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Rising Demand for Chips to Be Positive Sign for Samsung and SK Hynix

Rising Demand for Chips to Be Positive Sign for Samsung and SK Hynix

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean chipmakers are set to benefit from rising demand for semiconductors, a global market research firm said Wednesday. The average price of the mainstay dynamic random-access memory chip (DRAM) product ‘DDR4 4Gb 512Mx8 2133MHz’ jumped more than 12 percent to US$3.09 as of April 28 from $2.75 on March 31, according to DRAMeXchange. The memory and storage [...]

Seoul to Invest about $450 Million to Develop Nanotechnology Sector

Seoul to Invest about $450 Million to Develop Nanotechnology Sector

SEOUL, March 14 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s science ministry said Tuesday that it will spend 514.1 billion won (US$447.8 million) this year on developing core nanotechnology know-how to improve the competitiveness of the country’s industrial sector. The 2017 spending plan is roughly on par with the 518.1 billion won earmarked in 2016 and aims [...]

S. Korea’s IT Industry Relies Heavily on Hardware

S. Korea’s IT Industry Relies Heavily on Hardware

SEOUL, March 13 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s information technology (IT) industry depends overwhelmingly on hardware, failing to keep pace with the global trend of focusing on software, a report said Monday.  According to the report by the Institute for Information & Communications Technology Promotion, software companies accounted for 15 percent of the total market [...]

Korea Develops ‘Magically Vanishing’ Semiconductor Component

DAEJEON, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – A research team from Kookmin University has developed an electronic device for semiconductors that can self-dissolve leaving no residue, a technology that would ultimately make Hollywood spy films come to reality.  This transient electronics research was done using nitrocellulose paper, frequently used by magicians as their ‘magic’ flash papers.  [...]

New Fume-removing System Invented for Semiconductor Factories

New Fume-removing System Invented for Semiconductor Factories

SEOUL, June 28 (Korea Bizwire) – A South Korean company said Tuesday it has developed a new fume removal system for semiconductor manufacturing chambers. The Fixed Chamber Exhaust System (FSC), created by Excelsior Co., has been already installed into more than 300 wafer-processing chambers of local factories, according to the firm. It stressed that the [...]