Samsung has invested in a German company and taken over all patents. As “Bloomberg” reports, the company paid 300 million US dollars to buy up all the ideas of the start-up Cynora. Cynora has evolved into developing special display techniques. Among other things, these should make displays more efficient but also more flexible. Samsung in particular could benefit here with its own folding smartphones.

However, the employees will probably also be left out in the cold when the company is taken over. Because, as is further reported, Samsung should have no interest in the local employees. All employees – including engineers – are said to have already been fired.


After a request from CHIP, Samsung has not yet commented on the reports. Should this change, we will supplement the statement at this point.

However, other sources have already confirmed the layoffs at Cynora. For example, the mayor of Bruchsal, where Cynora was previously based, says to the Badische Neue Nachrichten: “We are horrified, shocked. I’m very disappointed in this big industry shark tank.”

Cynora founder Michael Bächle also confirms: “Yes, we have to lay off all employees.” According to this, around 120 specialists are now said to be without a job. However, one is certain that thanks to their expertise, people would quickly find jobs again.

New figures on pension taxation: In 2021, taxes had to be paid on almost 65 percent of all statutory, private or company pensions. That is almost 10 percent more than in 2015.

Chocolate maker Barry Callebaut has found salmonella at a plant in Wieze, Belgium. Production was stopped and delivery interrupted, as the Swiss company announced on Thursday.

Two baggage employees at Düsseldorf Airport gave an online portal an insight into their everyday lives. “Everything is much more extreme than it can be read in the press,” says one of the current situation. And he thinks things are about to get a whole lot worse.

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