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Iron heart to overcome dependence? South Korean government announces huge investment in nurturing next-generation chip industry

According to the Yonhap News Agency, the South Korean government said on the 19th that it will invest 1 trillion won (US $ 863 million) in the next 10 years to cultivate the next-generation semiconductor industry.

The Ministry of Science said that cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) and system-on-chip (SoC) technology, new devices with low power consumption and high performance, and ultra-fine processes will help South Korea overcome its heavy dependence on memory semiconductors.

The report pointed out that in the past five years, South Korea has spent about 1 trillion won on various projects for research and development and various preliminary feasible research.

Looking specifically at this large investment project in South Korea, in the field of AI chips, South Korea will focus on acquiring platform technology that can integrate neural processing components (NPU), ultra-high-speed interfaces and related software.

In response, the Ministry of Science said that it plans to cooperate with existing fabless semiconductor companies to build a platform community that can accelerate development, save money and reduce production time.

In terms of next-generation SoCs, the Ministry of Science of Korea pointed out that it will focus on manufacturing semiconductors for future automobiles, electronic equipment, medicine and biotechnology, energy and robotics, which will promote the creation of safer autonomous vehicles and small communications. Chips, and better AR and VR chips and panels.

In addition, the Korean Ministry of Science also said that future research and development will focus on consolidating equipment, components, and software for 10-nanometer and finer-chip chips.