US semiconductor giant Micron has failed a national security review, China’s cybersecurity watchdog said Sunday.
They asked operators of “critical information infrastructure” to stop buying its products.
But why you will probably ask yourself?
It seems that during the G7 summit Hiroshima, Japan, Micron announced a US$3.6 billion investment to introduce ASML’s extreme ultraviolet (EUV) equipment at Micron’s Hiroshima plant, aiming to build the next generation of DRAM production lines.
Additionally, the “Hiroshima Accord” was jointly announced by the United Kingdom and Japan, signifying a deepening of the investment scale, worth billions of dollars, in the semiconductor and clean energy sectors.
At a time of heightened geopolitical tensions between the United States and China, Hiroshima has emerged as a new strategic memory chip manufacturing hub for the US-led “Western camp” in the Asia-Pacific region, in addition to Taiwan and South Korea. [France 24, DigiTimes]