American executives in Limbo at Chinese chip companies After the US ban
SINGAPORE — American workers hold key positions in China’s domestic chip industry, helping manufacturers develop new chips to catch up with foreign rivals. Now, those workers are in limbo under US export control rules ban US citizens from supporting China’s advanced chip development.
At least 43 senior executives working with 16 publicly listed Chinese semiconductor companies are US citizens, according to an examination of company records and official websites by The Wall Street Journal. Many of them hold C-suite titles, ranging from chief executive officer to vice president and president.