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Seoul to Invest 1.5 tln Won to Bolster Competitiveness in Chip Industry

Seoul to Invest 1.5 tln Won to Bolster Competitiveness in Chip Industry

SEOUL, Jul. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea vowed Monday to invest 1.5 trillion won (US$1.34 billion) over the next 10 years to maintain its global competitiveness as the country’s industry minister visited key semiconductor production lines of Samsung Electronics Co. and SK hynix Inc. “In order to have South Korea maintain its reputation as [...]

SK hynix to Build New Plant in Icheon with 3.5 tln Won

SK hynix to Build New Plant in Icheon with 3.5 tln Won

SEOUL, Jul. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — SK hynix Inc. said Friday it will build a new semiconductor fabrication (FAB) plant at its headquarters in Icheon, southeast of Seoul, seeking to cope with the rising demand for memory chips around the globe. South Korea’s No. 2 chipmaker said the construction will begin later this year, which [...]

SK hynix to Forge Broader Ties with 3 Subcontractors for R&D

SK hynix to Forge Broader Ties with 3 Subcontractors for R&D

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — SK hynix Inc. said Wednesday it will join forces with three of its subcontractors to carry out joint research and development projects as part of its efforts to seek shared growth. The chipmaker said it will provide “comprehensive technological support” to MiCo Ltd., UBmaterials Inc. and TEMC for the [...]

Samsung, SK hynix to Hand Out Large Bonuses amid Robust Chip Sales

Samsung, SK hynix to Hand Out Large Bonuses amid Robust Chip Sales

SEOUL, Jul. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean chipmakers are expected to pay large bonuses to their workers this month amid the prolonged boom in the global semiconductor market, corporate sources said Tuesday. Samsung Electronics Co. told its workers that the company will provide target-achievement incentives, handed out every six months, this week. The amount [...]

SK hynix Becomes Key Affiliate of Parent Conglomerate 6 years After Merger

SK hynix Becomes Key Affiliate of Parent Conglomerate 6 years After Merger

SEOUL, Mar. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean chipmaker SK hynix Inc. has emerged as a key affiliate of SK Group by making up nearly half of the conglomerates’ market capitalization, industry watchers said Monday. SK hynix, purchased by SK Group exactly six years ago, when the company posted a net loss of 159 billion [...]