Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (SSNLF) - Grey Market
  • Mar. 16, 2012, 1:31 PM

    Possibly contributing to Research In Motion's (RIMM +5.4%) rally (previously) is a rumor Samsung (SSNLF.PK) will make a minority investment in the struggling smartphone maker. BGC's Collin Gillis notes Samsung is nervous over Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility. However, RIM/Samsung rumors are nothing new (I, II), and Samsung is already supporting 3 smartphone platforms.

    | Mar. 16, 2012, 1:31 PM
  • Mar. 16, 2012, 9:09 AM

    Apple (AAPL) ranks first in JD Power's smartphone customer satisfaction survey for the seventh year in a row. HTC finished close behind, followed by Samsung (SSNLF.PK). Much of smartphone satisfaction is tied to battery life; the study finds that battery performance is by far the least satisfying aspect of smartphones.

    | Mar. 16, 2012, 9:09 AM | 2 Comments
  • Mar. 14, 2012, 6:55 PM
    A Dutch court has rejected an attempt by Samsung (SSNLF.PK) to get the iPhone and iPad banned, stating the patents Samsung was asserting must be licensed on FRAND terms. Of interest is the court's claim that Apple (AAPL) doesn't need a FRAND license since it uses Qualcomm (QCOM) chips, and Qualcomm has licensed Samsung's patents. Such a ruling could give Apple motivation to continue using Qualcomm chips in future iPhones and iPads. (also)
    | Mar. 14, 2012, 6:55 PM | 8 Comments
  • Mar. 14, 2012, 9:56 AM

    Shares of Samsung (SSNLF.PK) surge to an all-time high in Tokyo on news that rival display maker Sharp is having problems delivering panels to Apple for the new iPad. “The delivery delay is not only negative for Sharp, but it could give Samsung more bargaining power towards Apple” as the most reliable display supplier, a Mizuho analyst says.

    | Mar. 14, 2012, 9:56 AM
  • Mar. 14, 2012, 3:23 AM
    LG Display (LPL) is supplying touch-screen panels for Apple's new iPad, sources say, countering earlier reports that Samsung (SSNLF.PK) was the sole supplier.
    | Mar. 14, 2012, 3:23 AM
  • Mar. 13, 2012, 2:14 PM

    More on Apple/Samsung: The Samsung official also claims Apple "has the intent to use" Samsung's OLED displays, though it doubts Samsung's ability to supply enough of them. This remark could be providing a lift to OLED technology/materials supplier Universal Display (PANL +4.3%). (previously)

    | Mar. 13, 2012, 2:14 PM
  • Mar. 13, 2012, 2:13 PM

    Speculation an "iPad Mini" will be introduced this year (I, II, III) intensifies after an unnamed Samsung (SSNLF.PK) official says "Apple is planning to release a smaller iPad, probably with a 7.85-inch screen." It's added Apple (AAPL) could buy $11B worth of displays and chips from Samsung this year (up from 2011's $7.8B), in spite of the intense competition and dozens of legal battles that exist between the companies.

    | Mar. 13, 2012, 2:13 PM
  • Mar. 12, 2012, 8:21 AM
    Apple's (AAPL) strategy of aligning itself with just one mobile carrier in China appears to have backfired, where the iPhone has amassed only a 7.5% share vs. Samsung's (SSNLF.PK) 24.3%. Apple launched sales through China Telecom (CHA) last week, which should help boost its share. But CHA, though huge by western standards, is the smallest of China's top three carriers.
    | Mar. 12, 2012, 8:21 AM | 9 Comments
  • Mar. 2, 2012, 11:45 AM
    Apple (AAPL) and Samsung (SSNLF.PK) each see a lawsuit filed against the opposing party thrown out by a German judge. But patent lawyers have no need to worry. There have been 14 different suits involving Apple and Samsung filed merely in the German city of Mannheim, and only 4 of them have been ruled on so far. (yesterday)
    | Mar. 2, 2012, 11:45 AM | 1 Comment
  • Mar. 1, 2012, 5:02 PM
    Samsung (SSNLF.PK) was the biggest winner at the Mobile World Congress (I, II), claims Nomura, thanks to the buzz surrounding upcoming phones featuring differentiated features, such as bendable AMOLED displays (using technology from PANL). Oppenheimer, meanwhile, says it's more positive on QCOM and SWKS following MWC, thanks to healthy design win activity with Apple, Samsung, and Chinese OEMs.
    | Mar. 1, 2012, 5:02 PM
  • Feb. 28, 2012, 11:32 AM
    Samsung (SSNLF.PK) Chairman Lee Kun-hee is at the center of a growing family feud, with two of his siblings suing him for billions of won in shares in various Samsung entities. It's unclear how the suits would affect Lee Kun-hee's cross-holdings in Samsung firms, although it's unlikely he'll lose control of Electronics.
    | Feb. 28, 2012, 11:32 AM
  • Feb. 27, 2012, 10:45 AM

    BGR leaks the specs for Samsung's (SSNLF.PK) Galaxy S III smartphone, the successor to its very popular Galaxy S II. The device's rumored featured set - a quad-core processor, 4.8-inch 1080p display, 4G support, and ceramic case - leaves Samsung well-positioned to maintain its leadership position in the high-end Android market. Samsung is also introducing its Galaxy Beam Android phone, which has a built-in projector.

    | Feb. 27, 2012, 10:45 AM | 1 Comment
  • Feb. 27, 2012, 9:09 AM

    Micron (MU) +5.4% premarket after Japan-based DRAM maker Elpida files for bankruptcy protection. Elpida is expected to continue producing chips, at least for now, but the move should help other DRAM makers, including Micron, Samsung (SSNLF.PK) and Hynix (HXSCF.PK).

    | Feb. 27, 2012, 9:09 AM
  • Feb. 23, 2012, 2:24 AM

    Samsung (SSNLF.PK) says it has sold over 20M of its Galaxy S II handsets since the smartphone went on sale in April last year.

    | Feb. 23, 2012, 2:24 AM
  • Feb. 21, 2012, 11:37 AM

    OLED technology and materials provider Universal Display (PANL -2.7%) is selling off on news of top customer Samsung's (SSNLF.PK) LCD spinoff plans. While Samsung plans to hold onto its OLED panel business, concerns exist that the company's newfound focus on OLEDs could deter other panel makers from entering the market. LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO -4.9%) is also trading lower.

    | Feb. 21, 2012, 11:37 AM | 2 Comments
  • Feb. 20, 2012, 3:29 AM

    Samsung (SSNLF.PK) will spin off its unprofitable LCD business to focus on more profitable areas such as smartphones, non-memory chips, and next-generation panels. The new company, provisionally called Samsung Display Co, will be set up April 1 with paid-in capital of 750B won ($668M). (previously)

    | Feb. 20, 2012, 3:29 AM | 1 Comment
Company Description
Sector: Technology
Industry: Semiconductor - Broad Line
Country: Korea