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March 27, 2020
Karen Freifeld, David Shepardson, Alexandra Alper / Reuters

Karen Freifeld, David Shepardson, Alexandra Alper / Reuters  
Trump Administration Is Planning New Measures to Restrict the Global Supply of Semiconductors to Huawei

As ties between Washington and Beijing become more strained under the weight of the coronavirus pandemic, senior officials in the Trump administration agreed to new measures to restrict the global supply of chips to China’s Huawei Technologies, sources said. Officials are talking about a new rule that would require foreign companies to obtain an export license for semiconductors produced using U.S.-designed chip-making tools and software. The rule change is aimed at curbing sales of chips to Huawei by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, a major producer of chips for Huawei’s HiSilicon unit, as well as the world’s largest contract maker. Most chip manufacturers rely on equipment produced by U.S. companies such as KLA Corp, Lam Research and Applied Materials.

May 7, 2020
Karen Freifeld, Chris Prentice / Reuters

Karen Freifeld, Chris Prentice / Reuters  
Commerce Department Close to New Rule That Would Allow U.S. Companies to Work with Huawei on 5G Standards

The U.S. Commerce Department is close to signing off on a new rule that would allow U.S. companies to work with China’s Huawei Technologies on setting standards for next-generation 5G networks, sources say, following a blacklisting of the telecom and tech giant last year. The new rule, which could still change, essentially allows U.S. companies to participate in standards bodies where Huawei is also a member. The rule reportedly applies only to Huawei and not other companies adversely affected by the Commerce ban, like Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision.

May 14, 2020
David Shepherdson, Karen Freifeld / Reuters

David Shepherdson, Karen Freifeld / Reuters  
Trump Administration Extends Ban on Huawei, ZTE Telecom Equipment for One Year But Also Expected to Extend Exemption to Rural Telcos Dependent on Chinese Gear

Donald Trump extended for another year an executive order signed in May 2019 declaring a national emergency and barring U.S. companies from using telecommunications equipment made by Chinese firms the administration claims pose a national security risk, specifically Huawei and ZTE. However, the U.S. Commerce Department is also expected to extend again a license, set to expire on Friday, allowing U.S. companies, particularly small rural telcos, to keep doing business with Huawei.

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May 15, 2020
David Shepardson, Karen Freifeld, Alexandra Alper / Reuters

David Shepardson, Karen Freifeld, Alexandra Alper / Reuters  
Trump Administration Blocks Chip Supplies to Huawei Raising Fears That China Will Retaliate, Commerce Department Separately Extended Ability of Rural Telcos to Use Huawei Gear

The Trump administration moved to block global chip supplies to blacklisted telecoms equipment giant Huawei Technologies spurring fears of Chinese retaliation and hammering shares of U.S. producers of chipmaking equipment. Under a new rule developed by the Commerce Department, U.S. authority to require licenses for sales to Huawei of semiconductors made abroad with U.S. technology has been dramatically expanded to halt exports to China’s leading smartphone maker. Reports indicate that China is getting ready to put U.S. companies on an “unreliable entity list,” as part of the retaliation against the U.S. move against Huawei. Among the measures contemplated are launching investigations and imposing restrictions on U.S. companies such as Apple, Cisco, and Qualcomm as well as suspending purchase of Boeing airplanes.  The move also hits Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, the biggest contract chipmaker, and key Huawei supplier, which just announced plans to build a U.S.-based plant. Separately, the Commerce Department extended a temporary license that was set to expire on Friday to allow U.S. companies, mostly rural telcos, to continue doing business with Huawei through August 13.

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Global Times : Shares of key US firms dive as Chinese govt source leaks retaliation plan on Huawei ban
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iMore : China threatens companies like Apple with investigations and restrictions
Law360: US Aims To Muscle Huawei Out Of Global Chip Supply Chain – Law360
Computer Weekly: US maintains ban on Chinese tech firms as Huawei, ZTE make 5G leaps
SiliconANGLE: U.S. implements new rules to restrict Huawei’s access to chip technology
Wired: The US Will Help a Taiwan Firm Build a Chip Plant in Arizona
New York Times – Business: U.S. Delivers Another Blow to Huawei With New Tech Restrictions
South China Morning Post: US plans to further restrict Huawei’s development of semiconductors using American technology
Cyberscoop: US Commerce Department tightens screws on Huawei export controls
WCCFtech: Huawei Crippled by the Latest Round of U.S. Sanctions as the Broader Chipmaker Sphere Plunges Into the Red
MacDailyNews: China ready to target Apple, other U.S. firms in retaliation against U.S.’ Huawei ban
Android Central : Trump administration will soon begin blocking Huawei’s global chip supply
Zero Hedge: Futures Tumble After US Restarts Trade War With China, Locks Out Huawei; China Vows Retaliation Against Apple, Boeing
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Multichannel: Commerce Targets Huawei with New Restrictions
Law360: US Aims To Muscle Huawei Out Of Global Chip Supply Chain – Law360 – Software Industry News: Capitol Report: Trump administration moves to cut Huawei off from semiconductor suppliers
CNBC Technology: U.S.-China tensions rise as Trump administration moves to cut Huawei off from global chip suppliers
Reuters: Business News: U.S. moves to cut Huawei off from global chip suppliers
The Hill: Cybersecurity: Commerce Department cracks down on Huawei’s access to chips

@SariArhoHavren: On Friday, “the Trump administration moved to block shipments of semiconductors to Huawei from global chipmakers. The US Commerce Department said it was amending an export rule to strategically target Huawei's acquisition of semiconductors.."

April 5, 2019
Brendan Pierson, Karen Freifeld / Reuters

Brendan Pierson, Karen Freifeld / Reuters  
U.S. Government Says It Gathered Information on Huawei Using FISA Surveillance

The U.S. government notified Huawei in a court filing of its intent to use information against the embattled telecom tech giant in sanctions violation and bank fraud litigation that prosecutors say was “obtained or derived from electronic surveillance and physical search” obtained under the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). FISA surveillance by U.S. authorities is usually sought in connection with espionage by foreign powers. The U.S. government has alleged that Huawei has a too-close relationship with the Chinese government and that the company’s gear can be used to spy on behalf of Beijing.

May 19, 2019
Karen Freifeld / Reuters

Karen Freifeld / Reuters  
Commerce Department May Scale Back Huawei Restrictions to Help Rural Internet Access and Mobile Phone Service Providers

The Commerce Department said it may soon scale back restrictions on Huawei Technologies after this week’s blacklisting in an executive order issued by Donald Trump would have made it nearly impossible for the Chinese company to service its existing customers. The Department is considering issuing a temporary general license to “prevent the interruption of existing network operations and equipment,” a spokeswoman said. The temporary general license, which would last for 90 days, would allow Huawei to purchase equipment from U.S. firms including Qualcomm, Intel Corp, and Micron Technology, in order to service its existing customers. Rural Internet access and mobile phone service providers that purchased network equipment from Huawei in recent years would be particular beneficiaries of this relaxation.

August 19, 2019
David Shepardson, Karen Freifeld / Reuters

David Shepardson, Karen Freifeld / Reuters  
Commerce Department Grants Huawei 90-Day Extension to Buy Components From U.S. Companies but Adds More Than 40 Huawei Units to Economic Blacklist

The United States will extend a temporary general license that permits China’s Huawei Technologies to buy components from U.S. companies to supply existing customers, the Commerce Department said, but it also moved to add more than 40 of Huawei’s units to its economic blacklist, or so-called entities list, despite Donald Trump’s statements that Huawei would be granted no such reprieve. The reprieve follows a general ban on Huawei buying U.S. products imposed by the Trump Administration in May. The temporary reprieve allows the Chinese telecom and tech giant to maintain existing telecommunications networks and provide software updates to Huawei handsets. The Commerce Department is also requiring the exporter, re-exporter, or transferor of tech components to obtain a certification statement from any Huawei entity prior to using the temporary general license.

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