April 17, 2018, The commerce ministry said an expert panel has finally reached the conclusion that Samsung Electronics assessment reports on workplace environments at its semiconductor factories contain “key national technologies” that need protection from public disclosure.
This expert panel is joined by semiconductor experts came to the conclusion in their second meeting this week, after reviewing workplace reports on four Samsung factories in Onyang, Giheung, Hwaseong and Pyeongtaek, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said.
“Some contents in Samsung’s workplace reports from 2009-2017 contain key national technologies, including 30-nanometer DRAM chip, NAND flash, application processor and assembling technology,” the ministry said in a release.
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