A couple of months ago, there was a story that engineers from foundry UMC stole DRAM trade secrets from US-based Micron for the Chinese memory maker.
Fujian Jinhua “poses a significant risk of becoming involved in activities that are contrary to the national security interests of the United States,” said the Commerce Dept. in a statement. “The additional production, in light of the likely U.S.-origin technology, threatens the long-term economic viability of U.S. suppliers of these essential components of U.S. military systems.”
“When a foreign company engages in activity contrary to our national security interests, we will take strong action to protect our national security,” said U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in the statement.