SK Hynix, Inc.

SK Hynix, Inc.

SK Hynix, Inc.

Date Founded



2091 Gyeongchung-daero,Bubal-eup,Icheon, Gyeonggi 17336

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Employees (Worldwide)




Company Description

SK Hynix Semiconductor is a drive engine and a future of the IT industry Semiconductors are essential to all IT products, and its performance often determines the performance of the final products. SK Hynix is the global leader in producing semiconductor, such as DRAM and NAND flash and System IC including CMOS Image Sensors. Since pilot production of Korea’s first 16Kb SRAM in 1984, SK Hynix consistently led the industry with smaller, faster and lower power semiconductor. As the second largest manufacturer of memory semiconductor, and as the largest DRAM provider in emerging markets such as China, SK Hynix is at the forefront of the IT industry. SK Hynix will enhance its competency with the best level of technology and a wide range of business portfolios It is common to see people using their smartphones and tablet PCs. Those IT devices become more pervasive as new imaginative and innovative IT products continue to grab imagination and ‘desires’ of consumers. More innovative IT device such as smart car, keyboard and surface computer without mouse will enlarge the range and demand of the semiconductor. SK Hynix has recorded high performance by tracking and foreseeing the market change. On year 2011 base, SK Hynix ranked 2nd position with a 23% worldwide market share in DRAM market. It has also a 10% NAND Flash market share. It also takes 8th position in global semiconductor market. SK Hynix will strengthen the world’s top level of technology and continuously diversify the product portfolios. SK Hynix opens a new IT world As of February, 2012, SK Hynix became a new family member of SK group. Now it is time for SK Hynix to open a new IT world together with SK which has led the nation strong in information technology. SK Hynix as one of the representative of Korea’s semiconductor company will make warm IT world for the mutual happiness.

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Executives & Employees

Chairman & Co-Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Strategy Officer

Executive Vice President & Head of Global Sales & Marketing

President, Director & Head-Corporate Center

Executive Vice President, Memory Development

Senior Vice President of Flash Development Division

Senior Vice President, Global Sales Operations

Senior Vice President-Memory Research

President, Co-Chief Executive Officer & Director

Board of Directors

President & Chief Executive Officer at SK Telecom Co., Ltd.

Chief Executive & Chief Executive Officer at SK Hynix, Inc.

Professor at Seoul National University

President, Director & Head-Corporate Center at SK Hynix, Inc.

Professor at Gachon University

Executive Vice President & Head of Global Sales & Marketing at SK Hynix, Inc.

Member, Board of Directors at SK Hynix, Inc.

Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Citibank Korea, Inc.

Member, Board of Directors at SK Hynix, Inc.

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SAMCL is an active, team-based, value-oriented manager which performs in-house research and follows a bottom-up investment approach.For equity investments, the firm's investment team first utilizes their in-house earnings model to find companies with high upside potential based on earnings momentum and value analysis. They construct a model portfolio after performing fundamental analysis and weighting securities.Next, they evaluate momentum shift with their proprietary earnings and investment-grade tracking system and follow a top-down approach to allocate assets and construct a strategic portfolio. Finally, they construct the actual portfolio based on the strategic portfolio and the client's risk tolerance and investment horizon.SAMCL's fixed-income team conducts market interest rate research, looking at domestic and international markets, monetary and fiscal policy and supply and demand. Based on their research, the team constructs a model portfolio from which fund managers develop their portfolios.

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Vontobel Asset Management is a global investment management firm dedicated exclusively to managing long-only global equity portfolios offered in the form of six long-only equity investment strategies. These strategies include:, International Equities, Emerging Markets Equities, Global Equities, European Equities and Far Eastern (Ex-Japan) Equities, and US Equities. Vontobel employs a disciplined investment process that is predicated on long-term investment objectives. They believe that the best way to achieve capital appreciation and outperform the market over the long-term is by investing, at attractive prices, in well-managed businesses with consistent operating histories, solid financial performances, favorable long-term economic prospects and, in most cases, strong free cash flow. The firm's investment process relies on bottom-up analysis to identify high-quality, reasonably priced companies. Their strategies may also invest in derivatives. Generally, we will remain invested in a company unless a material change to our investment thesis occurs. Reasons for the firm to reduce the size of or to sell completely a company's shares include the following: the market price of a business exceeds their estimate of fair price; the business is involved in a major acquisition; its earnings growth, profitability and predictability deteriorate; or it is replaced by a better investment.

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SK Hynix, Inc. purchases Happynarae Co., Ltd. from SK Innovation Co., Ltd.

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Bain Capital Private Equity LP, Toshiba Memory Corp. /Private Group, Development Bank of Japan, Inc. /Private Equity, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, Ltd. purchase KIOXIA Corp. from Toshiba Corp.

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SK Hynix, Inc. purchases Violin Memory, Inc. /Expansion Card Div from Violin Memory, Inc.

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Advised onCitigroup, Inc., MagnaChip Semiconductor Ltd. purchase Hynix Semiconductor, Inc. /Non-Memory Semiconductor Unit from SK Hynix, Inc.


Advised onCitigroup, Inc., MagnaChip Semiconductor Ltd. purchase Hynix Semiconductor, Inc. /Non-Memory Semiconductor Unit from SK Hynix, Inc.

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Advised onSK Telecom Co., Ltd. purchases SK Hynix, Inc.

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Advised onSK Hynix, Inc. purchases Violin Memory, Inc. /Expansion Card Div from Violin Memory, Inc.

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Senior Advisor

Former President, Co-Chief Executive Officer & Director at SK Hynix, Inc.

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Partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

Partner at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC


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Stratio Inc. engages in the manufacture of semiconductors and related solid state devices. The company was founded by Lee Jae-Hyung on November 11, 2013 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

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TidalScale, Inc. develops a scale up compute and resource architecture. It enables to help customers who are trying to solve problems like big data exploration and real time analytics that require a shared coherent memory space accessed by a large number of processors. The company was founded Ike Nassi and is headquartered in Campbell, CA.

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