“U.S. extends suspension of export control of Samsung and SK semiconductor equipment to China”

It has been reported that the United States will extend the temporary moratorium applied to Korean companies while barring the export of high-tech semiconductor equipment to China.

However, some point out that it is too early to be relieved as the US pressure on Korean companies has been intensifying since China’s recent sanctions on Micron.

This is Washington correspondent Kwon Joon-gi.

Last month, when the Chinese government announced an import ban on products from the US semiconductor company Micron, the US strongly protested, saying it was political retaliation.

Furthermore, Korean companies have been blatantly pressuring Micron to fill the void.

[Robert Atkinson / President, Information Technology Innovation Foundation: If Korea takes advantage of the situation in which China punishes Korean companies, there will be a big problem in destroying trust between Korea and the United States. This is China’s core strategy of ‘divide and conquer’.]

There was even a voice saying that Korean companies should not benefit from the Micron sanctions. A representative argument is that the one-year grace period given to Samsung and SK

should not be applied anymore , while banning the export of high-tech semiconductor equipment to China in October of last year . Despite these concerns, reports have emerged that the US Department of Commerce will extend the embargo on export controls for Korean companies.

The Wall Street Journal reported that the Deputy Secretary of Commerce met with officials from the US Semiconductor Industry Association last week and announced that the moratorium on equipment export controls for Korean and Taiwanese companies would be extended for the time being.

The newspaper said that semiconductor companies at home and abroad have resisted US efforts to limit business with China, and that the biggest criticism came from South Korea.

The extension of the export control moratorium demonstrates the difficulty of isolating China’s high-tech industries in a highly connected world economy.먹튀검증

It was not specifically stated when or how the moratorium would be extended.

Despite these reports, voices of concern about the sparks in Korean companies continue to rise amid escalating semiconductor conflicts between the US and China.

The Wall Street Journal added a negative opinion, saying that the extension of the export control moratorium on Korean companies would weaken China’s export control measures to block technological development. 

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