US Commerce Dept imposes export controls on SMIC

It has been reported that the US Commerce Department has written to US computer chip companies to advise that exports of US-origin software and chip-making equipment to China-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) and its subsidiaries will be subject to military end use licensing requirements. According to the letter, such exports “may pose an unacceptable risk of diversion to a …

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About Michael O'Kane

Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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