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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 [...]

Samsung Adds Solutions for IoT, Fingerprint Scanning in Foundry Portfolio

Samsung Adds Solutions for IoT, Fingerprint Scanning in Foundry Portfolio

SEOUL, Mar. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday it has added solutions specialized for the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and fingerprint scanning in its foundry portfolio. The foundry business refers to making chips for other companies that do not have a semiconductor plant. The South Korean tech giant said it started shipping IoT and [...]

U.S. Protectionist Measures to Have Limited Impact on S. Korean Chip Industry

U.S. Protectionist Measures to Have Limited Impact on S. Korean Chip Industry

SEOUL, Mar. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The latest protectionist trade policies being pursued by U.S. President Donald Trump should not pose immediate problems for South Korean chipmakers, industry watchers here said Tuesday, although companies need to be prepared for unexpected developments. “As (memory chips) are intermediary goods, it is unlikely that (the chip industry) will [...]

Gov’t to Bolster Chip, Display Industries, Improve Localization

Gov’t to Bolster Chip, Display Industries, Improve Localization

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The industry ministry launched a project Thursday to bolster the country’s semiconductor and display sectors through new technology development and localized production. The project will be driven by the “Gap 5″ strategy, under which South Korea will try to maintain a five-year lead compared to emerging economies in the [...]

Samsung Electronics OKs Construction of 2nd Chip Line in S. Korea: Source

Samsung Electronics OKs Construction of 2nd Chip Line in S. Korea: Source

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. has approved a preliminary investment plan to set up a second chip-production line near Seoul, an industry source said Wednesday. The Management Committee — the top decision-making body at Samsung Electronics — held a meeting earlier in the day and endorsed the [...]

S. Korea’s Chip Exports Forecast to Continue Strong Growth in 2018: Report

S. Korea’s Chip Exports Forecast to Continue Strong Growth in 2018: Report

SEOUL, Feb. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean chip exports are expected to continue to post solid growth this year, though its pace may slow down from last year’s exponential expansion, a report showed Sunday. The Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade (KIET) forecast the country’s exports will increase 18.6 percent in 2018, lower [...]

LG Distributes AI Development Tool to All Divisions to Speed Up Growth

LG Distributes AI Development Tool to All Divisions to Speed Up Growth

SEOUL, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. said Tuesday it has distributed its artificial intelligence (AI) development tool to all business divisions in line with its efforts to speed up the release of new products equipped with the latest technology. The South Korean tech giant said the development platform, dubbed DeepThinQ 1.0, will [...]