Lawmakers call on administration to address China’s dominance of older chips

A bipartisan group of representatives pressed the Biden administration to take more aggressive action to end China’s dominance in the construction of older semiconductors.

Reps. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) asked U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on Friday to take additional action to prevent China from accessing the tools needed to make older chips, according to the Wall Street Journal. While the Biden administration has put a heavy emphasis on stopping China’s development of advanced chips that would be used for high-level technologies such as artificial intelligence and quantum computing, it has not taken action to prevent China from constructing older chips used in consumer products such as appliances, cars, and consumer devices such as iPhones and computers.

China could become a dominant provider in these older chips, Gallagher and Krishnamoorthi
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