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S. Korea Maintains Dominance over Global DRAM Market in Q3

S. Korea Maintains Dominance over Global DRAM Market in Q3

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean tech giants maintained their strong dominance over the global market for dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) chips in the third quarter, data showed Thursday. According to the data compiled by IHS Markit and other industrial sources, Samsung Electronics Co. accounted for 44.5 percent of the market in the [...]

Samsung Starts Mass Production of New System on Chip Based on 10 nm Process

Samsung Starts Mass Production of New System on Chip Based on 10 nm Process

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday it has started mass production of a system on chip (SoC) that uses second generation 10-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology. The South Korean tech giant said the SoC, which integrates all components of a computer or other electronic system into a single integrated circuit, [...]

China Catching Up to South Korean Industry Says Former ICT Minister

China Catching Up to South Korean Industry Says Former ICT Minister

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Apart from semiconductors, a large segment of Chinese industry has already caught up to South Korea according to Chairman Jin Sae-dae of Skylake Investment Co, who said at a “CEO Book Club” congress on November 23 that Chinese companies were progressing rapidly into new business sectors thanks to a [...]

Samsung to Rank No. 1 in Capital Spending Among Chipmakers This Year

Samsung to Rank No. 1 in Capital Spending Among Chipmakers This Year

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Capital spending among chipmakers is expected reach US$90.8 billion this year, an industry tracker said Friday, with South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. leading the pact. According to the data compiled by IC Insights, Samsung Electronics’ annual facility investment for this year is estimated at $26 billion, accounting for more [...]

U.S. Trade Watchdog Clears SK hynix of Patent Infringement Allegation

U.S. Trade Watchdog Clears SK hynix of Patent Infringement Allegation

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The United States’ trade watchdog has dismissed allegations that South Korean chipmaker SK hynix Inc. violated patents of California-based chipmaker Netlist Inc., industry sources said Wednesday. Through an initial determination, U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) concluded that the South Korean chipmaker’s server memory products did not violate section 337 [...]

Samsung, Qualcomm to Produce Industry’s First 10 nm Server Processor

Samsung, Qualcomm to Produce Industry’s First 10 nm Server Processor

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it will start mass production of Qualcomm Inc.’s new server processors manufactured with the 10 nm production process for the first time in the industry. Under the foundry deal, the South Korean tech giant said it will produce the Centriq 2400, which is aimed [...]

Samsung Expected to Expand DRAM Output Capacity: DRAMeXchange

Samsung Expected to Expand DRAM Output Capacity: DRAMeXchange

SEOUL, Nov. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. is expected to expand its production capacity for dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) chips next year in a bid to keep its dominance in the market, an industry tracker said Thursday. “There are reports that Samsung is considering expanding its production capacity to increase competition and raise [...]

Shares in South Korean Companies Tumble Following Rumors of iPhone X Delayed Release

Shares in South Korean Companies Tumble Following Rumors of iPhone X Delayed Release

SEOUL, Oct. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Foreign speculation that the iPhone X release may be delayed lowered the stock value of South Korean parts suppliers LG Innotek, Samsung SDI and Samsung Electro-Mechanics on October 19, according to industry experts. The share prices of each of the companies dropped below their respective valuations on September 13, [...]