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The production capacity expansion of major NAND Flash manufacturers is expected to result in a possible oversupply in the NAND Flash market in 2019.
‘Chicken Game’ Expected
5 January 2018 - 10:45am
An industry analyst is forecasting that a chicken game in the NAND Flash market will begin in earnest from 2019. According to DRAMeXchange and industry sources on January 4, the production capacity...
the US Department of Commerce made an annual preliminary judgment to raise an anti-dumping duty on Hyundai Steel’s WLPs to 19.42 percent from 6.23 percent imposed in 2015.
All Encompassing Pressures
5 January 2018 - 10:30am
The US is imposing high tariffs on Korean steelmakers from all directions. The US Congress laid the foundation in 2015 for such high tariffs by passing the Trade Preferences Extension Act (TPEA)...
YouTube monopolizes nearly 40 percent of the South Korean mobile and video ad market with 40 percent.
Enjoyment without Responsibility
5 January 2018 - 9:45am
Online video platform YouTube has become No. 1 app in South Korea as it overtook Kakao Talk in terms of monthly average stay time and Naver App in terms of number of monthly average net users. Based...
Samsung Electronics has begun to mass produce its newest application processor for mobile devices, the Exynos 9 Series 9810.
Platform Optimized for AI Era
5 January 2018 - 9:45am
Samsung Electronics Co. announced on January 4 that it has begun to mass produce its newest application processor for mobile devices, the Exynos 9 Series 9810, upgraded with a faster modem speed,...
Korean biopharmaceutical companies are seeking to develop new drugs with artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
AI Tech-based Drug Development
4 January 2018 - 12:00pm
South Korean biopharmaceutical companies are seeking to develop new drugs with artificial intelligence (AI) technology. According to industry sources on January 3, Seegene Inc. succeeded in...
Hyosung Group has decided to spin off into the holding company Hyosung Corporation and four other companies at its board meeting on January 3.
Towards Holding Company Structure
4 January 2018 - 11:45am
Hyosung Group took the first step to adopt a holding company structure. It is also expected to strengthen the control of CEO and the heir Cho Hyun-joon, who took office as chairman last year, over...
Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Korea hit an all-time high of US$22.94 billion in 2017. .
Foreign Investment
4 January 2018 - 11:30am
Last year, foreign direct investment (FDI) in Korea hit an all-time high of US$22.94 billion. The FDI exceeded US$20 billion for the third consecutive year. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy...
Many experts are pointing out that current policies lopsided toward giving support to and fostering SMEs go against the era of Korea’s per capita income of US$30,00
Policy Paradox
4 January 2018 - 11:00am
Since the Ministry of SMEs and Startups inaugurated on November 30, last year, the Moon Jae-in administration has repeatedly said that the administration would actively pursue a policy of fostering...
3D NAND flash semiconductors accounted for more than 80% of Samsung Electronics’ production of NAND flash semiconductor in the fourth quarter of last year.
Signaling End of Flat NAND Flash Era
4 January 2018 - 10:45am
The proportion of 3D NAND flashes among Samsung's NAND flash products surpassed 80% in 4Q last year. Samsung Electronics plans to raise the percentage of NAND production in total NAND production to...
The UAE’s unexpected largest ever investment in the South Korean stock market in Nov. is rumored to have a relation with presidential chief of staff Im’s visit to the UAE from December 9 to 12 and Defense Minister visit from November 1 to 3.
Unconvincing Investment
4 January 2018 - 10:30am
As the United Arab Emirates (UAE) unexpectedly made a largest ever investment in the South Korean stock market in November last year, much attention has been given to what is behind it. The Middle...
Almost all labor-management wage negotiations have been delayed since the inauguration of the Moon Jae-in administration.
Year’s Biggest Concern
4 January 2018 - 10:00am
Since the inauguration of the Moon Jae-in administration, cases in which labor-management wage negotiations have been delayed or dramatically concluded after some difficulties have been on the rise....
The South Korean government will develop smart construction technology to cope with the fourth industrial revolution.
AI-based Construction
3 January 2018 - 12:45pm
The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs of South Korea drew up the 'Sixth Construction Technology Promotion Basic Plan', a road map for construction technology policies that respond to...

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