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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, [...]

Samsung Releases Industry’s First 128-GB eUFS for Automobiles

Samsung Releases Industry’s First 128-GB eUFS for Automobiles

SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday it launched the industry’s first 128-GB embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) for automobiles, tapping deeper into the premium memory market. The South Korean tech giant mass produced the mobile 128-GB eUFS for smartphones in January 2015. Samsung said the new product is optimized for [...]

Korean Chipmakers’ Sales to Top 100 tln Won in 2017

Korean Chipmakers’ Sales to Top 100 tln Won in 2017

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top two chipmakers — Samsung Electronics Co. and SK hynix Inc. — are set to see their combined annual sales exceed 100 trillion won (US$88.3 billion) this year on the back of an industry boom, industry sources said Monday. The outlook came as Samsung and SK hynix, [...]

New iPhone’s Price Dependent on S. Korean Parts

New iPhone’s Price Dependent on S. Korean Parts

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The consumer price of U.S. tech giant Apple Inc.’s new iPhone to be unveiled this month will depend on how much is paid to South Korean parts manufacturers, industry watchers said Friday. The outlook came as many high-end features to be applied in the upcoming iPhone, including OLED panels, [...]

South Korean Researchers Develop Eco-Friendly Paper Micro-Fluid Chip

South Korean Researchers Develop Eco-Friendly Paper Micro-Fluid Chip

SEOUL, Aug. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has developed environment-friendly paper micro-fluid chips that could replace silicon chips in the medical and environmental fields, the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) said on Wednesday. The research team led by professor Hyun Jin-ho at Seoul National University was able to successfully develop [...]

Electronics Industry Struggling to Overcome Labor Shortage

Electronics Industry Struggling to Overcome Labor Shortage

SEOUL, Aug. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s electronics industry, including semiconductor manufacturers, has been struggling with a shortage of workers, an industry report showed on Tuesday. The findings, released by the Korea Electronics Association, a business lobby group, raised alarm bells for the future of the industry that accounts for about 33 percent of [...]

Samsung Showcases Top-notch V-NAND Memory Solution

Samsung Showcases Top-notch V-NAND Memory Solution

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. on Wednesday introduced a 1-terabit (Tb) V-NAND chip, which aims to meet growing market demand and technological developments in the field of data processing and storage systems. “The arrival of a 1Tb V-NAND chip next year will enable 2 terabytes of memory in a single V-NAND [...]

Price for DRAM Chips on Rise, Casting Rosy Outlook for Samsung, SK

Price for DRAM Chips on Rise, Casting Rosy Outlook for Samsung, SK

SEOUL, Aug. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The global price for dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) chips rose 5.2 percent on-month in July, data showed Thursday, casting brighter outlook over second-half earnings for South Korean chipmakers. According to the data compiled by industry tracker DRAMeXchange, the average contract price for the mainstay DDR4 4Gb 512Mx8 2133MHz came [...]