A new report has revealed that Qualcomm is looking into an alternative to shift its orders from SMIC. The move might be taken considering that China’s Semiconductor Manufacturing International may soon face restrictions from the US Government.

According to a DigiTimes report, Qualcomm executives have paid a visit to Taiwan based foundries to secure capacity support. These are to act as a cushion in case the orders from SMIC falls short due to further US pressures. At the moment, Qualcomm is one of the top 3 customers of SMIC and accounts for about 13 percent of the foundry’s total wafer revenue.

The American based chip designer has also contracted the Chinese semiconductor based firm to fabricate power management chips using its 0.18-micron process technology along with mobile application processors and SoCs using the 28nm and 14nm processes. Among the Taiwan based foundries, TSMC, United Microelectronics (UMC), and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have been approached by the Qualcomm executives for the potential orders shift, according to industry sources.

Notably, SMIC had also recently issued a statement regarding the situation and accusations from the US. The company stated that “any assumptions of the company’s ties with the Chinese military are untrue statements and false accusations.” This arrives after the Trump Administration considered adding SMIC into the “Entity List” blacklist as well.