SUPPLY UNCERTAINTY: Macronix chairman Miin Wu said that China’s semiconductor industry is in its infancy, making it unlikely China will have its own supply chain by 2025
Date: Sep 11, 2020
By: Lisa Wang / Staff reporter
Macronix International Co (旺宏電子) yesterday said that it would seek approval from the USgovernment to continue supplying memory chips to Huawei Technologies Co (華為), its third-largest client, as Washington is to step up curbs on the Chinese firm’s access to US technology from next month.
If unsuccessful in getting permission, Macronix said that it would stop shipping chips to Huawei from Monday next week.
There is only a slim hope of being granted approval before the US presidential elections in November, the company said.
“We will comply with all US rules and apply for permission to make the shipments,” Macronix chairman Miin Wu (吳敏求) said. [FULL STORY]