After China's biggest LED chip manufacturer Sanan Optoelectronics was named in the US red-flag list of "unverified" entities last week the equipment supplier Applied Materials reportedly stopped business with Sanan Optoelectronics.
- According to Sanan Optoelectronics, Applied Materials has limited impact on Sanan’s business operation since the US company is not an exclusive equipment provider for the chip maker.
- Sanan claims to have alternatives from domestic Chinese equipment supplier for production expansion.
- Sanan has sent a team to the US to clarify the reason for being red-flagged and applied for being removed from the “unverified” list.
- According LEDinside, Applied Materials’ business halt may have impact on Sanan’s semiconductor business such as GaAs and GaN products for 5G communication, which may be the real US government concern, i.e., nit LEDs.
Source: LEDinside LINK