Chinese Semiconductor Maker Challenges Military Designation

May 21, 2021, 4:18 PM

GOWIN Semiconductor Corp. challenges its designation by the outgoing Trump administration as a “Communist Chinese military company” in a federal lawsuit filed Friday in Washington, arguing the move was unfounded and punitive.

On Jan. 14, the integrated circuit manufacturer was designated as a “Communist Chinese military company” under Section 1237 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999.

This “unfairly and improperly branded GOWIN as a part of the Chinese military-industrial complex—and by extension, as a potential threat to the United States—when in fact GOWIN is a privately-held global start-up” with significant connections to the U.S. and no ...

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