The Semiconductor Industry Association, which counts both Intel and Micron as members, believes there are still sales that can be made from U. S. companies to Huawei. “As we have discussed with the U. S. government, it is now clear some items may be supplied to Huawei consistent with the Entity List and applicable regulations,” the company said in a statement on Friday. “Each company is impacted differently based on their specific products and supply chains, and each company must evaluate how best to conduct its business and remain in compliance.
With a backdrop of an intensifying trade war and accusations of spying and national security threats from the Americans, the Commerce Department put Huawei on the “Entity List” last month, banning U. S. companies from selling certain kinds of tech and information to the Chinese company.
The Trump administration banned the sale of American technology to the Chinese tech giant Huawei in May but U. S. companies including Intel and Micron are selling computers chips to Huawei once again, according to a report in the New York Times.
Chinese companies, meanwhile, reportedly worry that it will be impossible to meet Chinese government-mandated targets without American technology—signaling just how reliant on national partners every major company is in this globalized world. “If we lose access to U. S. software or can no longer receive updates, our chip development will run into a dead end,” a leading Chinese artificial intelligence chipmaker reportedly told Nikkei Asian Review.