Taiwanese chip designer MediaTek mentioned on Friday it had utilized to the US authorities for permission to proceed supplying China’s Huawei after new US curbs take impact in mid-September amid rising China-US tensions.
The Trump administration in August expanded its curbs on Huawei and banned suppliers from promoting chips made utilizing US know-how to the Chinese language agency and not using a particular licence.
MediaTek, which analysts mentioned may very well be among the many worst affected following the most recent curbs, mentioned it can comply with associated world commerce rules and has utilized for the permission to ship to Huawei after September 15.
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“MediaTek reiterates its respect for following related orders and guidelines on world commerce, and has already utilized for permission with the US aspect in accordance with the foundations,” it mentioned in a short assertion, with out elaborating.
Huawei declined to remark.
The US transfer this month closes potential loopholes in its earlier Could sanctions that would have let Huawei purchase chips utilizing US techonolgy by way of third events.
The curbs underscore the rising rift in Sino-US ties as Washington presses governments to squeeze Huawei out, alleging the corporate would hand over knowledge to Beijing for spying. Huawei denies it spies for China.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC), the world’s largest contract chipmaker, mentioned final month it had stopped taking new orders from the Chinese language telecommunications and smartphone large in Could and doesn’t plan to ship wafers after September 15.