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  • 경희대 교양학부, 후마니타스칼리지에 '반려동물과 동물권' 강의를 개설해.....
    경희대  교양학부,  후마니타스칼리지에 '반려동물과 동물권' 강의를 개설해.....     경희대는 교양학부인 후마니타스칼리지에 '반려동물과 동물권' 강의를 개설해 오는 2학기부터 운영한다고 1일 밝혔다. 강의계획서에 따르면 학생들은 강의 전반부에는 올바른 반려동물 기르기, 실생활에서도 쓸 수 있는 동물 행동 교정 방법 등을 배운다.   중간고사 이후에는 유기동물, 가축과 살처분, 동물원 내 동물, 실험동물 등 동물권과 관련한 여러 문제에 대해 발표하고 조별로 토론하는 방식으로 강의가 진행된다. '반려동물과 동물권' 강의는 학생들이 신설을 원하는 교양 강좌를 스스로 설문 조사해 학교에 요청하면 검토를 거쳐 강좌를 마련하는 '배움학점제'로 개설됐다. 경희대 관계자는 "그간 동물 관련 학과가 있는 대학은 많았지만, 누구나 들을 수 있는 교양 강의로 동물권 관련 수업을 개설한 경우는 드물었다"며 "학생들의 반응이 좋을 경우 앞으로도 계속해서 운영할 계획"이라고 했다.
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    • Animal Right
    2021-10-07
  • KGCCI (AHK Korea) , was elected our Korean Chairperson Ms. Hyun-Nam Park, Managing Director and Branch Manager of Deutsche Bank AG Seoul Branch
    KGCCI (AHK Korea)  , was elected our Korean Chairperson  Ms. Hyun-Nam Park, Managing Director and Branch Manager of Deutsche Bank AG Seoul Branch       KGCCI (AHK Korea) held the 40th Annual General Meeting on April 15. Ms. Hyun-Nam Park, Managing Director and Branch Manager of Deutsche Bank AG Seoul Branch, was elected our Korean Chairperson, the first woman to fill this role. She will lead our board of directors together with our German Chairperson Mr. Peter Tiedemann, President of Zeiss Korea. Mr. Steven Kim, Senior Vice President of LG Chem, was elected our Korean Vice-Chairperson. Yan P. Uhl, CFO Korea/Representative Director of SAP Korea, was re-elected as Treasurer.Some new members have joined the board: Mr. Alex Drljaca (President, Robert Bosch Korea), Mr. Stefan Ernst (COO, ZABEL+PARTNERS architects), Dr. David Im (Representative Director, BASF Company), Dr. WooKyu Kim (Managing Director& Representative Director, Merck Korea), and Mr. Jung (Jung-Wook) Seo (CEO, TÜV SÜD Korea). Re-elected board members are Mr. Alejandro Arias (General Manager Korea, Lufthansa German Airlines), Mr. Tai Yoen (Dan) Choi (Managing Director, Wuerth Korea) and Mr. Yunjoong Kim (Managing Director, Wilo Pumps Korea).Congratulations once again to the newly elected board representing Korean-German business interests and friendship!
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    2021-06-13
  • CEO Interview , Mr. Lee Seung Soo (CEO / Infineon technologies Korea)
    CEO Interview , Mr. Lee Seung Soo  (CEO / Infineon technologies Korea)   Interviewer : Alicia Song ( GEBS , Reporter) Interviewee : Mr. Lee Seung Soo  (CEO / Infineon technologies Korea) Reporter   (Hello Everyone, my name is Alicia Song and I am a reporter for GEBS, a foreign company news station in Korea.  I am also the Director of Public Relations at the KOFA. Today, I am honored to be joined with Mr.Lee Seung-Soo, the country manager of the Korean branch of Infineon Technologies)  (Hello Mr. Lee, first of all, thank you very much for accepting this interview.  I know that Infineon Technologies headquarters is based in Germany and Infineon Technologies Korea’s branch is located in Samseong-dong, Gannamgu, Seoul).  Would you please share with us an introduction about Infineon Technologies?) Mr. Lee Seung Soo  :  In the 2020 fiscal year (ending 30 September), Infineon reported revenue of more than €8.5 billion with a workforce of some 46,700 people worldwide. Following the acquisition of the US company Cypress Semiconductor Corporation in April 2020, Infineon is now a global top 10 semiconductor company. We play a key role in shaping a better future – with microelectronics that link the real and the digital world. Our semiconductors enable efficient energy management, smart mobility, as well as secure, seamless communications in an increasingly connected world. Infineon Technologies Korea is located in Samseong-dong, Gangnam and working around 240 employees. Also we set up the sales office in Daegu to provide qualified support for customers in South area. Major customers are Hyundai Motor group, Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics and Infineon Korea have ranked No.1 in Automotive semiconductor area.  Reporter   (Thank you for the introduction. Would you please describe what the organizational culture (OD & Culture) and ideal Talent Style of Infineon Technologies Korea is?) Mr. Lee Seung Soo  :   Infineon Korea respects Korean culture based on IFX head quarter’s structure. All employees are responsible for own work and we place a high value on exchanging necessary feedback each other. There’s a communication format called Leadership dialogue that not only the manager give feedback to the staffs, but the staffs also give feedback to their manager.  Infineon Korea is working on a campaign to call nickname instead of Korean title. We will continue this campaign to make more respectful and equal organizational culture.  Reporter   (Would you please outline the compensation & benefits (C&B) and HR (HRM) system of Infineon Technologies Korea?) Mr. Lee Seung Soo: Infineon Korea provides ‘Flexible spending account’ what employees can use this one like credit card anywhere, anytime. And we are constantly trying to offer the necessary program for employee’s wellness.  Infineon Korea operate global HR system stably. Managers have a performance evaluation with each employee frequently and we managing not only evaluation, but also various training program for employee’s development. Reporter   (How would you describe the labor-management culture of Infineon Technologies Korea?) Mr. Lee Seung Soo:  We have the labor-management council meeting quarterly. Council members from workers are collecting feedbacks regarding all of company life and they put it on the table in labor-management council meeting. All council members discuss new feedbacks and notice the conclusion quarterly.  Reporter   (Would you be able to inform us of any job position currently available at Infineon Technologies Korea or a position that is scheduled to be available in the second half of this year?) Mr. Lee Seung Soo:  Infineon Korea recruits experienced employee time to time. Please refer to the Infineon website for the details of recruiting. www.infineon.kr Reporter  -  (As a successful leader and CEO, it would be great if you could share some advice for working mothers who dream of becoming CEOs of foreign companies in the future?) Mr. Lee Seung Soo:  Most working mothers should take care of both their family and work. They are used to doing two things same time and they know how to use their time efficiently. To finish the work in time, concentration and sensitivity are required. As such, working mothers have many strengths.  I think it’s important to experience various positions in one field if you have a goal to become a CEO. For example, If you’re working as engineer you can try sales position, if you’re working as sales you can try marketing position. Make your unique career focusing on the position what enable to catch the big flow of company’s moving forward. I look forward to meeting many woman CEOs soon. Reporter -  (The world economy has been stunned since the Pandemic.  Would you please highlight some of the real difficulties that currently surround your company industry as well as the future outlook of the industry?) Mr. Lee Seung Soo:  As many people know already Automotive semiconductor supply issue is very serious now days. Semiconductors account for 18% of the total cost of automotive electronics in 2000 but it’s 40% in 2020. The demand has increased significantly but only few foundry companies produce automotive semiconductor because it’s not profitable. It’s expected to continue overeating of automotive semiconductors for a while due to great interest of autonomous driving, electric vehicles and COVID pandemic. To counteract this problem, Infineon is doing the best to find good solutions for our customers. Reporter -  (Lastly, as a mentor who contributes so much to his community, please share with us any wisdom you may have for young job seekers) Mr. Lee Seung Soo:  We are living in an era of rapid change and COVID pandemic has made it harder to get a job. But the economic is slowly recovering and I believe there are opportunities even though it’s a difficult situation. It’s late if you start preparing when the good opportunity happened. You should decide the direction you want to go and make the qualifications and experience to match the job you want. If you decide a job you want to do, I’d like to recommend that you get information about the company you want to work as much as you can. It would be helpful that find the company’s management direction, changes in the industry and company’s outlook. Many companies want you if If you can clearly show your potential and your goals to contribute within the company.
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    2021-06-08
  • [단독외신] New high voltage battery housing for lightweight emobility developed by Evonik and partners
    New high voltage battery housing for lightweight emobility developed by Evonik and partners       New high voltage battery housing for lightweight e- mobility developed by Evonik and partners   • Novel SMC materials reduce battery housing weight by ~10% while maintaining strength and high voltage performance • Lightweight battery components deliver significant energy savings to ensure suitability for all vehicle size and classes • Evonik’s new epoxy SMC – VESTALITE® S curing agent enables lightweight design and production flexibility   Essen, Germany. Evonik as part of a consortium of companies, has developed a lighter and more cost-effective battery concept for e- mobility solutions. The new holistic battery system concept offers the automotive industry a safer and more energy efficient lightweight alternative to the heavier metal-based, or higher priced carbon fiber-reinforced plastics. Although millions of electric cars and plug-in hybrids are already on the roads worldwide, there are still no generally applicable standards for the individual components. However, significant efforts are currently being made to standardize individual vehicle assemblies and establish a cross-market component standard. Increasing the range of the vehicles by improving the storage capacity of the batteries and efficient energy recovery is currently one of the main areas of focus. In addition, reducing the weight of the individual vehicle components can also help to reduce the amount of energy required to overcome driving resistance (e.g. tire rolling, gradient, acceleration). To this end, Evonik, Forward Engineering, LION Smart, Lorenz Kunststofftechnik and Vestaro (a joint venture of Evonik and Forward Engineering), began working together on a modular- multi-material approach at the end of 2019. Today, the partnership has developed a brand-independent, cost-effective solution that significantly reduces the weight of the battery housing by approximately 10 percent compared to other commonly used material combinations, without any loss in mechanical properties. Developed for three different battery-sizes, 65kWh, 85 kWh and 120 kWh for use in various vehicles sizes and class, one of the key elements of the new battery concept is the glass fiber (GF)- Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) cover. Based on the high-performance epoxy curing agent VESTALITE® S from Evonik, the new SMC delivers the performance levels of the previous metal-based battery enclosures, while being significantly lighter than the current more cost-prohibitive SMC Materials. “Battery modules and their housing has become a key area for improving the performance, efficiency and affordability of modern electric vehicles,” said Dr. Leif Ickert, Marketing Manager Composites and Adhesives, Evonik Operations GmbH & Managing Director, Vestaro GmbH. “Composite technologies provide strength and versatility, so offer a very promising solution for future battery system concepts. Our new glass fiber-reinforced SMC delivers the performance and economic benefits the automotive industry requires to push ahead with the next generation of sustainable e-mobility concepts.” The glass-fiber-reinforced epoxy SMC has excellent mechanical properties including flexural and impact strength, and by using epoxy resin instead of the usual polyester resin, other problems often encountered during downstream processing of glass-fiber- reinforced SMC materials have been eliminated. Additionally, it meets all specifications regarding fire resistance and is easy to process even when complex geometries are demanded. The entire concept was successfully tested for suitability for series production and safety even under extreme conditions. Additionally, consortium partner, Lorenz Kunststofftechnik has developed an established process for successfully recycling glass fiber-reinforced SMC materials – an important argument in view of the increasing sustainability requirements in the automotive industry.   For more detailed information about the new battery housing concept, images and additional quotes from the consortium’s partners please visit evonik.com/vestalite-s. For specific information about Evonik’s new VESTALITE® S epoxy curing agent please visit www.vestalite.com. About Evonik Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The company is active in more than 100 countries around the world and generated sales of €13.1 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.15 billion in 2019. Evonik goes far beyond chemistry to create innovative, profitable and sustainable solutions for customers. More than 32,000 employees work together for a common purpose: We want to improve life today and tomorrow.   About Evonik Crosslinkers The Crosslinkers Business Line offers a broad range of products and competences for coatings and adhesives, as well as for high-performance elastomers and composites. Besides products based on isophorone chemistry the portfolio contains a full toolbox of amine curing agents for ambient and heat cure applications. The products are mainly used in industrial applications due to the mechanical strength, durability, chemical resistance and excellent adhesion properties. www.evonik.com/crosslinkers Disclaimer In so far as forecasts or expectations are expressed in this press release or where our statements concern the future, these forecasts, expectations or statements may involve known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results or developments may vary, depending on changes in the operating environment. Neither Evonik Industries AG nor its group companies assume an obligation to update the forecasts, expectations or statements contained in this release.  
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    2021-03-05
  • [단독취재-특종] 2만8천년"수명 자동충전 배터리 , 美 스타트업 NDB 개발성공
    [단독취재-특종]   "2만8천년"수명 자동충전 배터리 , 美 스타트업 NDB 개발성공    
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    2021-01-21
  • [단독외신] Sneaker site StockX valued at $2.8 billion in new funding roun
    Sneaker site StockX valued at $2.8 billion in new funding roun    a fast-growing web destination of hard-to-find sneakers — said Wednesday it had raised $275 million in a new funding round that values the company at $2.8 billion. The latter figure, which includes the value of the fresh pile of cash, follows an exclusive report by The Post on Dec. 7, which said the company was looking to raise about $250 million at a valuation of $2.5 billion. The fast growing auction house has more than doubled its valuation from its January 2019 last major fund-raising round that valued it at a little over $1 billion. The Detroit-based company is currently planning to file for an initial public offering in mid-2021, according to sources close to the situation. Proceeds are expected to fuel growth in Asia for the site, which assigns ticker symbols to sneakers in a scrolling feed that displays bids, offers and green and red arrows to show how prices are moving. Cleveland Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert is a cofounder and rapper Eminem is an early investor. StockX, which authenticates all the sneakers it resells, charges a 9 to 14 percent commission on transactions. Eminem Getty Images While many of the sneakers on the site are being offered for resale after being snatched up in limited edition sales, most have never been worn. The pandemic has helped the business as it is harder now to shop at stores for sneakers, executives have said. The average sale on the site is about $230, according to an investor presentation reviewed by The Post. Despite its growth, it still projects losing $56 million this year, according to its presentation.
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    2020-12-17

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  • [단독외신] Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2 was preordered five times more than predecessor
    [단독외신] Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2 was preordered five times more than predecessor   Mark Zuckerberg using an Oculus VR headset.AFP via Getty Images     Facebook’s virtual reality ambitions are finally catching on with consumers. The company’s latest VR headset, the Oculus Quest 2, has received five times as many preorders as its 2019 predecessor, Mark Zuckerberg confirmed on the company’s Thursday earnings call, saying the device’s reception has “surpassed our expectations.” The Quest 2, which at $299 costs $100 less than the original and includes a faster processor, more lightweight design and has a more high definition display, began shipping to customers earlier this month. “I think that the new Quest 2 product is extraordinary, I love using it,” Zuckerberg said. “I’m really proud of the work that we’ve done there.” Facebook shares were down more than 6 percent on Friday, however, as the company also revealed that its active user numbers in the US and Canada had dipped slightly in the quarter. Other than slightly lower user numbers in its key market, Facebook beat earnings estimates across the board, including better-than-expected ad revenue boosted by spending returning following a second quarter slowdown. Facebook beat revenue expectations by 80 cents, bringing in $2.71 per share versus the forecasted $1.91. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company also raked in revenue of $21.5 billion, up 22 percent year-over-year and well ahead of the expected $19.8 billion.
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    2020-10-31
  • [단독외신] Hypera Pharma Switches to Rimini Street Support for Its SAP Applications
    Hypera Pharma Switches to Rimini Street Support for Its SAP Applications Hypera Pharma Switches to Rimini Street Support for its SAP Applications     Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner, today announced that Hypera Pharma, Brazil’s largest pharmaceutical company, has switched from SAP to Rimini Street Support for its highly customized SAP ECC 6.0 applications, Microsoft SQL Server Database and SAP BusinessObjects software. The company also switched from SAP’s Solution Manager to Rimini Street Watch for SAP, ensuring seamless monitoring for its SAP systems. By switching to Rimini Street Support, Hypera Pharma was able to leverage its significant support savings to fund the company’s business transformation priorities, including expanding the corporate pharmaceutical brand and funding cutting-edge pharmaceutical research and development (R&D) with Hynova, the company’s modern research center in Brazil.Procurement Drives Innovation by Partnering with IT And Business LeadersBased in São Paulo, Hypera Pharma produces popular medicine brands used by over 200 million Brazilians, along with vitamins, nutritional supplements and dermo cosmetics. At the end of 2017, the company announced a new corporate brand with an exclusive focus on the pharmaceutical sector, a competitive industry that demands high investments in innovation and R&D, along with increasing capacity to launch new products and medicines to its consumers more often. This new business direction sparked Hypera Pharma’s leaders to reinvent its operations, realign business priorities and seek out initiatives to drive cost optimization.The decision to move to Rimini Street Support was spearheaded by Hypera Pharma’s heads of procurement and IT, who were tasked with optimizing resources and saw the opportunity to reduce the spending for the company’s high SAP maintenance and support costs and at the same time improve support service. They worked closely to create a business case to demonstrate to the company’s CEO that switching to third-party support would bring security, operational efficiency and savings. The company’s heads of procurement and IT determined that Hypera Pharma should not be locked into the vendor’s time-bound upgrade path to S/4HANA as it did not make sense for the business in the short term. They found little value and no ROI in making this highly disruptive move when their current customized ERP system perfectly met their business needs.“Procurement leaders should feel empowered to bring ideas to company leaders on how their organization can be more strategic and align with business priorities. They can influence decision-makers on how IT initiatives, such as adopting third-party support, adds value and frees up resources for other important projects and innovation,” said Humberto Guimaraes, head of procurement, Hypera Pharma. “Switching to Rimini Street Support is part of a new mindset that has enabled the company to be more relevant in the pharmaceutical industry. With our support savings, we can increase investments across the business, including product R&D, digitalization, process automation and new ERP applications that modernize logistics operations and allow product traceability.”Ultra-Responsive Support with Industry-Leading SLAsHypera Pharma, along with all Rimini Street clients, benefits from the Company’s flexible, premium-level enterprise software support model, including its industry-leading Service Level Agreement (SLA) of 10-minute response times for all critical Priority 1 cases. Clients are also assigned a Primary Support Engineer, backed by a team of functional and technical experts with an average of 15 years’ experience in the client’s specific enterprise software system. Hypera Pharma was using some components of SAP Solution Manager, but working with Rimini Street’s Proactive Support Services team, the company instead implemented Rimini Street Watch for SAP. The solution combines proactive diagnostics and web-based dashboards to help Hypera Pharma identify and mitigate issues before they become critical.“Maintaining our ERP support with SAP meant staying in the comfort zone. Rimini Street showed that the change to third-party support is worthwhile. Now we have reduced our SAP maintenance and support costs, allowing those resources to be directed towards our current business goals. We no longer worry about our ERP support since switching to Rimini Street,” continued Guimaraes.“Modern companies in the digital era like Hypera Pharma, who want to maintain a leadership position in the market, need to optimize their IT costs and find resources to invest in innovation and business transformation,” said Edenize Maron, general manager, Latin America, Rimini Street. “The company’s heads of procurement and IT spearheaded the change to third-party support to generate cost savings that contributed to the organization’s strategic business goals, including modernizing logistics and accelerating R&D to bring products to market quicker. This demonstrates how key it is that all company leaders participate in supporting growth and innovation.”
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    2020-10-21
  • [단독외신] Microsoft defends diversity efforts after feds allege discrimination
    [단독외신] Microsoft defends diversity efforts after feds allege discrimination Getty Images       Microsoft stood by its efforts to hire and promote more black staffers this week after the feds raised concerns that it was making discriminatory employment decisions. The US Department of Labor took issue with Microsoft’s June pledge to double its number of black and African American managers and other leaders by 2025, warning the tech giant in a letter that it’s forbidden as a federal contractor from discriminating against workers because of their race. The Sept. 29 letter also asked Microsoft to submit records proving it’s not making illegal race-based hiring decisions — an allegation the company said it “emphatically” denies. “We hire and promote the most qualified person. And nothing we announced in June changes that,” Dev Stahlkopf, Microsoft’s corporate vice president and general counsel, said in a blog post Tuesday. “Instead, our continued focus is to work hard to consider and develop the broadest range of qualified candidates for opportunities.” Microsoft was among several large companies that announced effort this summer to address racism and promote opportunities for black people amid massive protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd. In a June 23 message announcing Microsoft’s initiatives, CEO Satya Nadella said the company would expand leadership development programs for midlevel black employees and pair higher-ranking black staffers with mentors to help them climb the corporate ladder. But the Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs indicated Microsoft’s plans may run afoul of the government’s guidelines for promoting diversity in hiring. Officials set an Oct. 29 deadline for the company to submit documents related to its efforts to help black employees. “This statement by the CEO did not reference any established goals in an affirmative action program, and appears to imply that employment action may be taken based on race,” office director Craig Leen wrote in the letter, which the feds provided to The Post. While federal contractors are supposed to set goals for recruiting minorities and women based on availability, “contractors must not engage in discriminatory practices in meeting these goals,” Leen said. Microsoft is confident that its diversity efforts comply with all federal employment laws, Stahlkopf said. The company will provide the Labor Department with the information it requested and defend its approach if needed, he said. “We look forward to helping the [Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs] understand the legality of our programs as we work towards a shared goal of promoting diversity in full conformity with federal law,” Stahlkopf said.
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    2020-10-08
  • [단독외신] Eli Lilly seeks emergency use of its antibody drug for COVID-19
    [단독외신] Eli Lilly seeks emergency use of its antibody drug for COVID-19   LightRocket via Getty Images       Drugmaker Eli Lilly says it has asked the US government to allow emergency use of its experimental antibody therapy based on early results from a study that suggested the drug reduced symptoms, the amount of virus, hospitalizations and ER visits for patients with mild or moderate COVID-19. Eli Lilly announced the partial results Wednesday in a news release; they have not yet been published or reviewed by independent scientists. Its drug is similar to one that President Trump received on Friday from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. These medicines supply concentrated versions of specific antibodies to help the immune system clear the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. They’re given as a one-time treatment through an IV. Lilly has already started making one of the two antibodies in its drug, betting that ongoing studies will prove it worthwhile. It’s not clear if the evidence will be viewed as strong enough for the Food and Drug Administration to grant emergency use authorization, as it has done for the antiviral drug remdesivir. The results are an interim look at a mid-stage study in which 112 people received the antibodies and 156 got a placebo. The amount of virus was significantly lower 11 days later in those given the drug — the main goal of the study. Virus also was lower at earlier time points as well. Symptom scores were better at three days. About 5.8 percent of patients given placebo required hospitalization or an emergency room visit versus 0.9 percent of those given the antibodies. The company said there were no serious drug-related side effects.
    • English[영문판]
    2020-10-08
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