SMIC told the newspaper that it had, in accordance with regulations, applied in the US to continue supplying Huawei, and reiterated that it will abide by relevant laws and regulations in all countries and regions.
SMIC did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters.
Companies hoping to continue doing business with Huawei, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker and China’s biggest smartphone vendor, must now first receive a licence from Washington.
Huawei is a major customer for SMIC and generates 20 per cent of the chip foundry’s revenue, according to an analysis from Bernstein Research.
SMIC, however, is incapable of producing Huawei’s advanced Kirin line of chip sets, and the foundry still relies of equipment from US companies, which may also cease servicing Huawei as the US trade sanctions take effect.
SMIC itself has fallen under scrutiny from Washington. Earlier this month, Reuters reported that the Trump administration is considering placing restrictions on the company similar to those it placed on Huawei, barring US companies from servicing and supplying it.