Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The controversy over the emergence of the Mate 60 Pro continues. Most recently, the DPR called for a total blocking of Huawei.
When launched, Huawei did not mention the chipset specs for its newest 5G cellphone. It turns out that the chipset comes from Semiconductor International Manufacturing Corp (SMIC).
However, according to the US, the chip used comes from that country’s own technology. This means that Huawei has violated trade sanctions imposed on the company since 2019.
“The chips likely cannot be manufactured without US technology and therefore SMIC may have violated the Department of Commerce’s Direct Foreign Products Rule,” said the Republican Representative. Mike Gallagher, quoted from ReutersTuesday (12/9/2023).
He said to block all US technology exports, both to Huawei and SMIC. The reason is because it is a violation and also damages the country’s national security.
“The time has come to end all US technology exports to Huawei and SMIC, that any company that violates US law and undermines our national security will be cut off from technology,” he said.
Both companies have previously been sanctioned by the US. Huawei was blacklisted in 2019 and December 2020 when SMIC was added to the entity list.
The blacklist means Huawei suppliers in the US must obtain special permission to ship goods to the company. Meanwhile, it is feared that SIMC could divert advanced technology to military users.
There is another regulation called the Direct Foreign Products Regulation. This is a ban on any company using equipment from the US to produce chips for Huawei.
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