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Korean Chipmakers to Benefit from U.S. Restrictions on China’s SMIC

Korean Chipmakers to Benefit from U.S. Restrictions on China’s SMIC

SEOUL, Oct. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s chipmakers are expected to benefit from the United States’ export restrictions against China’s leading foundry firm, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), analysts here said Saturday, as the ban could give them more opportunities to secure orders. The U.S. Commerce Department recently added SMIC to its blacklist, saying [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

S. Korean DRAM Suppliers to Cut Capital Expenditure in 2020

S. Korean DRAM Suppliers to Cut Capital Expenditure in 2020

SEOUL, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s major chipmakers are expected to cut their DRAM capital spending this year, a report showed Thursday, as they become cautious over market conditions amid the pandemic. Samsung Electronics Co.’s DRAM capital expenditure budget is projected to decline 21 percent to US$4.9 billion this year, according to market [...]

S. Korean Chipmakers to Face Prolonged Downturn amid Trade War

S. Korean Chipmakers to Face Prolonged Downturn amid Trade War

SEOUL, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean chipmakers may wish they were undergoing the bottom of the memory chip down cycle in the second quarter before entering a recovery mode later this year, but it seems like they have to deal with unfavorable business conditions longer than expected due to prolonged global trade tension. [...]

S. Korean Chipmakers Gearing Up for Fledging Autonomous Vehicle Market

S. Korean Chipmakers Gearing Up for Fledging Autonomous Vehicle Market

SEOUL, Jun. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — For a car to truly drive itself without user control, it needs to be continuously aware of surroundings and make split-second decisions in any situation via the vehicle’s autonomous driving system. As a self-driving car’s system must be based on complex data sets to navigate the road and electronics [...]

Chipmakers’ Operating Profit Feared to Dip in Q1 After Bumper Year

Chipmakers’ Operating Profit Feared to Dip in Q1 After Bumper Year

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean chip giants Samsung Electronics Co. and SK hynix Inc. are expected to see their operating profit drop sharply in the first quarter on sluggish demand following a bumper year, industry sources said Wednesday. Bolstered by a “superboom” in the global semiconductor market, Samsung and SK hynix posted [...]