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U.S. to Let Samsung, SK Hynix, TSMC Expand Fabs in China: Report

The US government will allow top chip makers Samsung, SK Hynix and TSMC to maintain and expand existing memory and logic factories in China, the report said. wall street journal said, citing a U.S. Department of Commerce official. If this information is correct, the trio will be able to purchase new fab tools from US-based manufacturers for their Chinese fabs, but there is a catch.

Commerce Undersecretary for Industry and Security Alan Estevez said the administration’s continuing exemptions to South Korean and Taiwanese chip makers in connection with the latest U.S. export control rules aimed at limiting the capabilities of the Chinese semiconductor industry. revealed the plan. These exemptions were originally granted in October last year and were due to expire in October this year.

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