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Ongoing is the era of technological revolution and Technological Innovations. “Technology” is basically the formulation of techniques, processes, skills and methods to produce goods or services. It is the knowledge that can be rooted into machines, which don’t require much of the know- hows behind their mechanism of action, and can be easily operated without much knowledge. Technology today is omnipresent. It is everywhere, be it in the simplest forms like basic toolkits or telephones that help connect people or [...]

Samsung, Reliance Jio to connect rural India

Samsung Electronics said it will team up with India’s Long Term Evolution mobile operator Reliance Jio Infocomm to build more high-speed wireless communication networks in India’s remote regions as well as major cities. Tapping the rapidly growing telco market in India, South Korea’s tech giant clinched an exclusive deal with Jio in 2012 to supply 4G LTE network equipment. After two years of network building across India between 2014 and 2016, the Indian telco firm launched the service in September [...]

LG moves to keep premium TV crown

LG Electronics is going all out to cement the No. 1 spot in the global premium television market this year by launching its flagship TV series earlier than archrival Samsung Electronics. The leading TV manufacturer Thursday launched the 2017 LG Signature OLED TV, Ultra OLED TV and Super Ultra HD TV series for the domestic market, calling it a “dual premium strategy.” Usually, South Korean TV makers launch new models in March. But LG has moved more swiftly this year. According [...]

LG’s 14-inch Gram laptop sets new Guinness World Record

LG Electronics said Thursday its ultralight laptop has secured its place in the Guinness Book of World Records. The company’s 14-inch (35.6 centimeters) ultralight Gram, which was launched early this month, weighs 860 grams. “Guinness World Records confirmed LG’s new ultralight Gram is the lightest in the world after measuring around 70 models of 14-inch laptops being sold in 25 nations,” a LG Electronics official said. This is LG Gram series’ second title in the Guinness Book of World Records, following the [...]

Samsung, LG’s OLED dominance may last at least 5 years

The dominance of organic light-emitting diode panels by South Korean display makers Samsung Display and LG Display is expected to last for at least the next five years, despite aggressive investment by Chinese and Japanese firms, Korean analysts said Tuesday. Amid growing demand for OLED panels from global smartphone makers — including Apple, Huawei, Oppo and Vivo — due to their flexible nature, Chinese and Japanese firms are making heavy investments in the market dominated by the two Korean firms. China’s [...]

SK Hynix launches highest density low power mobile DRAM

SK Hynix, the second largest chipmaker in South Korea, announced the launch of the world’s highest density mobile DRAM on Monday. The company said it has launched an 8 Gigabyte Low Power DDR4X mobile DRAM using its dual channel 16 Gigabit chips with a plan to mass produce the product for upcoming newest smartphones. 8GB LPDDR4X mobile DRAM (SK Hynix) The 8GB product features the highest density in terms of the LPDDR4X standard, which has improved power efficiency by 20 percent from [...]

South Korean game maker Netmarble strikes $830 million deal to acquire Canadian rival

Netmarble Games Corp., South Korea’s leading mobile game developer and publisher, said Tuesday that it has agreed to take over Kabam’s Vancouver studio, a deal estimated at up to some 1 trillion won ($838 million) which will help the company expand its presence in the North American market. The deal with Kabam, a world leader in massively multiplayer free-to-play games for mobile devices, is expected to close during the first quarter of 2017, it added. But Netmarble did not disclose the [...]

Apple setting up first official store in Korea

Apple has started construction of its first official Korean store in Seoul, according to the industry sources Sunday. As the first Apple Store in Korea is likely to open next year, anticipation is high that it will lead to an improvement in Apple’s after-sales services which have long disappointed customers here. According to industry sources, Apple leased some 550 square meters of land in Garosu-gil in Sinsa-dong, southern Seoul, for 4.8 billion won on March 1 for the next 20 years. [...]

Samsung raises profile in UHD broadcasting in Europe

Samsung Electronics is raising its profile in Europe’s ultra-high-definition (UHD) broadcasting industry with its expertise in imaging and photographic technology. This comes as Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB), a consortium of a group of industry-leading TV and technology firms, recently picked the high dynamic range (HDR) 10 broadcasting technology as the next UHD standard there. HDR technology can display colors in deeper and lighter levels, creating more vivid images. HDR 10 is an open broadcasting technology backed by a Samsung-led international consortium [...]

Apple's operating profit in Korea reaches $680 million in 2016

South Korean unit of the U.S.-based tech firm Apple is estimated to post 800 billion won ($680 million) in earnings this year on the back of strong sales of its iPhone lineup, industry sources said Monday. The operating profit of Apple Korea is expected to reach over 800 billion won with its sales to reach 3 trillion won, they said. A total of 2.6 million iPhones were sold in South Korea as of November, they said, adding that the number is [...]