SK Hynix shares fall 3% after U.S. tightens rule to curb Huawei's chip supply

FILE PHOTO: Employee walks past the logo of SK Hynix at its headquarters in Seongnam, South Korea, April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

SEOUL (Reuters) - Shares of SK Hynix 000660.KS, the world's No.2 memory chip maker after Samsung Electronics 005930.KS, fell 3.2% on Monday after the United States on Friday moved to curb shipments of semiconductors to Huawei [HWT.UL] from global chipmakers.

Samsung Electronics shares were down 0.2%, while the wider market .KS11 was largely flat.

The U.S. Commerce Department said it had amended an export rule and, under the change, foreign companies that use U.S. chipmaking equipment will be required to obtain a U.S. license before supplying certain chips to China’s Huawei.

Huawei Technologies is the world’s No.2 smartphone maker.

Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin and Heekyong Yang; Editing by Himani Sarkar