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Samsung’s Top Clients Include Chinese Chip Suppliers as Sales Grow

Samsung’s Top Clients Include Chinese Chip Suppliers as Sales Grow

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Two companies that supply semiconductors to China have entered Samsung Electronics’ list of five top revenue sources, underscoring the growing importance of the Chinese market for the South Korean tech giant. According to Samsung’s quarterly report disclosed on May 16, its five biggest revenue drivers in the first quarter were [...]

British Firm Opens New Plant in South Korea to Supply Key EUV Lithography Components

British Firm Opens New Plant in South Korea to Supply Key EUV Lithography Components

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Edwards, a leading British semiconductor equipment company, has inaugurated a new facility in Asan, South Chungcheong Province, dedicated to producing crucial components for extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography processes. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced that Deputy Minister for Trade and Investment Choi Woo-seok attended the opening ceremony held [...]

SK Hynix Develops Next-generation AI NAND Solution for Mobile

SK Hynix Develops Next-generation AI NAND Solution for Mobile

SEOUL, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean chipmaker SK hynix Inc. said Thursday it has developed a next-generation mobile NAND solution designed for on-device artificial intelligence (AI) applications. The new Zoned UFS (ZUFS) 4.0 is a NAND flash memory chip that improves efficiency of data management, and optimizes data transfer between operating system and [...]

SK hynix to Increase Production of Advanced DRAMs at New Cheongju Fab

SK hynix to Increase Production of Advanced DRAMs at New Cheongju Fab

SEOUL, April 24 (Korea Bizwire) – SK hynix Inc. said Wednesday it will ramp up production capacity of next-generation DRAMs in response to rising demand for artificial intelligence (AI) semiconductors. Earlier in the day, the world’s second-largest memory chip maker decided in a board meeting to invest 5.3 trillion won (US$3.85 billion) to convert a [...]

Exports Gain 11.1 Pct from April 1-20 on Robust Chip Sales

Exports Gain 11.1 Pct from April 1-20 on Robust Chip Sales

SEOUL, Apr. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s exports rose 11.1 percent on-year in the first 20 days of April on surging global demand for semiconductors, data showed Monday. Outbound shipments reached US$35.82 billion in the April 1-20 period, compared with $32.25 billion tallied a year earlier, according to the data from the Korea Customs [...]

SK Hynix Joins Hands with TSMC in Strengthening HBM Capabilities

SK Hynix Joins Hands with TSMC in Strengthening HBM Capabilities

SEOUL, Apr. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean chipmaker SK hynix Inc. said Friday it has set up a strategic partnership with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) aimed at bolstering its capabilities in producing premium high bandwidth memory (HBM) chips and advanced packaging technologies. Under the memorandum of understanding agreed recently in Taipei, Taiwan, the [...]

Taiwan’s Top Companies Overtake South Korea in Market Cap and Profits

Taiwan’s Top Companies Overtake South Korea in Market Cap and Profits

SEOUL, Apr. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Over the past decade, Taiwan’s 100 largest companies by market capitalization have surpassed their South Korean counterparts in terms of total market value and operating profits, according to a new analysis.  A study by the corporate data research firm CEOScore, which examined the top 100 non-financial companies in South Korea [...]