The world's 8 inch wafer competition pattern has changed
Recently, Yonhap news said, in core international (SMIC) is working with South Korea's largestsemiconductor foundry enterprise -- the eastern Gaoke (Dongbu HiTek) to discuss merger.South Korea Development Bank in charge of matters relating to the sale of the eastern Gaoke(KDB) is the source of the message. According to the bank officials said the message says, the primary stage of negotiations are still, and no exchange relevant price details views. While the eastern Gaoke has not held an open tender, just sign in to seek private contract.The world's 8 inch wafer competition pattern has changed.
The eastern Gaoke is Korea's only existing foundry enterprises, with two 8 inch wafer fab is currently in South Korea, manufacturing the main products include CMOS image sensor, power management IC and digital audio amplifier chip. The eastern Gaoke 2014 sales of $531000000,40% are from the South Korean domestic small and medium sized enterprises.The world's 8 inch wafer competition pattern has changed.
In 2014, the Eastern Group (Dongbu Gruop) the outbreak of financial crisis, the urgent need forindustrial restructuring -- the sale is not a sound business, in order to reduce the toxic assets of the group, and to ensure that the cash flow. This is the sale of fate to fall in the eastern Gaokebody.The world's 8 inch wafer competition pattern has changed.
According to the BusinessKorea report, although the eastern Gaoke in the first half of 2014turned into profit, operating income reached 11000000000 won ($10020000), but there are still800000000000 won ($784000000) of liabilities, which directly leads to the eastern group every year to carry 60000000000 won ($59000000) financial interest cost.
In 2014 August, the group announced plans to sell its eastern Eastern GAOKE 37% stake.According to the assessment, which is about 200000000000 won ($196000000). If the successful sale of the East GAOKE, Eastern group can greatly reduce the cost of debt and interest.
In fact, including Samsung, LG, SK, Korea Hynix Semiconductor enterprises are not localexpress positive intention to purchase, so South Korea Development Bank have already turned their attention to the oversea company. In core international is one of the most active one of thebid.The world's 8 inch wafer competition pattern has changed.
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