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S. Korean Carmakers on Alert as Global Supply of Automotive Semiconductors Plunges

S. Korean Carmakers on Alert as Global Supply of Automotive Semiconductors Plunges

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean carmakers are facing a crisis as the global automaking industry is being hit by a shortage of semiconductors. Hyundai Motor Co. and affiliate Kia Corp. are checking the stocks of semiconductors each week, adjusting manufacturing plans to prioritize the production of cars with ample stock of automotive [...]

U.S. Sanctions on Huawei to Hit S. Korean Chipmakers

U.S. Sanctions on Huawei to Hit S. Korean Chipmakers

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co. and other South Korean memory chipmakers will feel the pinch of additional U.S. sanctions on Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co. that take effect next week, industry sources said Wednesday. The new sanctions, which ban the supply of semiconductors made with U.S. equipment, software and design [...]

Samsung’s Advanced Chip Packaging Solution Ready for Use

Samsung’s Advanced Chip Packaging Solution Ready for Use

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday that its advanced chip packaging technology is now ready for use after the company succeeded in producing test chips with the solution that can improve speed and power efficiency of logic semiconductors. Its silicon-proven 3D integrated circuit (IC) packaging technology, dubbed “eXtended-Cube” or simply [...]

Korean Companies Turn Japanese Export Restrictions into Opportunity

Korean Companies Turn Japanese Export Restrictions into Opportunity

SEOUL, March 26 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean companies that embarked on domestic production of hydrogen fluoride after Japan’s export restriction last year have recorded satisfactory performance. It is seen as an exemplary case where companies, both large and small, and the government joined hands to turn the crisis into opportunity. Soulbrain Co., a South [...]

Coronavirus Outbreak to Push Up Prices of Chips, Display Panels

Coronavirus Outbreak to Push Up Prices of Chips, Display Panels

SEOUL, Feb. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The spread of coronavirus in China is likely to push up prices of semiconductors and display panels, analysts said Wednesday, amid possible supply chain disruptions of key industrial materials. China, where the outbreak originated, is home to manufacturing facilities of many of South Korea’s major tech firms, including Samsung [...]

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 [...]