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Seoul to Invest about $450 Million to Develop Nanotechnology Sector

Seoul to Invest about $450 Million to Develop Nanotechnology Sector

SEOUL, March 14 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s science ministry said Tuesday that it will spend 514.1 billion won (US$447.8 million) this year on developing core nanotechnology know-how to improve the competitiveness of the country’s industrial sector. The 2017 spending plan is roughly on par with the 518.1 billion won earmarked in 2016 and aims [...]

S. Korea’s IT Industry Relies Heavily on Hardware

S. Korea’s IT Industry Relies Heavily on Hardware

SEOUL, March 13 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s information technology (IT) industry depends overwhelmingly on hardware, failing to keep pace with the global trend of focusing on software, a report said Monday.  According to the report by the Institute for Information & Communications Technology Promotion, software companies accounted for 15 percent of the total market [...]

Korea Develops ‘Magically Vanishing’ Semiconductor Component

Korea Develops ‘Magically Vanishing’ Semiconductor Component

DAEJEON, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – A research team from Kookmin University has developed an electronic device for semiconductors that can self-dissolve leaving no residue, a technology that would ultimately make Hollywood spy films come to reality.  This transient electronics research was done using nitrocellulose paper, frequently used by magicians as their ‘magic’ flash papers.  [...]

New Fume-removing System Invented for Semiconductor Factories

New Fume-removing System Invented for Semiconductor Factories

SEOUL, June 28 (Korea Bizwire) – A South Korean company said Tuesday it has developed a new fume removal system for semiconductor manufacturing chambers. The Fixed Chamber Exhaust System (FSC), created by Excelsior Co., has been already installed into more than 300 wafer-processing chambers of local factories, according to the firm. It stressed that the [...]

Samsung Mass Produces 10-Nano Level DRAM

Samsung Mass Produces 10-Nano Level DRAM

SEOUL, April 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday it has commenced the mass production of the industry’s first 10-nanometer level dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips, speeding up its dominance in the segment. The South Korean giant said it is producing 8-gigabit DDR4 chips through 10-nanometer-level technology, a breakthrough which came around two [...]

Samsung Expands Presence in Chips, Loses Ground in Handsets

Samsung Expands Presence in Chips, Loses Ground in Handsets

SEOUL, April 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co. saw its global presence in the semiconductor sector advance on-year in 2015, its business report showed Friday, while the shares in the handset segment continued to lose ground. According to the latest data compiled by the South Korean giant, Samsung took up 45.3 percent of the global dynamic [...]

Aluminum Coated Fabrics Developed for Wearable Devices

Aluminum Coated Fabrics Developed for Wearable Devices

  The core of the technology is turning aluminum into a form of nano-particle ink and coating fabrics with it. Using the technology, conductive fabrics that are used in wearable devices such as smart watches can be produced. (Image : Shutterstock) SEOUL, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS), a [...]