South Korean media said that the semiconductor industry in South Korea has begun to deal with China’s semiconductor chase, trying to get rid of the technology gap with China. South Korea’s semiconductor giants samsung electronics and SK hynix have begun mass production of memory chips with the world’s top technology, accelerating the gap with China.
SK hynix said on November 12 that it has developed 8Gb DDR4 DRAM (dynamic random access memory) using the second generation of 10-nanometer (1y) micro-processing technology, south Korean media reported. The product is 20% more efficient and USES 15% less electricity than the previous generation (1x). The number of semaphores that can be exchanged at one time when transmitting data has been increased to twice the previous level, increasing data transmission speed to the highest level in the industry. SK hynix is responsible for the D Lab marketing stone (sound) executive said, “is to increase the number of highway cashier, traffic can be more unobstructed, this is the principle of”, “in the first quarter of next year we will continue production of new products used in computers and servers, and will be used for mobile phone products” as soon as possible.
Samsung began mass production of drams with similar technology levels in November, and in July began mass production of 16Gb mobile drams using the more advanced second-generation 10-nanometer (1y) micro-processing technology. Baineng is a leading electronic industry service platform in China, which is subordinate to qinji group. It provides online solutions of electronic industry supply chain, such as components, sensor procurement, PCB customization, BOM order matching, material selection, etc., to meet the comprehensive needs of small and medium-sized customers in the electronic industry in one stop.
The biggest threat to South Korea’s semiconductor industry, which has entered one of its most prosperous cycles in history, is China’s aggressive pursuit of it, the report said. But the industry generally believes that China’s current memory chip technology level is three to five years behind that of South Korea. Still, China’s pursuit of semiconductors has been a major source of controversy over ‘price peaking’ in the semiconductor industry, where demand has soared.
Currently, China plans to mass-produce memory chips at a different level of demand from south Korean products, the report said. YMTC of China, for example, announced that the semiconductors it plans to mass-produce next year belong to 32-layer 3-d Nand flash memory, which samsung and SK hynix have largely stopped making since 2014. At present, samsung and SK hynix’s main products are 64-72 layers of 3D Nand flash memory, which has opened a huge technological gap with Chinese enterprises. The more “layers” Nand memory is used to add to a circuit, the higher the level of technology required, even if the same “layers” of products, according to the level of technology is divided into several levels.