Geopolitics of Semiconductor Equipment

    The Chip Insider®
    Equipment & Emerging Markets
    June 3, 2020
    Geopolitics of Semiconductor Equipment
    U.S. Government has been on a mission to limit China's access to advanced technologies. The objective is to stop advances in semiconductor technology within Chinese companies and organizations. U.S. has developed a deep understanding of supply chains across semiconductor landscape and it has been determined Semiconductor Equipment and EDA tools are the choke point to limit China's access to technology. Multi-year effort is culminating into current rules proposals for export controls.

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    US Government Restrictions
    On Semiconductor Equipment Export to China
    Background:
    • U.S. Government has been on a mission to limit China's access to advanced technologies
      • The objective is to stop advances in semiconductor technology within Chinese companies and organizations
      • U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) now has deep understanding of supply chains across the semiconductor landscape
      • Semiconductor Equipment and EDA tools are the choke point to limit China's access to technology
      • Multi-year effort is culminating into current rules proposals for export controls
    • This activity has bi-partisan support and is not limited to current administration
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