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Strategy for Nurturing High-tech Industries by Sector

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  • Making a quantum leap into the world’s best cluster that features a sound ecosystem
  • KRW 340 trillion worth of investment for the next 5 years to 2026 (including all types of semiconductors)
1 The world‘s largest semiconductor mega-cluster will be established.
  • A cutting-edge logic semiconductor cluster worth KRW 300 trillion will be built (National industrial complex, by 2042).
  • The fabless valley (Pangyo), existing manufacturing complexes (Giheung, Hwaseong, Pyeongtaek, Yongin), national industrial complexes (Yongin) will be connected. A semiconductor mega cluster → Integration of foundry, memory chip, fabless, and materials, parts, equipment
  • Up to 150 domestic and foreign companies which are spearheading the fabless and materials, parts, equipment will be located, along with an excellent talent pool.
2 Core technologies of next-generation semiconductor will be substantially developed.
  • A KRW 3.2 trillion fund will be provided in R&D of 3 promising semiconductor areas, electricity, vehicles, and AI.
  • Financial support (KRW 5-8 billion/case) will be given to projects for matching demand and supply between fabless companies and large companies on the condition of purchase.
3 The ground for growth in the semiconductor industry, including taxation, finance, and human resources will be fortified.
  • 150,000 local talents of practical capacities, with bachelor’s or master’s degrees will be nurtured by 2031.
  • Tax credit in CapEx will be expanded and financial support (2023, KRW 100 billion) in infrastructures will be provided.
4 The overall ecosystem of the semiconductor industry that covers design, fabrication, and packaging will be upgraded.
  • We will foster 10 fabless companies with sales worth KRW 1 trillion respectively by 2035 by supporting promising sectors (electricity, AI, etc.).
  • Semiconductor manufacturing capacity will be enhanced by intensifying cooperation among design house, IP, and foundry.
  • KRW 24 trillion will be invested in establishing a hub of semiconductor packaging to lead advanced packaging technologies.
5 Support to encourage technological cooperation with foreign countries and exports will be provided in order to respond to reshaping supply chains.
  • Technological cooperation that bridges Korea’s strengths in manufacturing and that of the US in design and materials, parts, equipment will be expanded.
    ※ Joint R&D projects that span across the whole life cycle (materials and equipment, fabrication, finished products) -> Pilot programs are due in 2023
  • With new collaboration centers built in the US (Texas, Silicon Valley), various support will be provided, including matching of demand and supply, verification, and marketing.
  • Regaining the no. 1 position in the global display market
  • KRW 62 trillion worth of investment for the next 5 years to 2026
1 Financial support and tax credits will be provided to encourage investment from the private sector in a timely manner.
  • Display will be categorized as national strategic technology under the [Act on Restriction of Special Taxation], and the policy fund of KRW 900 billion will be provided in facility installation and equipment production.
2 We will preemptively develop next-generation display technologies and enhance technological capacities in OLED.
  • Technology demonstrations and pilot programs about 3 promising areas such as transparent, XR, automotive display will be carried out.
    ※ (transparent display) platform screen doors, museums, etc., (XR display) warehouses and etc., (automotive display) buses and etc.
  • OLED KRW 420 billion in OLED technological innovation + KRW 950 billion in R&D on inorganic electroluminescent display (under preparation)
3 A workforce made up of 9000 talents who will lead the next-generation technologies will be nurtured (by 2032).
  • 7000 workers of practical skills required in the market (the semiconductor contract department etc.), 2000 filed workers (specialized vocational training centers)
  • Emerging as the global no. 1 rechargeable battery maker by 2030
  • KRW 39 trillion worth of investment for the next 5 years to 2026
1 Domestic production capacity of rechargeable batteries will be upgraded to 60GWh by 2025 (1.5 times the level of 2021).
  • A policy fund of KRW 5.3 trillion will be provided in long-term, low-interest-rate loans and credit guarantee (KDB, KIBO, KODIT).
  • Private funds for outstanding rechargeable battery companies will be operated (i.e. KRW 200 billion in R&D innovation funds).
2 KRW 20 trillion investment by both the public and private sectors will be made by 2030 to secure an unmatchable level of technologies.
  • Improvement in driving range (500->800 km), and technological development for solid-state (safety) batteries, lithium-sulfur batteries (weight).
3 Both the public and private sectors will join hands in securing critical minerals and responding to current issues in the global trade.
  • Global mineral supply-demand maps will be developed to ensure a reliable supply of critical minerals.
  • Effective responses to global trade issues such as the IRA will be made through a strong rechargeable battery alliance between the public and private sectors.
  • Achieving first place in terms of biopharmaceutical capacity
  • KRW 13 trillion worth of investment for the next 5 years to 2026
1 Over 2,000 workers will be nurtured every year to meet the growing needs of the market by providing meticulous support in the private sector’s investment and utilizing large-scale facilities such as K-NIBRT.
2 New big data-based health care markets will be created to serve the public health sector.
  • 10 types of digital health care services and Bio Big Data (data scale worth 1 million people) will be developed.
3 Support in technological development and commercialization of bioplastics and fuels will be made to respond to carbon regulations.
  • Becoming the 3rd biggest future car manufacturer across the world
  • KRW 95 trillion worth of investment for the next 5 years to 2026 (all types of vehicles)
1 EV production scale will increase by five-fold through a massive investment in the future vehicle sector.
  • Sites for future vehicle facilities will be seamlessly obtained through negotiations with local governments (i.e. changes in land usage)
2 Core technologies, including sensors and rechargeable batteries will be secured through KRW 2 trillion worth of investment by 2025, and 30,000 talents of interdisciplinary knowledge in software-related fields such as future vehicle will be nurtured by 2030.
3 [Special Act on transition to future vehicles] will be enacted by 2023 to assist the component industry’s transition into future vehicle trends.
  • Joining the ranks of global advanced robot manufacturing nations
  • KRW 1.7 trillion worth of investment for the next 5 years to 2026
1 Over KRW 2 trillion worth of investment will be made by both the public and private sectors for the next 5 years to secure critical technologies in the cutting-edge robotics industry.
  • Homegrown technologies in 5 core components, decelerators, servo motors, grippers, sensors, and controllers, will be developed.
2 A robot-friendly environment will be made by improving related regulations and carrying out large-scale technology demonstrations.
  • 51 critical regulations in 4 major sectors* will be identified, and 39 tasks will be improved by 2024.
    ※ Mobility improvement, safety, collaboration and assistance, infrastructure, etc.
  • The initiative of building the ‘National Robot Test Field’ will be promoted to support technology demonstrations and commercialization of various business models.
3 New markets, such as welding, cooking, and care robots will be created in fields of hazardous jobs or supply demand imbalance.