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Huawei crackdown

TSMC halts new Huawei orders after US tightens restrictions

Taiwan chipmaker's relationship with second-biggest customer under fire

TSMC's two biggest customers are Apple of the U.S. followed by Chinese titan Huawei. (Source photos by Nikkei)

TAIPEI -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's biggest contract chipmaker, has halted new orders from Huawei Technologies in response to tighter U.S. export controls aimed at further limiting the Chinese company's access to crucial chip supplies, multiple sources told the Nikkei Asian Review.

"TSMC has stopped taking new orders from Huawei after the new rule change was announced to fully comply with the latest export control regulation," a person familiar with the situation said. "But those already in production and those orders which TSMC took before the new ban are not impacted and could continue to proceed if those chips could be shipped before mid-September."

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