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POSCO is a multinational steel-making company headquartered in Pohang, South Korea. It had an output of 39.1 million tonnes of crude steel in 2011, making it the world's fourth-largest steelmaker by this measure. In 2010, it was the world's largest steel manufacturing company by market value. Also, in 2012, it was named as the 146th world's largest corporations by the Fortune global 500.POSCO currently operates two integrated steel mills in South Korea, in Pohang and Gwangyang. In addition, POSCO operates a joint venture with U.S. Steel, USS-POSCO, which is located in Pittsburg, California, United States. Wikipedia.

A high-ductility, high-strength and high Mn steel strip used for steel strips of automobiles requiring superior formability and high strength, a plated steel strip produced by using the same, and a manufacturing method thereof are disclosed. The high Mn steel strip comprises, by weight %, 0.21.5% of C, 1025% of Mn, 0.013.0% of Al, 0.0052.0% of Si, 0.03% or less of P, 0.03% or less of S, 0.040% or less of N, and the balance of Fe and other unavoidable impurities. The high-ductility, high-strength and high Mn steel strip, and the plated steel strip produced by using the same have superior surface properties and plating characteristics.

Provided is a zinc-plated steel sheet for hot pressing having outstanding surface characteristics, comprising: a steel foundation plate comprising a metal surface diffusion layer of which the Gibbs free energy reduction per mole of oxygen during oxidation is less than that of Cr, an aluminium-rich layer containing at least 30 wt. % of aluminium formed on the surface diffusion layer, and a zinc plating layer formed on the aluminium-rich layer. In this way, a metal having a low affinity for oxygen is coated to an effective thickness prior to annealing and thus the creation of annealing oxides at the surface of the steel sheet is suppressed and a uniform zinc plating layer is formed, and alloying of the zinc plating layer is promoted during press-processing heat treatment. Cracking in the steel foundation plate during hot press molding is prevented.

A high strength thin steel sheet that is mainly used for structural members and inner and outer panels for a vehicle, a galvanized steel sheet, and methods of manufacturing the same. The high strength thin steel sheet for superior press formability includes, by weight percent, 0.06 to 0.4% C, 1.0 to 5.0% Mn, 0.05 to 2.5% Si, 0.01 to 2.0% Ni, 0.02 to 2% Cu, 0.01 to 0.04% Ti, 0.05 to 2.5% Al, 0.005 to 0.1% Sb, 0.0005 to 0.004% B, 0.007% or less N, and balance Fe and inevitable impurities, and meeting relation of Ni+0.5Mn+0.3Cu>0.9, which is defined as Ni*, and Al/Ni*<1.3 at a same time, and relation of Ti0.028Al. This thin steel sheet is galvanized or galvannealed.

Posco | Date: 2015-06-11

A light emitting diode (LED) luminaire including a first light emitting group and a power factor correction unit connected to the first light emitting group, the power factor correction unit comprising at least one of a boost converter circuit, a buck converter circuit, and a buck-boost converter circuit. The at least one of the boost converter circuit, the buck converter circuit, and the buck-boost converter circuit are configured to step up or step down a first rectified voltage in response to a switching control signal from a control integrated circuit (IC) to generate a drive voltage equal to or greater than a first threshold voltage sufficient to drive the first light emitting group.

Posco and Research Institute Of Industrial Science & Technology | Date: 2015-05-20

A magnesium alloy with dense surface texture and its surface treatment method, and more particularly to a magnesium alloy and its surface treatment method, where the magnesium alloy includes: a parent material including magnesium or magnesium alloy; a surface-modified layer being formed on the surface of the parent material and containing Si; and a coating layer formed on the surface-modified layer, where the surface-modified layer comprises a SiOMg structure.

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