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Apple Suspends Plans to Buy YMTC Chips, Report Says

Apple has suspended plans to use memory chips from China’s Yangtze Memory Technologies Co. in its products, Nikkei Asia reported Oct. 17. The report comes days after YMTC was added to the Commerce Department’s Unverified List (see 2210070006) and after the agency announced a sweeping set of China-related export controls (see 2210070049). If Commerce can’t complete an end check of YMTC within 60 days after its addition to the UVL, the Chinese company may be moved to the more restrictive Entity List.

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Apple didn’t respond to a request for comment. Lawmakers have urged Apple against using YMTC chips (see 2209160064) and have urged the U.S. director of national intelligence to study how a potential supplier partnership between the two companies would affect U.S. national security (see 2209220022).