SMIC issued a statement: All reports on “SMIC’s involvement in the military” are false news

In response to the news that the U.S. is considering including China’s largest chip manufacturer SMIC on the “Entity List”, SMIC issued a report on the afternoon of September 5th “About foreign media reports that the U.S. government is considering listing the company Statement on Trade Blacklist.

The “Statement” stated that SMIC, as an internationally operating integrated circuit manufacturing company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and A-shares in Mainland China, strictly abides by the laws and regulations of relevant countries and regions, and has been legal on this basis. Operate in compliance with regulations; and have established good cooperative relations with many well-known American and international semiconductor equipment suppliers for many years. The US Department of Commerce has also issued a number of important export licenses for equipment imported and purchased by SMIC over the years.

The “Statement” also stated that since its establishment, SMIC has been an important member of the global semiconductor supply chain, with customers in the United States, Europe and mainland China and other parts of the world. Its products and services are used for civilian and commercial purposes, and there has never been any military involvement. The operating behavior of the application has nothing to do with the Chinese military; in 2016 and before, SMIC was officially recognized by the US Department of Commerce as a “Validated End-User” (Validated End-User), and had many US Department of Commerce officials. Visit SMIC on the spot. Therefore, any report about “SMIC’s involvement in the military” is false news, and the company is shocked and puzzled by this. SMIC is willing to communicate with relevant government departments in the United States in a sincere, open, and transparent manner to resolve possible differences and misunderstandings.

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