The Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT, Minister: Lim Hyesook) announced the “Action Plan for ICT Strategic Technology Development” that invests 90.4 billion won (approx. 76 million USD) in the four ICT strategic technologies, which include quantum computer, super computer, next-generation semi-conductors, and super conductors. In order to take dominance amid global technology competition, MSIT will invest mainly on securing core technologies and reinforcing infrastructure to foster a favourable research environment at home.
In the quantum computing field, MSIT will invest in the 50 qubit computer development to close the technology gap with other advanced nations. Also, the government will operate a quantum information scientist nurturing centre to foster quantum specialists. In addition, a quantum information cooperative research institute will be established in the US as a follow-up measure to the Korea-US presidential summit. Intensive research development and close collaboration will help advance the quantum computing technology.
In the super computing field, prototype chip manufacturing and verification will be done to develop super CPU, and extensive and collaborative research will be funded so as to solve science conundrums by using super computing solutions.
In the semi-conductor field, a new type of semi-conductor Process in Memory(PIM) will be developed, and future chemical semi-conductor Epi development will be conducted as well.
In the super conductor field which is a new field of technology to be invested from 2022, no-insulation high-temperature superconducting technology will be funded.
MSIT said that they will invest in R&D while establishing the systems and international cooperation.
For further information, please contact Spokesperson for foreign media Kim Heehyun (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, 82-44-202-4027) of the Ministry of Science and ICT.
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