South Korea has called on Washington to review its conditions for new semiconductor subsidies, revealing its concerns over the impact of US legislation on Korean chipmakers’ operations in China.
The US Chips and Science Act offers $52bn in subsidies to chipmakers building new production facilities in the US, but contains “guardrails” detailing the limits on those receiving federal funds, in terms of expanding or upgrading their advanced chip capacity in China over the next 10 years.
美国《芯片与科学法》(Chips and Science Act)为在美国建立新工厂的芯片制造商提供520亿美元的补贴，但包含一些“护栏”条款，对接受联邦补贴的企业未来10年扩大和升级在华高端芯片产能的能力施加了详细的限制。
South Korea is home to leading memory chipmakers such as Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix, who are boosting investments in US production facilities even as they remain heavily exposed to the Chinese market.
韩国拥有多家领先存储芯片制造商，例如三星电子(Samsung Electronics)和SK海力士(SK Hynix)，两者都在增加对美国工厂的投资，尽管仍然对中国市场有重大敞口。