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Eugene Hynix plant gets new boss

A new leader is at the helm of Hynix's computer chip plant in west Eugene.

D.W. Baik has been named president and CEO, filling the spot occupied for the past 2 1/2 years by Seungil Kim.

This is Baik's second assignment at the Eugene plant. He was director of engineering in 1997 when the plant opened and started trial production of 64-megabit dynamic random memory, or DRAM, chips.

Baik later returned to Hynix's parent company in Ichon, South Korea, where he worked on the development of Hynix's "Blue Chip" 256-megabit DRAM that the Eugene facility is now producing.

Baik said in a statement that he is pleased to be back at the Eugene plant. "We have had some difficult times in the last year, however, I am glad to see our employees back to work and that we are continuing to hire to reach our maximum production with high yield," Baik said.

Suffering from heavy debt and a slow chip market, Hynix in July laid off 600 of its 800 Eugene workers. The company gradually re-hired workers and now has about 750 employees.
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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Jul 2, 2002
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