South Korea

South Korea demonstrates significant leadership in several tech sectors. In AI & Machine Intelligence, South Korea has made notable advancements, with companies like Kakao and Naver spearheading research and innovation in natural language processing and computer vision. When it comes to Autonomous & Electric Vehicles, South Korea is home to Hyundai and Kia, which have been at the forefront of developing electric and autonomous vehicle technologies, including the Hyundai Kona Electric and Kia Niro EV. In the field of Semiconductors, South Korea boasts global giants like Samsung Electronics, which dominates the memory chip market and has made significant contributions to the advancement of semiconductor technology. Additionally, in Robotics & Advanced Manufacturing, South Korea is known for companies like Hyundai Robotics and Doosan Robotics, which specialize in producing cutting-edge industrial robots and automation systems.

South Korea

Country Commissioner

James Kim

CEO, American Chamber of Commerce in Korea; Fmr CEO of Microsoft Korea & GM Korea

Commissioner for South Korea

Amid the growing geopolitical dynamics in Asia, the U.S-Korea partnership has become ever more paramount in ensuring regional economic security. Korea is one of the first countries to join the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), stepping up its regional role to safeguard liberal democracy. In this light, AMCHAM appreciates the Global Tech Security Commission’s mission to promote strategic collaboration in key emerging technologies from U.S. allies and partners. I firmly believe that the Commission’s bipartisan and global scope would allow for significant thought leadership and business strategies to be formed across sectors. As the Global Tech Security’s Commissioner representing Korea, we look forward to doing our best at AMCHAM to identify opportunities to enhance the economic and security alliance between the United States and Korea.

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