Department of Trade and Industry to reserve the core judgment on ‘Samsung report’… ‘Conclusion expected before April 19’
Park Jung Il | comja77@ | 2018-04-17 09:52:36

The Industrial Technology Protection Committee of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy has discussed on April 16 whether or not the `core technology` is included in the work environment measurement report of the Samsung Electronics semiconductor factory. As a result, Samsung Electronics` 10-nanometer DRAM ? Foundry (semiconductor commissioned production) and 64-unit NAND flash, including world-class micro-process technology, leaked overseas due to unreasonable disclosure of information. Concern is rising.

The Ministry of Industry held a special committee on semiconductors at the Industrial Technology Protection Committee in Seoul on April 16 and reviewed the work environment report of the Samsung Electronics semiconductor factory to see whether it contained core technology contents. The Ministry of Industries said, "We decided to reopen the on-the-job profession in order to review the results of the discussions, the workplace, and the annual work environment measurement result report in more detail and depth." He added that he will conclude the second round of talks by no later than April 19.

The Semiconductor Expert Committee consists of two members of the government including the Ministry of Industry and the National Intelligence Service, and 13 members of the private sector including semiconductor related academics, research institutes and associations.

The committee has no authority to determine whether it is open to the public or to determine the appropriateness of the information.

Instead, it can be judged by the Commission`s judgment that the Minister of Industry and Industry Baek Ung-hee falls under the national core technology in accordance with the Industrial Technology Spill Prevention and Protection Act (Industrial Technology Protection Act). Although the ruling itself is not legally valid, it can be used as a basis for judging the decision of the Central Administrative Advisory Committee under the National People`s Interest Committee and the dismissal of a report by the Suwon District Court.

The Ministry of Employment and Labor revised the Administrative Guidelines in order to disclose the report to a third party without regard to industrial disaster evidence based on the Daejeon Supreme Court ruling that the Samsung Electronics Onyang factory`s workplace measurement report was disclosed to the bereaved. . On October 19, Samsung Electronics plans to release a report on its Gumi & Onyang semiconductor plant, and on Giheung, Hwaseong and Pyeongtaek factories from April 20.

Samsung Electronics has filed an administrative lawsuit against Suwon District Law to suspend disclosure of reports and to suspend disclosures of trade secrets to the Ministry of Employment. In addition, the central administrative referee of the National People ` The Suwon District Court will suspend judgment on the application for injunctive relief at the first hearing on April 13, and will judge the final disposition citation through the second hearing before April 19.

The Ministry of Industry, Industry and Technology (MOCIE) has decided not to dismiss the Suwon District Court, but the decision of the central administrative commissioner is delayed. Several institutions are postponing their judgment. Eventually, they will not be able to make any conclusions until the scheduled date of publication.

However, industry leaders are paying attention to the fact that the Ministry of Industry has announced that it will identify Samsung Electronics semiconductor factories` report by business location and year.

Currently, seven core technologies designated in the semiconductor field are design, process and device technology, 3D stacking technology, mobile application processor (AP) design and process technology corresponding to 30nm sub-DRAM and NAND flash. The report of Onyang and Gumi factories does not include such core technology. In addition, since 30nm and above DRAMs are not core technology before 2010, disclosure of the report may not be meaningful.

However, semiconductor experts point out that the Giheung ? Hwaseong ? Pyeongtaek plant report contains the core technology of the country, so that even if exposed to only the rough drawings and chemical names of each process, its technology could be leaked.

The economic community is also keenly aware of the government`s decision, as it can have a major impact on the competitiveness of key industries such as semiconductors and displays. The Korean Federation of Employers? Federation (KCBU) has suggested that the council for disclosure of information on the Ministry of Employment should include experts in the field of industrial technology and restrict the scope of applicants to workers or their families who have applied for industrial accidents.

By Park Jung Il comja77@

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