Kioxia, a Japanese chipmaker, is licensed by the United States to export some products to China

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 Kioxia, a Japanese chipmaker, is licensed by the United States to export some products to China


Kioxia, once the storage arm of Toshiba, was spun off and sold to a consortium led by Bain Capital in 2018, and then prepared to go public on its own. However, kioxias IPO plan this year was delayed by a ban from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Kioxia was originally scheduled to conduct an initial public offering (IPO) in Tokyo in October. However, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a ban on the supply of products manufactured with U.S. technology to China. After the ban came into effect on September 15, kioxia suspended its supply to China, and its IPO plan had to be postponed due to business impact.

Japanese media commented that although the latest license has not yet restored all business contacts between kioxia and Huawei, it still brings light to the future listing of kioxia.

According to media reports, other companies that have been approved to provide Huawei products include AMD, Intel, Samsung and Qualcomm. Both AMD and Intel said they had been licensed to supply to China, and the chips they provided to Huawei were mainly for the notebook market and servers.

The company said that its licenses mainly include 4G chips related to mobile devices.

According to reports, in Japan, Sony has been allowed to provide image sensors to China. Currently, Huawei is one of the largest customers of Sonys smart phone image sensor. If it cannot continue to supply China, Sonys profits will be at risk. Analysts believe that these supply permits are a good signal that the chip ban against Huawei is unfolding in good expectation. Previously, foreign media reported that some people attending the US briefing said that as long as they did not use the chips in Huaweis 5g business, the United States would allow more and more chip companies to provide components to Huawei.

According to reports, in Japan, Sony has been allowed to provide image sensors to China. Currently, Huawei is one of the largest customers of Sonys smart phone image sensor. If it cannot continue to supply China, Sonys profits will be at risk.

Previously, foreign media reported that some people attending the US briefing said that as long as they did not use the chips in Huaweis 5g business, the United States would allow more and more chip companies to provide components to Huawei.