The following stories are the daily summary of news in South Korea on July 14, 2022.
S. Korea conducts 1st combined drill involving F-35 stealth fighters
SEOUL -- Seoul and Washington have conducted their first joint military drill involving F-35 stealth fighters amid continued provocative actions by Pyongyang, South Korea’s defense ministry said on July 14. A total of 30 aircraft including South Korean F-35A, F-15K, KF-16, and FA-50 fighter jets as well as American F-16 jets were put into joint military drills on July 11.
[COurtesy of United States Forces Korea]
S. Korea’s new COVID-19 cases continue to increase
SEOUL -- The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said that 39,196 new COVID-19 infections, including 338 from abroad, were added on July 14. The overall caseload was increased to 18,641,278. The number of new cases on July 14 more than doubled from the 18,511 instances reported a week earlier, reflecting an increase in infections across the country since the end of June caused by the extremely contagious omicron subvariant BA.
K-drama 'Extraordinary Attorney Woo' tops Netflix's non-English TV show ranking
SEOUL -- According to Netflix's most recent weekly non-English TV show viewership report, the South Korean drama "Extraordinary Attorney Woo" was ranked the No. 1. The TV drama show, which has been airing on the cable channel ENA every Wednesday and Thursday since June 29, topped the list of the top 10 non-English TV shows with 23.9 million hours of viewing for the second week of July.
[Courtesy of ENA]
Samsung develops DRAM chip with enhanced performance and power efficiency
[Courtesy of Samsung Electronics]
SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics, a global leader in electronics, announced on July 14 that it has created a new graphics dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) chip with increased performance and power efficiency. According to a statement from the manufacturer, the 24-gigabit Graphics Double Data Rate 6 (GDDR6) uses third-generation, 10-nanometer technology and boasts a data processing speed that is over 30% quicker than competing products.
Hyundai showcases new IONIQ 6 electric vehicle at Busan Motor Show
SEOUL -- Hyundai Motor showcased IONIQ 6, an electric vehicle, at the Busan International Motor Show on July 14 before its local launch scheduled in September. Cho Won-sang, vice president in charge of marketing at Hyundai Motor, stated in a press conference that preorders for the new model will start on July 28. Cho also stated that Hyundai hopes to sell 12,000 IONIQ 6 models in the domestic market by the end of this year.
[Aju News DB]
[This article was contributed by Aju Business Daily reporter Joseph Kwak]
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