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SK Hynix Established a Flash R&D Center in Taiwan

  SK Hynix Established a Flash R&D Center in Taiwan

Business Wire

SEOUL, South Korea -- October 15, 2013

SK Hynix Inc. (‘SK Hynix’ or ‘the Company’) announced it established a
research and development (or ‘R&D’) center ‘SK Hynix Flash Solutions Taiwan
Ltd.’. The Company will strengthen global R&D competence and customer support
by adding the R&D center in Taiwan.

SK Hynix Flash Solutions Taiwan (Photo: Business Wire)

SK Hynix Flash Solutions Taiwan (Photo: Business Wire)

The Taiwan R&D center will focus on intensifying its competence in development
of high value added NAND Flash memory products. The center is located in
Hsinchu, the hub of Taiwan IT industry, so it is expected to become a base of
the technology support for Chinese and Taiwanese clients.

Recently, there is an increasing demand for higher value added NAND solutions
equipped with controllers as demands for high end mobile devices and servers
including the cloud increase. Hence, the role of the controllers has become
more important to efficiently interface central processing units with NAND
Flash.

In June 2012, SK Hynix had also acquired LAMD in the US to strengthen its
competitiveness in the controllers then had established ‘SK Hynix memory
solutions Inc.’, and has been shipping SSDs equipped with the in-house
controllers since the 3rd quarter of this year.

SK Hynix will combine the existing R&D competence and the capability of this
Taiwan R&D center to strengthen the competitiveness in supplying total NAND
solutions and actively respond to various demands from the market and the
customers.

“The R&D center is situated in Taiwan where many of the major chip clients and
manufacturers are located as excellent human resources are available,” said
senior vice president Gi Hyun Bae, the Head of Solution Development Division
of SK Hynix. “With this opportunity, the Company has reinforced its basis for
the future technology cooperation while securing the pool of superior human
resources,” he added.

About SK Hynix Inc.

SK Hynix Inc., headquartered in Korea, is the world’s top tier semiconductor
supplier offering Dynamic Random Access Memory chips (“DRAM”), Flash memory
chips ("NANDFlash")and CMOS Image Sensors ("CIS") for a wide range of
distinguished customers globally. The Company’s shares are traded on the Korea
Exchange, and the Global Depository shares are listed on the Luxemburg Stock
Exchange. Further information about SK Hynix is available at www.skhynix.com.

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Contact:

Media Contact
SK Hynix Inc.
Public Relations
Assistant Manager
Heeyoung Son
Phone: +82.2.3459.5316
E-Mail: heeyoung.son@sk.com