US Weighs New Move to Limit China’s Access to Chip Technology
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The Trump administration is weighing new trade restrictions on China that would limit the use of American chip-making equipment as it seeks to cut off the country’s access to key semiconductor technology, according to people familiar with the plan.
Why This Matters: The changes could allow the Commerce Department to require chip factories world-wide to get licenses if they intend to use US equipment to produce chips for Huawei. The move could also risk disrupting the global supply chain for semiconductors and dent growth for many US companies, American industry participants said.