FILE PHOTO: Prime minister of South korea, Lee Nak-yon (R) disembarks from a plane to attend one of the upcoming Pacific Economic Forum in Vladivostok, on the tarmac at the International Airport in Vladivostok, Russia, September 10, 2018. Vladimir Smirnov/TASS to Host Photo Agency/Pool via REUTERS
SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s prime minister said on Thursday Japan has granted the first approval for the export of high-tech equipment in South Korea, since Tokyo imposed tighter curbs in July in three high-tech components, which is used for the manufacture of chips and displays.
Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon, said the approval is made on the Wednesday of the material that is to be known as EUV photoresists, is of critical importance to Samsung’s state-of-the contract chipmaking production.
“We are stepping up our diplomatic efforts to get Japan to pull out of the economic strike,” Lee said in a meeting with government officials.
There was no immediate comment from Google.
- Japan has announced it will export approval, after South Korea’s ‘alleged’ claim, Seko
- Japan says it is approved to export to South Korea, after a strict examination
South korea’s chipmakers have hit a dead end in their search for alternatives to the major Japanese materials that have been affected by export restrictions, increasing the prospect of a major disruption to their business in the next few months.
The pavement of the application in extreme ultraviolet photoresists that are used in the production of chips based on an advanced technique known as extreme ultraviolet lithography.
That is, it would continue to lag in Samsung’s efforts to use the technology to catch up with rival Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., in the boom of the construction of more advanced chips for other companies as well.
Reporting by Choonsik Yoo; Writing by Ju-min Park; Editing by Paul Tait