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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...

Platform News: Chipmakers Chip Semiconductors from Intel

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. 

Platform News: Samsung Electronics retail store for smartphones and other hardware

Samsung Electronics expects second-quarter profit fall as virus hits sales

Samsung Electronics has said it expected profit to decline in the current quarter due to a pandemic-related slump in sales of smartphones and televisions, although the chip busines...

SK Hynix Chipmakers

SK Hynix warns of volatile chip demand after first quarter profit beats forecast

SK Hynix has warned that demand for chips will remain volatile, while restrictions on global movement, if prolonged, could disrupt production, sales and product development across ...

Platform News: Samsung Electronics logo

Solid chip sales are unlikely to cushion Samsung’s first-quarter profit

The sudden global shift to working from home has boosted demand for Samsung Electronics’ memory chips from laptop makers and data centres, but first quarter profitability is ...

Samsung Galaxy

Coronavirus threatens to impact South Korean 5G leadership position

South Korea is struggling to retain its lead in global next-generation 5G services, as the coronavirus pandemic further cools sentiment of consumers whose interest in the technolog...

Platform Industry: Samsung

Samsung urges shareholders to use electronic voting for AGM

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics is using a form of electronic voting for the first time for this year’s annual general meeting on the 18th of March, urging shareh...

Shipping

The coronavirus domino effect: South Korean tech firms reel as Vietnam links curbed

For one South Korean multinational company that makes smartphone components used by Apple and LG Electronics, the coronavirus epidemic is dealing blow after blow.

Platform Industry: Ebay app and online marketplaces

EBay looking to sell South Korean unit: report

 A Seoul, South Korea-based newspaper is reporting that EBay Inc is looking to sell its South Korean unit, which includes Gmarket, one of the largest online marketplaces in the cou...