SK hynix donates 50,000 masks and USD 500,000 to aid COVID-19 relief efforts

By May 6, 2020 May 20th, 2020 No Comments

Amid the spread of COVID-19, SK hynix America Inc. and SK hynix memory solutions America Inc. (SKHMS America) in San Jose, California, donated 50,000 surgical masks and USD 500,000 for the communities in Silicon Valley.

On May 4th, SK hynix America Inc. and SKHMS America visited Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (VMC) in San Jose and delivered 50,000 surgical masks on behalf of SK hynix Headquarters in South Korea. These masks will be sent to healthcare workers who are battling against COVID-19 to keep the communities safe and healthy.

Sam Lee, Head of SK hynix America Inc. (third from left), Michael Elliott, COO of VMC foundation (center), Tony Yoon, Head of SKHMS America (second from right)

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(From second left) Tony Yoon, Head of SKHMS America, Sam Lee, Head of SK hynix America Inc.,
Michael Elliott, COO of VMC foundation

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Michael Elliott, COO of VMC foundation said, “This face mask donation comes at a proper time. Tremendous thank you to SK hynix. Face masks are needed in high numbers because we are using so many in every hospital on a daily basis to protect healthcare workers and that is really critical right now.”

SK hynix also donated USD 500,000 to organizations that help the communities affected by COVID-19; the organizations include Silicon Valley Strong Fund supporting low-income families in Silicon Valley, and Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, which is one of the largest food banks in the states.

Sam Lee, Head of SK hynix America Inc., said, “I couldn’t be more proud of how our company has come together to support those in need. Our contributions to the communities around us show how much SK hynix cares about and puts effort into creating social values and keeping all stakeholders happy.” Tony Yoon, Head of SKHMS America, added, “It’s very meaningful to be able to contribute to the communities in the US, especially in the time of COVID-19. I am happy that SK hynix supports healthcare workers and low-income families who are going through tough and challenging times.”

About SK hynix Inc., SK hynix America Inc., SK hynix memory solutions America Inc.

SK hynix Inc., headquartered in Korea, is the world’s top tier semiconductor supplier offering Dynamic Random Access Memory chips (“DRAM”), Flash memory chips (“NAND Flash”) and CMOS Image Sensors (“CIS”) for a wide range of distinguished customers globally.
SK hynix America Inc. operates as a sales and technical service subsidiary of SK hynix Inc. for leading customers in the US.
SK hynix memory solutions America Inc. (SKHMS America) is one of the subsidiaries of SK hynix Inc., which provides industry-leading memory controller, advanced flash management systems, and firmware for NAND based storage solutions.