Samsung Expands Recall of Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones

Washington – Recall Summary Name of Product: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones Hazard: The lithium-ion battery in the Galaxy Note7 smartphones can overheat and catch fire, posing serious fire and burn hazard to consumers. Remedy: Refund, Replace Consumers should immediately stop using and power down all Galaxy Note7 devices, including Note7 devices received as replacements in the previous…

Questions for other Electronics Makers from the Samsung Note 7 Debacle

Samsung Electronics Inc. needs to resolve its Galaxy Note 7 battery problem urgently. That message should be going out to the Korean OEM and semiconductor supplier from all players in the electronics supply chain irrespective of their competitive position against the company. The entire industry is getting a black eye each day the Note 7…

Wireless: A Bright Spot for Semiconductors

Sales of wireless semiconductors grew almost four percent, reaching $56 billion in 2015, while revenue for the total semiconductor market dropped two percent to $347 billion, according to IHS Inc. The wireless market includes logic and analog semiconductors used in a variety of connectivity, mobile phones, media tablets, and mobile infrastructure applications. Due to lower…