A major South Korean manufacturer of computer memory modules. It ranks second in the list of leading memory manufacturers in the world, second only to Samsung Electronics.
The company was founded in 1983. Then she was called Hyundai Electronics Industries and was part Hyundai Group, along with such well-known divisions as Hyundai Motor Company.
In 1999 there was a merger with LG Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Two years later, due to separation from Hyundai Group, the company changed its name to Hynix - derived from HYundai electroN.I.cs(X).
memory, production Hynix Semiconductor, is used in the devices of many eminent computer equipment manufacturers, such as IBM, Apple, ASUS and others. Production facilities, in addition to South Korea, are also located in China and Taiwan. Headquarters Hynix located in Icheon, South Korea (Icheon, South Korea).
In 2010 Hynix “became famous” thanks to a high-profile trial when the European Commission accused the company of cartel collusion with 8 other memory manufacturers (Samsung Electronics, Elpida Memory, Nanya Technology, NEC Electronics, Toshiba, Mitsubishi Electric, Hitachi, Infineon), which allowed them to fix prices for memory chips for a fairly long period. All nine conspirators were forced to pay huge fines. Of the largest memory manufacturers, only Micron, because it was this company that “tipped off” about the existence of a conspiracy.