Samsung chip unit fuels surge in Q1 operating profit

first_img South Korea-headquartered Samsung forecasts a near 50 per cent jump in its Q1 operating profit, with its memory chip business reportedly the main driver behind the robust growth.In Q1 2017 earning guidance issued today, the world’s largest smartphone maker estimated operating profit at KRW9.9 trillion ($8.85 billion), a 48 per cent increase from Q1 2016. According to Yonhap news agency, the figure would be Samsung’s second-highest quarterly operating profit ever. The previous high was KRW10.1 trillion in Q3 2013.Its consolidated revenue in the January to March quarter was expected to rise 0.4 per cent to KRW50 trillion. The company did not break down sales or profit by division. It will release final Q1 results later this month.Samsung is expected to report a strong operating profit from its chip business, which local brokerages said may hit KRW6 trillion, Yonhap reported. Its chip unit posted an operating profit of KRW4.9 trillion in Q4 2016.The strong performance comes just six months after Samsung pulled the plug on the crisis-ridden Galaxy Note 7, which was plagued with problems since its launch in August. The company’s vice chairman, Lee Jae-yong, was also caught up in a corruption scandal resulting in the impeachment of the country’s president Park Geun-hye. Lee was arrested in February.Late in Q1, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S8 and S8+, featuring iris and facial recognition as well as an ‘infinity display’, as the vendor looks to recover from the Note 7 battery debacle. Author Samsung boosts logic chip investment by $34B Samsung stands by Q2 component warning AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 07 APR 2017 Previous ArticleComcast enters unlimited battlefield as MVNONext ArticleIndia regulator asks Jio to drop latest free offer HomeAsiaNews Samsung chip unit fuels surge in Q1 operating profit Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more center_img Related chip divisionGalaxy Note 7 Galaxy S8Samsung Tags Asia Joseph Waring Ericsson-Samsung patent deal ends legal disputeslast_img read more

Rescue 118 tasked to assist in early morning operation in Derry

first_img Twitter Google+ Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Google+ Twitter Previous articleMLA calls on Donegal Senator to stop hiding behind parliamentary privilegeNext articleMcGinty & Coyle chase wins and belt this weekend News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img The Rescue 118 helicopter was tasked to assist Foyle Search and Rescue in the early hours of this morning after the activation of an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon on the River Foyle and reports of a strobe light.Foyle Search and Rescue were tasked at around 3:25am by Police to conduct searches of locations on the river and shore.Belfast Coastguard activated a land based coastguard mobile unit to the scene and requested air support from Irish Coastguard Helicopter 118.At 6am the active EPIRB was traced to an abandoned vessel.It was established by all agencies that it was an accidental activation and that no one had entered the water and the operation stood down. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – May 21, 2021 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp WhatsApp Rescue 118 tasked to assist in early morning operation in Derry Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

NAHBS 2013: Ogre gets their weld on…and on and on and on

first_imgNAHBS 2013 isn’t just limited to US builders.  This year, Ogre (warning – geocities link) from Japan was displaying two handcrafted titanium (and carbon) bikes featuring a lot of welding.  The road frame seems to be a cross between a Trek Y-Foil, a Softride, and a stealth bomber.Click through for detail shots, an MTB with a welded curve, and a carbon fiber hand bag made with gold. The gold here is not paint.  Rather, it is gold powder and gold fibers laid onto the carbon.This Ti mountain bike has a lovely curved downtube.  However, rather than bend the tube, master builder Eiji Konishi of Ogre cut small sections of tubes and welded them in to create the bends. Also on display in their booth was this fancy handbag.  It uses the same gold powder and gold fiber as seen in the top tube of their road bike.last_img read more

New R&S RF Conformance Test System Supports More 5G Device Certification Tests

first_imgRohde & Schwarz Test Solutions are fulfilling the certification entry criteria (CEC) for the increased number of the Global Certification Forum’s (GCF) work items (WI) and PCS Type Certification Review Board (PTCRB) requests for 5G FR1 RF conformance testing. The updated version of the leading RF test system R&S TS8980 (R&S TS8980FTA-3A) can now perform a broad range of 5G device certification tests. It supports the 572 new GCF validations and 215 new PTCRB validations.The device certification process is vital for the mobile communications industry, since compliance with GCF and PTCRB certification requirements ensure that handsets operate as specified in various networks. Following the recent test case validations for a large number of 5G frequency bands and band combinations, the R&S TS8980FTA-3A now fulfills 23 test platform approval criteria (TPAC) for GCF WIs and can therefore be used for a wide range of device certification and testing applications.Features of R&S TS8980:The R&S TS8980 is a unique test solution for all radio access technologies for GSM, WCDMA, LTE and 5G, and is a well-established tool for consistent RF tests from R&D to conformance testing. The integrated test system, operated by the R&S CONTEST sequencer software, offers high efficiency and precise, reproducible measurement results. When combined with the R&S CMX500 radio communication tester, the R&S TS8980 offers a unique, smooth upgrade path to 5G for users who already have a previous version of the solution. The R&S TS8980 is a popular RF conformance test system family and the only one on the market that supports mobile technologies from 2G all the way up to 5G on a single platform.Click here to learn more about the R&S TS8980.last_img read more