semiconductor Archives | Be Korea-savvy
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 [...]

Samsung Joins Hands with Universities to Train Future Chip Experts

Samsung Joins Hands with Universities to Train Future Chip Experts

SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. is widening investment for the future of the semiconductor industry by joining hands with universities to train experts and professionals. The global tech giant signed an agreement with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea’s top science university, on Thursday to build [...]

S. Korean AI Chip Startup Outperforms Nvidia at International Benchmark Event

S. Korean AI Chip Startup Outperforms Nvidia at International Benchmark Event

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean startup Furiosa AI said Thursday that its first silicon chip Warboy has surpassed a similar Nvidia chip on the MLPerf’s inference benchmark scores. MLPerf is a global annual artificial intelligence (AI) semiconductor benchmark event hosted by Google, Microsoft, Facebook and other leading businesses and research institutions. Furiosa AI [...]

Samsung Unveils Chip Production and Distribution Process Videos

Samsung Unveils Chip Production and Distribution Process Videos

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co., South Korea’s leading tech firm, unveiled a series of YouTube videos to introduce domestic semiconductor plants as well as to offer a full glimpse of the process of producing and distribution chips. Mainly targeting the “MZ generation,” a Korean term referring to millennials and Generation Z, [...]

Samsung Says ‘Efficiency’ Now Key in Memory Tech Development

Samsung Says ‘Efficiency’ Now Key in Memory Tech Development

SEOUL, July 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. on Thursday said efficiency is now the key factor when it comes to developing memory chips as the South Korean tech giant rebutted concerns of the company trailing behind rivals in future memory technologies. With U.S. chipmaker Micron Technologies Inc. launching the industry’s first 176-layer NAND, [...]

S. Korea Ranks 2nd in Monthly Capacity of 200mm Wafers in 2020

S. Korea Ranks 2nd in Monthly Capacity of 200mm Wafers in 2020

SEOUL, July 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea had the second-largest monthly capacity of 200-millimeter-equivalent wafers last year behind Taiwan, a report showed Wednesday. The country, home to major chipmakers like Samsung Electronics Co. and SK hynix Inc., had a capacity of 4.25 million wafers per month, accounting for 20.4 percent of global wafer capacity [...]