SEOUL, July 24 South Korea's SK Hynix Inc
said on Thursday its second-quarter operating profit
dipped 2.7 percent from a year earlier, as firm sales of memory
chips were countered by the strength of the South Korean won
The world's second-largest memory chipmaker reported 1.1
trillion won ($1.07 billion) in operating profit for the
April-June period, matching the mean forecast in a poll of 34
analysts by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
The firm had guided for a significant pickup in shipments of
both DRAM and NAND chips in the second quarter, buoyed by firm
demand for personal computers and server-related products, as
well as the launch of new smartphones during the quarter.
($1 = 1023.7000 Korean Won)
(Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Stephen Coates)