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Sanan IC Appoints Plextek RFI as a GaAs MMIC Design Services Partner for 5G

Sanan IC Appoints Plextek RFI as a GaAs MMIC Design Services Partner for 5G

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — SANAN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CO., LTD. (Sanan IC), a pure-play wafer foundry with its advanced compound semiconductor technology platform, today announced its recognition of Plextek RFI, a UK-based design house specializing in RF microwave and millimeter-wave circuit designs, as an authorized resource for gallium arsenide (GaAs) monolithic microwave integrated [...]

SK hynix Hits Yearly High on Strong Foreign Buying

SK hynix Hits Yearly High on Strong Foreign Buying

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — SK hynix Inc., the world’s second-largest manufacturer of memory chips, hit a yearly high on South Korea’s main bourse on Friday as its improving business outlook attracted strong foreign buying, data showed. As of 10:46 a.m., shares of SK hynix soared to a 52-week high of 97,000 won (US$83), [...]

Samsung’s Q2 NAND Market Share, Revenue Up Despite Industry Slump

Samsung’s Q2 NAND Market Share, Revenue Up Despite Industry Slump

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co.’s share in the global NAND flash market and its revenue increased in the second quarter from a quarter ago thanks to demand recovery in some key products, an industry report said Friday. Samsung’s NAND shipments grew by 30 percent in the April-June period on the back [...]

SK hynix to Cut Memory Output on Weak Q2 Earnings, Readies for Japan’s Export Curbs

SK hynix to Cut Memory Output on Weak Q2 Earnings, Readies for Japan’s Export Curbs

SEOUL, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — SK hynix Inc. on Thursday reported dismal second-quarter earnings on lower memory chip prices, saying it will cut output to respond to challenging market conditions and uncertainties from trade disputes between South Korea and Japan. Net profit for the world’s No. 2 memory chip maker came to 537 billion [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Seoul to Spend 240 bln Won for Next-generation Chip Technology

Seoul to Spend 240 bln Won for Next-generation Chip Technology

SEOUL, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will spend 240 billion won (US$204 million) in the next 10 years to develop key semiconductor technologies that can alter the paradigm of the chip industry as a whole, the science ministry said Thursday. The medium-to-long term chip sector growth plan centers around securing know-how in such [...]