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83 pct of Companies Utilizing Public Data Hire More Workers

83 pct of Companies Utilizing Public Data Hire More Workers

SEOUL, Jun. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Most companies that use public data to do business have been able to expand employment. According to a survey conducted by the Ministry of the Interior and Safety on Tuesday, 665 out of 803 companies that use public data, or 82.8 percent, cited “expansion of employment” as their most [...]

SK hynix Mass-produces World’s Highest-stacking 4D NAND Flash Chip

SK hynix Mass-produces World’s Highest-stacking 4D NAND Flash Chip

SEOUL, Jun. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — SK hynix Inc., a major chipmaker here, said Wednesday that it has started mass-producing the industry’s highest vertically stacking 4D NAND flash chip, with shipment expected in the second half of the year. The 128-layer 1TB triple-level cell (TLC) 4D NAND chip also provides the industry’s highest density, and [...]

S. Korean Astronomers Discover Asteroid That Could Potentially Hit Earth

S. Korean Astronomers Discover Asteroid That Could Potentially Hit Earth

SEOUL, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean astronomers have discovered an asteroid that could potentially collide with Earth, although the odds are extremely low, marking the first finding of a hazardous asteroid by the country’s scientists, a state-run science institute said Tuesday. The potentially hazardous astroid (PHA), provisionally labeled 2018 PP29, earlier this month [...]

College Course on Non-memory Chips to Foster Experts

College Course on Non-memory Chips to Foster Experts

SEJONG, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s industry ministry said Tuesday it has joined hands with 13 local universities to launch a course specialized on non-memory chips, in line with its push to expand the country’s presence in the sector. The course, available for third-year students studying engineering or related fields starting this year, [...]

Baby Bottles Made of Plant Material a Reality with New Bioplastics

Baby Bottles Made of Plant Material a Reality with New Bioplastics

DAEJEON, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A research team at the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology has developed high-strength and thermal resisting super bioplastics that do not contain any harmful chemicals. Thanks to its unrivaled convenience, plastic, which is widely used in our society, has recently been cited as the main culprit for environmental [...]

Plasma, Neither Liquid nor Gas, Leads the Agricultural Industry

Plasma, Neither Liquid nor Gas, Leads the Agricultural Industry

DAEJEON, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers are working hard to commercialize the innovative idea of applying plasma technology to the agricultural sector. Plasma is a state that occurs when a gas is added with more energy. It is also referred to as the fourth state of matter, where electrons and ion nuclei [...]

HD-Map Service for Autonomous Cars Coming Later This Year

HD-Map Service for Autonomous Cars Coming Later This Year

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A high-definition (HD) map service, containing three-dimensional (3D) spatial information essential for driving autonomous vehicles, is expected to be developed for highways across the country in the second half of the year. The government formed a “5G+ Strategic Committee” that is a government-private partnership and held its first meeting [...]