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Thursday, October 06, 2016

The $8,000 fridge: why appliance makers are aiming upscale.

OLED TVs, which start at about $2,300, have helped LG increase its market share in the $1,000-up range to 15 per cent in a mature TV market, Gagnon said. Samsung has 51 per cent of that high-end TV market, while Sony has 21 per cent. Samsung, for instance, has an 80-inch curved 4K SUHD TV, also priced at about $20,000.

"Because TV prices overall are falling, TV makers are seeing lower profit margins on all TV sales," said Brett Sappington, senior director of research at Park ...read more

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Flarion, NetGear Join Forces on High-Speed Wireless Modem ; Device Also Would Offer Users Mobility

Michael Cai, a senior analyst with Parks Associates, doesn't think Flarion will become the next Qualcomm - the company that developed wireless technology used by cellular giants Verizon Wireless and Sprint PCS, among others.

But he thinks the company is making the right moves. "Flarion is a smart company ... in terms of getting vendor support and moving quickly to improve their technology," said Cai.

Flarion, which is privately held, employs about 200 in its Bedminster head ...read more

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