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Seoul, South Korea, February, 18, 2019 - SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) today announced that it will showcase next-generation media service ‘oksusu Social VR’ at MWC 2019, to be held in Barcelona from February 25 to 28, 2019.SK Telecom and Deutsche Telekom will both set up a ‘Social VR Experience Zone’ at their booth to jointly demonstrate ‘oksusu Social VR.’ At the zone, visitors will be able to watch a soccer game together in the same virtual space while chatting with each other and sharing comments about the game. SK Telecom’s Social VR Experience Zone will be located in Fira Gran Via Hall 3 Central Hall.The two companies will invite visitors to dive into a deeper level of the virtual reality world of the 5G era by enabling them to experience more fun and intuitive media and communications beyond the limitations of location and language.‘oksusu Social VR,’ a mobile social VR service that enables users to interact with each other while jointly watching Over-the-Top (OTT) content, successfully combined advanced social features with Korea’s largest OTT platform ‘oksusu* in the virtual reality environment.oksusu is the largest OTT platform in Korea with 10 million subscribers. It offers a total of 170,000 movies, TV dramas and video-on-demand created by 140 channels.By accessing the service wearing a VR headset, users who are remotely located can gather in the same VR space to watch ‘oksusu’ video content and engage in conversations feeling as if they are right next to each other. Up to eight users can gather in one virtual room to share experience.In the virtual environment, each user appears as an avatar, which can be deeply personalized by selecting face shape, hair style, eye/nose shape, skin color, clothes and accessories.With the application of gesture recognition technology, avatars can mimic user’s gestures in real time. For instance, they can pick up and throw popcorns, wave cheer sticks and fly paper planes in the VR space. In addition, T real Avatar Framework, which includes Blend Shape technology, has been applied to easily adjust avatar’s face/body shape and realize natural facial expressions.Furthermore, with the commercial launch of 5G, ‘oksusu Social VR’ will offer high-definition 360-dgree video and multi-view service, which enables users to watch from diverse viewpoints at the same time.In October 2018 ‘oksusu Social VR’ has won the 2018 Global Telecoms Awards in the category of ‘Content Matters’ for showing how it will dramatically change people’s lifestyle and media consumption in the 5G era. Organized by Informa, a global ICT research institute, Global Telecoms Awards is held annually to recognize innovation in advancing and transforming today's telecom industry.“Deutsche Telekom firmly believes that 5G is the future, and AR/VR is one of the most tangible use cases for 5G. The Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom strategic partnership has resulted in many successful outcomes, and Social VR is the most recent cooperation topic. I sincerely believe that our strong partnership will result in more successes as we prepare to launch 5G network and services.” said Alex Jinsung Choi, SVP, Strategy & Technology In ovation of Deutsche Telekom"Immersive media including AR and VR will be the most innovative and crucial services in the era of 5G. SK Telecom is building a virtual world beyond reality to enable customers to enjoy new media and richer communications," said Jeon Jin-soo, Vice President and Head of Media Labs of SK Telecom.[WikiLeaks Korea=By Junhyeok Shin]   

비즈 Business | Junhyeok Shin / WikiLeaks Korea | 2019-02-18 18:45

Samsung Electronics reported financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2018, and the fiscal year 2018. The Company posted KRW 59.27 trillion in consolidated quarterly revenue, down 10 percent from a year earlier, and KRW 10.8 trillion in quarterly operating profit, down 29 percent.For 2018, Samsung reported KRW 243.77 trillion in revenue and KRW 58.89 trillion in operating profit. This marked a second straight year of setting record financial results, even as unfavorable business and macroeconomic factors led to slower performance in the final quarter. The year also saw many technology breakthroughs and innovations across its businesses, which solidified the foundation for future growth.Fourth quarter earnings were affected by a drop in demand for memory chips used in data centers and smartphones. The System LSI and Foundry businesses also saw profits decline due to weak seasonality.Overall earnings at the Display Panel Business decreased slightly due to growing competition between mobile display makers.In the IT & Mobile Communications (IM) Division, smartphone shipments and prices fell in the fourth quarter in a stagnant but highly competitive market, despite strong seasonal demand. However, the Networks Business reported gains on the back of 5G equipment installations and expansion of LTE networks.Quarterly earnings increased in the Consumer Electronics (CE) Division, led by strong sales of premium TVs, such as QLED TVs.Looking ahead, Samsung expects demand in the Memory Business to remain weak in the first quarter due to seasonality and macroeconomic uncertainties as well as inventory adjustments by major customers. For OLED, profitability is likely to decline, weighed on by slow sales of premium smartphones and rising competition with LTPS LCD products. As for LCD, earnings are expected to decline as a result of large-scale capacity expansions in the industry.Earnings in the IM Division are likely to improve in the first quarter, helped by the planned launch of the new flagship Galaxy smartphone and the introduction of commercial 5G telecom services in Korea. The CE Division will unveil new TV models and focus on premium home appliances, in order to prioritize profitability in a slower season.For 2019, the Company expects overall annual earnings to decline due to weaker performance by the Memory Business. Demand for memory products and OLED panels is expected to pick up from the second half.Under its commitment to achieving sustainable growth over the mid- and long-term, Samsung will focus on enhancing its existing leadership and developing new growth areas. The Company plans to boost R&D activities, expand external technology collaboration and actively invest in strengthening core capabilities.In the component business, Samsung will continue to improve its technology lead and offer new solutions to meet increasing demand for automotive and AI chipsets. The Company also aims to bring new innovation to OLED screens for smartphones and develop new applications.Samsung is offering new product innovations this year including foldable smartphones and MicroLED TVs. In AI, an enhanced Bixby will enable greater connectivity and build an AI-powered services platform to support more devices and applications. In 5G, Samsung is set to bolster its position in the market by providing solutions across network equipment, devices and chipsets.In 2018, Samsung Electronics’ capital expenditure was KRW 29.4 trillion, with KRW 23.7 trillion allocated to semiconductors and KRW 2.9 trillion to displays. In the Memory Business, capex increased slightly YoY due to expansion at the Pyeongtaek campus. Capex in the Foundry Business, however, returned to levels seen in prior years as the 10nm line expansion was completed in 2017. Capex for flexible OLED panels was significantly lower than it was in the previous year. Semiconductor Recovery Seen in Second QuarterThe Semiconductor businesses posted KRW 18.75 trillion in consolidated revenue and KRW 7.77 trillion in operating profit in the fourth quarter.The Memory Business saw overall market demand for NAND and DRAM drop due to macroeconomic uncertainties and adjustments in inventory levels by customers including datacenter companies and smartphone makers. For NAND, overall demand was low, as major customers opted to hold back on orders in anticipation of further reduction in price.Amid the lackluster sale of smartphones, a trend toward high-density in mobile persisted, and the All-Flash-Array portion increased in the fourth quarter. In the case of DRAM, server demand declined due to inventory adjustments by datacenter companies. For mobile, while mobile set demand reduced due to weak sales of new smartphones by major customers, growing orders of high-density products over 6GB content partly eased the negative trend.Although DRAM earnings decreased QoQ due to the rapidly shrinking demand brought by the global economic volatility, Samsung worked to strengthen and maintain cost competitiveness by expanding its 1Xnm process migration and design-in of 1Ynm to secure its technological leadership.Looking at the first quarter, the Memory Business will continue to face slow demand set off by weak seasonality and major customers staying the course with inventory adjustments. For NAND, even under the overall sluggish demand, growth in high-density, high-performance SSDs for datacenters and All-Flash-Array replacements implemented by the enterprise sector are projected to continue.Meanwhile, demand for storage over 128GB for flagship and premium smartphones will remain solid, even though sales of mobile devices are anticipated to be soft. For DRAM, inventory adjustments primarily by server companies will squeeze demand, but Samsung will carry out 1Ynm process migration and boost shipments of innovative products such as high-density server products, High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) and GDDR6.On a positive note, demand for memory is seen gradually recovering from the second quarter, as the high-density trend in major applications continues due to the seasonal effects in the second half of 2019. As NAND price is softened, the demand across all applications will increase while orders for high-density NAND chipsets edge up. In particular, server and smartphone companies in need of high-performance, high-density memory will be strong and Samsung will intensify cost competitiveness by expanding the supply of fourth-generation and beyond V-NAND.DRAM demand will post gains in the second quarter, as customers wrap up inventory adjustments and the seasonal effect drives growth in the demand for set builds. As the trend toward high-performance cloud service continues along with the launch of a new CPU in the second quarter, demand growth for high-density server DRAM will be solid.In mobile, the adoption of high-density mobile DRAM over 8GB will expand and memory content for mid- to low-segment models will increase. Samsung will closely monitor changes in the market demand, all the while continuing to invest flexibly and managing capacity. While focusing on 1Ynm product ramp-up, it will develop 1Znm product. Samsung will also strengthen its memory offerings with 16Gb based high-density server products, uMCP over 8GB and HBM, to meet its customers’ needsAs for System LSI Business in the fourth quarter, overall earnings declined due to slowing demand for image sensors, as the Chinese market entered a weak season. In the first quarter, Samsung will improve profitability by increasing the supply of APs, image sensors and DDIs for flagship smartphones. For 2019, the Company will commercialize the world’s first 5G modem chips and expand its image sensor offerings.For the Foundry Business, earnings fell in the fourth quarter on weak seasonality and as the struggling crypto currency market put in less orders for mining chips. Foundry demand in the first quarter will remain stagnant due to the slow demand for mobile components and crypto currency mining chips.The Company, while concentrating preparations for a full-scale production of the 7-nano EUV process in the second half, will complete the development of the 5-nano EUV process. Additionally, the Foundry Business will increase its customer base by over 40 percent from the previous year, as part of efforts to further stabilize the business structure. Display to Improve Profitability with Differentiated ProductsThe Display Panel Business reported KRW 9.17 trillion in consolidated revenue and KRW 0.97 trillion in operating profit in the fourth quarter. Overall earnings decreased slightly QoQ as sales of mobile displays declined due to rising competition with LTPS LCD panels despite strong demand for flexible OLED panels. For large displays, earnings improved QoQ driven by increased sales in the premium segment such as high-resolution and ultra-large TV panels.Looking to the first quarter of 2019, sales of mobile displays are likely to be affected by unfavorable market conditions like intensifying competition and sluggish smartphone demand. To maintain profitability, Samsung will actively respond to demand from major partners and expand its customer portfolio.In large displays, the Company forecasts ASP pressure on LCD panels under weak seasonality and ongoing capacity expansions in the industry in the first quarter. Samsung will strive to improve profitability by focusing on reducing cost and improving production efficiency.In 2019, Samsung expects demand for flexible OLED panels for smartphones to rebound from the second half. Against this backdrop, the Company will make efforts to expand the OLED market through innovative technologies for new applications and increase the portion of OLED panels for smartphones through differentiated features.As for LCD in 2019, despite uncertainties from capacity expansions in the industry, the Company expects demand for the premium TV panels to continue to grow including UHD, 8K and ultra-large TVs. In response, Samsung will focus on enhancing profitability by delivering high-margin products. Mobile Business Seeks Growth From New Flagship SmartphonesThe IT & Mobile Communications Division (IM) posted KRW 23.32 trillion in consolidated revenue and KRW 1.51 trillion in operating profit for the fourth quarter of 2018.In Q4, operating profit decreased QoQ due to a decline in both smartphone sales volume and revenue amid a sluggish smartphone market overall despite strong seasonal demand.Looking ahead to the first quarter, demand for smartphones and tablet PCs is projected to decline due to the seasonal slowdown in the market. Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S10 next month at the Unpacked event in San Francisco and its new flagship model smartphones are expected to prop up sales and business performance in the coming months.However, overall smartphone shipments are likely to remain at a similar level QoQ as shipments of the Company’s mass-market models have temporarily declined due to a lineup reorganization. This reorganization is being carried out to better promptly respond to rapid changing market trends and the needs of target customers.For the whole of 2019, demand for smartphones is expected to maintain the same level seen in 2018 while market ASP is projected to rise due to a trend toward adopting high-end features such as large screens, higher memory capacity, and multi-cameras. The environment overall will remain challenging due to the sluggish growth of the global smartphone market and material cost burden.Acknowledging the hurdles ahead, Samsung plans to boost smartphone sales and achieve solid business performance in 2019 by launching differentiated products and bolstering target marketing strategies.This year, Samsung aims to lead trends in the market by launching foldable and 5G devices in efforts to ensure sustainable growth. By cooperating with business partners, Samsung will secure optimized content and expand into new markets. User retention will be increased by strengthening connectivity between devices. As part of this plan, Samsung will expand Bixby to various devices and connected services while improving its AI capabilities.For the Networks Business, performance improved in sequential terms in the fourth quarter on the back of LTE network expansions by Samsung’s major overseas customers and as Samsung began to supply 5G network equipment to the United States and South Korea. This year, Samsung will expand its equipment supply for the first markets for 5G in South Korea and the United States, laying the foundation for global growth. Consumer Electronics to Focus on Premium ProductsThe Consumer Electronics Division, including the Visual Display and Digital Appliances businesses, recorded KRW 11.79 trillion in consolidated revenue and KRW 0.68 trillion in operating profit for the fourth quarter.In the fourth quarter, the global TV market grew by double-digits QoQ thanks to the year-end peak season, but slower demand in emerging markets limited growth YoY.Earnings for the Visual Display Business improved both QoQ and YoY thanks to increased sales of QLED and ultra-large-sized TVs backed by successful year-end promotions and product mix improvement. In particular, sales of QLED TVs nearly tripled YoY, with QLED 8K TV and super-large-screen TVs of 75 inches and above solidifying leadership in the premium TV market.The TV market in the first quarter is forecast to slightly weaken under slow seasonal demand. Samsung will continue to strengthen its sales of QLED and super-large-screen TVs and release new QLED 8K TV to the global market in full scale.The TV market in 2019 is projected to be similar to last year despite negative factors including a lack of global sports events and economic slowdowns in emerging markets. The Company will aim to secure profitability and growth by expanding the premium lineup including QLED 8K TVs, super-large-screen TVs, and MicroLED products.For the Digital Appliance Business in the fourth quarter, the growth in demand has slowed due to the sluggish US housing market and higher prices driven by foreign exchange fluctuations. Under these circumstances, earnings saw slight improvement both QoQ and YoY through strong sales of premium products such as Family Hub refrigerators, large-capacity dryers and Cube air purifiers.In the first quarter, Samsung will expand its sales of new home appliances including AirDresser (garment air refreshers) and dryers, while boosting B2B business through built-in home appliances and system air conditioners.Looking ahead to 2019, the digital appliances market is expected to slightly grow in advanced markets. Samsung will aim to secure future growth by increasing sales of premium products and strengthening online and B2B businesses.[WikiLeaks Korea=By Yelin Jung] 

비즈 Business | Yelin Jung [WikiLeaks Korea] | 2019-01-31 14:48

Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology, Wednesday announced that it has begun mass producing the industry’s first one-terabyte (TB) embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) 2.1, for use in next-generation mobile applications. Just four years after introducing the first UFS solution, the 128-gigabyte (GB) eUFS, Samsung has passed the much-anticipated terabyte threshold in smartphone storage. Smartphone enthusiasts will soon be able to enjoy storage capacity comparable to a premium notebook PC, without having to pair their phones with additional memory cards.“The 1TB eUFS is expected to play a critical role in bringing a more notebook-like user experience to the next generation of mobile devices,” said Cheol Choi, executive vice president of Memory Sales & Marketing at Samsung Electronics. “What’s more, Samsung is committed to assuring the most reliable supply chain and adequate production quantities to support the timely launches of upcoming flagship smartphones in accelerating growth of the global mobile market.”Within the same package size (11.5mm x 13.0mm), the 1TB eUFS solution doubles the capacity of the previous 512GB version by combining 16 stacked layers of Samsung’s most advanced 512-gigabit (Gb) V-NAND flash memory and a newly developed proprietary controller. Smartphone users will now be able to store 260 10-minute videos in 4K UHD (3840×2160) format, whereas the 64GB eUFS widely used in many current high-end smartphones is capable of storing 13 videos of the same size.The 1TB eUFS also possesses exceptional speed, allowing users to transfer large amounts of multimedia content in significantly reduced time. At up to 1,000 megabytes per second (MB/s), the new eUFS features approximately twice the sequential read speed of a typical 2.5-inch SATA solid state drive (SSD). This means that 5GB-sized full HD videos can be offloaded to an NVMe SSD in as fast as five seconds, which is 10 times the speed of a typical microSD card. Furthermore, the random read speed has increased by up to 38 percent over the 512GB version, clocking in at up to 58,000 IOPS. Random writes are 500 times faster than a high-performance microSD card (100 IOPS), coming in at up to 50,000 IOPS. The random speeds allow for high-speed continuous shooting at 960 frames per second and will enable smartphone users to take full advantage of the multi-camera capabilities in today and tomorrow’s flagship models.Samsung plans to expand the production of its fifth-generation 512Gb V-NAND at its Pyeongtaek plant in Korea throughout the first half of 2019 to fully address the anticipated strong demand for the 1TB eUFS from mobile device manufacturers around the world.[WikiLeaks Korea=By Yelin Jung] 

비즈 Business | Yelin Jung [WikiLeaks Korea] | 2019-01-31 14:45

Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, Tuesday announced an 8K display driver IC (DDI) that helps deliver true-to-life 8K resolution in sleek TV designs with industry-leading intra-panel data transfer speed at up to 4-gigabit-per-second (Gbps).Samsung’s new DDI (S6CT93P) adopts the company’s Unified Standard Interface for TV (USI-T) 2.0 that doubles the previous USI-T 1.0’s intra-panel speed of 2Gbps. The boost in the DDI’s data transfer capability greatly enhances the efficiency of a display’s system performance and reduces the need for additional components. This also allows more streamlined product designs for slim bezel-less TVs with display sizes 65-inches and above.“To deliver true 8K resolution, it is essential for today’s DDIs to support a high-speed 4Gbps intra-panel interface,” said Ben K. Hur, senior vice president of System LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung’s 8K DDI (S6CT93P) with USI-T 2.0 will bring stunning 8K images to premium displays that can take visual experiences on large-screen TVs to the new level.”As more consumers seek immersive viewing experiences with highly detailed clarity and realistic colors on big-screen TVs, its displays require higher pixel densities on larger panels. Given that 8K resolution has four times the number of pixels than 4K UHD, the amount of image data to be transferred within a panel must increase accordingly, as well as the number of components to support that task. The 8K DDI’s advanced performance at 4Gbps intra-panel interface speed minimizes the added clutter around the display panel that offers more freedom in premium 8K TV designs.The updated interface also supports a smart equalizer (EQ) feature that utilizes two-way channels between the timing controller (TCON) and individual DDIs. Rather than calibrating each and every DDI manually, the smart EQ can program all DDIs in a panel simultaneously, reducing the possibility of bit errors and resources that are required for panel production.The 8K DDI samples as well as licensing for the USI-T 2.0 intra-panel interface are currently available.[WikiLeaks Korea=By Yelin Jung] 

비즈 Business | Yelin Jung [WikiLeaks Korea] | 2019-01-31 14:42

Seoul, South Korea, January, 31, 2019 - SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) today announced its earnings for the year 2018 on a K-IFRS 1115 consolidated basis: revenue of USD 15 billion, operating income of 900 million, and net income of 3 billion.SK Telecom’s revenue and operating income fell by 3.7% and 21.8%, respectively, compared to the previous year(2017 figures are based on historical accounting standards), due to the rise of selective contract discount plan subscribers throughout the year. The company’s eight different measures aimed at enhancing customer value have also affected the earnings decline.Net income increased by 17.9% compared to year 2017 due to increased equity method gains backed by record-high performance of SK Hynix.Driven by the growth of its media and security business, the company’s revenue for the fourth quarter grew by 3.9% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) to USA 4 billion, heightening expectations for improved performance in 2019.SK Broadband hit record-high performance in fiscal year 2018, recording annual sales of USA 3 billion and operating income of USA 175 million. Compared to the previous year, the number of IPTV subscribers expanded by around 10% to reach 4.73 million and for the first time the UHD (premium service) subscribers exceeded 50% of the total (IPTV) subscriber base.The performance of ADP Caps was reflected, for the first time, in the fourth quarter of 2018. ADT Caps posted sales of USD 200 million and operating profit of USD 28.6 million in Q4 2018. It is expected that ADT Caps will heavily contribute to SK Telecom’s yearly earnings from this fiscal year.Throughout year 2018, SK Telecom has implemented eight innovative measures – e.g. price plan recommendation, roaming, membership program, T Plan, etc. – to strengthen customer trust and value. As a result, the company has recorded 185,000 net mobile subscriber additions and an all-time low churn rate of 1.22% (0.99% excluding MVNO) for the year. In addition, SK Telecom achieved the feat of ranking first in all three major customer satisfaction surveys in Korea (KCSI, NCSI, KS-SQI) for the longest period among companies of all industries.Launched in July 2018, T Plan has created a new paradigm for price plans by adopting the concept of ‘data sharing among family members,’ and reached 4.4 million cumulative subscribers as of the end of December 2018. ‘0 Plan,’ launched in August 2018 for those aged 24 or below, has surpassed the 500,000 subscriber mark as of December-end 2018.In 2019, SK Telecom plans to drive earnings growth by launching 5G service in full swing and strengthening its New ICT Business such as media, security and commerce.The company plans to expand its 5G service centered around the Seoul metropolitan area and major cities in Korea in time for the launch of 5G smartphones. SK Telecom is set to provide a safe and differentiated 5G network based on its AI-based network operations technology and world-class quantum cryptography technology.SK Telecom’s MNO Business will continue to introduce unique and innovative programs to further solidify customer trust and aims to achieve revenue growth from the second half of this year.Media Business will merge ‘oksusu’ and ‘POOQ,’ and shape the integrated service into a global OTT platform, while also making inroads into the U.S. next-generation broadcasting solutions market under partnership with Sinclair Broadcast Group.Security Business has secured an integrated service system ranging from physical security to information security with the completion of the merger between ADT Caps and NSOK, and the acquisition of SK Infosec. SK Telecom plans to provide new security services for homes and parking lots in 2019.Commerce Business has laid groundwork for growth as 11st successfully attracted USD 50 million in investment last year. 11st aims to reach the break-even point this year by offering AI/Data-based services to customers.“SK Telecom has established the basic framework for its four main business areas, MNO, media, security and commerce, by successfully reorganizing the New ICT business portfolio last year,” said Yoon Poong-Young, Chief Financial Officer of SK Telecom. “Based on unmatched competitiveness in 5G, SK Telecom will make all-out efforts to achieve tangible growth in New ICT Business in 2019.”[WikiLeaks Korea=By Junhyeok Shin] 

비즈 Business | Junhyeok Shin / WikiLeaks Korea | 2019-01-31 14:07

Samsung Electronics announced on Sunday that the company will start taking steps this year to replace plastic packaging materials with paper and other environmentally sustainable elements.From the first half of 2019, the packaging used currently for Samsung’s products and accessories – ranging from mobile phones and tablets to home appliances – will be substituted with environmentally sustainable materials like recycled/bio-based plastics and paper.To revamp product packaging, Samsung Electronics has formed a task force involving design and development, purchasing, marketing and quality control for innovative packaging ideas.For mobile phone, tablet and wearable products, Samsung will replace the plastic used for holder trays with pulp molds, and bags wrapping accessories with eco-friendly materials. Samsung will also alter the phone charger design, swapping the glossy exterior with a matte finish and eliminating plastic protection films, reducing the use of plastics.The plastic bags used to protect the surface of home appliances such as TVs, refrigerators, air conditioners and washing machines as well as other kitchen appliances will also be replaced with bags containing recycled materials and bioplastics, which are respectively made from plastic wastes and non-fossil fuel materials like starch or sugar cane.Regarding paper, Samsung will only use fiber materials certified by global environmental organizations like the Forest Stewardship Council, Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Scheme and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative for packaging and manuals by 2020.“Samsung Electronics is stepping up in addressing society’s environmental issues such as resource depletion and plastic wastes,” said Gyeong-bin Jeon, head of Samsung’s Global Customer Satisfaction Center. “We are committed to recycling resources and minimizing pollution coming from our products. We will adopt more environmentally sustainable materials even if it means an increase in cost.”Under the company’s circular economy policy, Samsung Electronics has set a mid-term implementation plan to only use paper packaging materials certified by forestry initiatives by next year. By 2030, Samsung aims to use 500 thousand tons of recycled plastics and collect 7.5 million tons of discarded products (both cumulative from 2009).[WikiLeaks Korea=By Yelin Jung] 

비즈 Business | Yelin Jung [WikiLeaks Korea] | 2019-01-28 14:40

Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today introduced its smallest high-resolution image sensor, the ISOCELL Slim 3T2. While being the industry’s most compact image sensor at 1/3.4 inches (approximately 5.1-millimeters diagonally), the 0.8μm-pixel ISOCELL Slim 3T2 delivers 20-megapixel (Mp) resolution for both front and back cameras in today’s sleekest mid-range smartphones.“The ISOCELL Slim 3T2 is our smallest and most versatile 20Mp image sensor that helps mobile device manufacturers bring differentiated consumer value not only in camera performance but also in features including hardware design,” said Jinhyun Kwon, vice president of System LSI sensor marketing at Samsung Electronics. “As the demand for advanced imaging capabilities in mobile devices continue to grow, we will keep pushing the limits in image sensor technologies for richer user experiences.”With 20-million active 0.8μm-sized pixels, the ISOCELL Slim 3T2 not just provides excellent clarity and detail. It also offers high color fidelity by adopting Samsung’s ISOCELL Plus technology that enables sensors to capture and absorb more light information for accurate color reproduction even with sub-micrometer-sized pixels.In order to support smartphones with the latest display features such as the ‘hole-in display’ or ‘notch design,’ front-facing image sensors need to minimize their size while being able to capture high-quality images. The 1/3.4-inch 3T2 snuggly fits into a tiny module making more space for the display. In addition, Samsung’s Tetracell technology, which merges four pixels to work as one, lets the 3T2 take brighter and sharper pictures in low-light settings as the color filter array’s light sensitivity increases to that of a 1.6μm-pixel image sensor at 5Mp resolution.When applied in rear-facing multi-camera settings for telephoto solutions, the 3T2 adopts an RGB color filter array instead of Tetracell technology. The small size of the image sensor also reduces the height of the tele-camera module by around seven percent when compared to Samsung’s 1/3-inch 20Mp image sensor, allowing more elegant smartphone designs. Compared to a 13Mp sensor with the same module height, the 20Mp 3T2 retains 60-percent higher effective resolution at 10x digital zoom that presents clearer and more accurate results.The Samsung ISOCELL Slim 3T2 is expected to be in mass production in the first quarter of this year.[WikiLeaks Korea=By Yelin Jung] 

비즈 Business | 정예린 기자 | 2019-01-22 17:35

Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, on Monday announced its latest Exynos 7 Series 7904, a mobile processor with enhanced multimedia support that allows high-end features in mid-range smartphones. Customized for the Indian consumer needs, the cost effective processor is optimized to deliver high-end multimedia capabilities in the mid-range smartphones.Exynos 7904 delivers fast octa-core performance required for nimble web browsing and app launching on a smartphone. The cutting-edge technology enables enhanced user experience through excellent network speed and smooth multitasking while consuming less power.“Samsung is committed to bringing world-class innovative technologies for the consumers. With smartphones driving the digital revolution, Indian market has great potential. The Exynos 7 Series 7904 will enable advanced mobile experiences in a broader range of devices with triple-camera support, powerful performance and connectivity,” said Rajeev Sethi, Senior Director and Head of Sales and Marketing, Device Solutions, Samsung India.Exynos 7904’s image signal processor (ISP) supports single-camera resolution of up to 32-megapixels (MP) and an advanced triple-camera setup for high-resolution imaging and a number of new features. For instance, a third camera in a smartphone can take panoramic pictures with wide angles or add bokeh effects for aesthetic blur in portraits or scenery shots with more ease. The new mobile processor supports up to faster FHD at 120 frames-per-second (fps) or UHD at 30fps of video playback, and up to FHD+ display for vivid and near perfect mobile entertainment.Built on a 14-nanometer (nm) process, the Exynos 7 Series 7904 is equipped with two Cortex®-A73 cores that run at 1.8-gigahertz (GHz), and six Cortex®-A53 cores at 1.6 GHz. With a powerful Cortex®-A73 as a ‘big-core’ Exynos 7904 delivers fast single-core performance required for nimble web browsing, app launching and many other key operations on a smartphone. The embedded LTE modem supports Cat.12 3-carrier aggregation (CA) for 600-magbits-per-second (Mbps) downlink speed. The Exynos 7 Series 7904 is currently in mass production. [WikiLeaks Korea=By Yelin Jung] 

비즈 Business | Yelin Jung [WikiLeaks Korea] | 2019-01-22 17:34

Intensive analysis of the government’s amendment of business law and the controversy of Samsung BioLogics’ fraudulent accountingAt what level are the business policies promoted by the Korean government in comparison to the ‘global standards’?A forum will be held at the Seoul Foreign Correspondents’ Club at the 18th Floor of Korea Press Center at 3:00 PM on February 27, where how industrial policies, financial policies and fair trade policies of the Korean government are different from those of developed countries, and what should be improved into the guidelines of global standards will be discussed.In this forum hosted by Korea Business Law Institute (Chairman, Choi Jun-seon), many of Korean and foreign media are invited to discuss the current status of business policy in South Korea and to seek countermeasures. Prof. Kwon Jae-yeol, Head of Kyunghee University Law School, will present a topic on ‘External Audit Act and Application of International Accounting Standards’. Mr. Kwon’s discussion will focus on the fraudulent accounting of Samsung BioLogics, which is recently a hotly debated topic.In addition, Prof. Choi Jun-seon, Chairman of Korea Business Law Institute and Emeritus Professor at Sungkyunkwan University, will present a topic on 'Global Business Environment and the Limitations in the Korean Commercial Law Amendment', and Dr. Hwang In-hak, Chief Research Fellow of Korea Business Law Institute (former Director of Korea Economic Research Institute) will present a topic on 'Limitations and Advancement of the Korean Fair Trade Act Amendment'Yoon Chang-hyun, a professor at Seoul City University, who has served as Chairman of Korea Institute of Finance, will suggest the current status and policy direction of the financial policy in South Korea through a presentation of 'An Analysis of the Global Financial Policy and the Direction of Korean Financial Policy'. Kim, Young-yong, Emeritus Professor at Chonnam Natioal University, will chair the forum.Prof. Choi Jun-seon said, "The Korean Commercial Law amendment, which focuses on the concentrated voting system, separate appointment of an auditor and multiple derivative suits, and the regulations on Samsung BioLogics are pointed out by many as 'Galapagos regulation' that we cannot see in developed countries", and "Through this forum, we will examine the policy direction of our government as a whole and look for alternatives"[Forum Inquiry email] violet813@naver.com▣ Forum: Business Policy in the Republic of Korea from the Viewpoint of Global Standards◇ Host: Korea Business Law Institute◇ Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm◇ Place: Foreign Correspondents' Club, 18th Floor of Korea Press Center<Program> [Presentation 1] External Audit Act and Application of International Accounting Standards - Focusing on Samsung BioLogics IssueProf. Kwon Jae-yeol, Head of Kyunghee University Law School[Presentation 2] Global Business Environment and the Limitations in the Korean Commercial Law AmendmentProf. Choi Jun-seon, Chairman of Korea Business Law Institute (Emeritus Professor, Sungkyunkwan University)[Presentation 3] Limitations and Advancement of the Korean Fair Trade Act AmendmentDr. Hwang In-hak (Research Fellow, Korea Business Law Institute) [Presentation 4] An Analysis of the Global Financial Policy and the Direction of Korean Financial PolicyProf. Yoon Chang-hyun, Seoul City University[Question - Answer] Panel & Floor<Chair> Prof. Kim Young-yong, Emeritus Professor, Chonnam National UniversityProf. Choi Jun-seon, Prof. Kwon Jae-yeol, Dr. Hwang In-hak, Prof. Yoon Chang-hyun (from left)▣ Profiles of Speakers▶ Professor Kwon Jae-yeolBA and MA in Law, Yonsei UniversityMA, University of California, Berkeley, School of LawPhD in Law, Georgetown University Law Center/Judicial Scholar of Supreme Court(Current) Director, Kyunghee University Law School▶ Professor Choi Jun-seonBA and MA in Law, Sungkyunkwan UniversityPhD in Law, Philipps-University MarburgPresident of Korea Society of Air and Space Policy and Law,President of Korea Commercial Law Association(Current) President of Korea Business Law Association/Professor, Sungkyunkwan University Law School, Chairman of Korea Business Law Institute▶ Dr. Hwang In-hakBA and MA in Economics, Yonsei UniversityPhD in Economics, University of Washington/Director of Korea Society for Regulatory StudiesDirector of Corporate Research Division, Korea Economic Research InstituteDirector of Economic Research Division, Federation of Korean Industries(Current) Chief Research Fellow, Korea Business Law Association▶ Professor Yoon Chang-hyunBA and MA in Economics, Seoul National UniversityPhD in Economics, University of Chicago/Visiting Professor, Korea University Graduate School of International StudiesDirector of Korea Institute of FinanceChairman of Financial Services Commission Civilian Committee(Current) Professor, School of Business, Seoul City University‘글로벌 스탠다드로 본 대한민국의 기업정책’ 포럼 – 2월 27일 열려한국 정부가 추진하고 있는 기업 정책들은 ‘글로벌 스탠다드’에 비춰볼 때 어떤 수준인가?우리 정부의 산업정책과 금융정책, 공정거래정책 등이 선진국들의 정책 수준과 어떤 부분에서 차이가 나는지, 또한 글로벌 스탠다드의 가이드라인 이내로 개선해 나갈 과제들은 무엇인지 점검하는 포럼이 오는 2월 27일 오후 3시 한국프레스센터 18층 외신기자클럽에서 개최된다.한국기업법연구소(이사장 최준선)가 주최하는 이번 포럼에는 국내 언론 매체와 해외 매체들이 초청돼 한국의 기업정책 현 주소를 점검하고 대책을 모색하게 된다.권재열 경희대 법학전문대학원장은 ‘외부감사법과 국제회계기준의 적용’을 주제로 발표할 예정이다. 권 원장은 최근 뜨거운 논란이 되고 있는 삼성바이오 분식회계 이슈를 중심으로 진단할 예정이다.또 최준선 이사장(성균관대 명예교수)은 ‘글로벌 기업환경과 한국 상법 개정안의 한계’를 주제로, 황인학 한국기업법연구소 수석연구위원(전 한국경제연구원 본부장)은 ‘한국 공정거래법 개정안의 한계와 선진화 과제’를 테마로 발표하게 된다.한국금융연구원장을 역임한 윤창현 서울시립대 교수는 ‘글로벌 금융정책과 한국 금융정책의 방향 진단’ 주제발표를 통해 우리나라 금융정책의 현 주소와 정책 방향을 제시할 계획이다. 사회는 김영용 전남대 명예교수가 맡는다.최준선 이사장은 “집중투표제, 감사 분리선임, 다중대표소송 등을 골자로 한 한국의 상법개정안이나 삼성바이오 규제는 선진국에서는 볼 수 없는 ‘갈라파고스식 규제’라는 지적이 높다”며 “이번 포럼을 통해 우리 정부의 정책방향성을 총체적으로 점검하고 대안을 모색하게 될 것”이라고 말했다.[포럼 관련 문의 이메일] violet813@naver.com▣ 글로벌 스탠다드로 본 대한민국의 기업정책 포럼◇주최: 한국기업법연구소◇일시: 2019년 2월 27일(수) 오후 3시~5시 30분◇장소: 한국프레스센터 18층 외신기자클럽<프로그램>[주제발표1] 외부감사법과 국제회계기준의 적용 – 삼성바이오 이슈 중심 진단권재열 경희대 법학전문대학원장[주제발표2] 글로벌 기업환경과 한국 상법 개정안의 한계최준선 한국기업법연구소 이사장 (성균관대 명예교수)[주제발표3] 한국 공정거래법 개정안의 한계와 선진화 과제황인학 박사 (한국기업법연구소 연구위원) [주제발표4] 글로벌 금융정책과 한국 금융정책의 방향 진단윤창현 서울시립대 교수[질의-답변] Panel & FloorProf. Choi Jun-seon, Prof. Kwon Jae-yeol, Dr. Hwang In-hak, Prof. Yoon Chang-hyun (from left)▣ 주제발표자 소개▶권재열 교수연세대 법학과, 대학원 졸업캘리포니아대 버클리캠퍼스 로스쿨 법학 석사조지타운대 로스쿨 법학박사, 대법원 재판연구관(현)경희대 법학전문대학원원장▶최준선 교수성균관대 법학과, 대학원 졸업독일 마르부르크대학교 대학원 법학박사한국기업법학회장, 한국상사법학회장 역임(현) 성균관대 법학전문대학원 명예교수, 한국항공우주정책법학회장▶황인학 수석연구위원연세대 경제학과, 대학원 졸업워싱턴대 대학원 경제학 박사, 한국규제학회 이사한국경제연구원 기업연구본부장, 전경련 경제조사본부장(현)한국기업법학회 수석 연구위원▶윤창현 교수서울대 경제학과, 대학원 졸업시카고대 대학원 경제학 박사, 고려대 국제대학원 객원교수한국금융연구원장, 공적자금관리위원회 민간위원장(현)서울시립대 경영학부 교수 

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R2V (CEO: Seo Dong Wook) promotes the “YGGDRASH Quantum Jump Strategy” in 2019.Mr Seo Dong Wook, CEO of R2V, said on January 10 “We are planning to launch the YGGDRASH net in the third quarter of this year”, and “We will enable DApps operating on the mainnet of YGGDRASH to have independence equal to the level of decentralized autonomous organization (DAO).”The goal of Mr Seo is to implement the interchain platform on the blockchain just as domain name service (DNS) on internet, which will allow more companies to build it and more users to use it more easily.YGGDRASH, a R2V’s project, is a new type of a blockchain platform devised and designed to implement the multichain. R2V aims to make it the first blockchain platform that resolves the faults of the current blockchain such as Ethereum and at the same time, connects multiple blockchains on the network.YEED, the token of the YGGDRASH project, is actively being traded in Bitsonic, a domestic exchange, and Bitfinex, a global exchange.YGGDRASH, a global blockchain project, has been said to actually resolve the scalability issue that has been pointed out as a potential problem of Ethereum from developer communities by opening the source of testnet that implements the multichain.Mr Seo has been playing a pioneering role in implementing the multichain on the testnet for the first time in the business, and overcoming the limitations in the speed and capacity of the blockchain technically.Particularly, he has been implementing the blockchain that the end users can easily use by optimizing the end user interface and experience normally overlooked by other projects. R2V CEO Seo Dong Wook. On YGGDRASH, the user can search the blocks, recent transactions, total blocks, each block view, transaction view, multichain implementation direction, the branch for the registered stem chain and the branch specifications through the browser.YGGDRASH aims at a platform that can make DApp incorporated into actual business by resolving the problems of other blockchain platforms. YGGDRASH chose an open source model unlike many blockchain projects in Korea that have been on the closed source model, and thus it has been uploading the latest source on the GitHub so that developers worldwide can test the platform.The incubation center of R2V is promoting the expansion of alliances through strategic partnerships with Glosfer-Hycon and Lee Kim Alliance, the largest business-consulting firm in Southeast Asia, for the development of the practicality-focused DApp ecosystem.The incubation center has been established to build a DApp ecosystem essential for platform projects such as YGGDRASH in development, and actively seeking partners.Since its announcement of the partnership with ‘Stage9’, a co-working space, on January 3, it has been constantly expanding alliance members.Glosfer-Hycon is a technology-focused blockchain company that launched ‘Hycon’, its own mainnet, in June last year. It has won various government-funded blockchain projects including community currency of Nowon-gu of Seoul, a proposal assessment system of Yeongdeungpo-gu of Seoul and a port management system for the Ministry of Oceans and FisheriesThey will provide the technical guides and development resources to companies in need of technology development through the partnership with the incubation center.Lee Kim Alliance, another partner announced together, will provide services encompassing the beginning and operation of business such as corporate establishment, legal issues and finance based on its various experiences.R2V super team composed of the best experts in their areas [provided by R2V]◈ YGGDRASH’s ‘R2V’ Speed Up Recruiting Talents…”We Are Creating a Global Super Team”R2V, developing and operating the third generation blockchain platform YGGDRASH, plans to recruit talents who will devote themselves to the new generation blockchain.R2V CEO Mr Seo Dong Wook said “YGGDRASH is a new type of a blockchain platform devised and designed to implement the multichain, and we aim to make it the first blockchain platform that resolves the faults of the current blockchain such as Ethereum and at the same time, connects multiple blockchains on the network” and “I am expecting more competent talents to participate in our project.” R2V also plans to expand strategic partnerships with universities.The YGGDRASH project team consists of members with the experiences in leading companies including Ernst & Young, KPMG, Coinone, Bithumb, ICON, WIX and Hyundai Card. The team is spurring development by bringing together members who have proven skills in each area.The characteristics of R2V's corporate culture are that employees work in equal positions without a rank system. The company supports its employees in finding out and do their own work for the project. The company has created a unique culture, such as respecting each other by using English names and honorifics.The company is also creating diverse advanced working environments and welfare policies including a 35-hour workweek, holidays without constraints, and provision of top-of-the-line equipment.Mr. Seo said, "I look forward to the talents that can solve both the uncertainty and the lack of versatility of technology that many block-chain projects are struggling with."R2V is expanding its strategic alliance with universities. [provided by R2V]◈ Experts Expect "YGGDRASH to Have the Best Growth Potential among the Recent ICOs"Experts gave an analysis of YGGDRASH that the price for total issued volume and distribution volume is cheaper than most recent ICOs, and the upward trend of the market value is highly likely to be large.YGGDRASH consists of the Stem Chain and Branch Chain. The Stem Chain creates an environment where all the Branch Chains can communicate and combine with each other.Because the technology that YGGDRASH includes has been released after complementing the existing weaknesses, the quality is evaluated to be high. Particularly, from the facts that developers are those who have worked in related areas and in influential positions, and Coins have high utility and possibility of commercialization, it has many advantages in various aspects.The Stem Chain is the root of YGGDRASH, and an aggregate and channel of information of all Branch Chains. The Stem Chain is optimized for transaction processing performance and scalability by storing minimal information such as address of each Branch Chain.It also has a structure that can interconnect each Branch Chain by holding the address of each Branch Chain, and manages the life cycle of each Branch Chain.A Branch Chain is a DApp and block chain. Because the Branch Chain itself is a block chain, it can naturally choose the algorithm that it wants, and build its own block chain. The Branch Chain can be considered to be similar to the Side Chain.YEED, the currency of YGGDRASH, is one of the tools used to maintain the network, and is also a means of trading, but its primary purpose is to connect and maintain many block chain networks connected to the YGGDRASH network.A new Branch Chain will be able to access more easily various block chain resources and service partnerships that have been arduously built, if participating in the YGGDRASH network. In addition, if the built block chain service is good, it can naturally attract more partners and users.▣ History & Plan of R2V ‘YGGDRASH’▷ 4th Quarter of 2017: YGGDRASH project initiated and the team built▷ 1st Quarter of 2018: YEED token sold out through Coinrail Exchange▷ 1st Quarter of 2018: White Paper open, ICO Release (completed within 20 hours), MVP/PoC open (Stem & Branch Chains, Asset Services)▷ 2nd Quarter of 2018: YGGDRASH project built, its development started, test infrastructure and test network created.▷ 3rd Quarter of 2018: Multi-chain testnet YGGDRAS v0.0.1 opened▷ 3rd Quarter of 2018: Build test network, full integration test▷ 4th Quarter of 2018: Token lock released, incubation center started▷ 1st Quarter of 2019: Reliability system constructed, Akashic sculpture, Akashic Records, and YGGDRASH stabilized version test▷ 2nd Quarter of 2019: Basic network prepared, token swap prepared, software development kit and stabilized version of the YGGDRASH network released▷ 3rd Quarter of 2019: 3rd generation block chain platform 'Mainnet' to be released▷ 4th Quarter of 2019: Donation Chain, Asset Chain, Fiat Currency Chain, Blockchain PayGate▷ 2020: Building training services, developer certificate chain, block chain domain service[FOCUS] 알투브이, 2019년 ‘이그드라시, 퀀텀 점프’ 추진… 3세대 블록체인 플랫폼 ‘메인넷’ 대대적 도약알투브이(대표 서동욱)가 2019년 “이그드라시 퀀텀 점프((YGGDRASH Quantum Jump) 전략”을 추진하고 있다.알투브이 서동욱 대표는 10일 “올해 3분기 이그드라시메인넷을 출시할 예정”이라며 “이그드라시의 메인넷에서 운영되는 디앱(dApp)들은 DAO(Decentralized Autonomous Organization) 수준의 독립성을 확보할 수 있게 할 것”이라고 말했다.블록체인 상에서 인터넷의 DNS(Domain Name Service) 로직과 같은 인터체인 플랫폼을 구현해 더 많은 기업들이 쉽게 구축하고, 더 많은 사용자들이 쉽게 사용할 수 있도록 하겠다는게 서 대표의 목표다.알투브이의 프로젝트인 이그드라시는 멀티체인 구현을 위해 고안하고 설계된 새로운 유형의 블록체인 플랫폼이다. 이더리움과 같은 현재 블록체인의 결함을 해결함과 동시에 동일한 네트워크상의 여러 블록체인을 연결하는 최초의 블록체인 플랫폼을 목표로 하고 있다.이그드라시 프로젝트의 토큰인 이드(YEED)는 국내 유망 거래소인 비트소닉 (Bitsonic)과 글로벌 거래소인 비트파이넥스 (Bitfinex) 등에서 활발하게 거래되고 있다.글로벌 블록체인 프로젝트인 이그드라시는 멀티체인을 구현하는 테스트넷을 공개하고, 개발자 커뮤니티로부터 이더리움의 잠재적 문제점으로 지적된 확장성의 문제를 실질적으로 해결했다는 평가를 받아왔다.서 대표는 업계 최초로 멀티체인을 테스트넷에서 구현했으며, 기술적으로 블록체인의 속도와 용량의 한계를 극복하는 데 선구자적인 역할을 해왔다.그는 특히 다른 프로젝트들이 간과하고 있는 최종 사용자의 인터페이스 및 경험을 최적화해 최종 사용자들이 쉽게 사용할 수 있는 블록체인을 구현해왔다.이그드라시는 블록과 최신 트랜잭션, 전체 블록, 각 블록의 뷰, 트랜잭션의 뷰, 멀티체인 구현 방향, 스템 체인 등록 브랜치 조회, 브랜치의 스펙 조회 등을 탐색기를 통해 검색할 수 있다.이그드라시는 다른 블록체인 플랫폼들의 문제를 해결해 실제 비즈니스에 접목 가능한 디앱을 만들 수 있는 플랫폼을 목표로 하고 있다. 국내 다수의 블록체인 프로젝트들이 행하고 있는 외부 소스 비공개 방식이 아니라 오픈소스 방식을 택하고 있는 이그드라시는 최신 소스들을 항상 깃허브에 업로드해 전세계 개발자들이 검증 가능하도록 한다는 전략이다.알투브이의 인큐베이션 센터는 실용성 중심의 디앱(DApp) 생태계 발전을 위해 글로스퍼·하이콘 및 동남아 최대 기업컨설팅 업체인 이킴컨설팅과의 전략적 파트너십을 체결을 통해 얼라이언스 확대도 추진하고 있다.인큐베이션센터는 현재 개발 중인 ‘이그드라시’와 같은 플랫폼 프로젝트에게 필수적인 디앱(DApp) 생태계를 위해 설립, 활발하게 파트너를 모집하고 있다.지난달 3일 공개된 이후 코워킹스페이스인 ‘스테이지나인’과 파트너십 이후, 추가로 얼라이언스 멤버를 지속적으로 확대하고 있는 것이다.글로스퍼·하이콘의 경우 지난해 6월에 자체 메인넷인 ‘하이콘’을 출범했던 기술 중심의 블록체인 회사다. 서울 노원의 지역화폐와 영등포구 제안평가 시스템, 해양수산부 항만관리 시스템들 다양한 정부 블록체인 사업을 수주한 바 있다.이들은 이그드라시 인큐베이션 센터와의 파트너십을 통해 기술 개발이 필요한 업체들에게 기술적 가이드 및 개발 리소스를 제공할 예정이다.함께 공개된 이킴컨설팅은 법인 설립부터 법률, 재무 등 사업 시작부터 운영 간에 필요한 부분을 다양한 경험을 바탕으로 하여 서비스하게 된다.◈ 이그드라시 ‘알투브이’ 인재영입 박차…"글로벌 슈퍼팀 만든다"3세대 블록체인 플랫폼인 이그드라시(YGGDRASH)를 개발, 운영하는 알투브이는 새로운 세대의 블록체인과 함께 할 인재를 적극 영입한다는 계획이다.알투브이 서동욱 대표는 “이그드라시는 멀티체인 구현을 위해 고안하고 설계된 새로운 유형의 블록체인 플랫폼으로, 이더리움과 같은 현재 블록체인의 결함을 해결함과 동시에 동일한 네트워크상의 여러 블록체인을 연결하는 최초의 블록체인 플랫폼을 목표로 하고 있다”며 “유능한 인재들이 더욱 많이 참여하기를 기대하고 있다”고 말했다. 알투브이는 각 대학들과도 전략적 제휴를 확대해나간다는 계획이다.이그드라시 프로젝트의 팀은 언스트앤영(Ernst&Young), KPMG, 코인원, 빗썸, 아이콘, 윅스(WIX), 현대카드 등 굴지의 기업 출신 멤버로 구성돼 있으며, 각 분야에서 실력이 검증된 멤버들이 함께해 개발에 박차를 가하고 있다.알투브이 기업문화의 특징은 직급체계 없이 모두 평등한 위치에서 일한다는 것이다. 회사는 각자 프로젝트 진행에 필요한 업무를 자율적으로 찾아서 할 수 있도록 지원해주고 있다. 사내에서 모두 영어 이름과 존대말을 사용해 서로를 존중하는 등 독특한 문화를 형성하고 있다.또 주 35시간 근무제도 및 자유로운 휴가, 최고 성능의 장비 제공 등 다양하고 선진적인 근무환경 및 복지 정책을 만들어 가고 있다.서 대표는 “많은 블록체인 프로젝트들이 고민하고 있는 불확실성과 기술의 범용성 부족을 함께 해결할 수 있는 인재를 기대하고 있다“고 말했다.◈ 전문가들 “이그드라시, 최근 나온 ICO들 중 최고의 성장성 기대”이그드라시에 대해 전문가들은 총발행량 및 배포량 대비 가격이 최근 나온 ICO들에 비해 저렴하고, 추후 시세 상승의 폭이나 확률이 더욱 커질 가능성이 높다고 진단하고 있다.이그드라시는 줄기 체인(Stem Chain)과 가지 체인(Branch Chain)으로 구성되고 있다. 줄기 체인은 모든 가지 체인을 서로 통신하고 융복합할 수 있는 환경을 만들어 준다.이그드라시가 포함하는 기술은 기존의 단점을 보안해서 출시한 기술들이기 때문에 퀄리티가 높다는 평가다. 특히 개발진들이 관련 직종 종사자들이며 영향력 있는 위치에 있던 사람들이라 점, 코인의 활용도가 높고 상용화 가능성이 높은 점으로 보아 다양한 방면에서 장점들이 많다는 것이다.줄기 체인(Stem Chain)은 이그드라시의 근본이 되는 체인으로 모든 가지 체인의 정보를 담고 있는 정보의 집합체이자, 통로이다. 줄기 체인은 각 가지 체인의 주소 정보 등 최소한의 정보만을 저장함으로써 트랜잭션 처리 성능과 확장성에 최적화되어 있다.또한 각 가지 체인의 주소를 보유함으로써 각 가지 체인을 상호 연결할 수 있는 구조를 가지며 각 가지 체인의 라이프사이클을 관리하게 된다.가지 체인(Branch Chain)은 하나의 디앱인 동시에 하나의 블록체인이다. 가지 체인 자체가 블록체인이기에 당연히 자신들이 원하는 합의 알고리즘을 선택할 수 있으며 자신들만의 블록체인을 구성할 수 있다. 가지 체인을 사이드 체인과 비슷하게 볼 수 있다.이그드라시의 화폐인 이드(YEED)는 우리 네트워크를 유지하기 위해 사용되는 하나의 도구이며, 거래의 수단이기도 하지만 이그드라시 네트워크에 연결된 수많은 블록체인 네트워크를 연결, 유지하는 것에 가장 큰 목적을 두고 있다.신규 참여한 가지 체인은 이그드라시 네트워크에 참여하면서 그동안 어렵고 힘들게 구축하였던 다양한 블록체인 자원과 서비스 파트너십을 보다 손쉽게 누릴 수 있다. 또한, 구축한 블록체인 서비스가 훌륭하다면 자연스럽게 더 많은 파트너와 사용자를 끌어올 수 있다.▣ 알투브이 ‘이그드라시’ 연혁 및 플랜▷2017년 4분기, YGGDRASH 프로젝트 및 팀 구축▷2018년 1분기, 코인 레일 거래소를 통해 이드(YEED)토큰 완판▷2018년 1분기, 화이트 페이퍼 열기, ICO 출시(20시간 이내에 달성), MVP/PoC 오픈(Stem & Branch Chain, Asset Services)▷2018년 2분기, 이그드라시 프로젝트 구축, 개발 시작, 테스트 인프라, 시험망 작성▷2018년 3분기, 멀티체인 테스트넷 이그드라시 v0.0.1 공개▷2018년 3분기, 빌드 테스트 네트워크, 전체 통합 테스트▷2018년 4분기, 토큰 잠금 해제, 인큐베이션 센터 시작▷2019년 1분기, 신뢰도 시스템 구축, 아카식 조각, 아카시크 레코드, 이그드라시 안정화 버전 테스트▷2019년 2분기, 기본 네트워크 준비, 토큰 스왑 준비, 소프트웨어 개발 키트, 이그드라시 안정화 버전네트워크 배포▷2019년 3분기, 3세대 블록체인 플랫폼 ‘메인넷’ 출시 예정▷2019년 4분기, 기부 체인, 자산 체인, 피아트 통화 체인, 블록체인 페이게이트▷2020년, 교육서비스 구축, 개발자 인증서 체인, 블록체인 도메인 서비스 예정[위키리크스한국=유경아 기자]

비즈 Business | Yoo Kyung Ah [Wikileaks Korea] | 2019-01-11 07:18

Photo provided by KDDISamsung Electronics and KDDI today announced the successful demonstration of their 5G capabilities by working with the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR) to deploy ultra-fast communications at Maehara Elementary School in Tokyo. For the first time in Japan, 5G was utilized to help students download contents in class using UHD, powered by the infrastructure of next-generation technologies.The demonstration, made possible by Samsung’s 5G solutions, was conducted from November 21 to December 12, 2018 at the gym inside Maehara Elementary School. In order to showcase 5G capabilities, the gym was set up with Samsung’s 5G network using a 28GHz band to enable transmission of UHD videos in a school setting. The demo involved comparing the difference between 5G tablets and Wi-Fi tablets in their ability to download and play back videos.During the demonstration, students were given a chance to create their own videos and experience high-speed and large capacity transmission of large video files. In doing so, they verified the capabilities of 5G for this type of use case. KDDI was responsible for assessing and designing the 5G areas used in the trial and ATR provided the testing infrastructure.“We have been able to successfully demonstrate how 5G can reshape the future of education in Japan and beyond by building a live environment to showcase the concept,” said Yoshiaki Uchida, Member of the Board, Executive Vice President at KDDI. “Together with Samsung, our long-term partner in this space, we are delivering solutions that will enable innovative academic experiences in the classroom and support young people’s immersive learning for years to come.”“5G will be the key to creating new user experiences that are more vivid and dynamic than ever before,” said Paul Kyungwhoon Cheun, Executive Vice President and Head of Networks Business at Samsung Electronics. “We will continue collaborating with partners like KDDI to establish many more exciting 5G use cases that improve people’s lives.”Leveraging 5G will enhance various classroom activities and ultimately offer a whole new academic experience to students and teachers. During the Samsung and KDDI demonstration, large UHD videos were transmitted without interruption, despite requiring large amounts of bandwidth. This allowed the children to enjoy a seamless connection while engaging with the contents.[WikiLeaks Korea=By Yelin Jung] 

비즈 Business | Yelin Jung [WikiLeaks Korea] | 2019-01-10 20:11

중소벤처기업부. [사진=중소벤처기업부 제공]중소벤처기업부(이하 중기부)는 설 명절을 앞둔 21일부터~31일까지 10일간 온누리상품권 개인구매 시 할인율을 현재 5%에서 10%로 확대한다고 10일 밝혔다.또한, 월별 할인구매 한도금액도 현재 30만원에서 50만원으로 확대되며, 한도금액 확대는 오는 21일부터 2월 20일까지 적용된다.이와 더불어 40% 전통시장 소득공제까지 활용하면 보다 저렴한 가격으로 전통시장에서 명절선물 등을 구입할 수 있다.온누리상품권은 새마을금고 등 14개 은행에서 구매할 수 있으며, 신분증을 지참하고 현금으로 구매해야 할인 혜택을 받을 수 있다.아울러 전통시장 온라인 쇼핑몰에서는 지난 7일부터 2월 6일까지 지역특산물·제수용품들을 특별 할인하는 행사를 연다.온라인 특별 할인행사 상품은 전통시장 통합쇼핑몰 온누리마켓 홈페이지에서 만나볼 수 있다.김정일 중기부 시장상권 과장은 “설 명절을 앞두고 할인율과 구매한도를 높이는 대신, 부정유통 대응도 강화할 것”이라고 밝혔다.부정행위 신고는 전통시장통통 홈페이지의 온누리상품권 부정유통신고 안내에 따라 온라인으로 접수 가능하다.[위키리크스한국=정예린 기자]

비즈 Business | 정예린 기자 | 2019-01-10 20:08

SK Telecom Showcases 5G-Based Media and Mobility Technologies at CES 2019 (SK Telecom)Seoul, South Korea, January, 8, 2019 - SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) today announced that it will participate at CES 2019 held in Las Vegas from January 8 to11, 2019 to showcase media and mobility technologies in the 5G era.SK Telecom has set up a joint exhibition booth with SM Entertainment, the largest entertainment company in Korea, in Central Hall under the theme of ‘5G x Next Entertainment’ to display diverse media contents of the 5G era, including Social VR, HoloBox and AI-based media technology.The company has also teamed up with SK Innovation, Korea's leading energy and chemicals company, and SK Hynix, the world's second-largest memory chip provider, to host a joint exhibition booth under the theme of ‘Innovative Mobility by SK’ located in North Hall. SK Telecom will present key self-driving technologies such as ‘Single Photon LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging)’* and ‘HD map update’.“At CES 2019, SK Telecom will showcase cutting-edge technologies related to media and mobility, the areas that will undergo innovative changes in the 5G era,” said Yoon Yong-chul, Executive Vice President and Head of Communication Center of SK Telecom.* Single Photon LiDAR, built with ID Quantique’s quantum-sensing technology, can determine the distance between objects around self-driving cars with better sensitivity than conventional LiDAR sensors.[WikiLeaks Korea=By Junhyeok Shin] 

비즈 Business | Junhyeok Shin / WikiLeaks Korea | 2019-01-09 09:14

Samsung Electronics today unveiled its expanded vision of connected living with improvements in smart technology that are rapidly transforming the rhythms of daily life. Samsung’s connected living innovations – embedded in its home appliance line – will be on display at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) from January 8-11, 2019.Today’s growing families and new homebuyers bring a new outlook towards technology and how it fits their day to day lives. Technology is no longer something that needs to be learned, but rather something that functions seamlessly in ways that enhance their lives, provides increased personalization and allows them to spend time doing what matters most to them. A Smart Home isn’t about the devices, the speeds or the specs, but rather the experiences that start with the most basic daily routines.“Connecting people in new ways and helping them care for their homes and families is one of our biggest missions,” said John Herrington, Senior Vice President, General Manager of Home Appliances, Samsung Electronics America. “Samsung is taking connected living to the next level with innovations that are more intelligent and intuitive, allowing people to get things done while enjoying time with family and friends.”Case in point is the expansion of connected living to include artificial intelligence. Long viewed as something in the distant future, AI is here now. The centerpiece of Samsung’s AI vision is Bixby, which in a short amount of time has leapfrogged from a simple voice assistant to a truly intelligent interface capable of more conversational interaction and simplified control of hundreds of devices.The impact of Bixby built into home appliances can be seen in everything from the Family Hub’s more personalized screen experience and expanded universe of voice-activated apps; to an intuitive AI-powered laundry assistant in Samsung’s new front load washer which makes washing clothes the way you want infinitely more intuitive and easier.In addition, over the past year, Samsung has consolidated all of its IoT apps into one, simplified and streamlined SmartThings app. At the same time, the number of SmartThings-compatible devices has doubled and now grown to include products from and partnerships with Amazon, Google, Plume, and Ring.The result is a broader and even more open network for connecting and managing life at home, and the added convenience of getting daily tasks done as quickly and efficiently as possible. In other words, there’s less focus on what is connected and how it’s connected, and more on what the user can do by just saying what they want to do.Samsung’s connected living innovations will be available this spring. For more information about Samsung Home Appliances, please visit www.samsung.com.[WikiLeaks Korea=By Yelin Jung] 

비즈 Business | Yelin Jung [WikiLeaks Korea] | 2019-01-08 15:12

Samsung Electronics today unveiled two new Notebook PCs that combine style and power at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show: the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro and the Samsung Notebook Flash. With its exquisite metal exterior, diamond-cut bezel and ultra slim size, the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro lets you represent your sense of style while delivering top-of-the-line features you need. And the trendy-looking Samsung Notebook Flash combines select premium features at an affordable price point.“Our consumers want beautiful, modern devices that let them do more of what they want, when and where they want,” said YoungGyoo Choi, Senior Vice President of the PC Business Team, Mobile Communication Business at Samsung Electronics. “By offering two different PCs that are modern and sleek, put a premium on design and deliver Samsung’s signature cutting-edge performance, we’re offering our consumers even more choices so they can pick the PC that is specific to their needs.”The Samsung Notebook 9 Pro is re-designed for consumers looking for a beautiful device that brings out their own unique style and keeps up with the pace of everyday life. Along with its cool metal exterior and fashionable diamond-cut edges, the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro is packed with performance that delivers ultra-fast processing, so you’ll never have to wait on your PC again.The Samsung Notebook 9 Pro takes advantage of a breathtaking display, reduced bezels, and dual 1.5W stereo speakers with Thunder Amp to increase maximum volume output, while offering a fully immersive experience as you create, work, or enjoy. It also features a customized LED Indicator Bar, a comprehensively redesigned keyboard and 14 hours of battery life, so you can get things done faster and better, wherever you are.The Samsung Notebook 9 Pro runs on a Windows 10 Home operating system, and is built for creative-minded professionals who are looking for products to bring their ideas to life. And the Active Pen – with more than 4000 levels of pressure sensitivity – that comes included in the box will inspire users to write, draw, and create both for work and fun.The Samsung Notebook 9 Pro is perfect for creators looking for a top-of-the-line PC that doesn’t sacrifice style for performance.Accessibility and speed are joined together with the Samsung Notebook Flash, a laptop with modern features available at an affordable price point. Equipped with cutting-edge Gigabit-Wifi technology, the Samsung Notebook Flash runs at blazing fast speeds whether you’re streaming or just surfing the web. It also lets users log-in instantly with a fingerprint scanner so you can get to your work immediately and securely and offers expandable storage (sold separately) with a Universal Flash Storage/MicroSD Memory slot so you can take all of your files and apps with you on the go.Available in charcoal color in the US, the Samsung Notebook Flash combines style and durability, boasting Samsung’s sturdy build quality, with a unique textile-patterned chassis, all in a compact 13.3” package. With a fun retro design including a typewriter keyboard, multiple port options to suit a variety of needs, and 10-hour battery life*, the Notebook Flash offers users a high-end personalized experience at an accessible rate.The Samsung Notebook 9 Pro and Samsung Notebook Flash will be available in early 2019.[WikiLeaks Korea=By Yelin Jung] 

비즈 Business | Yelin Jung [WikiLeaks Korea] | 2019-01-08 15:08