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Samsung and SK Hynix enjoy memory chip boom in pandemic's wake

South Korean companies soar on new data centers while game consoles to extend boom

A Samsung Electronics plant: The South Korean company is the world leader for both DRAM chips and NAND flash memory.

SEOUL -- South Korean memory chip producers Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix are benefiting from a surge in demand for memory chips used in data centers, in which investment is increasing in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

And new sophisticated game machines scheduled to come out this year are expected to extend the boom even further.

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