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SK Hynix Chipmakers

SK Hynix expects soft server demand after third-quarter profit surge

SK Hynix, the world’s second biggest memory chip maker, said it anticipated inventory build-up by Huawei’s rivals in China to improve mobile demand in the current quart...

Samsung

How Samsung’s ownership may change as heirs take over

South Korea’s strong Lee household faces a struggle to keep control of Samsung Group, the nation’s largest conglomerate, after the death of patriarch and group Chairman...

Lee Kun-hee

Samsung’s Lee: tainted titan who built a global tech giant

Back in the February of 1993, some five years after taking over from his father at South Korea’s Samsung Group, the 51-year-old Lee Kun-hee was frustrated that he wasn’...

Google

South Korean antitrust chief says Google has undermined competition

South Korea’s antitrust chief has said the agency considers US search engine Google has undermined competition, including that the bureau intends to present an instance to it...

Delivery Services

South Korea food delivery giants rev up rider race amid COVID-19 boom

In South Korea, a number of the world’s biggest food delivery firms are scrambling to browse an estimated $4 billion wave of fresh orders, contracting tens of thousands of ne...

Apple

New Apple iPhone 12 to offer 5G speeds US networks can’t deliver

5G will finally get some attention with the anticipated debut of Apple’s next iPhone later today. However, the blazing speeds promised won’t materialize for most people...

Samsung

Samsung likely to post 35% surge in third-quarter profit as smartphone sales recover

Samsung Electronics September-quarter profit has likely surged over a third, fuelled by increasing smartphone sales, plus a rush order of memory chips from China’s Huawei, an...

Google

Google to enforce Play store tax on the 3% of apps not paying

Google has sought to rebut criticism that it selectively enforces its 30% mobile app shop tax, demanding that the more than 3% apps selling digital items without complying follow t...

Samsung

Samsung eyes new opportunities as COVID-19 ignites demand for home appliances

From sanitising closets to custom fridges, the COVID-19 pandemic has fanned requirement for home appliances so much so that Samsung Electronics is incorporating warehouses and brin...

Apple

Apple Korea proposes $84 million to support local SME’s

Apple’s South Korean business unit has suggested measures to deal with antitrust concerns and provided to supply 100 billion won (approximately $84.02 million) worth of suppo...

Huawei Technologies

Huawei Technologies overtakes Samsung Electronics as top handset maker

Huawei Technologies grabbed the title of vendor that was biggest smartphone from Samsung Electronics in the second quarter, underscoring the resilience of the Chinese marketplace e...

Samsung

Samsung to add new memory chip line in South Korea as COVID-19 boosts demand

South Korea’s Samsung Electronics has said that it has begun construction of a new domestic production line for NAND flash memory chips, betting on demand for personal comput...

South Korea

How South Korea turned an urban planning system into a virus tracking database

When a man in Seoul tested positive for the new coronavirus in May, South Korean authorities were able to confirm his wide-ranging movements in and outside the city in minutes, inc...

Chipmakers Chip Semiconductors

Washington in talks with chipmakers about building US factories – WSJ

US President Donald Trump’s administration is in talks with semiconductor companies about building chip factories in the United States, the Wall Street Journal has reported.