Samsung microchips on display in Seoul, South Korea. Japan is a major supplier of the materials used to make the computer chips that run most devices. Photo: AP Samsung microchips on display in Seoul, South Korea. Japan is a major supplier of the materials used to make the computer chips that run most devices. Photo: AP
Samsung microchips on display in Seoul, South Korea. Japan is a major supplier of the materials used to make the computer chips that run most devices. Photo: AP

Japan strengthens hold on semiconductor raw materials amid global chip shortage

  • The country’s tech firms are consolidating their grip on the components and chemicals vital for the manufacture of the most advanced chips
  • This gives Japanese manufacturers an advantage at a time of deepening US-China rivalry and geopolitical concerns facing other producers such as Taiwan and South Korea

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Samsung microchips on display in Seoul, South Korea. Japan is a major supplier of the materials used to make the computer chips that run most devices. Photo: AP Samsung microchips on display in Seoul, South Korea. Japan is a major supplier of the materials used to make the computer chips that run most devices. Photo: AP
Samsung microchips on display in Seoul, South Korea. Japan is a major supplier of the materials used to make the computer chips that run most devices. Photo: AP
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