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ILJIN STORY 01Integrated synergy of ILJIN technology that brightens Korean peninsula

We look forward to having an integrated synergy of ILJIN technology to blossom in united, single Korean peninsula.

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We constantly seek for better quality of life and ‘better’ way to live. As a result, we can enjoy more comfortable life with high technology and smart goods which were invented in a rapid manner. We wouldn’t have been able to continue the development and have endless possibility about future, if it weren’t for the stable infrastructure of Korea that functioned as a strong basis. ILJIN Electric (which contributed to the foundation of national business by successfully developing domestic technology in fields such as heavy electric, communication, and wire) and Samyoung Global (which contributed to the development of domestic/global general construction by utilizing competitive technologies in facilities of civil engineering, architecture, and electricity) have been sharing the major stream of development in Korea, and are now expecting to have united Korea with integrated synergy that will blossom from it.

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Unified Korea, a dream for a technology that brings everyone together

The night view of Korea seen from the satellite is extremely contrasting. Unlike North Korea which stays silent and displays complete darkness, South Korea boast its flashy nightlife with glittering lights; this once again underlies the fact that Korea is the only country left divided around the globe. Korea has been repeatedly developing in a rapid manner and building advanced infrastructure. The sequence of forming cities by building roads and structures has made the technical skills of Korea expand the site for overseas infrastructure. Moreover, civil engineering and architectural technical skills of Samyoung Global achieved recognition on its competitiveness and are now expanding worldwide. Furthermore, we light up Korea by providing convenient daily life with stable electric power supply system: pushing on a switch brightens the interior, and pressing on a button operates electric goods. The electricity that benefits our lives is produced as high quality electric power from dams, nuclear power plant, thermoelectric power plant, and later transmitted to many transformer substations. Outstanding wire production technology of ILJIN Electric helps high-tension electricity to be stably transmitted, and lead the supply of electric power all over the society. Wire production technology of ILJIN Electric that uses electric spiral with 99% pure copper which is twisted several times to fit each case, encompasses significant base facilities of society such as communication, heavy electric, industrial equipments, and functions as vital artery of Korea. After the transmission to the transformer substations through high quality wire, the electric power operates our everyday lives in homes, offices, factories, and flows with us for the better future.

Just like a wire that runs and brightens South Korea, we hope for the day when the technology of ILJIN can reach entire peninsula of Korea that is no longer divided, and eventually form a single united land that is warm and bright.

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ILJIN STORY 02An electric car that travels green earth with Elecfoil

Technology is a major source of ILJIN future electric vehicles and pride of the Republic of Korea ILJIN.

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Living in an era of co-existence, protecting earth from environmental pollution and global warming is a critical issue; the concept of ‘charging’ -- no extinction and renewable -- has been broadly used as an important alternative to protect the earth. Chargeable goods range from ordinary and familiar mobile electric products such as cell phones, tablet PCs, and laptops to electric cars that travel by electronic batteries. When many eco-friendly industrial sites of automobiles around the globe are putting spurs to supply electric cars for greener earth, ILJIN proudly contributes with active major resource technology to brighten the future of electric cars.

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Elecfoil, the heart of electric cars

Unlike the consumptive engine that operates conventional cars, the core power source of electric cars comes from lithium ion battery, in other words, chargeable secondary battery. By using the principle of electric cars that transfers the electric power produced by repeating charging and discharging into mechanical energy, ILJIN Materials successfully completed the core materials of the secondary battery: negative collector body (Elecfoil) and bipolar active material (LMO). These materials created by purely domestic technology play an essential part as catalysts which accelerate already explosive potential market of electric cars. The copper plate Elecfoil which is even thinner than one’s hair lets the electric power to flow on every electric product’s PCB and also functions as a charger. It has been displaying high functional technology that produces thinner, lighter, and smoother plate, and now varies its use as a core operating part for electric cars that works in more explosive, fast, sustainable fashion, and also as medium and large size batteries. ILJIN Material’s Elecfoil supports the fame of ILJIN group and Korean component resources as a core material that will buttress the growth of domestic electric products and electronic car market.

Green growth technology of ILJIN that completes cars

In addition to the Elecfoil, ILJIN’s valuable technology for eco-friendly cars also lies in headlight, taillight, and fuel tank located at the back of the car. High efficiency LED light by ILJIN LED serves as a safe guide by functioning as bright eyes of a car. The production technology of fuel tanks by ILJIN Composite embodies safe utilization and restoration of fuel by wrapping carbon fibers on plastic tanks. Going beyond the current application of various fuels such as gasoline, LPG, compressed natural gas (CNG), ILJIN Composite is expected to play a significant role in the commercialization of hydrogen cars which draw attention as eco-friendly cars along with electric cars. Moreover, precisely drawn steel tube of ILJIN Steel consists more than 50% of the market share in drawn steel tube market. It is referred as ligament of a car, and it is completing the automobile technology that assists safe travel by moving tires in exact direction where the steering wheel is intending to direct.

The movement toward green earth including electric cars might seem slow, yet ILJIN continuously puts in diverse technical efforts for the hopes of having a better future. When the infrastructure of electric cars such as electricity charging points has been stabilized and expanded, there is no doubt that ILJIN’s technology will be a strong fuel for the change of world where everyone travels green earth.

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ILJIN STORY 03Chronoscopic technological integration of ILJIN, SMART MOBILE LIFE

ILJIN’s core material production technology participates in passionate mobile industry that leads cutting-edge mobile technology.

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Starting from ‘a pager and 2G cell phone’ as means of connecting people, current ‘LTE smart phone and tablet PC’ became the most important necessity for modern people by realizing the global networking and smart life. Human desire for convenience and smart life went further than simple actions like pressing button or touching, and now came as far as affecting individuals’ life in a very intimate way by opening up an era of ‘Wearable technology.’ Behind this rapid development of mobile and IT technology, touch screen panel that recognizes touch and operates the equipment and the secondary battery functions as core technology. The production technology of touch screen panel of ILJIN Display and Elecfoil by ILJIN Materials are both receiving attention as vital capability that lead mobile and IT technology of the next generation.

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“Touch of emotion” opens your heart; “touch of hope” opens the future

Modern people touch tens, and hundreds of times within a day through using their mobile, IT instruments, and wearable equipments that became a near future. The significance of the touch screen technology that is completed by our fingertips is very high, considering how it penetrates present and future. The exquisite touch screen panel technology of ILJIN Display makes good use of the method of capacitance, which is also worldwide major technology, and contributes toward the production of high quality touch screen. The method of capacitance, although invisible to human eyes, refers to the ability to quickly sense and respond to the pressure when human body makes contact to the subtle sensors that forms X axis and Y axis in touch screen. Touch screen produced by ILJIN Display, as core technology to decide high quality touch screens, leads global smart mobile life by standing preeminent in its competitive power regarding touch screen panel production technology.

Elecfoil, technology that connects and fills up the world

It attributes to the secondary battery that can be used semi-permanently by electrically charging, that the mobile equipment of daily necessity is not disposable, but reusable for several years. One of the materials comprising this secondary battery is ILJIN Materials’ negative collector body, Elecfoil. It is a copper plate made by copper sulfate solution, which actualizes the technology of light, thin, short, small, and is used as a component of battery for mobile equipments. This spirit of pursuing light, thin, short, small technology contained in the production procedure of ILJIN Material’s Elecfoil made the radical development of mobile equipments in its becoming smaller and lighter possible. Elecfoil has been the pride of Korean resource component, and taken a role as blood vessel of every electronic goods. It is now considered as a more significant driving force, since the use of secondary battery grows globally. As smaller and thinner batteries are required for future wearable equipments, ILJIN Materials continue its research and development to realize the optimal technology for wearable equipments.

In the field of mobile industry where a fierce competition for smaller and lighter technology is taking place worldwide, ILJIN group will use its strong and steady technology in developing mobile equipments to preserve the name-value of Korea as a leading country of mobile technology, and further maintain its fame as a company that specializes in developing component resources.

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ILJIN STORY 04The pride of domestic technology that brightens tough and deep sea of oilfield

In the midst of resource development site for better energy, pure technology of ILJIN spreads its wings.

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Two of the most important and indispensable resources in modern society are oil and gas. To obtain precious energy that maintains our lives, the mining work is still going on under thousands of meters beneath the ocean level. ILJIN Diamond and ILJIN Steel share their technology in passionate shop floor of energy production where diamonds are used to drill strong rocks that lie deep under the water, and where the sleek steel tubes without a joint are used to pull up resources.

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Alternative power of diamond that shines in the ocean

It seems quite unfamiliar to picture a diamond powerfully drilling through the ocean floor. It is common to think of diamond as the most lofty and pure, expensive jewel, which is used as a token of unshakable love. Yet, as the strongest metallic minerals existing in the world, its use varies from drilling, paring, cutting, and smoothing. For this reason, the original and unique technology of ILJIN Diamond, which reproduces ‘industrial diamonds’ instead of expensive and rare gemstones by using high heat and high pressure on graphite, boasts its usefulness in many industrial settings. Industrial diamond attached at the tip of the drill that is used for digging rocks under the deep sea to mine resources such as oil and gas, especially plays a big role in drilling operation thanks to its effective resistance on strong frictions. ILJIN Diamond’s production technology for industrial diamond is the pride of ILJIN that was achieved purely by domestic technology, and it prove its real merits in the overseas working face for underground resources.

Tenacity overcoming the limit, Seamless Tube

After the excavation is processed to certain depth by using industrial diamonds, the operation to pull up the resources is executed. This is when the ‘Seamless Tube’ made by ILJIN Steel comes in handy. Seamless tube differs from conventional steel tube production technology in its jointless characteristics. It was made by caving the center of heated steel tube, and now drawing attentions in mining work fields, since seamless tubes have higher resistance for extreme conditions such as high heat and high pressure than the steel tubes with joints caused by welding. Moreover, successful development of seamless tube by ILJIN Steel allowed us to replace certain imported materials that cost around 2 trillion won per year: another opportunity for ILJIN Steel to leap further up.

With many concerning voices regarding the depletion of resources, attempts for better energy development continue endlessly. ILJIN Diamond and ILJIN Steel will put the best effort in energy development until new energy source such as shale gas and oil reveals itself to better serve our lives.

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ILJIN STORY 05The future of high efficiency light green energy, led by ILJIN

When eco-friendly energy optical semiconductor LED meets ILJIN’s outstanding technology, precious lights to protect the earth is regenerated.

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Within the providence nature where light and darkness co-exist, we were able to lighten our lives thanks to the hopes we had toward bright future. This hope now faces toward another innovative world of light. It is the optical semiconductor LED, which begins to make a mark as a promising field of green energy. ILJIN LED and ILJIN Display embody the core technology of LED production to activate the popularization of LED, with LumiRich that makes the complete lighting products. ILJIN is stepping closer to the public by using the LED technology.

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New definition for light, LED

An incandescent bulb uses the power of filament to light up, while fluorescent bulb has been used until now thanks to its power consumption level. However, LED is rising as future light to continue on the history of lightings with its lifespan that is 5 years longer than the fluorescent bulb and extraordinary power reduction effect. LED is considered to lead the green growth, since it emits less carbon dioxide, and no toxic substances such as lead or mercury are discharged. Many countries all over the globe, including Korea, are implementing eco-friendly policies to substitute existing lightings with LED, which forecasts the boom of LED industry. In keeping pace with this trend, ILJIN contributes in the growth of LED industry with global competitiveness by successfully achieving vertical systemization which increases the possibility of realizing high efficiency LED technology.

The technology of ILJIN that produces high quality LED starts from manufacturing Sapphire Wafer by ILJIN Display. Sapphire Wafer is a thin cylindrical piece of ingot which is a crystal-shaped lump of aluminum oxide, cut into a size of 2”~6”. It is the fundamental material for LED production, on which the technology of ILJIN LED adds luminous substances. Coating luminous materials on to the sapphire wafer with high heat generates Epiwafer, which is essential in determining the efficiency level of LED. It is the small pieces of this epiwafer that become LED chips. With the technology of LumiRich that packages these chips into complete products according to the proper place used such as electronic display, headlight of a car, electronic goods, we are finally able to come into contact with these chips in our daily lives in a way that is familiar to us.

Just like the principle behind the LED production that transforms most of the electronic nature into light energy, LED is becoming more and more familiar to us by pouring out every small bit of generated energy in a safe, economical way. ILJIN LED’s technology will brighten the world toward healthier and better lighting.

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ILJIN STORY 06From Acoustic To Therapeutic -Innovation of Ultrasound technology

The technology of ALPINION MEDICAL SYSTEMS that overcomes the technological limitation by successfully developing clinical HIFU unit for the first time in Korea, it is a step toward a happy change of world.

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Living in a world with rapid changes, the health of modern people who are oppressed by the weight of life stands out as a very important issue. For this reason, the field of health care expands its territory going beyond simple medical industry with desire for healthier life. Among these new technologies, the ultrasound technology of ALPINION MEDICAL SYSTEMS overcomes the technical limitation and improves the quality of life by not only providing diagnosis, but also actually offering the treatment for the disease.

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Splendid feat in ultrasound technology, therapeutic ultrasound (HIFU) for tumor treatment

The diagnostic ultrasound technology visualizes internal human body structures by transmitting and reflecting ultrasound. This technology plays a significant role in modern medical fields such as ob/gyn, internal medicine, orthopedics and more. An outstanding diagnostic ultrasound technology owned by ALPINION MEDICAL SYSTEMS, a specialized company for ultrasound, contributes in medical industry with its high competitiveness bearing comparison both with domestic and global markets. And now, the ultrasound technology of ALPINION MEDICAL SYSTEMS takes another step forward and leading its way in the field of ultrasound technology by successfully developing a therapeutic ultrasound system– HIFU - that can eliminates tumor cells for uterine fibroids without causing skin damages or incisions that harm human body.

HIFU operates in a similar fashion with kindling a fire using a magnifying glass; the core technology is the accumulation of ultrasound energy on the tumor cells. As a treatment method which maximizes the advantage of ultrasound that causes the least harm to human body, allowing safe and non-invasive treatment, the biggest merit is the rapid recovery and return to daily life after the treatment.

ALPINION successfully launched the first clinical HIFU system ‘ALPIUS 900’ in December, 2014 and will gradually expand its applicable fields starting from uterine fibroids. ALPIUS 900 will bring hope to more patients and ultrasound technology of ALPINION MEDICAL SYSTEMS will always be at the center of changes which allow us to be care-free from diseases.

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ILJIN STORY 07The leader for three-dimensional architecture that adds flavor to city

Being the first in Korea to introduce the curtain wall construction method, ILJIN Unisco will lead the bright future of exterior contruction in domestic architecture industry.

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‘Garak Tower’ that boasts its beautiful curve, ‘Dongdaemoon Design Plaza’ that is peculiar in its atypical structure, ‘new office building for the Federation of Korean Industries’ that is shaped in a unique streamline are buildings that overpower the surrounding structures and overwhelm the audience with their method of construction that shows off three-dimensional trait and glittering glass cladding finish. This is a splendid achievement by ILJIN Unisco which made the Curtain Wall construction possible for the first time ever in Korea. Curtain Wall is a construction method that adds both an efficient system for reducing the construction period and beauty to the city, which is a bright future of exterior finish work in domestic architectural industry led by ILJIN Unisco.

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The realization of a building that exudes individuality and freedom, Curtain Wall

The development aimed for better-looking city lets us travel through the buildings mainly constructed by rebar and concrete, and arrive at the curtain wall construction method which gives three-dimensional effect by using glass and aluminum. Curtain wall does not support the weight of the structure by wrapping the building with exterior materials such as aluminum, like covering the facade of a building with layers of curtains. This construction method not only promotes the graceful appearance, but safety by blocking wind, heat, and harmful air coming from outside. After successfully introducing this curtain wall construction method to Korea in 1975, ILJIN Unisco has put forth effort in beautifying cities of Korea and other countries for past 30 years. Various curtain wall structures have been built, including Incheon International Airport, Seoul City Hall, and high-rise multipurpose buildings.

Curtain wall construction added individuality and beauty to the monotonous grayish city. Through further research and development, ILJIN Unisco plans to develop more environmentally friendly methods while simultaneously upgrading the structure to enhance exterior beauty, including the continuous development of renewable engergy efficient equipments that generate energy from exterior materials through the use of ultra-thin double skin facade, and the upgrading of integrated service management system to increase the efficiency of building maintenance.

Increased beauty of city through harmonious buildings possessing their own flavor, the dream to live in a space where people and structures can interact and lead a happy life, ILJIN UNISCO’s exterior construction technology builds the bright future of city to make such dream come true.

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