As you may have heard here (and here and here), in October 2022, the United States issued sweeping measures aimed at the semiconductor industry in China. The new regulations restrict the export of semiconductors and related technology, manufacturing equipment, software, and even U.S.-person support, to China. The regulations are part of a high-stakes chess match between the United States and China, as they compete for technological and economic dominance. One important result of this struggle is that the global semiconductor industry is being squeezed by the regulatory and geopolitical pressure exerted by both sides.
- U.S.-person personnel at Chinese chip manufacturers are in a precarious position.
- New rules limit what activities those persons may undertake with respect to their work.
- However, there are ways they can nevertheless contribute to their companies, maintain their citizenship status, and comply with applicable U.S. law.
On Friday, October 7, 2022, the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) released for public inspection (available here) one hundred forty pages of regulations (which we’ll call “the Regulation” here). Nearly all of the changes in the Regulation restrict the export of semiconductors, as well as related technology, manufacturing equipment, software, and even U.S.-person support, to China.…
** Update: Announcement has been moved to Friday October 7, 2022 at 9:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time **
On Thursday, the Biden administration will announce new restrictions preventing China from accessing advanced U.S. semiconductor technology.…
On Tuesday, May 19, the U.S. Commerce Department published a regulation (effective May 15, 2020) that prohibits sale to Huawei of a microchip made to a Huawei specification, made outside the United States with non-U.S. materials, sent from a foreign country, by a foreign person.
To quote the philosopher, hol’ up.
How is that even possible?
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