China bans export of metals needed for semiconductors amid US-China chip war

China has fired the latest salvo in the ongoing electronic chip war with the US by restricting the export of two metals required for manufacturing semiconductors, mostly used in electric vehicles, displays, and defense equipment.

In a statement released on Monday, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China said it is using the provisions under its Export Control Law and Foreign Trade Law to “implement export control on gallium and germanium-related items” to maintain national security and interests.

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Source:: Computerworld