The US is still pushing against Huawei despite the coronavirus pandemic


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The world is currently fighting against the dreadful coronavirus pandemic. Individuals, cooperatives, companies, governments are all part of this fight. However, the US is not losing sight of its fight against Huawei just before the pandemic broke out. According to Reuters, the US government is preparing a massive crackdown on Huawei’s global chip supply. The U.S. government now seeks to ban Taiwanese company, TSMC, from providing chip foundry services to Huawei.

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In May 2019, the US added Huawei in the list of entities. Since then, it expands the scope of the ban. Although the U.S. continually extends the temporary license for Huawei, it is obvious that it will not let Huawei go. Now, the US government is preparing to expand the coverage of the ban. In the new expansion, non-U.S. companies such as TSMC which use U.S. chip manufacturing equipment must also obtain a U.S. license before they can supply chips to customers.

According to Reuters, sources claim that the main purpose of expanding the ban is to cut off TSMC’s chip supply to Huawei. However, other chip manufacturers like KLA Corp, Lam Research and Applied Materials will also be affected.

Companies in the US will also suffer

However, will Huawei be suffering alone? Certainly not, according to US economic and trade lawyer Doug Jacobson. He believes that such a ban will have a negative impact on US companies. According to him, the impact on these companies will be far greater than the impact on Huawei. Certainly, this will force Huawei to its own supply chain.

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In fact, at the beginning of “blocking” Huawei in the United States, there were concerns about whether TSMC could no longer manufacture chips for Huawei, but the cooperation between the two parties has been proceeding normally. It could also force TSMC to develop chips without using any U.S. technology. In the long run, the U.S will be losing its “little grip” on the manufacturing industry.

Well, this proposal will still have to go through president Trump and it is unclear if he will sign it. On its part, Huawei has not made any comment on this recent development.

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4 Comments

  1. Megiddodo
    March 29, 2020

    ofcourse they should. every nation should blacklist anything connected, even allegedly to the chinese communist party. heavy sanctions should follow after this pandemic.

  2. Kifakfia
    March 29, 2020

    “heavy sanctions” Your dreaming.
    If China should be sanctioned, Then US should be sanctioned for Using illegal chemical weapons in Iraq like white phosphorus that killed over 1 million Iraqi.
    US should be sanctioned for Interfering in Elections of at Least 85 Countries Worldwide Since 1945
    It should be sanctioned for using Orange agent another illegal chemical weapon on the Vietnamese.
    US should be sanctioned for funding and support ISIS/alqaida and other terrorist groups and send them to Syria, to terrorize the Syrian people.
    US should be sanctioned for making Spanish flu, H1Z1 virus, Ebola virus.
    US should be sanctioned for downing on purpose an Iranian passenger Iran Air Flight 655 that killed 290 innocent people. And the list goes on and on.

    btw commerce speaking the the so called “chinese communist party” is more open and transparent than anything so called “democratic” in the US.

    As for the pandemic, “Japanese and Taiwanese epidemiologists and pharmacologists have determined that the new coronavirus almost certainly originated in the US since that country is the only one known to have all five types – from which all others must have descended. Wuhan in China has only one of those types”

  3. Kifakfia
    March 29, 2020

    They can push how ever they like, China should ignore that small US market and focus more on the Asian and European markets. Let them rot in thier own island.

  4. cuesta virge
    March 30, 2020

    its just the matter of time before usa and china will be enemy. yeah.. its better not to have your balls in your enemy tech company.