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Japan-South Korea rift

Samsung secures key chip supply in Belgium as Tokyo curbs exports

Korean tech groups accelerate diversification while keeping Japanese suppliers

Samsung appears to have turned beyond Asia in its search for alternate supplies of chipmaking chemicals. (Illustration by Michael Tsang)

SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics is now sourcing a crucial chipmaking chemical from Belgium as Japan's restrictions on exports to South Korea leave the conglomerate facing a "crisis," a source has told the Nikkei Asian Review.

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