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  • U.S. Chip Maker to File Suit Against Samsung
  • January 9, 1998 (SEOUL) -- U.S. semiconductor manufacturer Micron Technology Inc. is expected to file suit against Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and other Korean and Taiwan-based semiconductor makers alleging they dumped DRAMs in the U.S market, according to the Korea Foreign Traders Association.

    Micron's anti-dumping suit was originally aimed at Taiwan's semiconductor makers, but because Taiwan-made DRAMs held only 3 percent of the U.S market in 1997, it was difficult for the company to prove that Taiwan-based manufacturers had damaged its sales.

    Thus, Micron is expected to include other countries' semiconductor makers, including Samsung.

    Micron has been making efforts to prove the dumping practices of Taiwan-based and Korean DRAM makers in the early quarters of 1997 before the breakout of Asia's financial crisis.

    The U.S. semiconductor manufacturer has expressed its opposition to United States participation in International Monetary Fund's emergency loan program for Korea, arguing that the IMF's rescue loan will delay the restructuring of Korean semiconductor producers.

    (Maeil Business Newspaper, Korea)

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    Updated: Thu Jan 8 17:59:09 1998