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Japan-South Korea rift

SK Hynix warns Japan export curb may pose 'problems' for production

South Korean chipmaker’s profit falls 89% in Q2 as prices drop

SK Hynix says it is stockpiling certain chipmaking chemicals after Japan introduced curbs on their export to South Korea.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- SK Hynix warned that Japan's export curbs on key semiconductor materials to South Korea could undermine the company's chip production and said it is stockpiling materials to deal with the restrictions.

"We cannot rule out the possibility that we will have problems in our production if the regulation lingers on," Chief Financial Officer Cha Jin-seok said after the company's second-quarter earnings call on Thursday.

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