Paul van Gerven
10 October

The US Department of Commerce has added China’s top memory maker YMTC, along with 30 other companies, to the so-called “Unverified List.” This means US firms will soon require a license from the US government to export certain goods to these companies. The restrictions cover semiconductor technologies, including chip-making equipment, but also telecommunications, optics and AI technologies.

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YMTC’s fab in Wuhan. Credit: YMTC

On top of that, the Commerce Department announced sweeping regulations that limit the sale of advanced logic, semiconductor manufacturing technologies and EDA tools to Chinese companies.