US bans China’s top chipmaker from using American technology

The US government on Friday slapped harsh restrictions on Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) as the Trump administration continues to pile pressure on Chinese firms during its final weeks. The Commerce Department announced that dozens of Chinese companies, including SMIC, would be added to a so-called Entity List that effectively cuts them off from US… Continue reading US bans China’s top chipmaker from using American technology

Chaos at the top of China’s biggest chipmaker C-suite chaos at the company China needs for its chipmaking future

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), China’s biggest chipmaker, said Wednesday it was trying to confirm Chinese state media reports that its co-CEO Liang Mong Song had resigned, apparently in protest at the appointment of Chiang Shang-Yi, the former co-COO of Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC, to the board. SMIC didn’t say which media reports it was referring… Continue reading Chaos at the top of China’s biggest chipmaker
C-suite chaos at the company China needs for its chipmaking future