* Date : 2013-08-16
The semiconductor exporting business remains strong in Korea and takes up a large portion in the nation's exports.
Such achievement didn't happen overnight. Korea's semiconductor industry started in 1965 when an American company ventured into Korea. The semiconductor industry seemed like an impossible 'bet' back in the early 1980s.
But soon Korea's semiconductor companies rose to the top, taking 1st and 2nd place in the global market share in DRAM supply.
Bizline takes a look on the growth in Korea's semiconductor industry during the past 30years and its future direction.
Interviewee:Didier Beltoise Cs representative / 5.4 Club joint representative
Foreign tourists visiting Korea has topped 10-million last year to reach 11-million with tourism revenue growing to account for 2.6-percent of the total national income.
President Park Geun-hye has said that the tourism industry will create more jobs than the manufacturing industry as a high value added sector.
The World Economic Forum has released data about Korea's tourism industry for the year 2013 ranking Korea at 25th in the world out of 133 tourism nations.
The Korean government has put out measures to promote the tourism industry by increasing tourism revenue to US$24-billion by 2017. The plan is expected to attract 16-million foreign tourists which will create more jobs in the tourism sector from
the current 850-thousand to 1-million new jobs.
How effective will the government policy be in garnering more foreign visitors to Korea?
We will be hearing from French man Didier Beltoise the Cs representative who has 30-years of experience at the Intercontinental Hotel with 10-years of experience as the head manager in Korea as he talks about his wishes towards the Korean tourism industry.
SK Telecom has developed the cloud BEMS which is based upon the cloud energy management system as part of a project to prepare for possible worldwide changes deriving from global warming.
The sensor attached to the building lighting, heating and cooling devices and the conditioning equipment keep track of the building's energy usage analysing it on an hourly basis through connection to a cloud based central control center.
The system automatically controls and sets the ideal heating and cooling and lighting based on time, days and section of the building.
The new system has actually decreased energy usage by 7-percent by introducing the BEMS.
ADT Caps focuses on building security through total management solution which include facial recognition and entrance control system that combines RFID controlling of the entire building by counting entering people and utilizing CCTV, elevator control, parking management all of which are key aspects needed for building security.
The security is intense and set at different levels within the building regulating entrance in certain ZONE and when a prohibited car enters a large bollard jumps up destroying the vehicle resembling a scene from a movie... we introduce the ICT building which can save energy and apply tight security control all thanks to ICT technology.
Soft ice cream is the perfect treat that cools down anyone during the summer heat.
Korean company ICETRO has created a machine that satisfies people's taste buds around the world!
The global company has specialized in the manufacturing of freezing devices like ice cream makers, soft ice cream machines, and slush machines for the past 30-years.
The company is the number one supplier to domestic conglomerates and franchises for the past 14-years exporting to some 74-countries around the world.
The company has recently made the world's first ice cream vending machine which is also being exported... we find out about the company's success story.
What is the North Korean TV broadcast really like?
The Korean Central TV was launched in 1963 as a representative North Korean TV station responsible for delivering propaganda messages while satisfying the cultural desires of the North Korean people.
But it is known fact that the station is a propaganda outlet closer to a government institution rather than a broadcasting media.
We find out about how the North Korean authorities are controlling and utilizing the Korean Central TV while make analysis of its broadcast contents.