ever online recruitment exam amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Global Samsung Aptitude Test (GSAT), an entrance exam for those who seek jobs at Samsung, was conducted online for the [...]

Samsung Sends 300 More Workers to China for Chip Factory Expansion

Samsung Sends 300 More Workers to China for Chip Factory Expansion

SEOUL, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s largest memory chipmaker, said Friday that it has sent 300 more South Korean engineers and workers to China to complete the expansion of its second chip manufacturing plant amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Samsung said engineers and workers, including some from its subcontractors, left [...]

Samsung Joins Via Licensing’s Advanced Audio Coding Patent Pool

Samsung Joins Via Licensing’s Advanced Audio Coding Patent Pool

SAN FRANCISCO, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Via Licensing Corporation, the collaborative licensing leader, and Samsung Electronics today announced an agreement that provides Samsung a worldwide license to the standard essential patents in Via’s Advanced Audio Coding patent pool and also adds key Samsung audio innovations to the pool. “We are delighted to welcome Samsung [...]