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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 [...]

Samsung Expands AI Lab in Canada to Bolster System Semiconductor R&D

Samsung Expands AI Lab in Canada to Bolster System Semiconductor R&D

SEOUL, May 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it has moved its artificial intelligence (AI) lab in Canada to a prestigious institute to bolster efforts to develop advanced technologies applicable to system semiconductors. The Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) AI Lab, which first opened at the University of Montreal in August [...]

S. Korea to Build Up Non-memory Industry, Become Semiconductor Leader by 2030

S. Korea to Build Up Non-memory Industry, Become Semiconductor Leader by 2030

SEJONG, Apr. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will make a concerted effort to build up its non-memory chip industry in line with its goal of becoming a global semiconductor powerhouse by 2030, the government said Tuesday. Under the system semiconductor vision strategy, Asia’s fourth-largest economy has set its sights on establishing itself as the [...]

Yonsei University Creates New Department Guaranteeing Employment at Samsung Electronics

Yonsei University Creates New Department Guaranteeing Employment at Samsung Electronics

SEOUL, Apr. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Yonsei University plans to open up a new Department of System Semiconductor Engineering in 2021 that will offer graduates the guarantee of a job at Samsung Electronics Co. The university and Samsung agreed early this week to create the new department and have notified the Ministry of Education. The [...]

Samsung to Invest 133 tln Won by 2030 to Expand Non-memory, Foundry Biz

Samsung to Invest 133 tln Won by 2030 to Expand Non-memory, Foundry Biz

SEOUL, Apr. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday it will invest 133 trillion won (US$115.7 billion) by 2030 to expand its non-memory and foundry business to take the top spot in the high-tech and lucrative sector. The world’s largest memory chip maker announced measures to develop the semiconductor ecosystem with increased investment [...]

Samsung Aims for Chip Foundry Market with Latest Fab Technology

Samsung Aims for Chip Foundry Market with Latest Fab Technology

SEOUL, Apr. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday that it has completed the development of its latest fabrication process technology, bolstering its bid to expand its presence in the global foundry market. Samsung, the world’s largest memory chip maker, said the development of its 5-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology is complete and [...]