NDAA Ban Proposed Expansion to Cover 3 PRC Chipmakers

By Conor Healy, Published Dec 05, 2022, 10:23am EST (Info+)

While the NDAA ban started with Huawei, Dahua, Hikvision, and 2 others, it has since expanded to 10 companies, and now a bipartisan Senate proposal seeks to expand it further to cover 3 PRC chipmakers "with known links to the Chinese Communist Party that threaten national security.”

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* *** ******* **have *** ********** any semiconductor content from SMIC ** *** ** *** **** ********. [emphasis added]

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We ***’* **** *** ****** ******** **** ******* ******** ********** from any of these companies. But we need ** **** ****** **** **** ** *** * ****** ************* of the suggested expansion of Section 889 and its implementation before ** *** ******* *** *******. For instance, there are wordings in the suggested extension that need to be clarified, such as how “critical technology” or “essential component” should be interpreted. [emphasis added]

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*******'* **** ********:

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This ********** **** Not just look at the CoO. If the proposed expansion is adopted, it ** ******** **** ***** ********* **** ***** **********, ******, *****, ***. **** **** * ***** **** ** ***** **** *** ** *******, but it’s also possible that they won't.

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That’s ******** *** **** ****** ** **** * * ***** ***** ******. **** ** * *** **** ** **** ***** **** *********. [emphasis added]

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**** **** ** ********** * **** of ******** ********** ******* ************ **** CXMT, **** *** **** ***** (** any)?

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** ***** ******* ** ** ** someday, *** ***** *** ** ***** not ** **** ****** ***** *** expansion ** ******** ** **** ****** in * *****, ** ***** ***** such * **** ***** ** ******** anyway.

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***** *** ****** *** ***** ************* enough ***** **** ******* **** ** be **** ** ************* ***** *** are *** ***** ********** **** ***** mfgs. **-***** ************* *** *** ***.

*** ** *********, *** ***** *** other ************* *** *** ***** *** production *****/*********? ** *** ** *'* aware, ****** ** *** **** ***, and **** *** **** *** ** manufacture ***** *** **** **-***** (** opposed ** **** *** ******* *** I ******* ********* ** ****, ******** I **** ** *****).

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***, **** **** *** *** ******* in ***** ***** *** **** ********* and ***** ********.

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* ********any ******* giving an immediate answer that they do nothave *** ************** *** * **********, ****** ***** OEMs,like ****, *******

** ********* ******* ***:

******* **** ************ * **** ******* of ********** **** ***** ** "******, transistors, ********* ***********, ***."

** ** ******** **** ***** ********* like ***** **********, ******, *****, ***. will **** * ***** **** ** chips **** *** ** *******

** ***** ***** ********* **** **** interested ** ** ********* "**" ******** to **** ******* ****** **** * thorough *********** ** ******** **** **** / ******

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