SK Hynix

SK hynix Inc.
Traded as KRX: 000660
Industry Semiconductor

1983 (1983)
as Hyundai Electric Industry 2001 as Hynix Semiconductors

2012 as SK Hynix
Headquarters Icheon, South Korea
Key people
Sungwook Park (CEO)
Products DRAM, NAND Flash
Revenue Increase US$ 13.3 billion (2013)[1]
Increase US$ 3.547 billion (2014)
Number of employees
SK Hynix
Hangul 에스케이하이닉스
Revised Romanization Eseukeihainikseu
McCune–Reischauer Esŭk’eihainiksŭ

SK hynix Inc. (KRX: 000660) is a South Korean memory semiconductor supplier of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips and flash memory chips. Hynix is the world's second-largest memory chipmaker (after Samsung Electronics)[2] and the world's fifth-largest semiconductor company.[3] Founded as Hyundai Electronic Industrial Co., Ltd. in 1983[4] and known as Hyundai Electronics, the company has manufacturing sites in Korea, the US, China[5] and Taiwan. In 2012, when SK Telecom became its major shareholder, Hynix merged to SK Group[4] (the third largest conglomerate in South Korea). The company's shares are traded on the Korea Stock Exchange, and the Global Depository shares are listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

Hynix memory is used by Apple Inc. in some of their iMac, MacBook and Macbook Pro computers. Apple's latest A9 chipset is onboard together with a SK Hynix RAM module believed to be "likely the same 2 GB LPDDR4 mobile DRAM found in the iPhone 6s".[6] Hynix memory is also used by Asus in their Google-branded Nexus 7 tablet, an OEM provider for IBM System x servers, and is used in PC desktops as well as the ASUS Eee PC. Dell and Hewlett-Packard have also used Hynix memory as OEM equipment.[2] Other products that use Hynix memory include DVD players, cellular phones, set-top boxes, personal digital assistants, networking equipment, and hard disk drives.[7]



A 512MB DDR 333MHZ SO-DIMM Hynix memory module

Hynix produces a variety of semiconductor memories, such as:

See also


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  2. 1 2 Lee, Youkyung (26 July 2012). "SK Hynix sinks to loss on oversupply, weak demand". Seoul, South Korea. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  3. "Top 20 1Q15 Semiconductor Suppliers". Dublin: Research and Markets. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  4. 1 2 3 4 "Investor Relations: FAQ". SK Hynix. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  5. Hynix completes new chip plant in China, Yonhap News Agency, 17 June 2010.
  6. By Paul Briden, Know Your Mobile. “iPhone SE One Week Later: "Adoption Has Been Low".” April 8, 2016. April 8, 2016.
  7. "Analysis of SK Hynix". Dublin: Research and Markets. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  8. 1 2 3 4 5 "Hynix Annual Report 2003". 2003. Retrieved 2011-08-30.
  9. "IBM home computer clones stream in with quality, low prices". Hyundai, the South Korean maker of one of the hottest and cheapest compact cars on sale in the United States, is beginning to hawk its Blue Chip Computer in more than 500 discount stores nationwide. The unit is compatible with the IBM PC-XT.
  10. EU fines Samsung Elec, others for chip price-fixing
  11. Business Week, 15 December 2009.
  12. "UPDATE 1-Hynix stake up for sale in auction again in Dec". Reuters. 25 November 2009. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  13. HP Collaborates with Hynix to Bring the Memristor to Market in Next-generation Memory,, 2010.
  14. Hynix names Chey as co-CEO as SK completes $3 billion deal, Reuters, 14 February 2012.
  15. Hynix says fire did not cripple China chip-making plant, Reuters, 4 September 2013.
  16. "SK hynix acquires Softeq's firmware". Retrieved 2015-05-11.
  17. "SK Hynix to Acquire Firmware Business of Belarus-based Softeq". Retrieved 2015-05-11.
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