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Taiwan Semi Conductor Manufacturing Corporation cutting off supply to Huawei  


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May 18, 2020 11:16  

U.S.-China Fight Over Chip Kingpin Rattles Tech Industry

The Trump administration opened up a new front in the conflict on Friday by barring any chipmaker using American equipment from supplying China’s Huawei Technologies Co. without U.S. government approval. That means TSMC and rivals will have to cut off Huawei unless they get waivers from the U.S. Commerce Dept. TSMC has already stopped accepting new orders from Huawei, the Nikkei newspaper reported Monday.

The move threatens to wreak havoc throughout the complex ecosystem that produces technology for consumers and companies around the world. An attack on Huawei threatens not just its workers and its standing as a world leader in making smartphones and telecom equipment, but also hundreds of suppliers. The Chinese government has vowed to protect its national champion, with threats of retribution against U.S. companies that depend on China like Apple Inc. and Boeing Co.


Where will Huawei get its silicon? China will have to create its own fabrication plants. China is meant to be at the forefront of development the open RISC-V chip, so this is not too good.

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