Samsung's chip production is likely to be affected by disputes between Japan and South Korea. In this context, Samsung may not be able to obtain enough chemical materials for chip production.
South Korean media reported: "According to industry insiders revealed on July 18, includingappleAmazon,MicrosoftUS tech giants, including Google, have sent executives and employees to South Korea to assess the possible impact of ongoing trade disputes between Seoul and Tokyo. It is reported that global technology companies are worried that Japan-Korea disputes may affect Samsung's DRAM memory chip production... Samsung is AppleiPhoneThe main supplier of DRAM and NAND chips used in the company. ”
The dispute between Japan and South Korea has been around for a long time, and the recent differences between the two countries have become increasingly fierce, leading to Japan’s decision to tear up trade agreements with South Korea on chemicals important for chip manufacturing.
According to the report, Japan has tightened its export regulation of three chemicals, namely fluoropolyimide, hydrogen fluoride and photoresist, which are essential materials for the manufacture of chips and displays.