Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd has halted new orders from Huawei Technologies in response to Washington’s move to further limit the supply of chips to the Chinese company, Nikkei reported Monday, citing multiple sources. The orders that TSMC took before the new ban and those already in production are not affected and could continue if the chips were to ship before mid-September, according to the report. (https://s.nikkei.com/2WHFA3r)
TSMC, the world’s largest contract chip manufacturer and a major Huawei supplier, had announced plans to build a US-based factory on Thursday and added on Friday that it “closely followed the change to the US export rule “. A new rule, unveiled by the U.S. Department of Commerce on Friday, is expanding the U.S. authority to demand licenses for the sale to Huawei of semiconductors made overseas using U.S. technology, greatly expanding its reach to export to & # 39; stop the world’s largest smartphone maker.
Huawei declined to comment, while TSMC said it is not disclosing order details, adding that the report was “purely market rumored.”