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While Samsung Innovates Smartphones, Apple Upgrades

While Samsung Innovates Smartphones, Apple Upgrades

BERLIN/SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Now that both Samsung Electronics and Apple have revealed their latest smartphone lineups for this year, here’s a simple question to ask. What are the two things Samsung has that Apple doesn’t in this year’s smartphone lineup? 5G and foldable. Amid flattening smartphone sales, Samsung has changed its strategy [...]

S. Korea to Develop Unmanned Snow Removal System for Runways

S. Korea to Develop Unmanned Snow Removal System for Runways

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – A South Korean research team will embark on a project to develop a system that can clear the snow from airport runways without requiring human labor. The Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials announced on Tuesday that it will begin research on developing an unmanned snow removal system for [...]

5G, Foldable Smartphones Steal IFA 2019

5G, Foldable Smartphones Steal IFA 2019

BERLIN, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — While IFA is Europe’s largest consumer electronics show, this year’s event had an interesting twist with unusual scene stealers form the mobile industry to give much-needed hype for the foldable phones and 5G. IFA closed Wednesday after a six-day run, hosting over 1,900 exhibitors that showcased the latest televisions, [...]

SK Siltron to Acquire DuPont’s Wafer Business for $450 mln

SK Siltron to Acquire DuPont’s Wafer Business for $450 mln

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Siltron Co., a semiconductor material producer under SK Group, said Tuesday it will acquire DuPont’s wafer business as part of efforts to beef up its advanced material business. SK Siltron said its board members approved a plan to purchase DuPont’s silicon carbide (SiC) wafer business for US$450 million. [...]

Experts Warn Against Game Developers’ ‘Infatuation’ with MMORPG

Experts Warn Against Game Developers’ ‘Infatuation’ with MMORPG

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Experts are raising concerns as South Korean game developers continue to stick with massive multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG). Google Play’s top sales in the first week of September showed that seven out of top ten games were MMORPGs. IGAWorks, a South Korean marketing solutions company, reported that MMORPG [...]

Samsung, SK Telecom to Collaborate on 5G-based 8K TVs

Samsung, SK Telecom to Collaborate on 5G-based 8K TVs

BERLIN, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. and SK Telecom Co. have agreed to develop 8K televisions based on 5G networks to diversify content available on the top-end resolution TVs, they said Sunday. 8K TVs offer four times the number of pixels as 4K screens, and 5G is the ultra-fast wireless network that [...]

LG Eyes Fast-Growing Built-in Home Appliance Market

LG Eyes Fast-Growing Built-in Home Appliance Market

BERLIN, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. is ramping up investment to expand businesses in the built-in home appliance market to capitalize on the fast growing segment, its president said on Sunday. Song Dae-hyun, the head of LG’s home appliance and air solution division, said the company aims to become a “top-tier” player [...]

IFA 2019: AI, 5G and IoT to Shape Digital Future

IFA 2019: AI, 5G and IoT to Shape Digital Future

BERLIN, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Artificial intelligence (AI), 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) will be the key technology trends at IFA, one of the leading shows for home appliances and consumer electronics, industry officials said. IFA, Europe’s largest technology show, kicked off in Berlin on Friday for a six-day run, bringing together nearly [...]