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Automakers, Chipmakers Team Up to Resolve Chip Supply Shortages

Automakers, Chipmakers Team Up to Resolve Chip Supply Shortages

SEOUL, March 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s automobile and semiconductor business groups on Wednesday said they will join forces in developing key automotive chips domestically, as the global supply shortages of key automotive chips are anticipated to disturb the production of cars. The Korea Semiconductor Industry Association and the Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association inked [...]

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 [...]