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Japanese chemicals supplier Showa Denko K.K. expects to further raise prices and cut back unprofitable product lines as it grapples with a barrage of economic challenges confronting the $550 billion (¥75 trillion) semiconductor industry.

That’s on top of at least a dozen hikes already this year, reflecting COVID-19 supply snarls, surging energy costs from the Ukraine war and the yen’s dramatic weakening, Chief Financial Officer Hideki Somemiya said in an interview. The situation is unlikely to significantly improve until at least 2023, he added.

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