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New Scientific Breakthrough in Semiconductor Research

New Scientific Breakthrough in Semiconductor Research

POHANG, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) — New technology could make it possible to elevate the performance of semiconductors, as development in the area has remained stagnant in recent years. Spintronics and valleytronics are the latest technologies that could play a significant role in developing next generation semiconductors. Spintronics is the study of an electron’s spin [...]

GaN Systems to Showcase Innovative GaN Power Technologies and Customer Solutions at PCIM Europe 2018

GaN Systems to Showcase Innovative GaN Power Technologies and Customer Solutions at PCIM Europe 2018

OTTAWA, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) — GaN Systems, the global leader in GaN (gallium nitride) power semiconductors, today announced that it will be exhibiting the company’s new products and design tools and presenting customer demonstrations at PCIM Europe 2018 (Power Conversion and Intelligent Motion), Booth 511 in Hall 9 (9-511) from June 5-6, 2018 in [...]

Samsung Opens Foundry R&D Division Under Device Solution Arm: Sources

Samsung Opens Foundry R&D Division Under Device Solution Arm: Sources

SEOUL, May 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. recently opened a research and development (R&D) center for its foundry business, industry sources said Monday, reflecting its drive to advance deeper into the segment. Industry sources said Samsung, which has emerged as one of the major leaders of the global chip industry, is currently seeking [...]

Gov’t to Bolster Chip, Display Industries, Improve Localization

Gov’t to Bolster Chip, Display Industries, Improve Localization

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The industry ministry launched a project Thursday to bolster the country’s semiconductor and display sectors through new technology development and localized production. The project will be driven by the “Gap 5″ strategy, under which South Korea will try to maintain a five-year lead compared to emerging economies in the [...]

Samsung Electronics OKs Construction of 2nd Chip Line in S. Korea: Source

Samsung Electronics OKs Construction of 2nd Chip Line in S. Korea: Source

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. has approved a preliminary investment plan to set up a second chip-production line near Seoul, an industry source said Wednesday. The Management Committee — the top decision-making body at Samsung Electronics — held a meeting earlier in the day and endorsed the [...]

Despite Record Profits, Concerns Loom Over Samsung’s Future

Despite Record Profits, Concerns Loom Over Samsung’s Future

SEOUL, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Although growing semiconductor sales are powering record profits, the future of South Korea’s most famous conglomerate remains murky at best. In the face of the absence of the imprisoned Lee Jae-yong, who is seen as the de facto head of the Samsung group, and growing competition in the semiconductor industry [...]

Female Semiconductor Workers Face Increased Risk of Leukemia

Female Semiconductor Workers Face Increased Risk of Leukemia

SEOUL, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – A new report has found that female semiconductor workers in South Korea are nearly two and a half times more likely to develop leukemia than workers in other occupations. The worrying revelation comes as data released by the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency shows that female workers in the [...]

Samsung to Rank No. 1 in Capital Spending Among Chipmakers This Year

Samsung to Rank No. 1 in Capital Spending Among Chipmakers This Year

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Capital spending among chipmakers is expected reach US$90.8 billion this year, an industry tracker said Friday, with South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. leading the pact. According to the data compiled by IC Insights, Samsung Electronics’ annual facility investment for this year is estimated at $26 billion, accounting for more [...]