Protocols report on Tuesday (local time), the United States is pursuing export regulations on core software next-generation semiconductor design for China checks.

According to reports, the Biden administration has been reviewing measures to ban semiconductor chip design software exports for several months, and recently stranded to issue new orders.

This measure is expected to focus on the ban on chip design software used to produce semiconductors using the next-generation technology, GAA (Gate All Around).

According to the protocol, the US government’s action is to prevent Chinese semiconductor companies from producing AI-related applications.

Currently, the issue of ban on semiconductor design software exports is conducted by the US Administrative Budget Office and is expected to be officially issued within a few weeks, the protocol said.

If the US government prohibits export measures, e-design automation (EDA) software will be directly affected. EDA means processing and analyzing semiconductor circuit design and error verification through a predetermined computer program.


Kadence, Synopsis, and Siemens are EDA software main producers.

China is an important customer for EDA software companies, including Cadence. Kadon has raised about 13% of its total sales in the second quarter in Chinese-related companies.

Synopsis also accounted for 17%of China’s sales in 2Q.

Prior to this, Reuters reported that the day before, the US government was considering prohibiting the export of the US semiconductor manufacturing equipment to the NAND flash memory chip factory in China.

In particular, the media said that if the US government’s ban on manufacturing equipment exports is made, Korea can be hit not only in China’s Yangtze Memory Technology (YMTC), but also Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix in Korea.