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Saturday, January 20, 2018


Alibaba chairman Jack Ma will take part in the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics next month as Alibaba sponsors the Olympics to promote its cloud service at the global event
Jack Ma’s Dream
17 January 2018 - 11:45am
Alibaba’s UC browser is currently the most popular mobile Web browser in India and Indonesia, according to industry sources. In addition, Alibaba recently opened a new office in Melbourne, Australia...
16 of the China’s top 20 export items were IT-related products or parts while only 10 of the top 20 items exported by Korea cut across the IT sector.
China’s Tech Competitiveness
17 January 2018 - 11:30am
China is cementing its position as an information technology (IT) powerhouse. Experts point out that China is close to overtaking Korea by showing high competitiveness not only in products such as...
The total sales of graphics cards increased nearly 88 percent in December last year compared to a year earlier.
Thanks to Cryptocurrency Frenzy
17 January 2018 - 10:30am
Due to a frenzy in the crypto investment market, there was a sudden rise in demand for high-performance graphics cards, which are used to mine digital currencies. According to price comparison site...
Korea’s ICT exports totaled US$197.6 billion and ICT imports were US$102.1 billion so the ICT sector recorded a surplus of US$95.6 billion last year.
ICT Export in 2017
17 January 2018 - 9:45am
Last year, Korea’s ICT exports reached the US$190 billion level for the first time and an all-time high by renewing the highest monthly record for the 11th consecutive month. According to the...
Samsung Electronics is reportedly planning to significantly reduce its reliance on US telecom modem chips for 5G smartphones.
Game Changer?
17 January 2018 - 9:15am
Samsung Electronics will take the wrap off a 5G telecommunication modem chip prototype for smartphones within this year. A change is expected in the modem chip market led by Qualcomm. It is said that...
By Michael Herh Samsung Electronics forms a mammoth-sized academic-industrial cooperation project to develop 17 core technologies to ultimately win global competition in neuromorphic chip market.
Neuromorphic Chip Development
17 January 2018 - 9:00am
Samsung Electronics joined forces with leading Korean universities such as Seoul National University and the KAIST to develop a neuromorphic chip, a next-generation artificial intelligence (AI)...
Some civic groups are planning to consider pressing criminal charges against Apple and holding the three Korean major mobile carriers legally responsible.
Fires Spreading
16 January 2018 - 11:00am
More than 380,000 Koreans have joined class action lawsuits in protest of Apple’s international drop in the iPhone’s performance. This figure crushes the number of plaintiffs while filed the first...
Samsung Electronics has started mass production of its 2nd-generation 8-gigabyte (GB) High Bandwidth Memory-2 (HBM2) with the fastest data transmission speed on the market. (photo courtesy: Samsung Electronics)
Memory Chip for Supercomputer
12 January 2018 - 11:30am
Samsung Electronics Co. announced on January 11 that it has started mass production of its 2nd-generation 8-gigabyte (GB) High Bandwidth Memory-2 (HBM2) with the fastest data transmission speed on...
The Korean government is also planning to provide more policy-based support for 5G component and equipment manufacturers.
Support for 5G Equipment Makers
12 January 2018 - 10:45am
The Ministry of Science and ICT held a meeting with companies in the 5G industry on January 11. The meeting was attended by SK Telecom, KT, LG U+ and about 10 smaller firms providing 5G components,...
Park Jung-ho, president of SK Telecom (middle), is posing for a commemorative photo shoot after signing an MOU with key executives of Sinclair Broadcasting Group in Las Vegas on January 11. (photo courtesy: SK Telecom)
Based on Mobile and IPTV Technologies
12 January 2018 - 10:45am
SK Telecom will develop a next-generation broadcasting platform jointly with Sinclair Broadcasting Group, a terrestrial broadcaster with 173 TV stations (514 channels) across the United States. SK...
Panelists at the Korea Internet Corporations Association are having a discussion session held in Seoul on January 11.
Concern on Local Internet Ecosystem
12 January 2018 - 10:30am
The Korea Internet Corporations Association (KICA) held a discussion session in Seoul on January 11. There, it pointed out an increasing number of bills are being proposed in the National Assembly of...
Huawei is trying to take advantage of this legal victory over Samsung Electronics as an opportunity to publicize its technological prowess.
For Demo of Tech Prowess
12 January 2018 - 10:00am
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei won the first trial of a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics in China over a telecommunication standard patent. Although the ruling will not immediately affect...


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