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S. Korean Researchers Develop World’s First Biodegradable Stent

S. Korean Researchers Develop World’s First Biodegradable Stent

DAEJEON, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has developed a new biodegradable stent that naturally dissolves within the human body. It is composed of a unique material which became the world’s first to pass a pre-clinical trial. The Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials in Daejeon announced on Tuesday that its [...]

Hyundai Develops ‘Active’ Transmission Technology for Hybrid Vehicle

Hyundai Develops ‘Active’ Transmission Technology for Hybrid Vehicle

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Group, South Korea’s biggest carmaker, said Friday it has developed the world’s first active shift control (ASC) technology for hybrid vehicles. The new technology improves gear-shift efficiency for hybrid vehicles, according to Hyundai Motor. It will be applied to the upcoming Sonata hybrid and the group’s other [...]

Researchers Develop Knowhow to Determine Corrosion of Key Nuclear Reactor Parts

Researchers Develop Knowhow to Determine Corrosion of Key Nuclear Reactor Parts

SEOUL, Jul. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers have developed the expertise to precisely determine corrosion levels in key parts of nuclear reactors, potentially greatly improving operational safety, a state-run atomic energy institute said Tuesday. The discovery is expected to make it easier for nuclear plant operators to forecast when to replace such critical [...]

SK hynix Mass-produces World’s Highest-stacking 4D NAND Flash Chip

SK hynix Mass-produces World’s Highest-stacking 4D NAND Flash Chip

SEOUL, Jun. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — SK hynix Inc., a major chipmaker here, said Wednesday that it has started mass-producing the industry’s highest vertically stacking 4D NAND flash chip, with shipment expected in the second half of the year. The 128-layer 1TB triple-level cell (TLC) 4D NAND chip also provides the industry’s highest density, and [...]

Electronics Thermal Management System with Superior Cooling Properties Developed

Electronics Thermal Management System with Superior Cooling Properties Developed

SEOUL, Jun. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research institute said Monday it has developed a new type of thermal management system with twice the cooling properties of existing devices, which can reduce the frequency of various electronic appliances malfunctioning. The new system uses Direction-Free Thermal Ground Plane (TGP) instead of the conventional heat [...]

Samsung Unveils World’s Highest-resolution Image Sensor

Samsung Unveils World’s Highest-resolution Image Sensor

SEOUL, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. on Thursday introduced the world’s highest-resolution image sensor, with 64 megapixels for smartphones, to meet the growing demand for mobile devices with better image quality. Samsung unveiled two new 0.8-micrometer pixel image sensors — the 64-megapixel ISOCELL Bright GW1 and the 48-megapixel ISOCELL Bright GM2, expanding [...]

S. Korean Scientists Develop Efficient, Cheap Way to Make Hydrogen from Water

S. Korean Scientists Develop Efficient, Cheap Way to Make Hydrogen from Water

SEOUL, Apr. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean scientists on Tuesday said they have developed an efficient and affordable way to make hydrogen, opening new potential for the production of the clean energy resource. The researchers led by Hyeon Taeghwan, director of the Center for Nanoparticle Research at the Institute for Basic Science, and Seoul [...]

Hyundai Develops Mobile EV Tune-up Technology

Hyundai Develops Mobile EV Tune-up Technology

SEOUL, Apr. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Group said Monday it has developed mobile tune-up technology for its upcoming electric vehicle models. The latest achievement is part of the South Korean automotive group’s efforts to evolve into a smart mobility solutions provider in the long term. Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp., two [...]

S. Korea to Begin 5G Service in March: Finance Minister

S. Korea to Begin 5G Service in March: Finance Minister

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s finance minister said Wednesday that Seoul will become the first country in the world to start commercial operations of fifth-generation mobile network services next month. Hong Nam-ki made the announcement at a meeting with senior officials on innovation-led growth in Seoul. KT Corp., South Korea’s leading wireless [...]