Lee Don-tae, former co-president of UK design consulting firm Tangerine, founded by Apple's Jony Ive, has been hired by Samsung Electronics as its new head of global design.
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Samsung will invest 133 trillion won -- around $115 billion -- into its logic chip businesses such as processors and contract chip making by 2030 to become the market leader.
Rival South Korean tech giants Samsung and LG have signed an agreement to end all ongoing legal battles between each other.
Samsung's full year operating income jumped 30% in 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
69.53 percent of Samsung C&T shareholders voted in favour of a buyout from its de facto holding company, Cheil Industries, despite opposition from U.S. hedge fund, Elliott Associates.
Samsung expects operating profits of 8.1 trillion won ($7 billion) and revenues of 50 trillion won for the second quarter -- its highest since the first quarter of 2014 -- thanks to strong sales of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
Samsung has sold its stakes of ASML, Seagate, Rambus, and Sharp, the company announced, to focus on its 'core businesses'.
Korean department chain Shinsegae, which offers its own payment solution SSG Pay, will allow Samsung Pay to be used in its stores after initially resisting it.
Samsung's S-Detect applied to its ultrasound examination device RS80A uses big data to assist doctors in the diagnosis of breast tumours.
Samsung's mobile division has posted 3.89 trillion won ($3.4 billion) in operating profits out of 6.68 trillion won ($5.83 billion) for the first quarter of 2016 thanks to strong sales of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge -- its strongest performance in nearly two years.