FILE PHOTO: a Mobile memory chips are made by chipmaker SK Hynix can be seen in this picture illustration in Seoul, south korea, May 10, 2013. (REUTERS photo/Lee Jae-Won/Illustration
SEOUL (Reuters) – a South Korean manufacturer of a chemical substance which is being used in the manufacture of semiconductor devices, it will be an extension of the production soon with a new plant coming on-stream, with the help of a domestic chipmakers will offset the export curbs were imposed by Japan, a local media report said on Tuesday.
The hydrogen fluoride in the plant will be operated by a SoulBrain Co., Ltd. (036830.The KQ will start in September, and the company’s plans to replace imports from Japan, online, business, media, MoneyToday reported, citing an unnamed SoulBrain officer.
In Japan, earlier this month, have been tightened curbs on exports of high-tech materials are used in semiconductor devices, and the smartphone gives, is threatening to disrupt the world’s supply of chips used by the likes of Apple Inc’s APPL.Oh, and Huawei Technologies Co.,
The south Korean chipmaking giant Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) and SK Hynix (000660.ME) to rely on Japan for the three materials even though they are a part of the hydrogen fluoride in China and South-Korean companies.
SoulBrain will be an amount of hydrogen fluoride used as an etching gas, to make the chip, Samsung, and SK Hynix, according to the filing by the company.
An officer at SoulBrain declined to comment on the report.
In south Korea, from 44 percent of hydrogen fluoride, in Japan, in the first five months of the year, the end of the Korean industry data showed.
Japan produces about 70% of the etching gas worldwide, according to Japanese media reports.
SoulBrain shares jumped as much as 26.5% of the on Tuesday to an all-time high to close at 6.5%.
Report by Sangmi Cha, and Heekyong Yang; Additional reporting by Hayoung Choi; Editing by Jack Kim and Muralikumar Anantharaman