TSMC, the world’s most valuable chip company, has suspended silicon chip production for the Chinese startup Biren Technology, reports Bloomberg.
The production curbs are a step by the Taiwanese chip producer to comply with new US regulations. These new rules aim to prevent China from accessing advanced semiconductor technologies that could be used in the Chinese military and make the Chinese economy more competitive.
According to a Bloomberg source, the production halt is related to the fact that Biren’s chips outperform Nvidia’s A100 chips. Nvidia’s chips have been banned from the Chinese market.