South Korea pushes for AI semiconductors as global demand grows

The South Korean government has made no secret of its ambition to be a key player in the global artificial intelligence industry, including making the semiconductors powering AI functionalities.

This week, the country’s information and communications technology regulator announced plans to develop up to 50 types of AI -focused system semiconductors by 2030, Yonhap News Agency reported. The government will be on the hunt for thousands of local experts to lead the new wave of innovation.

South Korean has made several promises to support next-generation chip companies in recent times. Earlier this year, for example, it announced plans to spend about 1 trillion won ($870 million) on AI chips commercialization and production before 2029. Last year, President Moon Jae-in announced his “Presidential Initiative for AI” to raise public awareness on the industry.

These efforts come amid growing demand for AI-related chips, which, by McKinsey estimates, could account for almost 20%

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Liquid metals come to the rescue of semiconductors

Liquid metals come to the rescue of semiconductors
Credit: University of New South Wales

Moore’s law is an empirical suggestion stating that the number of transistors doubles every few years in integrated circuits (ICs). However, Moore’s law has started to fail as transistors are now so small that current silicon-based technologies are unable to offer further opportunities for shrinking.


One possibility of overcoming Moore’s law is to resort to two-dimensional semiconductors. These two-dimensional materials are so thin that they can allow the propagation of free charge carriers, namely electrons and holes in transistors that carry the information, along an ultra-thin plane. This confinement of charge carriers can potentially allow the switching of the semiconductor very easily. It also allows directional pathways for the charge carriers to move without scattering and therefore leading to infinitely small resistance for the transistors.

This means that in theory, the two-dimensional materials can result in transistors that do not waste energy during their

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NFC Systems Market 2020 Latest Technology And Market Application By Top Players: Broadcom, Smartrac, NXP Semiconductors, INSIDE SECURE, Qualcomm

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Sep 28, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
NFC Systems Market Size, Status, Business Future Scenarios and Brief Analysis 2020-2025

The “Global NFC Systems Market Report 2025” offers a clear understanding of the subject matter. The report has been gathered using principal and subordinate research methodologies. Both these methods are directed towards cooperating accurate and meticulous data concerning the market dynamics, historical events, and the current market landscape. Additionally, the NFC Systems Market report includes a SWOT analysis that concludes the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats impacting the segment of the overall market.

The global NFC Systems market is estimated at $11634.7 million, with a compound annual growth rate of 27.94%.

Top Leading Companies of the Global NFC Systems Market are Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGO), Smartrac, NXP Semiconductors, INSIDE SECURE, Qualcomm, MediaTek, SanDisk, Sony, Renesas Electronics,

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