Samsung targeting No. 1 maker in global NAND market, following its prior position in D RAM market

https://korean-electronics.com//inquirySamsung Electronics, which recently released its plan to inject no less than KRW 8 trillion into its new NAND flash production line, turned out to have a plan to become a company that overcomes its global rivals in building more global NAND production facilities from this year to next year.
Taking advantage of the likelihood of global competitors’ falling behind in their investments due to the Corona virus, Samsung Electronics expects to become the global No. 1 maker in the NAND market through its large-scale investment and swift response to the potential increase of demand in the future – based upon the overwhelming competitiveness in NAND business.
Samsung Electronics plans to produce cutting-edge NAND products in the 2nd Pyungtaek production line, which is scheduled to operate in the second half of next year – in line with global growing demands.
Samsung Electronics, which first started its mass-production of the six-generation of V NAND products in the industry, is expected to manufacture the seven-generation of products through this new production line.

First-Quarter 2020 Global Semiconductor Equipment Billings Up 13 Percent Year-On-Year
Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings contracted 13 percent to US$15.57 billion quarter-over-quarter in Q1 2020 but increased 13 percent year-on-year, according to a recent announcement by the global industry association SEMI, representing the electronics design and manufacturing supply chain.
The data are gathered jointly with the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ) from over 80 global equipment companies that provide data on a monthly basis. The quarterly billings data by region in billions of US dollars, quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year change by region are as follows. <Source:SEMI>

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KCAB’s Growing Efforts toward Becoming An Arbitration Leader in Northeast Asia

https://korean-electronics.com//inquiryMost global trade companies face potential risks of trade conflicts among themselves amid the deepening dependence on trade in this global economic era. Moreover, as more cases of global trade conflicts are emerging through the damage caused by the global spread of COVID-19, finding solutions for such trade conflicts seem to be an urgent challenge. In line with this global situation, I conducted an interview with Lee Ho-won, the president of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB), to discuss possible solutions to overcome this current situation, an especially about the importance of arbitration.

Firstly, could you briefly introduce KCAB?

KCAB, as a permanent court arbitration organization, was established in 1966 and has since been consistently committed to preventing conflicts occurring in the process of business transactions in advance both domestically and overseas, and to assist in settling the conflicts speedily and fair-mindedly through the arbitration procedures. KCAB has thus contributed to the creation of better conditions for the business deals, and thereby to the development of Korea’s national economy.


Why do you think arbitration is so important for global trading enterprises?

Arbitration is now recognized as the most efficient tool among global trading enterprises in order to resolve trading conflicts. Trading companies have significant potential and practical risks of conflicts while being engaged in trading. Frankly speaking, there is no exception to such risks for global trading companies.
If a Korean exporter is facing a situation in which it cannot receive an export bill in exchange for its delivered export goods to a purchasing company, because the two companies failed to insert arbitration clauses in the sales contract due to each company’s individual choices — then, normally, the most efficient way for the Korean company to retrieve the trading bill is to take the matter to court in the United States. However, this involves many risks in terms of time, cost and process.
In this regard, arbitration deserves to be called the most efficient option for the Korean company. Unlike the results of each country’s judicial trials, arbitration has its guarantee in execution in 159 nations through the New York Convention, an abbreviation of The United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (1958). If the Korean company failed to use arbitration at a suitable time, the company may face danger in terms of its business management caused by such risks.
It is therefore recommended that trading companies engaged in frequent international transactions utilize the arbitration procedures in order to protect their own interests. The utilization of the arbitration with KCAB would help Korean exporters avoid any damages caused by irrational judgements, and the expenses amounting to more than the transaction amount.

Which type of businesses are currently making the most use of arbitration in Korea?

In Korea, companies engaged in the construction industry are currently using arbitration services more than other enterprises. I believe this is related to the issue of business volume. It is very important for companies under business dispute to decrease business risks by settling the problem as soon as possible through the arbitration procedure.
Now nearly thirty percent of domestic clients for arbitration services are from the construction industry. It’s a recognized fact that the use of arbitration has become common sense in the overseas construction field. For construction enterprises, the reducing of financing risk is a crucial step they must take as soon as they can.

Is there any new noticeable movement among international commercial arbitration boards amid the global widespread of Corona Virus 19?

It is true that there is no lack of competition in the area of webinars among international commercial arbitration boards, caused by the global widespread of CV-19, in order to innovatively meet the needs of international arbitration services.
For example, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) uses webinars most frequently among international commercial arbitration boards. Currently the main flow in the demand for webinar is shifting from China to Korea, indicating that KCAB offers more security than commercial arbitration boards in China.
There were cases where many Korean companies could not keep promises with Chinese partners in the time when Korea ranked No. 1 in the number of CV-19 infectees worldwide. In such an environment, the question of which partner should take responsibility for potential force majeure was a hot issue. I think this kind of dispute will certainly be a debated issue in the global business dealings from now on.
KCAB is now discussing how to provide online arbitration services to clients in a secure way, more than the level of webinars. In a similar vein, I think it is very important for us to issue a Seoul Protocol in advance. In consideration of the current times when only webinars must be used for a considerable time, I think finding ways to secure the veracity and impartiality of arbitration services is a most important issue for us all.
Fortunately, I think Korea’s current showing of crisis management ability is assisting in the perception and reputation of our services of arbitration to be consistently elevated in the global arbitration markets.

Do you have any special plans to boost people’s perception of arbitration and thus to help companies secure their profits?

KCAB has developed standard contracts and we have begun to distribute these contracts to some companies. From now on, KCAB plans to develop and distribute standard contracts to various types of companies.
KCAB will persistently encourage companies to insert arbitration clauses in their standard contracts, and in this regard, we will carry out arbitration education on a regular basis.
I think the consistent expansion of infrastructure is necessary for enhancing the perception of KCAB and arbitration, through the expansion of human resources. KCAB currently has many professional and experienced arbitrators, and we will seek to recruit professional and experienced arbitrators in order to meet clients’ various arbitration demands.
I believe that the creation of a virtuous circle in which companies actively recognize KCAB and its arbitration services can be made after they develop the habit of utilizing KCAB’s high level of arbitration services naturally.
KCAB will consistently build cooperative systems with related global organizations. We already concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with HKIAC. In a time when the disturbances in Hong Kong are occurring again, the demand for our arbitration services is expected to rise naturally. I think the elevation of the perception of KCAB and its services is important, in line with the increased “Korea Premium” amidst the CV-19 crisis.
KCAB will continue to distribute promotional videos in order to consistently publicize our performance of arbitration services. It is an encouraging phenomenon that our popularity is steadily increasing in international arbitration markets, backed by Korea’s crisis management ability.

Lastly, do you have any advice for our domestic companies?

KCAB carried out 444 cases of arbitration last year, showing that a growing number of companies are seeking to use our arbitration services. However, I think there are Korean companies still reluctant to utilize arbitration, thus missing the opportunity for keeping their business profits. In this context, I think KCAB needs to carry out at least 1,000 arbitration cases on a yearly basis in line with Korean companies’ growing perceptions of the importance of arbitration services offered by KCAB.
Most Korean companies are still too neglectful about the importance of the conflict settlement clauses in drawing up their business contracts. I hope that companies under the situations where arbitration becomes necessary will recognize the vital necessity of the use of arbitration. Korean companies need to perceive the importance of such arbitration procedures now more than ever in order not to suffer damage their businesses. I therefore strongly recommend that Korean companies bring the arbitration cases to KCAB as much as possible, even if they need to give up other clauses in exchange.

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Air Freshener & Hand Sanitizer

https://korean-electronics.com//inquiry[INQ. NO. 2006E14] Hankook Towel Machine’s air freshener is a high-grade fragrance container that works well with the surrounding environment. It operates as a battery without a separate power supply and can control the spraying interval to 7,15, and 30 minutes. The UV coating does not cause discoloration, so it can be used like the first purchase.
The perfume is made to be widely sprayable to the outlet from the fragrance. It is also easy to check the replacement time of the battery. A lock type key is applied to prevent the contents from being lost or stolen.
Two AA batteries are inserted into the space for the batteries needed for operation.

Hankook Towel Machine’s HTM-627 hand sanitizer is an essential product for hygienic hand care and maintenance of cleanliness by using the best disposable hand sterilizer container. This product effectively removes 99.9 percent of germs present on the hands and effectively prevents various infectious diseases. It is a disposable exclusive hand disinfector that can be used effectively without any residual amount of contents by a soft push-button method with modern design and a maintenance check window on the front side. The UV coating does not cause discoloration, so it can be used like the first purchase.
Checking the cycle of hand disinfection gel change is easy. Any user can easily use this product by lightly pressing the push button on the front.

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High-performance Inverter

https://korean-electronics.com//inquiry[INQ. NO. 2006E13] Sensor-less vector control equipped with constant torque can be applied to applications available for power operation. This inverter realizes simple sequence operation.
It has a simple structure with removable cooling fan, smoothing capacitor, and a control terminal.
Automatic operation for accelerating the load situations such as cranes or conveyors is also possible.
It is very easy to maintain this product. As it consists of parts guaranteeing longer life, ten years of life in design is realized. The life of this product can be further extended by the on/off control of the cooling fan.
Any temperature rise of the product can be monitored. The life warning signal can improve ease of maintenance.
DOTECH has provided industrial temperature/humidity equipment and the product group of temperature/humidity controllers (HTX Series) for dehumidification of large ships.
It has also supplied optimized various products and solutions in order to improve and maintain quality in various areas based on its unique technologies and accumulated experience in environmental measurement, and control areas for R&D; plus production process control of LCD, KGMP of pharmaceutical products, automobile components, and foods.

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Slow Juicer ‘HUROM’

https://korean-electronics.com//inquiry[INQ. NO. 2006E12] HUROM Co., Ltd. is the world’s first healthy kitchen appliance company to develop and manufacture a slow juicer under the brand name HUROM with the help of its commitment to R&D (research & development) in the field of juice extraction over the past 40 years.
HUROM pioneered the slow juicer market based upon its own unrivaled source technology, and thus it became a top company leading the industry.
HUROM grows steadily based upon its management philosophy: “Contributing to humankind’s health through developing technology that benefits humanity and creating a healthy dietary life culture.”
HUROM’s slow juicer prevents the creation of frictional heat and the influx of air through slow juice extraction, while minimizing the destruction and the oxidation of nutrients including antioxidant enzyme, vitamin, and phytochemicals. Accordingly, it preserves the taste and the nutrients of vegetables and fruits in a state of nature.
HUROM’s slow juicer ‘HUROM EASY’, as an innovative product, adopts the widest feeding entrance (136mm), and two-liter volume of mega hopper, and it thus can extract fruits and vegetables in whole form.
The cutting wing was installed at the bottom part of the mega hopper and so this juicer automatically cuts the whole ingredients inserted, thereby drastically decreasing the burden of preparing ingredients.
The double-structure of compression filter can be conveniently washed in just thirty seconds by rinsing with water as it leaves no residues at all while extracting juice.
Moreover, this juicer, featuring a balanced minimalist design, creates a harmonious and elegant atmosphere in any part of the kitchen with its matte color.
The chairman of the company explains, “HUROM is a company providing health benefits for humankind. We realized our philosophy as an enterprise with technologies and products for promoting people’s health. In order to do that, we will contribute to people’s health and happiness, not only through various health home appliances including health juicer ‘HUROM’ but also through using 100% home-made juices, in order to help people develop healthy dietary habits by preparing natural ingredients themselves”.

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Total Automotive Engineering Services

https://korean-electronics.com//inquiryTenergy’s major business areas
– Powertrain development, Vehicle engineering, Big data management, Fuel consumption analysis and improvement

[INQ. NO. 2006E11] TENERGY Co., Ltd., as a leading automotive engineering consultancy services provider, offers an extensive portfolio of leading technology and superior consulting services, as well as next-generation solutions.
Powertrain development is one of TENERGY’s main engineering services and the company offers detailed and flexible solutions for the development as total program or selected services.
TENERGY’s engine development is carried out to cover gasoline engines, diesel engines, industrial engines, and engines for drones (two-stroke, four-stroke,wankel).
TENERGY is engaged in the transmission development of manual T/M, auto T/M, DCT, and multi-speed gearbox for EVs.
The vehicle engineering of TENERGY provides various engineering services for vehicle development and production based on engineering know-how and program management capability. TENERGY is competent in carrying out vehicle-design and validation (including prototype for test & validation), simultaneous engineering, tool & equipment development and manufacturing engineering. Through close collaboration with powertrain engineering, TENERGY creates competitive vehicle in terms of performance, cost, fuel efficiency, etc.
Big data analysis and management are essential to process huge amounts of test data. Under the TENERGY’s big data management system, all information and data for the test drives can be found through the company intranet via a clearly arranged web dashboard independent of time, location and platform and can be used for analyses.
EFDM (Energy Flow-Down Method) of TENERGY can analyze the fuel consumption and contribution of each component and ECU/TCU control data through system approach, and the client can have a complete view of the quantitative fuel consumption and contribution of each component. In addition, the client can identify the weak and strong points against target vehicles and understand how top makers optimize every component and control data. And, as the final outcome, the client can implement short, mid and long-term catch-up plans at the most efficient cost.

Major Clients
– Automotive OEMs

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Body-Composition Analyzer (Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis; BIA)

https://korean-electronics.com//inquiry[INQ. NO. 2006E10] InBody Co. Ltd. (“InBody”) is a global healthcare company and is internationally recognized as creator of the standard machine for body-composition analysis. Over the years, InBody has consistently grown at over 20% each year, and as a result, InBody is now widely used in hospitals and fitness centers.
Headquartered in South Korea, InBody has seven wholly owned subsidiaries across the globe — the USA, Japan, Netherlands, China, Malaysia, India, and Mexico. Every day, millions of people across 100 countries use InBody’s products and services for a better quality of life.
InBody uses a combination of low and high frequencies to determine extracellular, intracellular, and total body water. The use of multiple frequencies allows InBody devices to achieve a high level of precision.
Using the structural features of the human body, InBody created ‘Eight-point tactile electrodes with thumb electrode.’ This allowed InBody to consistently start the measurement at the same location to provide reproducible results.
Direct Segmental Measurement-BIA (DSM-BIA) regards the human body as composed of five cylinders: left arm, right arm, trunk, left leg, and right leg. InBody independently measures each cylinder separately to provide accurate measurements for the entire body.
InBody measures body composition without relying on empirical assumptions such as age, and gender to produce accurate and precise results that are validated using gold standard methods.

New standard for high-end InBody
The InBody 970 has further developed BIA body composition by using patented technology to analyze abdominal fat and total body water. The amount and type of abdominal fat that an individual carries is a key health indicator that is difficult to measure. The InBody 970 aims to provide quick and accurate assessments for all individuals; paired with the Yscope, the InBody 970 gives an in-depth abdominal fat analysis within 90 seconds.
By measuring each body segment at 3MHz, the InBody 970 can provides pages of in-depth analysis of extracellular and intracellular water. This depth of body water analysis can be used to identify undiagnosed chronic conditions, target inflammation, and tailor treatments.

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Converter-embedded T8 LED TUBE Lamp

https://korean-electronics.com//inquiry[INQ. NO. 2006E09] Established in 1987, SAMJIN LND Co., Ltd. has been growing into a globally recognized company based upon 32 years of accumulated precision-mold technologies. With consistent investment in technology development and quality management, SAMJIN LND, as a major provider of various types of industry parts used in displays, secondary batteries, and OA, etc., has been positioned as a leader in its field.

SAMJIN LND started its LED lighting business since 2009 and grew into Korea’s representative total LED-lighting products provider while supplying everything, from home/office lights – to industrial high-power floodlights, special explosion-proof lighting, road lighting, and smart system lighting, by utilizing its excellent optical technology and precision-mold technology.
Targeting global markets this year, SAMJIN LND released its advanced T8 LED tube lamp, a converter-embedded style product, by using its manufacturing technology know-how and specialized technology accumulated over the past 12 years. The newly revealed product features requirement of low-consumption electricity (12.5W), high quality, and reasonable price.
Any user can easily install this competitive converter-embedded T8 LED tube lamp after such easy operations as removing lamp and stabilizer and AC-connecting directly to the LED lamp, utilizing the existing fluorescent lighting fixtures (base size: T8, G13) installed in offices, households, and commercial buildings.

The T8 LED tube lamp takes advantage of having a more stable operating driver and low ratio of failure rate, compared to existing compatible lamps.
The T8 LED tube lamp has a superior color-rendering index: 1,800lm of brightness and more than Ra80 (R9>10) of high optical efficiency. It has a super lifespan, guaranteeing over 17 million times of use. Through use of the nation’s major brand of LED chips and operation driver, the tube lamp performs the highest level of stability and high reliability.
SAMJIN LND’s converter-embedded T8 LED tube lamp is thus a very prominent LED-lighting fixture with the advantage of ensuring noticeably decreased expenses for maintenance, featuring low electricity (12.5W) consumption, high optical efficiency, longer lifespan, and reasonable prices.

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Alicon Breaker

https://korean-electronics.com//inquiry[INQ. NO. 2006E08] Alicon breaker is the most representative hydraulic breaker of DAEMO Engineering Co., Ltd., which has a business history of thirty years. This breaker features superior crushing force and durability.
DAEMO Engineering marks its 31st anniversary of establishment this year, as an integrated company that specializes in attachment & special-purpose machinery. The company’s business started over 30 years ago with the production of hydraulic breakers.

Through long years of ceaseless product development and research, DAEMO Engineering has finally succeeded in releasing its Alicon breaker, which has positioned it as a global top breaker brand, while maintaining its reputation in the global market for about ten years.

DAEMO Engineering has a varied line-up of Alicon breakers – from 0.5 ton to 140 tons, which can be easily compatible with any kinds of excavator brands. And through the ABF (Anti-Blank Firing) system, the durability of products and parts are enhanced.
There are many advantages of Alicon breaker:
Firstly, it is a purely Korean-made brand. As all required processes are carried out in Korea, this brand delivers high quality.
Secondly, this brand has strong crushing force, so it can deliver high productivity in not only the 2nd work place, but also the 1st, indicating that it delivers high productivity in consideration of working hours.
Thirdly, through the ABF system, an adopted breaking function of the brand, this brand helps reduce the abrasion of products & parts, and thus decrease the maintenance cost continuously and effectively through the benefits of the product’s increased durability and the extension of the replacement cycle of consumables.
Lastly, through adjusting two-stroke, work productivity was noticeably increased. Thus, any operators can conduct their work efficiency easily and conveniently.
This diverse range of Alicon breakers is being delivered to 61 dealers in 53 nations as of last year, drawing high satisfaction among customers.
Alicon breakers are being supplied to global customers swiftly and accurately through the company’s four major global corporate bodies – the United States, Europe, China, and South Korea.
DAEMO Engineering is forming its unique global business relations through participation in various overseas construction exhibitions and holding events with dealers.

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Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Solution

https://korean-electronics.com//inquiryNURI Telecom, Global Leader in End-to-End AMI & IoT Infrastructure Solutions

[INQ. NO. 2006E07] The AMI system is an important technology that goes beyond the Smart Grid and IoT to fully embody the 4th-industrial revolution.
NURI Telecom is a pioneer of the AMI system and has maintained its top leader’s position in the Korean AMI market with related advanced technology.
Also, NURI Telecom’s AMR/AMI/prepaid AMI systems have been selected as power-efficient solutions by 49 global utility companies.

AMI brand, AiMiR
AiMiR is NURI Telecom’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) brand with interactive communication that provides AMI solutions for communication devices such as smart meters, concentrators, repeaters, electronic billing presentment and payment (EBPP), including HES S/W worldwide. AMI system is a solution for remotely collects, processes, stores, manages and analyzes data of life energy consumption such as electricity, water, and gas.
It also extends the life expectancy of meters ( from 7 years to 15 years) and reduces the cost of meter replacement. In addition, easy management for overdue customers (relay on /off).
100% cost-saving for site visiting in case of meter failure and cost-saving for the manpower of meter reading.
AiMiR is a secured online prepaid AMI system for smart meters, and IPv6-based end-to-end service optimized for the Internet, and a proven mesh RF and PLC AMI system.
It also supports IoT standard protocols and provides scalability through rich domestic and international experience in 19 countries.
The AMI system features various energy (electricity, water, gas) information collection systems.

And it is a total service providing everything from data collection to billing, real-time monitoring of meter reading data and various statistical information. In addition, it is a technology that has obtained domestic and international certifications (communication, conformity) by providing high security by applying wired / wireless / mobile technical support and certificate-based security technology.
KEPCO AMI has successfully completed the system for more than 1.6 million customers in Korea.
NURI Telecom has also successfully completed the Gothenburg Energy AMI project for 27,450 customers in Sweden and the SORIA AMI project for 890,126 customers in Norway and ECG online prepaid AMI project for 201,082 customers in Ghana and ENCHCMC project for 95,300 customers in Vietnam.

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