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U.S. Government Export Block Could Prevent Apple Using Chinese 3D NAND

Apple appears to have canceled that plan, as we reported (opens in new tab) In September, we sourced 3D NAND chips from Chinese manufacturer YMTC (Yangtze Memory Technologies Corp).According to the article in the movement Nikkei Asia (opens in new tab)is under political pressure from the U.S. government.

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The article, citing “multiple sources,” alleges that Apple’s deal violates US export controls imposed on China, even though the long certification process for the 128-layer storage chip has been completed. These chips are said to be the most advanced ever made by a Chinese foundry, still lagging behind chips from Samsung and Micron, but have been subsidized by the Chinese government. It is significantly cheaper because it has received

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