The state media “The Beijing News” quoted the company as saying on Tuesday that China Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has asked the United States to approve the continued supply of Huawei.

The company told the newspaper that it had applied for continued supply of Huawei in the United States in accordance with regulations and reiterated that it will comply with relevant laws and regulations in all countries and regions.

SMIC did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment.

Washington imposed restrictions on Huawei in May prohibiting major semiconductor equipment suppliers from supplying or serving Huawei.

Companies wishing to continue doing business with smartphone manufacturers must now first obtain a license from Washington.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing), the most important manufacturer of Huawei’s high-end mobile phone chipsets, said in July that it would stop supplying products to Huawei before the deadline.

DRAM memory chip maker Micron (Micron) also said it will no longer supply Huawei. Taiwanese chip designer MediaTek (MediaTek) said last month that it had applied for a license from the United States to continue supplying Huawei.

According to an analysis by Bernstein Research, Huawei is a major customer of SMIC, accounting for 20% of foundry revenue.

However, the foundry is unable to produce the most advanced chips in Huawei’s Kirin mobile chipset, and it still relies on equipment from US companies. With the restrictions coming into effect, US companies may also stop providing services to Huawei.

SMIC itself has already been scrutinized by Washington. Earlier this month, Reuters reported that the Trump administration is considering imposing restrictions on the company similar to Huawei, prohibiting US companies from repairing and supplying.

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