Ahn went on to say "Samsung Electronics, with its world's leading manufacturing technology, has a long history of using the best materials, components, and equipment. However, it must also prepare for future difficulties of procuring materials, components, and equipment due to its heavy reliance on foreign imports. As such, to alleviate geographical risks the revitalization of South Korea’s semiconductor industry and growth of small and medium-sized domestic semiconductor companies is essential. Moreover the industry players must be driven by the determination to become global companies and strive to develop technological capabilities that can par other global companies by continuing R&D, making bold investments, and developing better talents. To this end, Samsung Electronics' role as a leader in the semiconductor industry ecosystem has become even more important.", an emphasis in respect to the responsibilities and roles Samsung Electronics and Korean semiconductor supplier have for the market.