US urges South Korea to tighten chip export curbs on China


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The U.S. wants South Korea to further restrict the export of advanced semiconductor technology and tools used for making high-end logic and memory chips to China, Bloomberg News reported citing people with knowledge of the matter. The U.S. has asked South Korea to adopt similar export restrictions on China as it has. The move is part of Washington's efforts to impede the advance of China's semiconductor industry over national security concerns. The potential curbs are aimed at including logic chips more advanced than 14-nanometer and a type of memory known as DRAM beyond 18nm. This would be consistent with a...