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The combined investments of Korea’s top 1,000 companies stood at US$302.6 billion (327.23 trillion won) last year, up 3.2 percent from US$239.17 billion (258.69 trillion won) a year earlier.
Amid World’s 4th Largest Investment
30 November 2017 - 11:30am
The combined investments of South Korea’s information and communication technology (ICT) companies came to US$22.17 billion (23.98 trillion won) last year, ranking fourth in the world. According to “...
Hwang Chang-kyu, chairman of KT, Xiang Bing, chairman of China Mobile and Yoshizawa Kazuhiro, president of NTT DoCoMo (from right) are posing for a commemorative photo shoot at the General Meeting of the SCFA 2017. (photo courtesy: KT)
Tripartite AI Alliance
30 November 2017 - 10:00am
KT of Korea, China Mobile of China and NTT DoCoMo of Japan joined forces in the development of AI technology and services. On November 29, KT announced that the company held the General Meeting of...
The Korean government will check the direction of legislation regarding net neutrality in South Korea after studying the ongoing revision of rules in the United States.  The Ministry of Science and ICT said on November 29 that it would check the direction
Net Neutrality Policy
30 November 2017 - 10:00am
The Korean government will check the direction of legislation regarding net neutrality in South Korea after studying the ongoing revision of rules in the United States. The Ministry of Science and...
The autonomous vehicle market is expected to become a land of opportunities for small and medium-sized Korean semiconductor fabless companies.
Business Chances
30 November 2017 - 9:30am
The autonomous car parts and technology market is forecast to reach US48.5 billion in 2021, continuing a 32% high annual growth rate on average thanks to the development of autonomous vehicle...
Samsung Electronics aims to secure profitability while widening micro-process technology gaps with competitors in the booming DRAM market.
Widening Tech Gap with Competitors
29 November 2017 - 10:30am
Samsung Electronics is positively considering rolling out a next-generation DRAM using an early 10 nano process as early as the beginning of 2019 by constructing a dedicated production line with EUV...
Samsung Electronics acquired the local AI platform startup after its recent reshuffling of its AI R&D arm on a large scale.
Advancing Bixby 2.0 Era
29 November 2017 - 10:00am
Samsung Electronics announced on November 28 that it acquired Fluenty, a South Korean startup developing interactive artificial intelligence (AI) platforms.  It is in order to prepare the opening of...
Morgan Stanley expressed concerns again that a boom in memory chips is likely to peak soon.
Warning on Semiconductors
28 November 2017 - 9:30am
Samsung Electronics Co. shares fell more than 5 percent due to “Morgan Stanley shock.” The main Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed above 2,500 for the first time in a month. As Morgan...
Samsung Electronics reputed the report by JTBC on the death of its employees who suffered from rare diseases was unscientific and wrong.
Samsung’s Reputation
27 November 2017 - 11:15am
Samsung Electronics announced on November 26 that the report by JTBC, a Korean broadcasting company, on the death of its employees who suffered from rare diseases was unscientific and wrong. “JTBC’s...
The monthly average wafer demand is forecast to fall from 2.66 million units to 2.64 million units between this year and next year.
Quite Unexpected
27 November 2017 - 11:00am
Market research firm IHS Markit recently forecast that the monthly average wafer demand is likely to fall from 2.66 million units to 2.64 million units between this year and next year. Wafers are one...
iPhone X was launched on November 24 and about 100,000 units were sold in two days until November 25.
Slow Sales As Expected
27 November 2017 - 10:45am
It has been found that about 100,000 units of Apple's iPhone X, the 10th anniversary model of the iPhone, were sold in Korea in just two days. The figure is, however, less than half the number of...
Samsung Electronics was selected as the sole provider of smartphones for the Emergency Service Network.
Sole Supplier of Disaster Smartphone
27 November 2017 - 10:30am
Samsung Electronics was selected as the sole provider of smartphones for the Emergency Service Network, the UK's next-generation disaster safety communication network system. The UK is preparing to...
The investigation into Apple Korea by Korean authorities was carried out before the official launch of its 10th anniversary iPhone X.
Investigation into Apple
27 November 2017 - 10:00am
Apple Korea, which has continued to take advantage of its power in the domestic communication market, had its Seoul office raided by South Korean Authorities. All eyes are on whether the...

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