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New Insulator Material for Smaller, Faster Semiconductors Developed

New Insulator Material for Smaller, Faster Semiconductors Developed

SEOUL, June 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A team of researchers has developed a new insulator material that can lead to production of smaller and faster semiconductors, the science ministry said Thursday. The team from the state-run Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology and foreign partners has created a [...]

SK Buys Stake in BYD’s Chip Unit

SK Buys Stake in BYD’s Chip Unit

SEOUL, June 16 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Group, South Korea’s third-largest conglomerate, said Tuesday it has secured a stake in a chipmaking unit of China’s largest electric vehicle (EV) producer BYD. SK China Co., one of the group’s China-based affiliates, acquired a 1.47 percent stake in BYD Semiconductor for 150 million yuan (US$21 million). BYD [...]

Sanan IC Announces Enhanced Foundry Platform for Wide Bandgap Power Semiconductor Industry

Sanan IC Announces Enhanced Foundry Platform for Wide Bandgap Power Semiconductor Industry

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 21 (Korea Bizwire) — SANAN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CO., LTD. (Sanan IC), a world-class wafer foundry with an advanced compound semiconductor technology platform, today announced worldwide access to its growing portfolio of advanced, wide bandgap power electronics foundry services for 650V and 1200V silicon carbide (SiC) devices, and 650V gallium nitride (GaN) power high-electron-mobility-transistors [...]

Samsung in Talks with Chinese Gov’t to Dispatch Chip Engineers to China

Samsung in Talks with Chinese Gov’t to Dispatch Chip Engineers to China

SEOUL, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. is in talks with the Chinese government over sending semiconductor engineers to the company’s Chinese plants. Since the outbreak of the new coronavirus infection, COVID-19, China has not allowed foreigners to enter the country except in special cases. The world’s largest memory chip maker and the [...]

Samsung Expects Chip Demand to Grow This Year

Samsung Expects Chip Demand to Grow This Year

SUWON, March 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s largest memory chip maker, said Wednesday it expects this year’s chip demand to grow despite concerns over the novel coronavirus pandemic. During an annual shareholder meeting, Kim Ki-nam, who leads Samsung’s device solutions division, said that “external uncertainties” will continue this year but global [...]

S. Korea Expected to be 2nd in Fab Equipment Spending This Year

S. Korea Expected to be 2nd in Fab Equipment Spending This Year

SEOUL, March 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea is expected to be the second-biggest spender on semiconductor manufacturing equipment this year, industry data showed Tuesday, as the global chip industry is likely to make a recovery despite the novel coronavirus outbreak. South Korea, home to major memory chip producers Samsung Electronics Co. and SK hynix [...]

Uncertainty Hangs over S. Korean Chip Exports in March

Uncertainty Hangs over S. Korean Chip Exports in March

SEOUL, March 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite a solid recovery a month ago, uncertainty is mounting over South Korea’s semiconductor exports in March due to the global spread of the new coronavirus. The deadly coronavirus outbreak is spreading rapidly in South Korea, Japan, Iran and Europe, dampening both business and consumer sentiment as well as [...]