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Apple freezes plan to use China's YMTC chips amid political pressure

Company previously planned to put Chinese-made memory in some iPhones

U.S. pressure has disrupted Apple's plans for using chips from China's Yangtze Memory Technology Co. (Source photo by Ken Kobayashi)

TAIPEI/PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Apple has put on hold plans to use memory chips from China's Yangtze Memory Technologies Co. (YMTC) in its products, multiple sources told Nikkei Asia.

The move comes amid the latest round of U.S. export controls imposed against the Chinese tech sector and is a sign that Washington's crackdown is creating a chilling effect down the supply chain.

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