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IT Exports Struggle as Semiconductor Exports Falter

IT Exports Struggle as Semiconductor Exports Falter

SEOUL, Oct. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Due to dwindling semiconductor exports, the proportion of information and technology (IT) products among all South Korean exports reached a seven-year low this year. According to the Korea International Trade Association, South Korea recorded US$90.7 billion in exports of IT products including semiconductors, displays, and others between January and [...]

Samsung Begins Replacing Japanese Materials in Chip Production amid Export Curbs

Samsung Begins Replacing Japanese Materials in Chip Production amid Export Curbs

SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s leading memory chip and smartphone maker, has begun replacing Japanese materials with local supplies for its production of semiconductors, company officials said Tuesday, a move that could offset Japan’s restrictions on high-tech exports to South Korea. “(The company) has injected supplies other than Japanese [...]

Yongin Mayor Visits Silicon Valley amid Plans for New Semiconductor Industrial Complex

Yongin Mayor Visits Silicon Valley amid Plans for New Semiconductor Industrial Complex

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, with plans to establish an industrial complex for semiconductors, is looking into the best practices of companies in the Silicon Valley. Yongin mayor Baek Kun-ki visited the cities of San Jose and Santa Clara in California from July 29 to 31 to discuss [...]

Samsung, Others in Quest for Alternative Supply amid Trade Feud with Japan

Samsung, Others in Quest for Alternative Supply amid Trade Feud with Japan

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. has begun testing etching gas critical for the production of semiconductors, a source familiar with the issue said Wednesday, as South Korea is struggling to cope with Japan’s export restrictions. Since July 4, Japan tightened regulations on exports to South Korea of resist, etching gas and [...]

Samsung Vice Chairman Discusses Contingency Plan for Japan’s Export Curbs

Samsung Vice Chairman Discusses Contingency Plan for Japan’s Export Curbs

SEOUL, Jul. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong has convened a meeting with top executives to discuss countermeasures against Japan’s export restrictions of key materials and possibilities of expanding the measures to other areas, company officials said Sunday. On Saturday, Lee met with Kim Ki-nam, head of the company’s device solution [...]

Japan’s Export Restriction Adds Uncertainty to S. Korean Tech Industry

Japan’s Export Restriction Adds Uncertainty to S. Korean Tech Industry

SEOUL, Jul. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean chip and display makers are expected to embrace yet more uncertainty from Japan’s restriction of exports of key materials for their production amid diplomatic rows between the two nations, market watchers said Monday. The Japanese government said earlier in the day that it will strengthen regulations on [...]

Samsung to Publish Webtoon Series to Raise Public Awareness About Semiconductors

Samsung to Publish Webtoon Series to Raise Public Awareness About Semiconductors

SEOUL, Jun. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co.’s Device Solution Division plans to publish a webtoon series to raise public awareness about semiconductors. Samsung introduced NANO, a new webtoon series on semiconductors, on its official website on Thursday. “We hope to bring semiconductors to the public as easily approachable devices,” said the company. “The [...]

S. Korean Chipmakers Gearing Up for Fledging Autonomous Vehicle Market

S. Korean Chipmakers Gearing Up for Fledging Autonomous Vehicle Market

SEOUL, Jun. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — For a car to truly drive itself without user control, it needs to be continuously aware of surroundings and make split-second decisions in any situation via the vehicle’s autonomous driving system. As a self-driving car’s system must be based on complex data sets to navigate the road and electronics [...]

Mattson Technology Announces Hydrilis™, a Unique High-Productivity Vacuum Wafer Process Platform

Mattson Technology Announces Hydrilis™, a Unique High-Productivity Vacuum Wafer Process Platform

FREMONT, Calif., Mar. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Mattson Technology, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced process equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, introduces Hydrilis™, the industry’s highest productivity density vacuum transfer platform featuring high throughput on the smallest footprint. The Hydrilis platform can be configured with up to 4 process chambers, or 8 processing stations, for [...]