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Aug 15, 2022 08:44 PM
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U.S. Restrictions on Chip Software Exports Could Bite in the Long Term, Analysts Say

U.S. companies are required to obtain government permission before exporting electronic design automation, or EDA, software designed for the development of chips. Photo: IC Photo
U.S. companies are required to obtain government permission before exporting electronic design automation, or EDA, software designed for the development of chips. Photo: IC Photo

New U.S. restrictions on the export of semiconductor design software will have little immediate effect on Chinese chipmaking, analysts said, but could throttle the nation’s research into the next generation of advanced semiconductors.

While they do not mention China by name, the new rules are seen as the latest in a string of measures by which Washington is trying to constrain the country’s push to develop its semiconductor industry, which Beijing sees as a strategic priority.

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