SK hynix is partnering with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), a top-ranked science and engineering university, to collaborate on a research and development project using artificial intelligence (AI) technology to improve the chip-making process.
Song Chang-rock, leader of the data transformation division at SK hynix, met online with Park Hyun-wook, vice president for research at KAIST, and KAIST electrical engineering professor Moon Jae-kyun to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU).
Under the MOU, SK hynix will provide data generated in the semiconductor-making process to KAIST in real time via cloud computing and KAIST will analyze the data utilizing its AI technology to help advance the development of chip manufacturing processes.
"To aid in the cooperation, SK hynix launched a cloud computing system at its headquarters in Icheon, Gyeonggi Province, in March," the company said. "To enable KAIST to store data provided by us, we also set up security deposit places at the university's Daejeon campus and at the Seongnam-KAIST next-generation ICT research center."
Song, who leads the data transformation division at SK hynix, said the company expects the partnership will help accelerate the development of chip-making technologies.
"We have set up a system that can apply the latest AI algorithms developed by the university to the industrial field immediately," Song said in a statement. "We hope the partnership can help cultivate more AI professionals who can significantly advance the semiconductor industry."