KC for Electronic Products

We support world leading manufacturers in the rapid certification of electronic products for the Korean market.

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KC-EMC Certification

We clarify the requirements for your product and ensure that your product is certified quickly and reliably.

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KCs - Korea Certification Mark for machines

Korea Certification is an excellent partner for KCs certification for machines. We ensure that you get your product approved quickly and reliably.

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KEMCO Certification

Korea Certification ist der ideale, strategische Partner für die KEMCO Zertifizierung. Wir unterstützen Sie bei allen Schritten zum koreanischen Energieeffizienz-Label.

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Korea Certification offers customized certification training to fit your company needs. Our trainer will come to your location and provide the training, up to date information and pass on valuable tips from our many years of experience. Call us today to learn more!

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MPR International

Since 2005, MPR International GmbH has been supporting companies around the world in obtaining the required product certifications for the Asian markets. With a strong team located worldwide, we can offer you the best solution for your enquiries.

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Memory chip makers expect supercycle until 2023

A so-called supercycle for global memory chip availability, combining price increases and supply shortages, will continue through 2023. As a result, the world’s largest memory chip makers, Samsung Electronics and SK hynix, expect record profits over the next two years. In their latest report, market watchers IC Insights expect global memory chip sales to rise 23 percent this year to $155.2 billion. Next year, the analysts expect a 16 percent increase to $180.4 billion, with a further 23 percent growth forecast for 2023 to a total of $219.6 billion. Memory chips, like many other electronic components, are among the products that potentially need to be KC certified in order to be imported and distributed in Korea.



The previous highs for memory chip sales of $163.3 billion came in 2018, when there was already a so-called memory supercycle. At that time, companies benefited from rising prices due to higher demand. A year later, however, the market collapsed with a 32 percent decline to $110.4 billion, ushering in a downward trend.

This year, due to rising demand from IT products, expansion of cloud data centers and the rapidly recovering global economy, demand for DRAM memory and flash memory has skyrocketed, drawing global supply concerns. According to IC Insights, DRAM memory accounts for 56 percent of the total memory market, while flash memory is at 41 percent. Due to the high global demand, analysts upgraded the profit forecasts of Korean chip giants Samsung Electronics and SK hynix for this year.

Samsung is the world’s largest DRAM chipmaker with 42 percent market share, followed by SK hynix with 29 percent. Samsung is also number one in flash memory chips, with 32 percent market share. SK Hynix, whose market share for flash memory was 9.9 percent in 2019, could move to second place after the completed purchase of Intel’s flash memory division and have about 20 percent market share.

South Korea is considered one of the most important and innovative industrialized nations in the world. Many products imported to South Korea have to be tested and certified in advance. MPR International GmbH recommends itself as a partner for your Korea certification. We gladly check for you without obligation if your products are subject to certification and create an attractive offer for you.

If you need assistance or have any questions regarding Korean certifications like KC, KC EMC, KCs or KCs for explosion safety products, feel free to contact us any time.

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Verena Numssen

About the author: Verena Numssen is managing director of MPR International GmbH

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