Beijing - China has announced restrictions on the export of two crucial semiconductor metals, gallium and germanium compounds, just days before the scheduled visit of Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Thursday. Starting from August 1st, Chinese exporters will be required to obtain a special license to ship these specific metals. This move is widely interpreted as a warning signal to the United States and Europe amid an escalating trade war centered around access to microchips.
The decision to limit the export of gallium and germanium compounds is expected to have significant implications for the global semiconductor industry, which heavily relies on. . .