back to article US allows Samsung and SK hynix to keep making chips in China

The office of South Korea's president yesterday revealed that the US has allowed Samsung and SK hynix to continue their chipmaking operations in China indefinitely. The two Korean giants operate semiconductor plants in China, and therefore need to ship chipmaking kit into the Middle Kingdom. But the United States government …

  1. deevee

    China should pull the plug, and let the US suffer with a drought of smartphones.

    No Samsung, No Apple, but offer to sell them Huawei phones at retail + 500%.

    1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      Does Canada have a strategic Blackberry reserve?

      I understand that Finland have underground bunkers constructed of Nokia 3310s

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      not a single Samsung phone is made in China

      "It may surprise you that not a single Samsung phone is made in China. The company closed its last factory in the People’s Republic in 2019 due to a shrinking market share. Nowadays, most Samsung phones are made in Vietnam. But they do have a few other vital factories around the globe. [Vietnam, India, SK, Brazil, Indonesia]" (according to Android Authority).

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  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    How very gracious of the US

    to allow foreign nations to continue trading with other foreign nations.

  3. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "indefinitely"

    Well, at least until the next time the White House occupant gets his knickers in a twist.

    1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      Re: "indefinitely"

      Hence our strategy of building stuff in places that are hard to pronounce

  4. I miss PL/1

    You really showed them who's boss Joe.

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