Members have asked us if Uniview and their OEMs were exempted from the NDAA ban, since they were not specifically named.
However, we tore down three Uniview models, all of which use Hisilicon chips (Hi3516 variants, see images below). These chips are likely to be covered by the NDAA, going into effect in August 2019. A spokesperson for the Congressional committee which drafted the NDAA, told IPVM:
“If a company has an end item with Hisillicon chips that they sell to anyone, they will be unable to do business with the federal government.”
Note: These models represent a cross section of low/mid/high tier in their line. Others may be using other SoCs such as Ambarella, which is seen in many low cost models recently, but are also likely to be using Hisilicon as well.
Has anyone had customer questions on whether Uniview would be covered by the NDAA?