Japan-South Korea Trade Tensions: Implications for Technology Supply Chains

The latest trade dispute over export control regulations is already affecting global tech supply chains

Although most global tech manufacturers will be able to cope with a temporary drop in memory chip production for smartphones and computer servers, a prolonged stalemate may force some companies to come up with contingency plans to combat supply shortages and higher prices. This Resilience360 special report provides insights into how the export control restrictions on hydrogen fluoride, photoresists, and fluorinated polyimide threaten to disrupt integrated supply chain networks between Japanese high-tech chemical suppliers and South Korean semiconductor manufacturers.