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Irish semiconductor industry could be in crosshairs of US fight with Huawei

Exports of microchips from Ireland to China tripled to €5.4bn last year

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

24th May, 2020

Ireland’s exports of microchips to China tripled last year to €5.4 billion. The figures come amid concern that a newly announced ban on the sale of US-made microchips to Huawei could impact the Irish industry.

US trade tensions with China have been affecting the highly exposed US semiconductor industry since President Donald Trump entered office in 2016.

Last week, the Trump administration announced a new ban on the sale of microchips made with US...

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