China threatens retaliation if Japan restricts chip tech export

It’s decided. Japan will restrict the export of advanced semiconductor production equipment. Announced at the end of March, the project was confirmed on May 23 by METI, the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. The new export rules will apply from July 23, reports the Japanese news site Nikkei Asia. They relate to 23 categories of equipment and technologies essential to the manufacture of advanced chips. This includes extreme UV lithography, etching, thin film deposition, heat treatment, 3D circuit overlay, cleaning and inspection.


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