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Samsung forecasts record quarter

South Korean technology giant Samsung Electronics has reported a 50.3 per cent jump in preliminary profits for its first quarter. Much of the success comes from Samsung’s silicon chip division; Samsung is the world’s largest memory chip and smart-phone manufacturer. However, the company did not provide details on the performance of its various divisions. Samsung […]

April 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

IABM: Component shortages paint bleak picture

IABM published the results of its second electronic components supply survey. The picture is bleak, with lead times lengthening and component prices rising significantly since IABM’s last survey in April 2021. Respondents also sounded the alarm on their financial positions if component supply problems persist for a further 12 months; there are very few signs […]

February 22, 2022

Roku hits 60m subs

Roku has reported that it reached 60.1 million active users in the period to December 31st 2021. Streaming usage grew between Q3 and Q4 from 18 billion hours to 19.5 billion hours. However, revenues were below expectations. Roku blamed the disappointing revenue numbers on shortages in kit. The company said supply chain issues were continuing […]

February 18, 2022By Chris Forrester

FTC approves Broadcom anticompetitive conduct order

Following a public comment period, the US’s Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Broadcom Inc. illegally monopolised markets for semiconductor components used to deliver television and broadband Internet services through exclusive dealing and related conduct. According to the complaint, which was first announced in June 2021, Broadcom is a monopolist […]

November 8, 2021By Colin Mann