Applied Materials Stops Deliveries Chinese LED Manufacturer without Equipment

Applied Materials ist der derzeit größte Equipment-Hersteller der Welt und beliefert die meisten Halbleiterhersteller mit Maschinen, ohne die sie nicht produzieren könnten.
Applied Materials is currently the largest equipment manufacturer in the world and supplies most semiconductor manufacturers with machines without which they could not produce.

Applied Materials has stopped all deliveries and services to the largest Chinese LED manufacturer.

The company had been blacklisted by the US government. Xiamen San´an Optoelectronics is one of at least three Chinese customers of Applied Materials mentioned in the black list, reports Nikkei Asian Review. Although the US government does not impose direct embargoes on the companies mentioned in the list, American suppliers should treat these companies with caution. The American equipment manufacturers can no longer rely on licences already granted for the supply of machines or for maintenance work, but have to apply for new licences.

Apparently Applied Materials has already withdrawn its own service teams and instructed its suppliers to do the same.

The CEO of Applied Materials, Gary Dickerson, had only visited SEMICON China at the end of March and explained that the trade tensions between the USA and China could endanger "decades of growth". If both countries failed to resolve their conflicts, they would find themselves in a "Loose Loose" situation. Applied Materials currently generates around 26 percent of its sales in China.