United States has banned China’s top chipmaker SMIC from using American technology. US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said, the company perfectly illustrates the risks of China using US technology to modernize its military. He said, we will not allow advanced US technology to help build the military of an increasingly belligerent adversary.
The US government has slapped harsh restrictions on Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) as the Trump administration continues to pile pressure on Chinese firms during its final weeks. Dozens of Chinese companies, including SMIC and drone maker DJI, were added to the Commerce Department’s Entity List, which effectively cuts them off from US suppliers and technology.