The new rules will make USB-C connectors used by Android-based devices the standard across the 27-nation bloc, forcing Apple to change its charging port for iPhones and other devices.
The US is wooing Asian tech economies to join a mega semiconductor supply chain, which excludes China.
A number of smartphone companies, including Samsung, have set up assembly plants in Pakistan in the past year. But this nascent industry is facing local challenges.
The new chips will be more powerful and efficient and will be used in high-performance computing applications before being put into gadgets such as mobile phones.
The Southeast Asian economy has emerged as a preferred manufacturing destination for global tech giants.
Samsung Group, South Korea's top conglomerate, looks set to accelerate growth in semiconductors, biopharmaceutical and other next-generation technologies over the next five years.
US President Joe Biden arrives in South Korea on the first leg of his Asia trip and will travel to Japan where he will attend a regional summit of the Quad - a grouping of Australia, India, Japan and the United States.
Chips built in Ohio won’t just reduce supply chain pressures but will also bolster US national security while bringing more tech jobs to the region, said Intel’s CEO.
Weakness in the South Korean won against the US dollar coupled with strong memory chip sales has boosted the chip maker's profit margins.
The Canalys survey of second-quarter sales released Thursday showed worldwide smartphone sales up 12 percent, with South Korea's Samsung holding its top position with a 19 percent market share.
Under the new arrangement, South Korean giant Samsung will use Google's Wear OS for its upcoming Galaxy smartwatches instead of its own Tizen platform.
Samsung is by far the biggest of the family-controlled conglomerates, or chaebols, that dominate business in South Korea.
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