Chip group to warn Trump administration against blacklisting China's SMIC: document
By Editor - Thu Sep 17, 2:49 am
Companies that supply the chip sector with sophisticated and expensive equipment plan to warn the Trump administration against a proposal to blacklist China’s top chipmaker, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp , arguing it would be “detrimental” to U.S. industry. The companies are represented by the semiconductor and electronics manufacturing suppliers industry group SEMI, which drafted a letter seen by Reuters that could be sent as soon as this week to Commerce Department Secretary Wilbur Ross. In the draft letter, the group argued that blacklisting SMIC would jeopardize the United States’ technological edge by making it harder for U.S. companies to supply the company, which accounts for as much as $5 billion in annual U.S. origin equipment and material sales.
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