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: Kim Bo-eun
Wed, October 20, 2021 | 18:43
Hyundai Motor, Samsung SDI forming battery partnership
Hyundai Motor is seeking to build a partnership with Samsung, at this time when the carmaker is pushing forward with its shift to eco-friendly future vehicles. The partnership is focused on developing each company's strategic interests: Hyundai Motor is in need of EV batteries and automotive components, while Samsung is able to provide them.
| 2021-04-13 16:32
Greenhouse gas emissions concern chip makers
Chip and display manufacturers have affirmed pledges to achieve carbon neutrality, but the market cycle is demanding increased production resulting in more emissions. Major companies are paying attention to curbing emissions, as their manufacturing facilities churn out products at full capacity and they look to expand production to meet the surging demand for chips and displa...
| 2021-04-12 17:03
AI-powered English tutor program
Models show an artificial intelligence (AI)-based English tutor program developed by LG CNS and Japan's English academy company AEON in this provided photo. The program launched in Japan applies AI conversation algorithms and voice recognition technologies developed by LG CNS. / Courtesy of LG CNS
| 2021-04-12 16:51
SK to pay $1.78 bil. to settle battery dispute with LG
SK Innovation (SKI) has agreed to pay 2 trillion won ($1.78 billion) to settle its battery dispute with local rival LG ...
| 2021-04-11 17:05
Biden hails battery dispute settlement between LG, SK
Washington believed to be behind LG-SK battery settlement
What are SKT's intentions in bidding for eBay?
The participation of SK Telecom (SKT) in the preliminary bid to acquire eBay Korea came as a surprise as it was not on the list of entities expected to take part in the race.
Retail & Food
| 2021-04-11 16:30
Leadership vacuum troubles Samsung amid global chip shortage
A prolonged leadership vacuum at Samsung Electronics has placed the semiconductor giant in a tough spot with strategic decisions over new investments in the U.S. being delayed. Meanwhile, amid the global shortage of semiconductors, rival TSMC of Taiwan is building a large plant there. Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong was jailed in January after receiving a two-and-a-half-year priso...
| 2021-04-08 17:02
SK Broadband launches TV channels
SK Broadband said its subsidiary Media S launched two TV channels, Thursday. This is part of the company's plan to set up a value chain in the media business that encompasses content, channels and platforms.
| 2021-04-08 16:37
SK invests in Vietnam's VinCommerce
SK Group said Tuesday that its subsidiary in Southeast Asia has invested in Vietnam's top retailer, VinCommerce. SK South East Asia Investment acquired 16.3 percent of the firm's shares for 460 billion won ($410 million) as part of a strategic partnership with its parent company, Masan Group, SK said.
Retail & Food
| 2021-04-06 16:39
Korea emerges as global testing ground for mobility services
The Korean market has become a test bed for global firms' services due to the country's advanced IT infrastructure and tech-savvy consumers. Uber and Google are the latest companies that have partnered with local mobility services providers to test services and collect data for new businesses.
| 2021-04-06 16:39
US International Trade Commission dismisses LG Energy Solution's request to cancel SK Innovation's patent suit
The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) on Thursday (local time) dismissed LG Energy Solution (LGES)'s request to cancel a patent suit filed by SK Innovation (SKI) in 2019.
| 2021-04-02 17:12
Speculating on 'Squid Game'
Korea's solar energy project backfires
North Korea continues slamming 'Squid Game'
Kim Jong-un's half-brother was linked with South Korea's spy agency: report
Controversy rises over booster shot for Janssen vaccine
Weather forecaster warns of disappearing spring and fall
6 out of 10 Seoulites want to work in 'metaverse' offices
Korea's self-developed space rocket Nuri ready for launch
'Living with COVID-19' policy raises expectation for liquor businesses
Korea faces possible 3 percent inflation
Daily life in Haiti after a series of environmental disasters and political unrest
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