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S. Korea Has Largest Share of Wafer Capacity Dedicated to Below 20nm Process

S. Korea Has Largest Share of Wafer Capacity Dedicated to Below 20nm Process

SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has the highest concentration of wafer capacity dedicated to advanced technology nodes, a report showed Wednesday, underscoring its leadership in the chip manufacturing sector. The country, home to major chipmakers like Samsung Electronics Co. and SK hynix Inc., is more leading-edge focused than any other nation, with [...]

Hanwha, SK hynix Develop Core Chip Packaging Equipment

Hanwha, SK hynix Develop Core Chip Packaging Equipment

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Hanwha Precision Machinery Co., a major assembly automation equipment maker in South Korea, said Monday it has developed core semiconductor packaging equipment in collaboration with the country’s No. 2 chipmaker SK hynix Inc. Hanwha Precision and SK hynix worked together to commercialize the die bonder, a machine that attaches [...]

Samsung’s Pyeongtaek Line 2 Begins Mass Production of Advanced DRAM Chip

Samsung’s Pyeongtaek Line 2 Begins Mass Production of Advanced DRAM Chip

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Sunday its second semiconductor fabrication plant in Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul, has started mass production of its latest mobile DRAM chip. Pyeongtaek Line 2 commenced mass production of the industry’s first 16-gigabit (Gb) Low Power Double Data Rate (LPDDR) mobile DRAM using extreme ultraviolet (EUV) [...]

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 [...]

Samsung’s Foundry Biz Expected to Further Grow in H2

Samsung’s Foundry Biz Expected to Further Grow in H2

SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. is projected to see further growth in its foundry business in the second half of the year, analysts here said Saturday, with growing expectations for receiving orders from Intel Corp. In its second-quarter earnings announcement, the world’s largest memory chipmaker said its foundry business achieved record [...]

S. Korea’s Chipmaking Equipment Spending Likely to be 3rd Largest This Year

S. Korea’s Chipmaking Equipment Spending Likely to be 3rd Largest This Year

SEOUL, July 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s spending on chipmaking equipment is likely to be the third largest of any country this year, industry data showed Wednesday, amid solid global chip demand sparked by the pandemic-driven stay-at-home economy. South Korea, home to major memory chip producers Samsung Electronics Co. and SK hynix Inc., is [...]

Samsung Electronics World’s No. 2 Chip Firm by Market Cap

Samsung Electronics World’s No. 2 Chip Firm by Market Cap

SEOUL, July 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co., South Korea’s leading tech firm, is the world’s second-largest semiconductor company in terms of market capitalization, data showed Thursday, despite a share price drop. Samsung’s market value totaled US$261.9 billion as of last Friday, only behind Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), whose market cap reached $306.3 [...]