US Targets China's Largest Chipmaker After Huawei To Check Growing Chip Dominance

The U.S. government explored restrictions on shipments of chipmaking tools to China without hindering the global chip crisis, Reuters reports . It sought to cripple advances by China's largest chipmaker, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp . The Commerce Department weighed the possibility of banning exports of chipmaking tools to those Chinese factories that make advanced semiconductors at the 14 nm node and smaller to impede China's growing dominance in state-of-the-art chips. The agency would allow those same tools for plants owned by ... Full story available on