FILE PHOTO: Employees walk past the logo of SK Hynix at its headquarters in Seongnam, South Korea, April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
October 29, 2021
SEOUL (Reuters) -SK Hynix Inc, the world’s second-largest memory chip maker, said on Friday it will acquire South Korea-based Key Foundry, a chip contract manufacturer, for 576 billion won ($492.41 million).
The 8-inch wafer foundry manufactures chips such as power management, display driver and microcontroller unit semiconductors, SK Hynix said in a statement.
SK Hynix had been in talks to acquire Key Foundry, in which it had a minority stake earlier, since the first half of this year, South Korean media previously reported.
SK Hynix said the acquisition is expected to double its current 8-inch foundry capacity. It already has a chip contract manufacturing unit, SK Hynix System IC.
($1 = 1,169.3500 won)
(Reporting by Joyce Lee and Heekyong Yang; Editing by Himani Sarkar)