According to what is reported by Reuters, in fact, next month as part of yet another package of measures aimed at sanctioning China there should also be an expansion of the limits on US shipments to the Asian country of semiconductors used for intelligence. artificial and chip making tools.
The Department of Commerce intends to publish new regulations based on restrictions communicated earlier this year to three US companies (i.e. KLA Corp., Lam Research Corp. and Applied Materials Inc.) and under which they have been banned from exporting chip manufacturing equipment to Chinese factories producing advanced semiconductors with processes below 14nm without prior authorization.
It seems that this kind of letter was sent last month to some US tech giants, such as NVIDIA, Intel and AMD, companies that have been placed limits on the export of their products to China.
These letters represent a common practice, as they guarantee rapid application but only the companies that receive them are obliged to abide by their rules.
The US government, however, appears to be working with the Commerce Department on a new set of rules that should apply across the industry, limiting exports to China across the board.
Should these rumors prove to be well founded, China would find itself in serious difficulty to meet the needs of the sector, not being at the moment able to satisfy the demand and realize large-scale chips, with consequent inevitable repercussions also on the world. of smartphones. We'll see.
Written by Matteo with love from Italy