Proposed SMIC curb will hit supply chains, US and Japanese firms

The planned curbs could hit China’s chip industry across the board. As a result, most Chinese chip vendors would be forced to turn to the local factories of foreign manufacturers, most notably Taiwan’s TSMC and UMC. However this is unlikely to benefit rival chip equipment suppliers in China as none can fill the shoes of the more advanced foreign players, analysts say. It would also force Chinese chip companies to devote resources to switching foundries – a costly, time-consuming endeavor. “It’s doable, sure, but not without at least 12 months of work,” said one executive at a Chinese chip vendor.

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