3-19: Lenovo internal broad re-organization; Pegatron plans to establish factory in India; Intel and AMD reportedly in talk for GPU patent licensing; GTAT emerges from bankruptcy; etc.

Lenovo is going through internal reorganization, Motorola CEO leaves the company; Pegatron reportedly plans to establish factory in India; Sapphire supplier GTAT emerges from bankruptcy; 2015 the market size of third party Internet payment in China reached CNY11.86745 trillion; South Korea announced that it would invest USD863 million (KRW1 trillion) in artificial-intelligence (AI) research over the next 5 years; etc.

Chipsets

Intel and AMD are reportedly in talks about potentially licensing GPU patents. (Extreme Tech, Ubergizmo, C114)

Display

GT Advanced Technologies, used to supply sapphire to Apple, finally emerged from bankruptcy, thanks to an USD80 million investment. (Apple Insider, 4-Traders, Mac Rumors)

Battery

University of Dundee in Scotland shows for the first time that the fungus Neurospora crassa can transform manganese into a mineral composite with favourable electrochemical properties, which can be sustainable electrochemical materials for use in rechargeable batteries. (PhysOrg, China.org, CN Beta)

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Sensors

Scrambling to respond to the success of Google DeepMind’s world-beating Go program AlphaGo, South Korea announced that it would invest USD863 million (KRW1 trillion) in artificial-intelligence (AI) research over the next 5 years. (TechNews, PC World, Nature)

Smartphones

Motorola President Rick Osterloh is leaving Lenovo amid a broad reorganization that will see the company shuffle around various business units and executives. (Digital Trends, Re/Code, My Drivers)
Till end of 2015, Xiaomi MIUI app store distribution exceeds 35 billion, monthly breakthroughs 5 billion. (199IT, Tech China, TechWeb, My Drivers)

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According to iResearch, in 2015 the market size of third party Internet payment in China reached CNY11.86745 trillion, a 46.5% YoY growth. (iResearch, 199IT)

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Pegatron Technology CEO Jason Cheng, revealed that the company has plans for India and is planning to establish factories in the country. (Digitimes, Cult of Mac, TechWeb, TGBus)
Apple reportedly hires away Amazon executive George Stathakopoulos to head up corporate digital security. (Fortune, Apple Insider, NDTV)
Ulefone Vienna is official – 5.5” FHD LTPS 2.5D glass display, MediaTek 6753 processor, 13MP + 5MP cameras, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, Android 5.1, LTE, dual-SIM, fingerprint sensor, 3250mAh battery, USD199.99. (Android Headlines, Fone Arena, Phones Review)

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Tablets

Samsung expands Windows 10 portfolio with the availability of the new Galaxy TabPro S – 12” 2160 ×1440 Super AMOLED display, Intel Core M3 processor, 2GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 10, LTE optional, 5200mAh battery, USB Type-C 3.1, USD899.99. (Pop Herald, YeSky, Design Trend, Yahoo, 163)

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Wearables

China VR vendor Mojing has conducted an online survey on 5626 users of aged 15-39 from 15 districts in China, found out that in 2015 there were 17 million Chinese consumers have experienced VR. (36KR, 199IT)

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