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Seoul Asks Beijing for Fair Investigation into Korean Chipmakers

Seoul Asks Beijing for Fair Investigation into Korean Chipmakers

SEOUL, Jun. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s industry minister called on China to fairly conduct an antitrust probe into two Korean chipmakers as regulators are reportedly looking into their alleged price fixing, his office said Tuesday. Paik Un-gyu, South Korean minister of trade, industry and energy, made the request during a meeting with China’s [...]

New Scientific Breakthrough in Semiconductor Research

New Scientific Breakthrough in Semiconductor Research

POHANG, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) — New technology could make it possible to elevate the performance of semiconductors, as development in the area has remained stagnant in recent years. Spintronics and valleytronics are the latest technologies that could play a significant role in developing next generation semiconductors. Spintronics is the study of an electron’s spin [...]

Chinese Cars with Korean-made Batteries Excluded from Chinese Subsidies

Chinese Cars with Korean-made Batteries Excluded from Chinese Subsidies

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Sources in China say that electric cars equipped with Korean-made batteries were not included in a list of cars awarded subsidies by the Chinese government. According to industry insiders, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in China announced on its website yesterday a list of car models that [...]

Samsung Opens Foundry R&D Division Under Device Solution Arm: Sources

Samsung Opens Foundry R&D Division Under Device Solution Arm: Sources

SEOUL, May 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. recently opened a research and development (R&D) center for its foundry business, industry sources said Monday, reflecting its drive to advance deeper into the segment. Industry sources said Samsung, which has emerged as one of the major leaders of the global chip industry, is currently seeking [...]

Samsung Seeks to Catch Up with Sony in Image Sensor Market

Samsung Seeks to Catch Up with Sony in Image Sensor Market

SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. is seeking to narrow its gap with Japanese rival Sony Corp. in the global image sensor market, industry watchers said Thursday, as the segment is set to post sharp growth down the road on rising demand from smartphones and security solutions. Industry tracker IC Insights estimated [...]

Biz Group Says Disclosure of Samsung’ Workplace Environment Details Should Be Lmited

Biz Group Says Disclosure of Samsung’ Workplace Environment Details Should Be Lmited

SEOUL, Apr. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A local business lobby said on Sunday the possible disclosure of Samsung Electronics Co.’s workplace environmental assessment report, which was demanded by former workers due to health concerns, should be limited so as to protect sensitive trade secrets. Former workers suffering from illnesses have been demanding the South Korean [...]

SK hynix Becomes Key Affiliate of Parent Conglomerate 6 years After Merger

SK hynix Becomes Key Affiliate of Parent Conglomerate 6 years After Merger

SEOUL, Mar. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean chipmaker SK hynix Inc. has emerged as a key affiliate of SK Group by making up nearly half of the conglomerates’ market capitalization, industry watchers said Monday. SK hynix, purchased by SK Group exactly six years ago, when the company posted a net loss of 159 billion [...]