What you need to know
- Executives from Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Google visited Samsung in South Korea over fears of limited chips.
- An ongoing trade war between South Korea and Japan could limit certain chemicals Samsung uses for its production.
- This could cause a shortage in the DRAM and NAND chips it supplies for products like the iPhone.
Apple and other tech giants sent executives to meet up with Samsung in South Korea over fears of limited DRAM and NAND supplies amid the country's trade war with Japan. The report came from The Korea Herald detailing the visit and how it went.
Samsung is the main supplier for these companies and could see their production severely limited if the trade war gets any worse. Japan's tightened regulations have expanded to three types of chemicals that Samsung uses.
If Samsung is short of these chemicals, its production could severely be limited thus causing great concern for these companies.
It's not yet clear if Samsung's production will hit a snag, but if it does, these big tech companies could end up scrambling to find parts for their devices.
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