Apple wanted to use Chinese YMTC chips in some of its products, but that plan was abandoned due to expanding export restrictions in Washington.
Nikkei the meaning Apple has suspended plans to incorporate Chinese YMTC memory chips into some of its products – an idea that has been abandoned due to ever-increasing export restrictions by the US government.
According to insiders, Apple would have included state-funded YMTC NAND flash chips in iPhones already this year, initially only on models sold in China. Over time, 40 percent of all iPhones will have such a chip.
Although the shift does not affect Apple in the short term, according to analysts, it is a problem for Cupertino because it cannot expand its range of suppliers, in order to reduce prices and disruptions. By the way, the company moves the production of more and more of its products to India and Vietnam in significant proportions.
By the way, the United States added YMTC and 30 other Chinese companies to the list, actors whom the Americans could not examine – in addition, the ban lists are constantly being expanded, and the technological and military development of China will be hindered. Through ever-increasing export restrictions. Recently, the export ban on advanced AI chips from AMD and NVIDIA has caused a lot of confusion on both sides (in terms of revenue and development), but export restrictions on US technologies and products based on them are expanding practically on a daily basis. Basis.