New semiconductor research restrictions
December 6, 2022
The United States Department of Commerce has published a new export control rule that covers advanced semiconductors, computing chips, items containing them, and transactions involving supercomputer and semiconductor end uses. The rule results in new restrictions on exports of items, technology and services. While the new export controls are largely targeted at the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”), the scope and likely impact extend beyond the PRC.
Under revisions to federal export control laws a license may be required for activities involving advanced computing chips, semiconductors, integrated circuits or supercomputers. Contact the Export Control office (email@example.com) for review of any:
- Research, services (e.g., design, testing, analysis) and collaboration related to computing chips, semiconductors, integrated circuits, components (e.g., wafers, etc.) or technology (e.g., designs), or
- Research and services related to supercomputers and supercomputer technology.
Previous Export Compliance Alerts
February 2022 - Russia related sanctions
NOTE: If you are engaged in any current or planned activities or agreements with entities or individuals in Russia, Ukraine, or Belarus, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance. Examples of potentially impacted activities include:
- Exporting or importing items, technology or services;
- Engaging in financial or other transactions or entering into agreements with parties in any of the listed regions; or
- Traveling to any of those regions.
More details on the recent U.S. sanctions may be found at the following links: