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US wants to block global chip supplies to Huawei

February 18, 2020


The US government is said to be considering new rules that will require chip manufacturers outside the country to obtain further licenses in order to use American tech to build kit for Huawei.

This could mean that contract chip makers like TSMC, which makes hardware for Apple and Qualcomm as well as Huawei, would not be able to supply the Chinese giant.

This restriction is one of several options set to be considered in high-level meetings slated to take place this week and the next, with a Reuters report claiming that even though a draft for this proposal is ready at the moment, it may not get a final nod.

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