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South Korea fines Google

South Korea’s antitrust regulator has fined Alphabet Inc’s Google 42.1 billion won ($31.88 million) for blocking the release of mobile video games on a competitor’s platform. The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) said on Tuesday that Google bolstered its market dominance, and hurt local app market One Store’s revenue and value as a platform, by […]

US subsidy criteria

The criteria for new U.S. semiconductor subsidies is worrying companies such as Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and SK Hynix Inc, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said on Thursday, a concern shared by the world’s leading contract chipmaker in Taiwan. Conditions include sharing excess profit with the U.S. government, and three industry sources said the […]

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Business leaders from Japan and South Korea pledged on Friday to work more closely on chips and technology, seeking to put behind years of acrimony over wartime history that have stoked South Korean public anger. South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol met executives from both countries in Tokyo as he makes the first visit there […]

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics expects to invest $230 billion over the next 20 years to develop what the country’s government called the world’s largest chip-making base, in line with efforts to boost the national chip industry. Samsung’s around 300 trillion won project is part of a 550 trillion won private-sector investment plan unveiled […]

Chips Act in US

South Korea’s trade minister will meet with counterparts in Washington this week to express concerns that the U.S. Chips Act could make the U.S. a less attractive investment destination, its trade ministry said. During his trip, South Korea’s trade minister Ahn Duk-geun plans to meet with senior officials from the U.S. Commerce Department and White […]

N.Korea threats

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol said on Wednesday that trilateral cooperation with the United States and Japan has become more important than ever to overcoming North Korea’s growing nuclear threats and other crises. Yoon spoke at an event commemorating the country’s historic March First independence movement against Japan’s 1910-1945 occupation of Korea. “Japan has transformed […]

Korean Chips Made in China

The United States will likely limit the level of advanced semiconductors made by South Korean companies in China, a senior U.S. official said. In October, South Korea’s Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix, the world’s top memory chip makers, received a one-year reprieve from U.S. export restrictions aimed at thwarting Beijing’s technological ambitions and blocking its […]

pressure U.S. with ICBM

North Korea could test-fire intercontinental ballistic missiles on a lower, longer trajectory and conduct its seventh nuclear test this year to perfect its weapons capabilities, South Korean lawmakers said on Wednesday, citing intelligence officials. North Korea has so far conducted ICBM tests only on lofted trajectories, but has already secured capabilities to launch them at […]