In recent years, in order to maintain its own advantages in the field of science and technology, the United States has frequently taken actions against Chinese companies such as Huawei. However, after the country pressured countries to bypass Huawei’s 5G equipment to no avail, the United States began to adjust global chip export rules in an attempt to restrict Huawei’s development.
On Monday (January 18), foreign media quoted the latest news from a person familiar with the matter, saying that US officials have notified several Huawei chip suppliers, including chip manufacturing giant Intel, that they will revoke certain licenses for products sold by Huawei. The country also plans to reject dozens of other applications for supply to Huawei.
Foreign media said that this may be the last time Trump has taken action against this Chinese company in an attempt to weaken its strength in market competition. The report also stated that the American Semiconductor Industry Association also stated on January 15 local time that the Ministry of Commerce of the country was prepared to reject a batch of export license applications for Huawei and would revoke at least one previously issued license.
This series of actions has had a large-scale impact on the semiconductor industry. Previous data showed that the US semiconductor industry has lost approximately US$170 billion. In addition, recent reports also show that due to the impact of the US on the chip supply chain, the backbone of the US manufacturing industry, the automobile industry, has also reduced production due to chip shortages, which indirectly led to the country’s unemployment rate.
According to data, since the US adjusted chip exports on September 15 last year, eight chip companies including Intel, TSMC and Kioxia have obtained licenses to supply some chips to Huawei. However, in order to avoid being affected by the United States again, more and more Chinese companies have entered the chip industry to accelerate the localization of chips.
In addition, under the actions of the United States, the European semiconductor industry is also facing huge losses. Therefore, the 17 countries of the European Union also established the “Trillion Chip Alliance” to try to build a supply chain without the United States in order to continue to supply Huawei. In the long run, the US semiconductor industry is bound to be “backlashed.”
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