A report that the US could ban exports to China of software for gate-all-around chip designs has raised the prospect that China could be locked out of a critical piece of next-generation semiconductor technology. Photo: Shutterstock
A report that the US could ban exports to China of software for gate-all-around chip designs has raised the prospect that China could be locked out of a critical piece of next-generation semiconductor technology. Photo: Shutterstock

China’s chip industry could miss out critical next-gen tech if US implements design software export ban

  • China’s drive for semiconductor self-sufficiency faces even greater hurdles if the US bans advanced electronic design automation software, as reported this week
  • The software in question involves implementing gate-all-around designs, considered critical to making smaller chips with better heat management

A report that the US could ban exports to China of software for gate-all-around chip designs has raised the prospect that China could be locked out of a critical piece of next-generation semiconductor technology. Photo: Shutterstock
A report that the US could ban exports to China of software for gate-all-around chip designs has raised the prospect that China could be locked out of a critical piece of next-generation semiconductor technology. Photo: Shutterstock
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