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S. Korean Chipmakers Abolish Retirement Age to Prevent Talent Leaks

S. Korean Chipmakers Abolish Retirement Age to Prevent Talent Leaks

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s semiconductor industry is establishing a system to allow high-caliber engineers to continue to work even after retirement age as part of efforts to cope with talent leaks. SK hynix Inc. recently created a “master” position, which is the highest career level among field workers at semiconductor production [...]

Broadcom Proposes Measures Worth 20 bln Won, Corrects Unfair Practices

Broadcom Proposes Measures Worth 20 bln Won, Corrects Unfair Practices

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. chipmaker Broadcom Inc. offered 20 billion won (US$15.8 million) worth of programs to address concerns about its alleged violation of competition law, South Korea’s antitrust regulator said Monday. The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has been looking into allegations that Broadcom violated local laws by pressing Samsung Electronics Co. [...]

Samsung Q4 Operating Profit Likely Down 69 pct on Chip Price Falls

Samsung Q4 Operating Profit Likely Down 69 pct on Chip Price Falls

SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday its fourth-quarter operating profit likely plunged 69 percent from a year earlier due to sliding memory chip prices as an economic slowdown pummeled demand for IT gadgets and servers. The world’s largest memory chip and smartphone maker estimated its October-December operating profit at 4.3 [...]

S. Korea to Expand Tax Incentives for Chip Industry

S. Korea to Expand Tax Incentives for Chip Industry

SEOUL, Jan. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will seek to expand tax incentives on strategic industries such as chips amid the heightening competition in the global market, the finance ministry said Tuesday. Under the proposed tax code revision, the government will apply a higher tax credit rate of 15 percent on facility investment in [...]

SK hynix Sets Up Sustainability Reporting System

SK hynix Sets Up Sustainability Reporting System

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — SK hynix Inc. said Monday it had set up the Sustainability Reporting System (SRS) to comprehensively unveil its environmental, social and governance (ESG)-related data. The SRS will disclose the memory chip maker’s ESG strategies, objectives, activities, performance and policies. A variety of ESG information ranging from the point of orientation [...]

Samsung Joins Hands with Naver to Develop AI Chips

Samsung Joins Hands with Naver to Develop AI Chips

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday it is working with internet portal giant Naver Corp. to develop next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) chips, as part of efforts to improve efficiency of processing large AI data. Samsung, the world’s largest memory chip maker, said its cooperation with Naver will create great synergies [...]