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South Korea Gains $28 M Investment to Make Chip Materials

South Korea Gains $28 M Investment to Make Chip Materials
US firm DuPont has decided to invest $28 million in South Korea to produce photoresists and other materials by 2021. The move will help in reducing the country’s heavy reliance on Japan for key materials used in chip manufacturing. Japan currently produces approximately 90% of photoresists, which are thin layers of material used to transfer circuit patterns onto semiconductor wafers. In July 2019, Japan imposed curbs on Korean exports of three materials including photoresists, amid a bilateral diplomatic row over wartime labourers. This prompted South Korean tech firms to diversify their supply chains. Although Japan reversed its restrictions on photoresist...

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