#Sanctions #China039s #Chip #Sector #Set #Decade

After the U.S. government imposed sweeping sanctions against the Chinese chip sector that blocked access of the country’s semiconductor champion SMIC to wafer fab equipment that could be used to make chips using 14nm nodes and below, it started to work on even stricter limitations. By now, the U.S. government is ready to expand its sanctions and this time it will make sure they are supported by Japan and the Netherlands. Once the new sanctions are imposed, the Chinese semiconductor sector will be set back by at least 10 years.

The U.S. is looking to limit access of Chinese chipmakers to wafer fab equipment that can be used to make chips on 40nm-class process technologies and below, reports DigiTimes, citing industry sources. If all the restrictions are imposed and no export licenses to sell advanced chipmaking tools to SMIC and other Chinese chipmakers are granted, this will set back the People’s Republic’s semiconductor industry by at least a decade. Yet, it will also hurt the wafer fab equipment (WFE) manufacturers, which could have an impact on the whole industry. 



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