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Supreme Court Orders Reconsideration of FTC’s US$243 mln Penalty Ruling on Qualcomm

Supreme Court Orders Reconsideration of FTC’s US$243 mln Penalty Ruling on Qualcomm

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s Supreme Court has found that a 2009 penalty decision by the state antitrust watchdog against U.S. Qualcomm Inc. was not completely lawful, sending the case back to a lower court for reconsideration, court officials said Monday. The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) fined the global chipmaker 273.2 billion [...]

S. Korean Tech Firms Hit by Slowing Demand, Downcycle in Q4

S. Korean Tech Firms Hit by Slowing Demand, Downcycle in Q4

SEOUL, Jan. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean tech companies that make memory chips, smartphones and TVs posted disappointing earnings in the fourth quarter, as the industry as a whole felt the impact of China’s economic slowdown and a memory chip downcycle, analysts said Thursday. Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s largest memory chip and handset [...]

Samsung to Focus on Non-memory Chip, Foundry Biz for Its Growth

Samsung to Focus on Non-memory Chip, Foundry Biz for Its Growth

SEOUL, Jan. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Lee Jae-yong, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Co., said Wednesday that the tech giant will focus on nurturing the non-memory chip and foundry business as part of its new growth engine. Lee made the remark during his meeting with Hong Young-pyo, floor leader of the ruling Democratic Party (DP), [...]

Chipmakers’ Operating Profit Feared to Dip in Q1 After Bumper Year

Chipmakers’ Operating Profit Feared to Dip in Q1 After Bumper Year

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean chip giants Samsung Electronics Co. and SK hynix Inc. are expected to see their operating profit drop sharply in the first quarter on sluggish demand following a bumper year, industry sources said Wednesday. Bolstered by a “superboom” in the global semiconductor market, Samsung and SK hynix posted [...]

Prices of Server DRAM to Drop 50 pct This Year: DRAMeXchange

Prices of Server DRAM to Drop 50 pct This Year: DRAMeXchange

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Prices of dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) chips for data center servers are expected to drop about 50 percent this year due to inventory problems, a market tracker said Tuesday. In its latest market report, DRAMeXchange predicted that prices of server DRAM chips will plummet more than 20 percent on-quarter [...]

Local Governments Compete to Attract SK hynix Semiconductor Cluster

Local Governments Compete to Attract SK hynix Semiconductor Cluster

GUMI, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – With the construction plan for SK hynix Inc.’s 120 trillion won (US$106 billion) cluster for semiconductors to be announced next month, the city of Gumi in North Gyeongsang Province is rushing to come up with a master plan to be selected as the site for the cluster. The Ministry of Economy [...]

Global Chip Industry to Grow 2.6 pct in 2019: Report

Global Chip Industry to Grow 2.6 pct in 2019: Report

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The global semiconductor industry is expected to expand 2.6 percent on-year in 2018 on steady demand, despite an end to a super boom in the memory chip segment, a report showed Monday. According to the recent report from market researcher Gartner, sales of the world chip industry are projected [...]

SK hynix Will Let Outstanding Semiconductor Engineers Work Past Retirement Age

SK hynix Will Let Outstanding Semiconductor Engineers Work Past Retirement Age

SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — SK hynix Inc. has announced new policy to continue employing outstanding engineers past retirement. A number of selected engineers will be able to continue to work without having to retire. Currently, the retirement age at SK hynix is 60. Experts argue that the new measure aims not only to [...]

SK hynix Breaks Ground for New Production Line in S. Korea

SK hynix Breaks Ground for New Production Line in S. Korea

SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s No. 2 chipmaker, SK hynix Inc., on Wednesday held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new chip production line that is expected to commence operations in October 2020. The M16 production line, located in Icheon, 80 kilometers southeast of Seoul, will be built on a 53,000-square meter lot. [...]