국내 최대 전자·IT 전시회답게 2014 한국전자전에는 전자·IT 관련 학문을 연구하고 공부하는 학계 전문가들과 학생들의 발길도 이어지고 있다. 이번 한국전자전에 참가한 명지대학교 전자공학과 김정국 교수는 “학생들이 학교에서 공부할 때는 이론에 집중할 수밖에 없지만 전자공학이 이 시대에 있어 모든 산업의 기반인 만큼 실제 이론들이 산업계에서 어떻게 적용되는지 알게 하고자 한다”는 방문 취지를 밝혔다.
Seoul, Korea - The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is to make the final ruling on Apple’s infringement of Samsung Electronics’ patent on the 7th (the U.S. local time). If the commission rules any one of patents were infringed, Apple may not be able to bring some of its products into the U.S. market.
SEOUL, KOREA - As bird flu spread throughout the country, poultry exports have declined precipitously. According to a report "February 2014 Food Export Trend" published by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs on March 11, the value of exports of chicken and duck meat in January was US$600,000, down 80.9 percent from the same month a year ago when the figure was $3.4 million. The export volume has also fallen 93.9 percent to 200 tons from 2,900 tons in January 2013.
SEOUL, KOREA - Hyundai Wia announced on August 19 that it would acquire Hyundai Wisco and Hyundai Metia. Given Hyundai Wisco is the only Hyundai Group company in which Chung Eui-sun, vice chairman of Hyundai Motor and the only son of Hyundai Motor Group chairman Chung Mong-koo, holds a stake, the latest announcement is widely interpreted as a move by the group to reform the group's governance structure in favor of the future chairman.
SEOUL, KOREA- Daewoo Engineering & Construction said on August 12 in a regulatory filing that it had won a 1,971-billion-won (US$1.77-billion) order to build a large coal-fired power plant near the city of Safi, 200 kilometers south of Casablanca, in Morocco.
SEOUL, KOREA – Samsung SDI has come out on top in the global lithium-ion battery market for three consecutive years. Since its lead over the runner-up (Panasonic) is widening, Samsung SDI is likely to continue to march forward unchallenged.
BUSAN, KOREA - Hutchison Korea Terminals, the operating company for Jaseongdae Dock, Korea's first container-only pier in Busan, has offered the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Busan Metropolitan City government, and Busan Port Authority that it is interested in participating in a development project for the No. 1 and 2 North Busan Port.
Seoul, Korea - Seagate is supplying hybrid drives to Intel to be installed in its ultrabooks, working hand-in-hand with Samsung Electronics. Intel had adopted only solid state drives for its ultrabooks to achieve faster in/output speed and slim thickness.
SEOUL, KOREA – The first half of this year saw imported car brands gain more ground in the domestic car market. Meanwhile, South Korean automakers had been put on the defensive on their home turf in the first half. Most of the domestic automakers witness their sales contract.
The KOSPI market awaits a series of large-scale initial public offerings. Following the IPO announcement of Samsung SDS and Samsung Everland, Daeryun E&S, Kyobo Life, and Air Busan are moving to take their shares public.
SEOUL, KOREA – With General Motors and Chrysler, the biggest automakers in the US, falling into bankruptcy, there is one auto parts maker emerging as a powerful force which has been seeing its business booming. That is SinterOn Co., Ltd.
SEOUL, KOREA - Doosan Group will lend 1 trillion won to its construction unit Doosan Engineering & Construction. In addition, Doosan E&C will take over the HRSG (heat recovery steam generator) business currently owned by Doosan Heavy Industries.
SEOUL, KOREA- SK Hynix announced on October 29 that it achieved record-high performance in the third quarter of this year, posting sales of 4.08 trillion won and an operating profit of 1.16 trillion won.
TEXAS, US - Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the industry’s fastest 12-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The RF-sampling ADC12J4000 clocks in at 4 GSPS and supports the JEDEC JESD204B serial interface standard for data converters up to 8 Gbps, while consuming 50 percent less power than competitive devices.
Korail (Korea Rail) plans to build a WiFi network at 90 stations in the country by the end of October to provide free access to wireless internet service to station visitors.
Currently, KT established WiFi networks in 83 stations which allow KT subscribers to access wireless internet anywhere. KT also plans to build a WiFi network in 5 additional stations. Meanwhile, SK Telecom has established an open-type WiFi network in 90 different stations.
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