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Reporter : Kim Bo-eun
Fri, September 29, 2023 | 00:20
USTR chief to emphasize Korea's role in chip supply chain
Korea's role in the global semiconductor supply chain is expected to be a top issue in talks between Minister of Trade Yeo Han-koo and U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai slated for Friday. Tai arrived in Seoul, Thursday, as part of a trip to U.S. allies in Asia. Prior to her visit to Seoul, the U.S. trade chief agreed in Tokyo to set up a forum to boost the two co...
LG Energy Solution promoting internal communication
LG Energy Solution (LGES) said Tuesday it has introduced a channel connecting its CEO Kwon Young-soo with 24,000 employees around the world. This is one of the company's first initiatives after Kwon was appointed to his position last month. LGES said the CEO will answer questions or respond to complaints through the channel, called "EnTalk." The channel is also accepting work...
'Technology can play key role in business' efforts for sustainability'
Technology can play a key role in helping companies improve their systems to better protect the environment and address social issues, said German multinational software giant SAP SE.
Microsoft Korea to host online job fair
Microsoft Korea is hosting an online job fair with 30 of its partner companies later this month. The tech giant's local subsidiary said it will hold the event on Oct. 26 via Teams, to share information about job openings as well as the information technology (IT) industry trends and interview tips with young job seekers.
Huneed chairman receives award for defense industry contribution
Huneed Technologies Chairman Kim Eugene has been recognized for his efforts in developing Korea's defense industry. The Korea Association of Defense Industry Studies awarded him the "Pride of Korea" Defense Industry Achievement Award on Oct. 28. Kim is also chairman of the Korea Defense Industries Association.
Samsung gearing up for organizational overhaul
Samsung Electronics is set to unveil a new personnel system, intended to make the company more flexible and less hierarchical. In an internal notice about the planned change, Thursday, Samsung implied there would be changes to the employee evaluation and promotion system, while it did not specify the details.
[Reporter's Notebook] Korea urged to diversify material imports
The government has managed to address a shortage of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), also called "urea water," by securing several months' supply of its raw material constituent from China, but the case is ringing alarm bells for possible scenarios related to other imported items for which Korea has a high dependency on the neighboring country.
SK chief's US, Europe trips to boost battery, hydrogen biz
SK Group is going all out to boost new businesses in electric vehicle (EV) batteries and hydrogen fuel. The group's chairman Chey Tae-won recently traveled to the U.S. and Europe to speak with key figures to request their support for SK's businesses there.
Apple, Disney's choices contradict Netflix in network fee controversy
Netflix finds itself in an increasingly difficult position after its global competitors opted to pay network fees in the Korean market through content delivery networks (CDN). A CDN is a geographically distributed network of proxy servers and associated data centers. Content providers such as media companies pay CDN operators to deliver their content to end users.
Netflix not willing to pay networks
A senior Netflix executive made clear his company's stance on the network fee controversy: that it will not pay internet service providers (ISPs) for the heavy data traffic generated by its services.