Chinese companies have themselves turned down US chip developers because of U.S. sanctions

Chinese companies have themselves turned down US chip developers because of U.S. sanctions

As Washington's new anti-Chinese sanctions, among other things, restricted the participation of US citizens in the development or production of chips in selected Chinese enterprises, companies from China have begun to refuse the services of American developers.

As part of a new package of sanctions designed to slow down the development of China's semiconductor industry, the U.S. Department of Commerce has issued a regulation that limits the "capacity of US citizens to support the development or production" of a micro-scheme at certain semiconductor industries in China without obtaining a license.

The Chinese chipmaker Naura Technology Group then asked its U.S. employees to stop participating in the development of components and equipment in order to comply with the restrictions imposed, while Western companies already restrict their work with Chinese manufacturers, so the manufacturer of lytographic equipment ASML ordered U.S. employees to stop working with Chinese clients, and a number of U.S. companies have begun to withdraw their American employees from businesses with Yangtze Memorial Chips, the largest in the sky.

The resources of SCMP noted that the US decision to impose trade restrictions on US individuals against China marked an unprecedented expansion of sanctions that had previously been limited to goods and technology, a shock to China's semi-conductor industry, where many entrepreneurs, top executives and scientists are U.S. citizens.

It also turned out that many top managers in China's semi-conductor industry had U.S. citizenship; most of them were naturalized citizens — born in China and studying at American universities or working in the American chip industry; however, no Chinese company had disclosed how many American employees they had.

It should be noted that according to Naura, all of its top executives are Chinese citizens, but it is not known how many American employees work for the company.