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Samsung has shown softening smartphone dominance, at least from a financial performance perspective, in recent quarters. That's not slowing anything down back at headquarters, however, as Samsung realizes that the only way to counter that is to simply grow and take more of the market, even if it's against the odds. Samsung has reportedly applied for a license that would enable it to "invest $3 billion in building a second smartphone factory in northern Vietnam," with the Thai Nguyen province set to gain its second Samsung shop. (The company opened a $2 billion facility there in March.) The news... Read more...
Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction, and in other instances, they're nearly inseparable. The latter is the case here, as thieves in Brazil pulled off a heist in a such a way that it could have just as easily been part of a script for an action movie. According to reports, the robbers attacked a Samsung factory near Sao Paulo late Sunday and held workers hostage while they stole truckloads of mobile devices. Armed robbers pulled off the heist by hijacking an employee shuttle to gain entrance into the factory. They then stole more than half a dozen trucks containing over 40,000 smartphones, tablets,... Read more...
Concerns over the working conditions in the Chinese factories that pump out our beloved electronics--particularly those electronics with the Apple logo emblazoned upon them--have certainly been raised before, but an episode of the radio show “This American Life” back in January sparked very focused interest on the subject. TAL brought in Mike Daisey to convert his one-man show about the working conditions in Apple's Shenzen factories and other locations into a compelling radio program, which generated enough attention that major media outlets such as the New York Times looked into it.... Read more...
Fudo over at The Inquirer reports that XFX will be the first graphics card vendor which has NVIDIA's blessings to offer a factory-overclocked GeForce 8800 series graphics card. The flagship GeForce 8800 GTX XXX Edition will ship with a core frequency of 630MHz and memory running at 2GHz. In contrast, stock GeForce 8800 GTX cards operate at a core frequency of 575MHz and memory running at 1.8GHz. Somewhat ironically, XFX will also launch the GeForce 8800 GTS XXX Edition which will run at 550MHz for the core and 1.8GHz for the memory. Despite having fewer stream processors... Read more...
Fudo over at The Inquirer reports that their sources have learned NVIDIA will not allow any board vendors to offer a factory overclocked version of the new GeForce 8800 series GPU's. For vendors such as BFG, XFX, and Gainward which have used factory overclocking to help differentiate them from other card vendors this is certainly less than stellar news. Fortunately for the consumer, the standard Coolbits registry hack will still function and allow them to overclock their cards as soon as they get them home. EVEN the water-cooled G80 cannot... Read more...
While we've posted links to various factory tours in the past, Firingsquad has a unique video tour of the insides of one of Gigabyte's factories. Click here to see the 2:11 minute video of Gigabyte, Taiwan. "Back in June we were invited to tour one of Gigabytes top factories. If you've ever wondered what the inside of one of these factories looks like, then you've come to the right place. Enjoy."... Read more...
Infoworld reports that Sony and Samsung will team up to build the world's most advanced liquid crystal display panel factory. The two companies will invest $1.9 billion (USD) on machinery and equipment for the new LCD panel factory and Samsung will spend an additional 940 million to construct the building. The new factory will be located next to an existing plant in Tangjeong, South Korea. Both plants will be operated by Sony and Samsung's LCD manufacturing joint venture, S-LCD Corp. Sony and Samsung will divide the output of the plant equally and use the panels in... Read more...
The making of a printed circuit board is an interesting process as The TechZone shows in their latest tour. They've taken plenty of pictures while in ECS' factory, so sit back and enjoy the tour. "The Golden Elite plant is the first in a series of expansion on the SEZ property. When completed, the plants will take up 385,000 square meters of production space and employ over 10,000 people. Currently the property has two factories running with 1,500 employees. By the end of the year, two more plants will be added and total employment will... Read more...
If you've ever wondered what goes in a motherboard manufacturing facility, Hardware Zone has a five page tour of their recent visit to MSI's facility in Kunshen, China. "Hardware Zone recently visited one of MSI's manufacturing facilities at Kunshan, China. The tour offered us a glimpse of what goes on behind MSI's factories, their focus for 2006 and a look at some of their new product offerings."... Read more...
Anyone looking for a new notebook? Heard of a little machine called the Dell Inspiron XPS Gen 2? Andrew "The Mobile Man" Ku had the pleasure of reviewing one of these babies last month. However, the focus of the review was centered around it's horsepower and gaming ability. This time Andrew is back in action, examining the media aspect of Dell's expensive lappy. Is it good enough? Is it overkill? Only one way to find out. Oh yeah, and we've also got some news from the tech world :) Goodnight folks! SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT ENTERS INTO STRATEGIC LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH AGEIA AGEIA... Read more...
Hey folks, how's the weekend treating ya? Whatever your situation, I bet there's time for a little tech news, so dig in! Inside ECS - Motherboard Factory Tour @ Hardware Zone "www.hardwarezone.com(R) took a tour of Elitegroup Computer System's motherboard fabrication factories in China. Here we witnessed the heart of ECS' manufacturing operations and learned that 'Progress' is their most important product." Jetart ThermoEye @ Techniz | Image "The ThermoEye from Jetart will be a very good temperature monitoring devices for all the computer lovers and especially the overclockers to... Read more...
Hey guys, how is everyone doing? The winter is still not over, and there's no better reminder than another cold. In between my schedule of cold medicine and sleep, I've come to bring you this afternoon's load of tech news. One item that caught my eye, is a Gigabyte Factory tour, which gives some good insight into the amount of work it takes to build and test a motherboard. Read on, and enjoy! How Motherboards Are Made: A Gigabyte Factory Tour @ PCStats "Without a doubt, motherboards are the most complex and essential part of the modern PC. With this in mind, it's surprising to learn the amount... Read more...