Last updated: April 24, 2023, 3:22 AM IST
The United States has asked South Korea to urge its chipmakers not to fill a market gap in China if Beijing bans memory chipmaker Micron from selling chips, the Financial Times reported Sunday.
The United States made the request as South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol prepares for a trip to Washington on Monday, the newspaper reported, according to four people familiar with the talks.
China’s cyberspace regulator Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said in March it would conduct a cybersecurity review of products sold in the country by Micron. In a response, Micron said it is cooperating with the Chinese government and its operations in China are normal.
Washington asked Seoul to encourage Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix not to boost sales to China if Micron is banned as a result of the investigation, the report added, citing people familiar with the situation.
The US has imposed a series of export controls on chip-making technology on China, fearing it could be used to produce chips for military applications. It has blacklisted some of China’s largest chip companies, including Micron rival Yangtze Memory Technologies Co Ltd.
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