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US-China tensions

U.S. lawmakers call for review of Apple plan to use Chinese chips

Yangtze Memory Technologies parts in iPhone 14 sparks supply chain concerns

Apple reportedly has plans to use 3D NAND chips from Yangtze Memory Technologies in iPhone 14s sold in China.   © Reuters

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- A group of U.S. senators has asked the intelligence community to analyze the threat posed by Apple's reported plan to adopt Chinese memory chips in its new iPhone 14.

A decision by Apple to procure 3D NAND memory chips from state-owned Yangtze Memory Technologies Co. (YMTC) "would introduce significant privacy and security vulnerabilities to the global digital supply chain ...," the lawmakers said in a letter to Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines.

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