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Japan’s Export Restriction Adds Uncertainty to S. Korean Tech Industry

Japan’s Export Restriction Adds Uncertainty to S. Korean Tech Industry

SEOUL, Jul. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean chip and display makers are expected to embrace yet more uncertainty from Japan’s restriction of exports of key materials for their production amid diplomatic rows between the two nations, market watchers said Monday. The Japanese government said earlier in the day that it will strengthen regulations on [...]

Samsung Seeks Shift to Full Screen in New Smartphones

Samsung Seeks Shift to Full Screen in New Smartphones

SEOUL, Mar. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it will push to put cameras and sensors beneath the screens of smartphones to create “perfect full-screen” devices. The South Korean tech giant said its Infinity-O Display, used in Galaxy S10, is a “milestone” for its display technology, although going forward it will showcase [...]

Samsung Expected to Adopt ‘Punch Hole’ Display for Galaxy S10

Samsung Expected to Adopt ‘Punch Hole’ Display for Galaxy S10

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. is expected to adopt a full-screen display for the upcoming flagship Galaxy S10 smartphone that will come with a “punch hole” at the top for the camera, industry sources said Tuesday. According to the sources, including popular tech blogger Evan Blass, Samsung’s Galaxy S10 smartphone is [...]

Court Bans ex-Samsung Worker from Relocating to Chinese Firm

Court Bans ex-Samsung Worker from Relocating to Chinese Firm

SEOUL, Jul. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A local court banned a former worker of Samsung Display Co. from relocating to a Chinese firm on Thursday, claiming the restriction is needed to protect sensitive technologies. The Suwon District Court upheld the request made by Samsung Display to ban a former researcher from getting a new position [...]

Gov’t to Bolster Chip, Display Industries, Improve Localization

Gov’t to Bolster Chip, Display Industries, Improve Localization

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The industry ministry launched a project Thursday to bolster the country’s semiconductor and display sectors through new technology development and localized production. The project will be driven by the “Gap 5″ strategy, under which South Korea will try to maintain a five-year lead compared to emerging economies in the [...]

Galaxy Note 8 Boasts Top Display Performances: DisplayMate

Galaxy Note 8 Boasts Top Display Performances: DisplayMate

SEOUL, Aug. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Display Co. said Tuesday the recently unveiled Galaxy Note 8, won top marks from U.S. industry tracker DisplayMate, for its stunning performance and high-end features. The display producer for Samsung Electronics Co. said the phablet became the first smartphone to win “Excellent A+” grade from DisplayMate. “The Galaxy [...]

Galaxy S8 Display Not Faulty: Samsung

Galaxy S8 Display Not Faulty: Samsung

SEOUL, Apr. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. on Thursday ruled out speculation that Galaxy S8 smartphones have faulty displays, claiming the controversial red tint on some devices can be changed by users. During a conference call held after the company released its first-quarter earnings report, Samsung Electronics claimed that the company has conducted [...]

Subway Platform Screen Door Equipped with Transparent Digital Screen Debuts in Busan

Subway Platform Screen Door Equipped with Transparent Digital Screen Debuts in Busan

BUSAN, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – The Busan Transport Corporation has installed a touch-sensitive, see-through digital screen on a platform screen door at Seomyeon Station, Busan Metro Line 2, the first of its kind in Korea.  The screen offers weather information, subway information, and news reports, said BTC.  The installation is a part of BTC’s [...]