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Korea to top global sales of semiconductor equipment market

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Korea to top global sales of semiconductor equipment market

South Korea is on pace to become the world’s number-one semiconductor equipment seller. According to Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International, Korea’s sales in chipmaking equipment is expected to post a 68 percent on-year growth this year…, totalling close to 13 billion U.S. dollars. That should be enough to dethrone Taiwan, which has been the world’s […]

Global investment in semiconductor facilities to rise to levels unseen this year

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Global investment in semiconductor facilities to rise to levels unseen this year

Semiconductor companies around the world invested an unprecedented amount into facilities in 2017. At around 91-billion U.S. dollars… that’s almost 26 percent more than this year’s earlier projection. According to IC Insights… more than 20-percent of the investments were made by Samsung Electronics. It poured in 26 billion dollars on top of the 11-point-3-billion it […]

79 countries restrict entry of travelers coming from S. Korea

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79 countries restrict entry of travelers coming from S. Korea

it’s a total of 79 countries around the world are restricting the entry of travelers coming from South Korea 36 countries including Vietnam Madagascar and Angola are banning the entry of travelers who have been to South Korea within 14 days 43 countries including some African countries like Nigeria and Kenya have strengthened health checks […]

Korea’s semiconductors and displays account for 75% of trade surplus this year

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Korea’s semiconductors and displays account for 75% of trade surplus this year

South Korea’s IT firms have tightened their grip on the global semiconductor and displays market…. enjoying a massive surge in demand since the turn of the year. Their impressive gains working as the main driver for the country’s trade account in recent months. Oh Soo-young reports. Korea’s IT exports are once again,… the main driving […]

South Korea’s ICT exports hit ten-year high on soaring semiconductor sales

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South Korea’s ICT exports hit ten-year high on soaring semiconductor sales

South Korea’s I-C-T exports hit a ten-year high last year. The Bank of Korea and the trade ministry say the nation’s ICT exports in 2017 amounted to almost 197-point-eight billion U.S. dollars. Shipments of ICT products also amounted to 34-point-four percent of South Korea’s total exports last year. South Korea’s semiconductor exports jumped more than […]

Semiconductors accounted for less than 20% of S. Korea’s total exports in 2019

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Semiconductors accounted for less than 20% of S. Korea’s total exports in 2019

semiconductor exports shrank last year accounting for less than 20% of South Korea’s total outbound shipments according to the korea international trade association the ministry of trade in korea customs service the country exported about 94 billion US dollars worth of semiconductors that’s down roughly 26 percent on-year semiconductors made up about 17 percent of […]

Korea’s semiconductor exports up 8.7% y/y in first 20 days of Jan.

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Korea’s semiconductor exports up 8.7% y/y in first 20 days of Jan.

South Korea posted some encouraging trade figures for January the numbers signal the country’s chip exports may be moving towards the first monthly gain in over a year here’s Kim dummy with a breakdown of the digits after a month of sluggish growth the country’s semiconductor exports return to a positive territory in January the […]

Automotive semiconductor market to grow 7% annually by 2020: Gartner

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Automotive semiconductor market to grow 7% annually by 2020: Gartner

The global market for automotive semiconductors is set to expand by 7-percent every year until 2020, according to analysts, which could be a boon to Korean manufacturers. Market research firm Gartner predicts… that with automakers investing heavily in electric and self-driving cars, the global market for automotive chip will reach over 42-billion U.S. dollars in […]

Toshiba confirms sale of semiconductor business to global consortium that includes SK Hynex

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Toshiba confirms sale of semiconductor business to global consortium that includes SK Hynex

Toshiba has finalized the sale of its semiconductor business to a multinational consortium that includes Korean chipmaker SK Hynix. The Japanese conglomerate’s decision to offload Toshiba Memory Corporation to Pangea, a special-purpose acquisition company established by the consortium,…was finalized on Tuesday during an extraordinary stockholders’ meeting in Japan. This comes a month after Toshiba publicly […]

China’s technology in semiconductor field will surpass Korea’s in the future: HRI

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South Korea’s economy relies heavily on exports of semiconductors last year in particular was a huge year for chip makers but firms are bracing for strong competition from China a new report suggests in fact that China’s technology in the field will one day surpass Korea’s our Gordini explains researchers at China Resource Institute have […]