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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 [...]

Samsung Electronics Beats Intel, Takes World’s Largest Chipmaker Title in Q2

Samsung Electronics Beats Intel, Takes World’s Largest Chipmaker Title in Q2

SEOUL, Jul. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. emerged as the world’s No. 1 chipmaker in terms of sales and operating profits in the second quarter, beating behemoth Intel Corp. market data showed Friday. The rise of Samsung is significant as Intel has been standing as the leading computer chip producer for some 24 [...]

SK hynix to Invest 9.6 tln Won on DRAM, NAND Facilities

SK hynix to Invest 9.6 tln Won on DRAM, NAND Facilities

SEOUL, Jul. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — SK hyinx Inc. said Wednesday it plans to allocate some 9.6 trillion won (US$8.5 billion) this year to expand its production facilities for dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) and NAND chips. Through a regulatory filing, the South Korean chipmaker said it expanded the amount of investment originally estimated at 7 [...]

SK hynix’s Q2 Net Hits Record High on Strong Chip Sales

SK hynix’s Q2 Net Hits Record High on Strong Chip Sales

SEOUL, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s No. 2 chipmaker SK hynix Inc. said Tuesday its second-quarter net profit shot up nearly ninefold, apparently helped by a strong average sales price of dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) and NAND chips. The record-breaking net profit came to 2.46 trillion won (US$2.2 billion), soaring from 286 billion [...]

Samsung Expands Production of High-performance DRAM for AI Systems

Samsung Expands Production of High-performance DRAM for AI Systems

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday it expanded production of new high-performance dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) chips that can be utilized for artificial intelligence (AI) systems. The South Korean tech giant said it kicked off full-fledged mass production of the industry’s first high-performance 8GB High Bandwidth Memory 2 (HBM) DRAM [...]

Naver to Cooperate with Qualcomm on AI Patform

Naver to Cooperate with Qualcomm on AI Patform

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Naver Corp., South Korea’s top Internet portal operator, said Monday that it will work with global chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. to further develop its artificial intelligence (AI) platform, Clova. Under an agreement with Qualcomm’s subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Naver will provide Clova for use with the global giant’s Internet of Things (IoT) [...]