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Samsung's next generation M10 OLED architecture entering production this fall is Japanese content free. In addition, Apple has decided to dump its custom Japan sourced OLED material and stick with Samsung's standard M10 OLED architecture.

Samsung's OLED is the first to go Japan-Free.

Samsung's NAND and DRAM will also go Japan-Free by summer of next year.

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As they should. It begins. Can't say I told you so but, I actually did. Can't bully forever folks!!

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Yup rite bt apple would buy their materials from micron tech as its better to buy from american company

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@AviBajaj

apple would buy their materials from micron tech as its better to buy from american company

Apple bought custom manufactured OLED screen from Samsung, where Apple specified what materials to use in its custom ordered panels and Apple specified Japanese OLED materials.

But when faced with fear that Japan would block OLED material shipment to Korea, Apple decided to dump Japanese OLED materials and stick with Samsung's "Japan-Free" OLED design using only American and Korean materials.

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"Samsung's next generation M10 OLED architecture entering production this fall is Japanese content free. In addition, Apple has decided to dump its custom Japan sourced OLED materialand stick with Samsung's standard M10 OLED architecture.

Samsung's OLED is the first to go Japan-Free.

Samsung's NAND and DRAM will also go Japan-Free by summer of next year."

Good to see you're way more optimistic than Koreans themselves.

“The three materials are just a small card Japan has presented,” said Park Hee-Jae, a professor at Seoul National University’s engineering college.

There are so many parts and materials in the manufacturing sector that Japan has a dominant market share and Korea needs to rely on, Park said. 

For example, Japan has nearly 100 percent market share in cellulose triacetate film, a chemical compound used for liquid-crystal displays. The nation also has around 80 percent share in other materials, including cathode material and anode material for lithium-ion batteries, capacitors for secondary batteries, compound semiconductors and semiconductors packaging material. 

Lee Ji-pyung, a researcher at the LG Economic Research Institute, said Japan was able to become competitive in the materials by “spending a lot of time and money” to develop basic technologies to overcome its position of being a resource-poor island country. 

He cited carbon fiber that Japan now dominates as one example. 

This means every time Korean firms sell smartphones, televisions, displays and chips in the global market, many of the benefits go to Japan, Lee said. "

And to rub salt into the wound:

"Poor basic science has often been blamed for Korea’s failure to produce a Nobel laureate in science, even as Japan has produced 23. "

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20190711000653

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Thats y america built micron tech in japan simple as 3 years is too much time fo tech in just wIt n wAtch what happens next instead of just the word of will do this or that

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What Sk is trying to do america has just done it bit earlier like u said SK free manufacturing of Apple product micron tech american company providing to american company the simple truth

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Can't bully forever folks!!

Grovel and give us money or else!

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@Samit Basu: so, everything is good for South Korea. Now South Koreans should stop complaining and move on!

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This won't really stop S. Koreans from finding something else to complain about Japan.

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"Lee Ji-pyung, a researcher at the LG Economic Research Institute, said Japan was able to become competitive in the materials by “spending a lot of time and money” to develop basic technologies to overcome its position of being a resource-poor island country. 

He cited carbon fiber that Japan now dominates as one example. 

This means every time Korean firms sell smartphones, televisions, displays and chips in the global market, many of the benefits go to Japan, Lee said. "

See, there are some intelligent people in South Korea, and they understand the role Japan plays in propping up their economy. The fact that Japan is so crucial to their manufacturing makes it easy to understand why they are so upset at being disallowed preferential treatment for re-export of sensitive materials to North Korea (over 160 violations).

Maybe we'll see an eventual exodus of intelligent South Koreans to Japan and elsewhere when they finally wake up and realise they are their own worst enemy.

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I am not a believer in sanctions and don't think sanctions serve their purpose, it only helps strengthen the resolve of the sanctioned country. The SK government will subsidize what was supposed to be private sector tech development in the guise national economic survival.

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Where is the sanction its just fill the proper paper work n import the materials there is no restriction amount to b exported nor tax hikes or no export dont know hoq sk call it sanction strange

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