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Hanwha, SK hynix Develop Core Chip Packaging Equipment

Hanwha, SK hynix Develop Core Chip Packaging Equipment

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Hanwha Precision Machinery Co., a major assembly automation equipment maker in South Korea, said Monday it has developed core semiconductor packaging equipment in collaboration with the country’s No. 2 chipmaker SK hynix Inc. Hanwha Precision and SK hynix worked together to commercialize the die bonder, a machine that attaches [...]

Server DRAM Prices Tipped to Decline Further in Q4, Boding Ill for Korean Chipmakers

Server DRAM Prices Tipped to Decline Further in Q4, Boding Ill for Korean Chipmakers

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Prices for server DRAM chips are expected to further decline in the fourth quarter of the year, a report showed Thursday, boding ill for South Korean chipmakers amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Market researcher TrendForce recently revised its server DRAM prices forecast for the last three months of 2020, [...]

Samsung Expands 0.7-micrometer Pixel Image Sensor Lineup

Samsung Expands 0.7-micrometer Pixel Image Sensor Lineup

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. on Tuesday introduced four new image sensors with the industry’s smallest pixel size as the South Korean tech firm expands its ultra-high-resolution offerings to smartphones. Samsung’s four ISOCELL image sensors — 108-megapixel (Mp) HM2, 64Mp GW3, 48Mp GM5 and 32Mp JD1 — boast 0.7-micrometer pixel technology [...]

Samsung’s Mobile AP Biz to Grow Next Year: Analysts

Samsung’s Mobile AP Biz to Grow Next Year: Analysts

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Demand for Samsung Electronics Co.’s mobile application processor (AP), the Exynos, is likely to increase next year, analysts here said Friday, as the product will come out with upgraded performance and competitive prices. Samsung ships about 150-200 million units of the Exynos chip a year, with the company being [...]

Samsung to Benefit from Huawei Ban in Long Run: Analysts

Samsung to Benefit from Huawei Ban in Long Run: Analysts

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. is likely to benefit from U.S. sanctions on Chinese tech titan Huawei Technologies Co. in the long run, analysts here said Friday. The U.S. sanctions, which ban the supply of semiconductors made with American equipment or software to Huawei without prior approval from Washington, are set [...]

U.S. Sanctions on Huawei to Hit S. Korean Chipmakers

U.S. Sanctions on Huawei to Hit S. Korean Chipmakers

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co. and other South Korean memory chipmakers will feel the pinch of additional U.S. sanctions on Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co. that take effect next week, industry sources said Wednesday. The new sanctions, which ban the supply of semiconductors made with U.S. equipment, software and design [...]

Samsung to Manufacture Qualcomm Chips for 5G Smartphones

Samsung to Manufacture Qualcomm Chips for 5G Smartphones

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. has reportedly secured an order to manufacture Qualcomm Technologies Inc.’s mobile application processor (AP) for 5G budget smartphones, industry sources said Tuesday, as the South Korean tech giant eyes boosting its presence in the foundry industry. Samsung is likely to be a producer of the 5G [...]

Samsung to Manufacture Nvidia’s Latest Gaming Chips

Samsung to Manufacture Nvidia’s Latest Gaming Chips

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. will manufacture Nvidia Corp.’s latest gaming chips, industry sources said Wednesday, as the South Korean tech giant eyes to expand its presence in the foundry industry. Nvidia’s new RTX 3000 series graphics processing units (GPUs) will be produced by Samsung’s 8-nanometer (nm) process node, according to [...]