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Chips are vital to a wide range of technological advances and digital transformations.

Following the worldwide shortage of chips, impacting the supply of goods in a variety of sectors, we see initiatives and large scale investments across the world to reduce reliance on suppliers based in third countries and compete in the race for global technological and industrial leadership.

At A&O we have a dedicated team that can partner with you to identify challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for your business. See our global collection for insights on how these initiatives will impact your business and how A&O can help you identify challenges and opportunities that lie ahead of your business.

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Publications: 03 April 2023

Global trends in government scrutiny of semiconductor transactions: an overview of recent cases

The semiconductor industry is based on a highly specialized supply chain where no one country or region dominates both design and manufacturing. This has created an industry where collaboration is…

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Publications: 13 March 2023

The Netherlands joins the U.S. in restricting semiconductor exports to China

In January 2023, the Netherlands and Japan agreed with the United States to impose controls on the export of certain semiconductors and related products to China.  This followed a push by the Biden…

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Publications: 23 November 2022

A&O chips in with global tech savvy

Supply chain disruption, a race to build manufacturing capacity, new antitrust and IP litigation challenges and growing national security controls – the semiconductor industry exemplifies the global,…

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Publications: 21 November 2022

UK national security block of Newport Wafer Fab acquisition

The UK government has announced that it will require Chinese-owned technology company Nexperia BV to sell the 86% shareholding it acquired in July 2021 in the UK’s largest semiconductor plant, Newport…

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