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Korea makers rebuilding OLED momentum as China LCD capacity rises

Jul 20, 21:35

With China expected to surpass Korea in 8G TFT LCD capacity in 2016, coupled with new 10.5G capacity expected to be unleashed in 2018, Korea panel makers are starting to show more...

BOE to receive new OLED equipment from Korea makers in 2H15

Newswatch - Jul 15, 15:58

China panel maker BOE's subsidiary Xinihua will reportedly receive an increase in OLED equipment from Korea-based STI in the second half of 2015, according to Korea media reoprts.

Korea makers pushing AMOLED as China ramps up LCD production

Jul 13, 22:23

Korea panel makers are continuing to push AMOLED development as China makers are expected to surpass Korea in LCD panel capacity in 2016 due to new and expanded production on 8G li...

South Korea to raise minimum wage in 2016

Jul 13, 13:43

South Korea will raise the nation's minimum wage in 2016 from KRW5,580 (US$4.90) to KRW6,030.

Korea panel makers see reserves hit 3-year high, says report

Jul 3, 11:13

Korea panel makers have seen their reserves reach a three-year high in the first half of 2015, and have conservative views for demand in the second half of 2015, accroding to a media...

Apple may switch to OLED displays for iPhone, reports Korea media

Jun 26, 15:37

Rumors published by the media in South Korea are stating that Apple is considering switching to OLED displays for iPhones shipping as early as 2018.

Digitimes Research: Capex from Korea makers down slightly in 2015

May 22, 15:59

Capex from Korea-based panel makers Samsung Display and LG Display for AMOLED panels will drop from KRW7 trillion (US$6.9 billion) in 2014 to KRW6.7 trillion in 2015, according to...

Digitimes Research: South Korea memory-IC industry output value rises 31% in 1Q15

May 19, 22:01

The production value of South Korea's memory chip industry soared 31% from a year earlier to almost KRW13 trillion (US$11.9 billion) in the first quarter of 2015, according Digitimes...

Korea IT players aggressively investing in Vietnam

May 14, 15:34

Korea-based IT players such as Samsung Electronics, Samsung Display and LG Electronics see Vietnam as an important production base and have been increasing their investments in the...

C3nano seals acquisition of silver nanowire maker Aiden

May 4, 13:58

C3nano, a maker of transparent conductive films (TCFs) for the touch sensor and display industry, has announced it has acquired the major supplier of silver nanowire (AgNW) in Asia,...

Samsung Display considers moving LCM business to China or Vietnam, says report

Apr 20, 21:57

After separating its LCD and OLED businesses, Samsung Display is reportedly considering moving its LCD module (LCM) business, which is currently still operating in South Korea, to...

BOE signs US$2.36 million agreement with South Korea equipment provider DE&T, says report

Apr 16, 21:55

China panel maker BOE has signed a US$2.36 million agreement with South Korea equipment provider DE&T to purchase testing equipment, according to Korea-based newspaper ZDNet...

Digitimes Research: South Korea 2013 robot production valued at KRW2.42 trillion

Mar 16, 21:57

South Korea recorded production value of KWR2.42 trillion (US$2.3 billion) for robots mainly used in the industrial segment during 2013, growing on year by 6.5%, while KWR737.6 billion...

Digitimes Research: South Korea sees worldwide memory market share reaching 57.1% in 4Q14

Mar 4, 15:38

South Korea's production value for memory products, mainly DRAM and NAND flash chips, has been increasing for three consecutive quarters and reached KRW13.17 trillion (US$11.97 billion)...

Digitimes Research: Korea TV vendors outsourcing orders in order to secure panels

Feb 16, 21:45

In an effort to secure TV panels in 2015 as supply will be limited, Korea-based TV vendors Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics are each planning to outsource TV production orders...

Digitimes Research: Korea makers to expand AMOLED production capacity 36% in 2015

Jan 27, 14:46

The global AMOLED panel industry saw an over 10% on-year decline in sales revenue during 2014 largely due to lagging sales from Samsung Display. Despite the decline, Korea makers...

Commentary: Signing of FTA between China and Korea offers a choice for Taiwan

Dec 5, 14:10

The signing of a free trade agreement (FTA) between China and Korea is expected to result in a structural change in trade patterns between the two counties. The FTA and its consequences...

Taiwan and Korea makers expanding touch-embedded solutions in 2015

Nov 25, 15:59

Despite China makers holding an 80% proportion of embedded touch solutions to China handset vendors, Taiwan and Korea makers are expected to continue expanding production in 2015...

China-Korea FTA to impact Taiwan IT industry

Nov 13, 18:32

China and South Korea recently signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Acer founder Stan Shih said the agreement will put Taiwan at a disadvantage in IT competition.

Will the China-South Korea FTA affect Taiwan panel makers?

Nov 10, 21:28

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs estimates that the recently signed free trade agreement (FTA) between China and South Korea will affect about 25% of Taiwan's industrial exports,...

Korea and Taiwan touch panel makers showing signs of declining operations

Sep 25, 23:06

Korea and Taiwan touch panel makers are showing signs of declining operations as low-price competition from China makers continues to increase.

Digitimes Research: Korea touch panel makers see revenue declines in 1H14 as Samsung reduces purchases

Sep 25, 23:04

Korea-based touch panel makers Iljin Display, Melfas, Smart Mobile Application Company (SMAC) and Taeyang Electronics all saw revenue declines in the first half of 2014 as Korea-based...

Digitimes Research: South Korea sets larger than global average goals for IoT development

Sep 24, 21:37

The South Korea government aims to increase the South Korea market value for the Internet of Things (IoT) from KRW2.3 trillion in 2013 to KRW30 trillion (US$28.9 billion) in 2020,...

LG to announce new smartphone with in-house AP, says report

Sep 23, 14:12

LG Electronics reportedly will release a 5.9-inch smartphone using its in-house developed application processor (AP) in October at the earliest or by the end of 2014 at the latest,...

Commentary: Korea vendors still hold hopes for OLED TVs but will it really become mainstream technology?

Sep 18, 15:18

Korea-based vendors still have hopes for OLED TVs despite limited sales in recent years, according to Hyun Hwoi Ha, executive VP at LG Electronics.

LGD said to have sold joint venture to Compal

Sep 16, 12:09

LG Display has reportedly begun giving up its unprofitable joint ventures and has sold its stake in Lucom Display Technology, a joint venture with Compal Electronics, to the Taiwan-based...

DRAM industry profits to stabilize in 2015 as Korea-based makers slow capacity ramps, says DRAMeXchange

Newswatch - Sep 10, 15:15

Construction of Samsung Electronics' and SK Hynix's new fabrication plants will not be finished until 2015, with manufacturing capacity for the coming year still under planning, according...

Digitimes Research: Korea kicks off semiconductor development projects

Sep 1, 14:35

Aiming at becoming the world's second largest system IC producer in 2025, Korea has mapped out a seven-point development project to develop related IC products, including core architecture...

Digitimes Research: South Korea 2Q14 memory production value hits record

Aug 12, 20:23

Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix posted total production value of KRW10.73 trillion (US$10.41 billion) for DRAM and NAND flash in the second quarter of 2014, the highest quarterly...

Digitimes Research: South Korea ambitious in boosting 3D printing

Aug 7, 10:49

The South Korea government has been actively promoting development of the 3D printing industry, aiming to hike South Korea's 3D printing patents as a percentage of those around the...

LG Innotek signs cooperation to focus on Li-Fi business, says report

Jul 29, 14:43

LG Innotek and Korea-based TV power module and LED maker Yuyang D&U have recently signed a MOU to cooperate on visible light communications (VLC) and Li-Fi business, which uses...

Competition for notebook panels may heat up due to South Korea makers increasing output, say Taiwan makers

Jul 28, 21:27

While global supply of notebook panels has been tight or short because demand has been larger than originally expected, South Korea-based makers have adjusted capacity from making...

South Korea makers still developing OLED TV panels

Jul 18, 10:26

While Samsung Electronics is focusing on Ultra HD TVs instead of OLED TVs, South Korea-based panel makers have been developing OLED TV panels with Ultra HD resolution, according to...

Korea makers surpass Taiwan makers in 4K TV panel share during 2Q14, says WitsView

Jul 17, 11:11

Ultra HD (4K) TV panel shipments reached 4.47 million units in second-quarter 2014 for a total of 6.27 million in the first half of 2014. The penetration rate for Ultra HD TVs witnessed...

Digitimes Research: Korea to ramp PWM IC production value to US$10 billion by 2022

Jul 11, 16:31

Korea plans to invest KRW323 billion (US$320 million) in R&D to ramp up the production value of its power management ICs (PWM ICs) to US$10 billion by 2022 with a 14% global market...

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    Aidmics iSperm inspection device for pig sperm

    At Computex Aidmics Biotechnology showcased its iSperm, which inspects pig sperm. It is a tool for animal husbandry. Aidmics said it has sold over 100 iSperm devices since its launch,...

    Photo: Julian Ho, Digitimes, Jun 10.

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    Korea market: Android 2.0-based smartphone by Motorola

    Motorola has introduced its Motoroi Android 2.0-based smartphone to the Korea market. "We are delighted to announce Motoroi, the first Android-based phone, with SK Telecom in Korea,"...

    Photo: Company, Jan 19.

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    Samsung mobile phones with DLP Pico chipset

    The Samsung projector phones (I7410 for European market, W7900 for Korean market) utilize the Texas Instruments (TI) DLP Pico chipset to remove the limitations of the traditional...

    Photo: Company, Feb 17.

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