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Reporter : Kim Bo-eun
Fri, September 22, 2023 | 01:37
Korea on its toes as China catches up in OLED technology
Korea's display makers currently lead the global market in organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays, but have grown increasingly alarmed by how fast Chinese rivals have caught up in terms of technology. They worry that they may lose their competitive edge in OLED technology, which is what happened with liquid crystal display panels (LCD), where Chinese players now account...
Samsung set to pick site for new US chip plant
Attention is focusing on where Samsung Electronics will finally decide to build its second foundry plant in the United States, after local authorities in Texas approved an incentive package worth several hundred million dollars, and in the face of rival chipmakers stepping up their game.
[INTERVIEW] 'Greater public-private support needed to foster talent in chip industry'
Two Korean chipmakers account for the lion's share of the global memory semiconductor market with an over 70 percent stake. Samsung Electronics, the top memory chip maker, is also the second-largest player in the global market for chip contract manufacturing.
[INTERVIEW] KT to delve into global data market with Epsilon acquisition
KT has taken its first but meaningful step to enter the global data market, via the acquisition of data company Epsilon Global Communications.
Disney set to choose LG Uplus as first Korean partner
LG Uplus is widely projected to be Disney's initial Korean partner, as the entertainment giant on Wednesday made official the launch of its over-the-top (OTT) media services set for Nov. 12. LG Uplus CEO Hwang Hyeon-sik implied a day earlier that the company will likely become the local network operator for Disney Plus.
GM works with LG to address battery defect issues
General Motors (GM) said Monday it was working with LG to address battery-related defects after it found that 10 fires in its Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles (EVs) were caused by batteries supplied by LG affiliates. In an email interview, GM spokesman Dan Flores said the automaker was collaborating with LG to resolve the manufacturing defect. LG Energy Solution (LGES) manufa...
Will Samsung SDI benefit from Rivian IPO?
The electric vehicle (EV) industry is keenly observing U.S. electric truck manufacturer Rivian's moves for an initial public offering (IPO), given the startup's stock market debut will propel its business and expand opportunities for suppliers. Suppliers such as EV battery maker Samsung SDI could potentially benefit.
SK's reorganization drive faces backlash from investors
SK, Korea's third-largest business group, has recently been realigning its businesses in an apparent move to boost efficiency and secure funds to foster new businesses after the COVID-19 pandemic ends. But the reorganization is facing a backlash from investors who are claiming it has undermined corporate value and will end up incurring losses for them.
Samsung launches new image sensors with ultra-fine pixel technologies
Samsung Electronics' new image sensors, unveiled on Thursday, mark two firsts in the chip industry. Its ISOCELL HP1 is the first mobile image sensor to support 200 megapixels, and its ISOCELL GN5 is the first to adopt all-directional focusing Dual Pixel Prop technologies. Based on Samsung's most advanced 0.64 micrometer-sized pixels, it brings ultra-high resolution in a small...
Passage of anti-Google bill to benefit app developers, users
Korea's passage of the world's first law barring dominant platform operators' control over app market payments is drawing attention to its market impact.