BLUFThe USA is considering limiting shipments of US chip-making equipment to memory-chip producers in China, but Reuters notes that that might not benefit the USA.
- Semiconductors are used in everything from smartphones to data centres.
- The curbs would stop chipmakers like South Korean giants Samsung and SK Hynix from upgrading plants that serve customers worldwide.
- The move could disrupt fragile global chip supply chains and hurt US businesses.
- Congress recently approved legislation to subsidise semiconductor production in the US.
- Congress also barred any company receiving federal subsidies from investing in specific chip technology in China.
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References from the Web:
- AUG 2022 China Chipmakers Rally as US Tensions Seen Fuelling Support—Bloomberg
- AUG 2022 Toyota’s profits plunge 42 percent on chip shortages, COVID curbs—Aljazeera
- AUG 2022 US reportedly mulls new ‘desperate’ move in chip crackdown against China—Global Times
- AUG 2022 Lithography: The Achilles’ Heel of China’s Semiconductor Industry?—The Diplomat
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