Visiting the National NanoFab Center in Daejeon on Friday, President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol called semiconductors a “fundamental strategic technology” for the fourth industrial revolution.
There, he promised increased government support for advanced technologies.
“Semiconductors are central to our national economy and security. They say war today involves semiconductors, not guns.”
The president-elect reiterated his campaign pledge to make Korea a semiconductor powerhouse and said his government would support collaboration between business and academia.
Meeting students from KAIST, a leading research university, he said the key to economic growth and the creation of new jobs lies in science and technology.
“I believe that intensive investments of taxpayers’ money in cutting-edge scientific technology is a way to improve people’s quality of life, eliminate polarization and social conflict, and spur development.”
At a local market in Cheongju, President-elect Yoon met with people and stressed the importance of “liberal democracy”.
He also visited a particle accelerator under construction in Cheongju and visited an innovation city in Chungcheongbuk-do province.
Since the presidential election, Yoon has traveled to areas outside the capital to renew his campaign promises.
Yoon Jung-min, Arirang News.