|Founded||15 October 1949 as Gukdo construction
26 February 19832012 as SK hynix as Hyundai Electric Industry 2001 as Hynix Semiconductors
|Headquarters||Icheon, South Korea|
|Seok-hee Lee (CEO)|
|Products||DRAM, NAND flash|
|Revenue||US$35.27 billion (2018)|
|US$18.34 billion (2018)|
|US$13.67 billion (2018)|
|Total assets||US$56.08 billion (2018)|
|Total equity||US$41.22 billion (2018)|
Number of employees
|Korea: 22,254 (2016)|
SK hynix Inc. is a South Korean supplier of dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) chips and flash memory chips. Hynix is the world's second-largest memory chipmaker (after Samsung Electronics) and the world's third-largest semiconductor company. Founded as Hyundai Electronic Industrial Co., Ltd. in 1983 and known as Hyundai Electronics, the company has manufacturing sites in Korea, the United States, mainland China and Taiwan. In 2012, when SK Telecom became its major shareholder, Hynix merged with SK Group (the third largest conglomerate in South Korea).
The company's major customers include Microsoft, Apple, Asus, Dell, MSI, HP Inc., and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (formerly Hewlett-Packard). Other products that use Hynix memory include DVD players, cellular phones, set-top boxes, personal digital assistants, networking equipment, and hard disk drives.
Hynix produces a variety of semiconductor memories, including:
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