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LG to develop quantum computing tech with Dutch firm
Seoul, April 16 (IANS) LG Electronics has said it has formed ties with Dutch quantum algorithm developer Qu & Co to conduct joint research on quantum computing technology in a move to boost competitiveness in future technologies.
2021-04-16
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Hyundai to again suspend key plant over chip shortage
Seoul, April 16 (IANS) Hyundai Motor said on Friday that it will again suspend the Sonata-producing plant in South Korea for two days next week due to an electronic parts shortage.
2021-04-16
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Kim Jong-un visits mausoleum to mark grandfather's birth anniversary
Seoul, April 16 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited a mausoleum of his late grandfather and the country's founder, Kim Il-sung, on the occasion of the latter's birth anniversary, state media reported on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
N.Korea slams Japan's move on nuclear wastewater
Seoul, April 16 (IANS) North Korea has slammed Japan's decision to discharge radioactive wastewater into the Pacific Ocean as a "threat to human existence" and demanded its immediate withdrawal to prevent a "new catastrophe for the humanity", state media reported.
2021-04-16
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S Korea to set global standards for EV wireless charging
Seoul, April 15 (IANS) South Korea said on Thursday it will ramp up efforts to promote a homegrown charging technology for electric vehicles (EVs) as an international standard, as the country plans to penetrate deeper into the growing sector.
2021-04-15
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
LG-GM joint venture to build second US battery plant
Seoul, April 15 (IANS) A joint venture between South Korean battery maker LG Energy Solution Ltd and US automaker General Motors will build its second battery factory in Tennessee to step up production, industry sources said on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
S Korean mobile carrier SK Telecom to split into 2 firms
Seoul, April 14 (IANS) SK Telecom Co, South Korea's largest mobile carrier, said on Wednesday that it will create a new holding company for its non-mobile subsidiaries to accelerate growth in promising fields and help parent group tighten its grip on its chip-making affiliate, SK hynix Inc.
2021-04-14
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Samsung thanks Biden administration for chip supply meeting
Seoul, April 14 (IANS) Samsung Electronics, the world's largest memory chip producer, on Wednesday expressed its gratitude to US President Joe Biden and his government for holding a meeting with business leaders to resolve the chip shortage in the industry.
2021-04-14
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Samsung to introduce new Galaxy laptops this month
Seoul, April 14 (IANS) Samsung Electronics is expected to introduce new Galaxy laptops later this month as the South Korean tech giant eyes to expand sales of notebooks amid the pandemic-induced stay-at-home trend.
2021-04-14
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Fresh Covid cases back over 700 in S.Korea
Seoul, April 14 (IANS) South Korea's daily new Covid-19 cases rebounded to over 700 on Wednesday, the most in over three months, as health authorities are looking at the option of raising social distancing rules to contain the virus resurgence.
2021-04-14
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
S.Korea regrets Japan's decision on dumping radioactive water
Seoul, April 14 (IANS) South Korea expressed strong regret on Tuesday over Japan's decision to dump radioactive wastewater from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean.
2021-04-14
Category: International, South Korea,Diplomacy,Politics
Huawei blames US for global chip shortage
Seoul, April 13 (IANS) Huawei on Tuesday blamed the US for a global chip shortage as it called for cooperation with South Korea, Japan and Europe to form a new semiconductor supply chain.
2021-04-13
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
S. Korea reports 49 more cases of Covid-19 variants
Seoul, April 12 (IANS) South Korea on Monday reported 49 new cases of Covid-19 variants amid concerns that the spread of more transmissible strains may further strain the country's virus battle.
2021-04-12
Category: International, South Korea,National,Health/Medicine
No link between Covid-19 vaccinations and deaths: S Korea
Seoul, April 12 (IANS) South Korea's health authorities on Monday said there is no causal relation between Covid-19 vaccines and 11 reported deaths after vaccinations, assuring the public of the safety of the vaccines.
2021-04-12
Category: International, South Korea,National,Health/Medicine
S.Korean PM in Iran for bilateral talks
Seoul, April 12 (IANS) South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun has arrived in for talks on a range of issues concerning bilateral ties.
2021-04-12
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S Korea's SK Telecom launches AR app in US
Seoul, April 12 (IANS) SK Telecom Co, South Korea's largest mobile carrier, said on Monday that it launched its augmented reality (AR) app in the US as it seeks widespread adoption of the immersive technology.
2021-04-12
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Mobile carriers in S. Korea tipped for robust Q1 earnings
Seoul, April 11 (IANS) South Korean wireless carriers are estimated to have logged robust earnings in the first quarter on the back of sharp growth in 5G users and their non-telecom businesses, a poll showed on Sunday.
2021-04-11
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
S Korean mobile carriers tipped for robust Q1 earnings
Seoul, April 11 (Yonhap) South Korean wireless carriers are estimated to have logged robust earnings in the first quarter on the back of sharp growth in 5G users and their non-telecom businesses, a poll showed on Sunday.
2021-04-11
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
S. Korea resumes AstraZeneca shots, those under 30 excluded
Seoul, April 11 (IANS) South Korea on Sunday decided to resume administering AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccines to eligible recipients after temporarily putting the programme on hold amid growing concerns over its safety.
2021-04-11
Category: International, South Korea,National,Health/Medicine
LG, SK reach last-minute settlement in US battery dispute
Seoul, April 11 (IANS) Two Korean battery makers -- LG Energy Solution Ltd and SK Innovation-- have reached a settlement in a trade secrets dispute in the US, company officials said on Sunday, hours before a deadline for an import ban on SK.
2021-04-11
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Samsung is ordering OLED TV panels from LG Display: Report
Seoul, April 10 (IANS) Consumer electronics giant Samsung is reportedly in talks with LG for a huge order of OLED TV panels, media reported.
2021-04-10
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Chinese companies to grab top 3 spots in TV panel shipments
Seoul, April 10 (IANS) Chinese companies are forecast to occupy the top three positions in the global TV panel market this year, with BOE leading with 65.2 million units, followed by CSOT with 42.2 million units and HKC with 41.9 million units.
2021-04-10
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Samsung's 'iTest' website lets iPhone users test out Android: Report
Seoul, April 9 (IANS) Samsung has launched a new platform that lets iPhone users experience a Galaxy device from a web browser.
2021-04-09
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
S.Korea to extend tightened quarantine measures
Seoul, April 9 (IANS) South Korea on Friday announced its decision to extend the tightened quarantine measures for three more weeks amid an resurgence of new Covid-19 cases.
2021-04-09
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Iran frees S.Korean tanker after 3 months (Ld)
Seoul/Tehran, April 9 (IANS) Iran has released a South Korean-flagged tanker seized three months ago in the Gulf, the Foreign Ministries in Seoul and Tehran confirmed on Friday.
2021-04-09
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
S.Korea's ruling party suffers defeat in mayoral bypolls
Seoul, April 8 (IANS) South Korea's ruling Democratic Party suffered a crushing defeat in the by-elections for new Mayors of the country's two biggest cities, the National Election Commission said on Thursday.
2021-04-08
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Samsung expects $8.3B in Q1 earnings on strong mobile biz
Seoul, April 7 (IANS) Samsung Electronics on Wednesday expected a market forecast-beating earnings for the first quarter of 2021, estimating its operating profit at $8.3 billion for the first three months of the year, up 44.2 per cent from a year ago.
2021-04-07
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
North Korea opts out of Tokyo Olympics
Seoul, April 6 (IANS) North Korea does not plan to take part in this year's Tokyo Olympic Games because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a media report.
2021-04-06
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Other Sports
LG partners major telecom operator to develop AI services
Seoul, April 6 (IANS) LG Electronics said on Tuesday that it plans to develop cross-platform artificial intelligence (AI)-powered services with KT Corp, South Korea's major telecom operator, to expand use of its human-like algorithm.
2021-04-06
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
LG now sets sights on vehicle parts, AI
Seoul, April 5 (IANS) Leaving its ill-fated mobile business behind, LG Electronics will zero in on bolstering promising sectors, like vehicle components, connected devices and artificial intelligence (AI), industry observers said on Monday, hoping that the segments will fill the hole left by its money-losing unit.
2021-04-05
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Samsung adopts new ERP system for efficient operation globally
Seoul, April 5 (IANS) Samsung Electronics on Monday said the company has adopted a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to enhance efficiency and productivity in its global operations.
2021-04-05
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
LG Electronics exits from loss-making mobile biz
Seoul/New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) LG Electronics said on Monday that it will withdraw from the mobile business after years of money-losing performance amid intensifying competition with bigger rivals.
2021-04-05
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
LG unveils high-end 'Ultra Gear 17' laptop
Seoul, April 4 (IANS) South Korean tech giant LG has unveiled a new laptop, Ultra Gear 17, that is priced at 2.24 million won (around Rs 1,45,500).
2021-04-04
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
After 2 yrs, smartphone users still hungry for 5G, fast speed
Seoul, April 4 (IANS) When 5G networks were first rolled out in South Korea in April 2019, telecom operators claimed that their ultrafast mobile speeds and low latency would usher in a new era for smartphone users and even power future technologies from autonomous vehicles to virtual reality (VR) content to cloud gaming.
2021-04-04
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Google to invest over $44 mn in taxi-hailing firm Kakao Mobility
Seoul, April 2 (IANS) Tech giant Google will invest more than 50 billion won ($44.15 million) in Kakao Mobility Corp., the top taxi-hailing company in South Korea.
2021-04-02
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Seoul jointly bids with N. Korea to co-host 2032 Olympics
Seoul, April 1 (IANS) Despite no perceptible thaw in their relations, Seoul said on Thursday it has submitted a joint bid with the North Korean capital of Pyongyang to co-host the 2032 Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games, according to a report.
2021-04-01
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Other Sports
S.Korea reports 506 more Covid-19 cases, 103,088 in total
Seoul, March 31 (IANS) South Korea reported 506 more cases of Covid-19 as of midnight Tuesday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 103,088.
2021-03-31
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
Samsung's Texas chip plant returning to normal levels
Seoul, March 31 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Co.'s chip production at its US plant is approaching normal levels, an official from the company said, following a month-long shutdown caused by a power outage in the region.
2021-03-31
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
S Korea plans to fine Apple $265,000 for hampering probe
Seoul, March 31 (IANS) South Korea's corporate watchdog said on Wednesday that it has decided to refer the local unit of Apple and one of its executives to the prosecution for impeding the regulator's probe into unfair business practices.
2021-03-31
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
1st all-electric Kia car can do 500 kms on single charge
Seoul, March 30 (IANS) Taking Elon Musk-run Tesla head on, South Korea's No 2 automaker Kia on Tuesday unveiled the EV6, its first all-electric model built on a dedicated platform that can travel over 500 kms on a single charge.
2021-03-30
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Samsung, LG TVs earn advanced Wi-Fi 6E certification (Ld)
Seoul, March 30 (IANS) South Korea's two largest TV makers Samsung and LG Electronics said on Tuesday that their premium TVs have obtained a certification for advanced Wi-Fi technology that enables them to deliver faster and more stable connectivity.
2021-03-30
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Samsung Mini LED TVs earn advanced Wi-Fi 6E certification
Seoul, March 30 (IANS) Samsung announced on Tuesday that its Mini LED TVs have obtained a certification for advanced Wi-Fi technology that enables them to deliver faster and more stable connectivity.
2021-03-30
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite images, specifications revealed
Seoul, March 29 (IANS) Samsung is reportedly planning to announce the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite tablet in June and now reputed tipster Evan Blass has shared a new render along with some of the major specs of the upcoming device.
2021-03-29
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Hyundai mulls suspension of key plant on chip shortage
Seoul, March 29 (IANS) Hyundai Motor said on Monday it is considering suspending production at a domestic plant next month due to a global semiconductor chip shortage.
2021-03-29
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
S Korea's 2nd largest chip maker gets nod for $106B project
Seoul, March 29 (IANS) Amid the semiconductor war between the US and China, South Korea said on Monday it has granted the final approval to SK hynix's 120 trillion-won ($106 billion) project to build a new semiconductor complex, a move that could ease supply shortages in the global market.
2021-03-29
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Samsung reclaims top spot in smartphone sales in Feb
Seoul, March 29 (IANS) Samsung Electronics reclaimed the top spot in global smartphone sales in February, a report showed on Monday, after it narrowly beat Apple on the back of the early release of the Galaxy S21 series.
2021-03-29
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Galaxy S21 smartphone sales top 1mn units in S. Korea
Seoul, March 29 (IANS) Samsung Electronics said that domestic sales of its new flagship smartphone series, the Galaxy S21, surpassed 1 million units last week.
2021-03-29
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
S.Korean President's approval rating rises
Seoul, March 29 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating rose 0.3 percentage points over the week to 34.4 per cent last week, a poll revealed on Monday.
2021-03-29
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Climate change: Seas around S.Korea get warmer
Seoul, March 28 (IANS) Seas around South Korea have become warmer over the past five years due to rising temperatures, a report by the country's fishery ministry said on Sunday.
2021-03-28
Category: International, South Korea,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Samsung, Marvell develops new System-on-a-Chip for 5G networks
Seoul, March 27 (IANS) Samsung Electronics said it has developed a new System-on-a-Chip (SoC) that can improve the performance of 5G networks in collaboration with US chip designer Marvell Technology Ltd.
2021-03-27
Category: International, South Korea,Technology