The US-led Chip 4 Alliance, a partnership that includes Taiwan, South Korea and Japan, is seen by Beijing as a plot by Washington to exclude China from global semiconductor supply chains. Photo: Shutterstock
The US-led Chip 4 Alliance, a partnership that includes Taiwan, South Korea and Japan, is seen by Beijing as a plot by Washington to exclude China from global semiconductor supply chains. Photo: Shutterstock

US-China tech war: Seoul walks fine line as Washington puts pressure on South Korean firms’ chip manufacturing on mainland

  • Seoul is said to be helping memory chip giants Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix steer clear of geopolitical conflicts that may damage their businesses
  • Both Samsung and SK Hynix have made hefty investments to build and operate chip foundries in mainland China

The US-led Chip 4 Alliance, a partnership that includes Taiwan, South Korea and Japan, is seen by Beijing as a plot by Washington to exclude China from global semiconductor supply chains. Photo: Shutterstock
The US-led Chip 4 Alliance, a partnership that includes Taiwan, South Korea and Japan, is seen by Beijing as a plot by Washington to exclude China from global semiconductor supply chains. Photo: Shutterstock
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