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Korea FTC OKs MediaTek, MStar merger

Mar 18, 21:25

South Korea's antitrust agency Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has approved MediaTek's proposal to merge with MStar Semiconductor, according to the companies.

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MediaTek making last-ditch effort to seek approval for its merger with MStar

Mar 5, 14:13

MediaTek and MStar Semiconductor reportedly have mapped out measures to counter any possible decisions by the governments of China and Korea over the two companies' merger plan as...

South Korea sapphire makers to benefit from Rubicon-LG Innotek contract termination

Feb 22, 11:29

US-based sapphire substrate maker Rubicon has announced fourth-quarter 2012 revenues with on-quarter increase. However, the contract between Rubicon and Korea-based LG Innotek ended...

Largan lands handset lens module orders from South Korea

Feb 1, 11:07

Taiwan-based Largan Precision has, for the first time, obtained orders for lens modules from a South Korea-based smartphone vendor, company CEO Lin En-ping said at a January 31 investors...

Digitimes Research: Korea LED lighting firms Kumho and Posco see significant revenues growth in 2012

Jan 18, 11:50

South Korea-based tier-two LED lighting firms Kumho Electric and Posco LED saw 2012 revenues grow 121% and 184% respectively on year.

Digitimes Research: Iljin Display expected to become number one touch screen supplier in Korea by the end of 2012

Dec 27, 15:58

Korea-based touch panel maker Iljin Display is expected to reach the number one spot in Korea in terms of revenues generated from touch panel shipments in 2012, according to Digitimes...

Polysilicon firm OCI sees net loss for first time in 3Q12

Dec 24, 09:40

When the solar industry was experiencing a boom before 2010, many firms were attracted to enter the market and began massive investments, causing an oversupply which has seen many...

China may levy 30-50% punitive tariffs on polysilicon from EU, US, and Korea in 1Q13

Dec 11, 10:35

China's government reportedly has made a preliminary decision to levy punitive tarrifs on polysilicon imports from EU, South Korea, and US in the first quarter of 2013 in line with...

STATS ChipPAC to expand operations in Korea

Nov 20, 13:42

STATS ChipPAC has announced plans to expand its semiconductor assembly and test operation in South Korea. The Singapore-based backend house added that it has signed a non-binding...

Digitimes Research: South Korea aggressively promotes LED commercialization policies

Nov 8, 14:40

To promote the commercialization of LED lighting, South Korea's Knowledge Economy Ministry announced in 2006 a "15/30" plan, which means to achieve 30% LED lighting commercialization...

ASE breaks ground on new factory in Korea

Sep 28, 14:32

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) recently broke ground on its second factory located in Paju City, Gyeonggi province, Korea. The new plant is slated for commercial operation...

ASE to expand operations in Korea

Commentary: Island dispute delays multi-lateral FTA between China, Japan, and South Korea

Sep 28, 10:58

The recent island disputes between Japan and China, and Japan and South Korea are likely to delay the formation of a multi-lateral free trade agreement (FTA) between the three countries...

Lite-On Semi lands new orders for ambient-light sensors

Sep 14, 15:22

Lite-On Semiconductor expects sales generated from its proximity and ambient-light sensor business to boost significantly in the second half of 2012 as shipments to a new customer...

Taiwan IC backend firms look to expand in Korea

Sep 4, 01:00

Recent moves by Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Ardentec suggest that Taiwan-based IC packaging and testing houses are looking to expand their presence in South Korea,...

South Korea solar firms may rise as China peers face trade barriers

Aug 28, 11:12

China-based solar firms have been urging Taiwan-based peers to form alliances in order to compete with South Korea-based solar firms if Europe decides to start anti-dumping and anti-subsidy...

Taiwan TV OEMs look to secure orders from Korea TV vendors

Aug 17, 01:00

Taiwan-based TV OEMs are looking to secure more orders from South Korea-based TV vendors as Japan-based ones are cutting production and continuing to lay off workers, according to...

Digitimes Research: Japan, South Korea LED firms expect 2012 revenues to exceed 2011

Aug 8, 12:12

South Korea- and Japan-based LED firms reported first-half 2012 financial results. Samsung Electronics, having consolidated its LED supply chain and resources, predicts 2012 total...

Korea smartphone vendors eager to launch 5-inch models in 2H12

Jul 9, 15:54

Three Korea-based handset vendors – Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Pantech – all plan to launch smartphones with a display size of 5-inch in the second half of...

Everlight showcases series of LED components at LED Expo 2012 in Korea

Jun 26, 15:07

Everlight recently showcased its new series of LED component products at the 2012 LED Expo in Korea. The company presented a whole series of packages for different applications including...

ASE to expand operations in Korea

Jun 25, 14:54

In view of the growing semiconductor industry in Korea, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) is looking to expand its local factory site located in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, with...

Chip equipment billings down 9% in 1Q12, says SEMI

Jun 13, 16:55

SEMI has reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$10.61 billion in the first quarter of 2012, down 9% from a year ago.

Samsung to build new 12-inch fab for logic ICs

Jun 8, 14:42

Samsung Electronics has unveiled plans to build a new fabrication line in Hwaseong, South Korea, to meet the growing demand for logic products.

Fab equipment spending to rise in 2012 and hit record in 2013, says SEMI

Jun 7, 11:26

Semiconductor fab equipment spending will enjoy positive growth in 2012, and climb further to hit an all-time high in 2013, according to SEMI.

China anti-dumping investigation against US, South Korea polysilicon suppliers would hurt local downstream players

May 25, 10:33

Mainly due to the imposition of anti-dumping tariffs by the US on China-made solar cells, China-based polysilicon makers have urged the China government to launch anti-dumping investigations...

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China polysilicon firms accuse US, Korea competitors of dumping

May 2, 11:28

The preliminary result of the US anti-dumping and anti-subsidy against China-based solar firms was to put a tariff less than 5% on solar product imports from China. This has been...

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Sony reportedly to use Samsung OLED TV panels

Apr 24, 16:22

Sony plans to use OLED panels made by Samsung Electronics for its Bravia flat panel TV series as of early 2013, which will pose challenges for Taiwanese firms, according to industry...

Tekcore to ship more LED backlight products to Korea in 2Q12

Apr 12, 16:14

LED chipmaker Tekcore expects its shipments of backlighting applicatiosn for direct- and edge-type LED-backlit TVs to clients in Korea to gain momentum starting the second quarter...

Taiwan, Korea flat panel makers hiking TV panel prices

Mar 30, 01:15

Taiwan- and Korea-based flat panel makers have managed to raise prices of their 32-inch TV panels by US$2 on average recently with more hikes planned for other sizes in the second...

Taiwan LED firms have lower production costs compared to South Korea peers, says Everlight chairman

Mar 14, 14:49

While Samsung Electronics has started a price war for its LED lighting products, Taiwan-based LED fellow makers have the competitive advantage of lower production costs, according...

South Korea firms to push sales of low-price LED TVs

Mar 9, 11:09

Samsung Electronics is rumored to be giving up production of CCFL-backlit LCD TVs to fully adopt LED-backlight modules. The firm will promote direct-lit LED TVs aggressively in 2012...

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Samsung to suspend CCFL-backlit TV production in Korea, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 8, 14:54

Samsung Electronics is expected to announce in March at the earliest plans to suspend the production of traditional CCFL-backlit LCD TVs in Korea, and instead will focus on LED-backlit...

Digitimes Research: Korea firms keen to work with local suppliers of AMOLED materials and equipment

Feb 6, 11:43

South Korea-based LG Electronics has showcased a new 55-inch AMOLED TV with a thickness of 4mm and weight of 7.5kg. LG plans to launch the product in second-half 2012.

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Foxlink targets China, South Korea retail markets

Jan 31, 01:35

Taiwan-based component maker and channel player Foxlink will target retail markets of China and South Korea as its major expansion focus in 2012 as Taiwan's retail market is already...

Taiwan takes lead in wafer capacity in 2011, says IC Insights

Jan 16, 10:19

Taiwan captured the distinction of being the country/region with the largest share of installed wafer capacity in 2011, according to IC Insights.

South Korea brands in price war with China solar module makers

Jan 3, 16:15

South Korea-based solar firms such as Samsung, Hyundai and LG have been eager to enter the solar market. The South Korea-based players have been quoting solar modules close to China-based...

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    Photo: Company, Jan 19.

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