Japan to restrict exports of advanced chip equipment to China
Eye on China: Japan announces chip equipment export control plans
Japan has followed the Netherlands in unveiling plans to control the export of key chipmaking materials, which have military uses. Tokyo said the controls on the 23 chemicals, including fluorinated polyimides which can cool nuclear reactors, were aimed at preventing the misuse of technologies for military purposes.
Factbox: The Japanese chipmaking equipment manufacturers navigating export curbs
Japan has seen its share of the semiconductor market fall from 50% in the late 1980s to about 10% but still hosts some of the most advanced chipmaking equipment manufacturers, making it relevant to U.S. attempts to curb technology exports to China.
Japan restricts chip equipment exports; move likely to boost U.S. tech campaign against China
The government of Japan, a key node in the global semiconductor supply chain, on Friday announced that it will restrict exports of top-tier computer chipmaking equipment to prevent the technologies from being used for military purposes.
Japan tightens chip gear exports as U.S. seeks to contain China
Japan said it will expand restrictions on exports of 23 types of leading-edge chipmaking technology, as the U.S. ratchets up efforts to limit China's access to key semiconductor know-how.