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S. Korea’s Presence in Chinese Chip Market Shrinks After U.S. Sanctions Chinese Firms

S. Korea’s Presence in Chinese Chip Market Shrinks After U.S. Sanctions Chinese Firms

SEOUL, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) — After the U.S. slapped sanctions on a string of Chinese companies, Taiwanese and Japanese chipmakers enjoyed a stronger presence in the Chinese chip market, while South Korean chipmakers’ standing there weakened, the business lobby group said Monday. The Federation of Korean Industriesanalyzed the changes in the market shares of [...]

S. Korea Ranks No. 3 Behind U.S., China for AI Chip Patent Applications

S. Korea Ranks No. 3 Behind U.S., China for AI Chip Patent Applications

DAEJEON, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea is positioned in the third spot after the U.S. and China in the area of patent applications for artificial intelligence (AI) semiconductors, a report from the country’s patent office showed Tuesday. According to an analysis conducted by the Korea Intellectual Property Office along with the Center for [...]

USTR, S. Korean Minister Highlight Semiconductor Cooperation with Visit to SK Siltron CSS

USTR, S. Korean Minister Highlight Semiconductor Cooperation with Visit to SK Siltron CSS

AUBURN, Michigan, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai and South Korean Trade Minister Yeo Han-koo made a joint visit to the factory of a South Korean semiconductor material producer on Wednesday, highlighting their emphasis on cooperation for supply chain resiliency. The rare trip to the SK Siltron CSS factory in [...]

Doosan Acquires Controlling Stake in Semiconductor Test Service Provider

Doosan Acquires Controlling Stake in Semiconductor Test Service Provider

SEOUL, March 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s conglomerate Doosan Group said it has acquired Tesna Inc., the nation’s top chip test service provider, jumping into the semiconductor market. Doosan Corp., the holding company of Doosan Group, held a board meeting on Tuesday and made the final decision for the acquisition. Doosan signed a Sales [...]

Global DRAM Shipments, Prices Down in Q4: Report

Global DRAM Shipments, Prices Down in Q4: Report

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Global DRAM shipments dropped nearly 6 percent in the fourth quarter from three months earlier, a report showed Friday, amid sluggish demand from manufacturers that had hoarded up the key consumer electronics component over continued chip shortages. DRAM shipments during the October-December period were valued at US$25 billion, down [...]

S. Korean Chipmakers to Invest 57 tln Won in Domestic Market This Year

S. Korean Chipmakers to Invest 57 tln Won in Domestic Market This Year

SEOUL, Feb. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s chipmakers vowed to expand their domestic investment this year to more than a combined 56.7 trillion won (US$47.36 billion) amid heated global competition and supply chain disruptions, the industry ministry said Wednesday. The plan was announced by the Korea Semiconductor Industry Association based on a recent survey [...]

S. Korea Expected to Become World’s Biggest Investor in Fab Equipment This Year: Report

S. Korea Expected to Become World’s Biggest Investor in Fab Equipment This Year: Report

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea is expected to become the biggest investor in chip fabrication facilities this year, a global industry association said Thursday. According to SEMI, a global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, South Korea is forecast to rank at the top of fab equipment spending [...]

WSTS Halves Growth Prediction for Memory Chip Market Next Year

WSTS Halves Growth Prediction for Memory Chip Market Next Year

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — A semiconductor industry tracker on Wednesday cut in half its growth projection of the global memory chip market next year. World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS), a nonprofit organization of chipmakers, forecast the memory market to expand 8.5 percent year-on-year to US$171.6 billion next year, down from a growth rate [...]