Samsung Group chief Lee Jae-yong arrested

Vice-chairman of Samsung is sentenced to 5 years in prison for role in bribery scandal.

South Korean court has sentenced Lee Jae-yong, the acting vice-chairman of Samsung, to five years in prison. If convicted this would represent the longest prison sentence for any South Korean executive. Lee was jailed in February 2017 for crimes including offering bribes worth $7.9 million to close associates of the then-president Park Geun-hye….

America’s green electronics standards have been taken over by the manufacturers

Motherboard wrote: “We all know it’s not easy to repair a Samsung Galaxy S8. How is it possible this phone earned a “gold” rating from the nonprofit Green Electronics Council under its Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) certification?” America’s green electronics standards have been…

OLED suppliers compete for new iPhone orders

OLED will bring a brighter future to LG Display

With the technology having boosted its TV business, LG is now also in the field of smartphones Apple will switch from LCD to OLED panels for it’s next generation iPhones. These new phones will be introduced next year and will be a bonanza for Samsung…

Samsung Group chief Lee Jae-yong arrested

Prosecutors ask for 12 years of jail for Samsung’s vice chairman

South Korean prosecutors seek a 12-year jail term for Samsung’s Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong. The charges against Lee include bribing associates of the then-president Park Geun-hye, in return for government support in helping Lee cement control of the group. The court ruling is expected before…

How many smartphones are thrown away every day?

In just 10 years, more than 7 billion smartphones have been produced. Greenpeace pulled the stats to show how our consumption habit is affecting our planet. Can you guess how many smartphones are thrown away every day? To save Earth’s limited resources — and our…

Samsung expects profit growth and has overtaken Intel

Samsung Electronics earnings are expected to hit $12 billion. The growth in profit was driven largely by the success of the company’s semiconductor business. On the other side Samsung management discourages employees from speaking up and identifying problems. On Friday July 7th Samsung Electronics said…

Two legal wins: SHARPS achieves new momentum

SHARPS has scored two legal wins in a single day, achieving new momentum in its ongoing effort to hold Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd accountable for the occupational disease cluster. Samsung LCD and Leukemia On July 7, the KCOMWEL approved a workers compensation claim filed by…

Over 55.000 people sign petition to ban toxic chemicals in electronic supply chains

Over 55.000 people signed the petition ‘COMPLICIT: Demand Apple and Samsung Protect Workers from being Poisoned’. The documentary ‘Complicit’ tells the stories of workers who suffer from reproductive illnesses and aggressive forms of cancer due to chemical poisoning in electronics factories that produce for Apple,…

Greenpeace and iFixit present product repair guide

E-waste is a growing problem and electronic companies are contributing to it because it is getting increasingly complex to repair mobile devices. Together with iFixit, Greenpeace ranked 40 different smartphones, tablets and laptops based on the ability to repair. The amount of e-waste could be…