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  • Korea's Top Groups to Reorganize; Hyundai, LG to Merge IC Units
  • September 9, 1998 (TOKYO) -- The Federation of Korean Industries (FKI) and representatives from Korea's top five industrial conglomerates, or chaebols, announced that the Hyundai, Samsung, LG, Daewoo and SK groups agreed on a reorganization plan.
    The FKI comprises Korea's industrial conglomerates.

    The conglomerates hope to reduce excess capacity and investments, while enhancing their global competitiveness in various industrial sectors, including semiconductors, aircraft, oil refining and shipbuilding.

    Hyundai Electronics Industries Co., Ltd. and LG Semicon Co., Ltd., both leading DRAM producers, are expected to merge their semiconductor operations in accordance with the reorganization plan.

    "The government greatly appreciates the agreement made by the conglomerates, and we are convinced that the plan will contribute to the development of Korea's key industries in the long run," a high-ranking official of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Energy told a reporter from Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.

    Related story: Hyundai Elecs., LG Semicon to Merge into World's Top DRAM Maker

    (Nikkei Microdevices)

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    Updated: Tue Sep 8 18:23:38 1998 PDT