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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 [...]

S. Korea to Emerge as No. 1 Chip Powerhouse with 510 tln-won Investment by 2030

S. Korea to Emerge as No. 1 Chip Powerhouse with 510 tln-won Investment by 2030

SEOUL, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea said Thursday it plans to provide massive tax incentives and state subsidies to chipmakers to encourage them to spend a combined 510 trillion won (US$453 billion) by 2030, in line with its vision to become a global powerhouse in both memory and non-memory chips. Under the plan [...]

New Technology Detects Food Poisoning Bacteria in Real Time Using Chip Processing Technology

New Technology Detects Food Poisoning Bacteria in Real Time Using Chip Processing Technology

DAEJEON, March 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers have developed a new technology that can detect food poisoning bacteria in real time using a semiconductor processing technology. The National Nanofab Center announced on Monday that it had developed technology to detect food poisoning bacteria using a nano structural body that was formed using the [...]

S. Korea 3rd-largest Chip Materials Market in 2020

S. Korea 3rd-largest Chip Materials Market in 2020

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea, home to chipmaking giants such as Samsung Electronics Co. and SK hynix Inc., was the world’s third-largest market for semiconductor materials in 2020, a report showed Tuesday, moving down one spot from a year earlier after posting an under-par industry average growth. The country’s chip materials market [...]

Samsung to Top Chip Capital Expenditures in 2021 amid Competition with TSMC

Samsung to Top Chip Capital Expenditures in 2021 amid Competition with TSMC

SEOUL, March 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. is expected to top the semiconductor capital spending this year, a report showed Wednesday, as it tries to catch up with the leading foundry firm Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC). The South Korean tech giant, the world’s largest memory chip producer, has not provided guidance for [...]