Panasonic Lied About Not Using Huawei

By Conor Healy, Published Jun 30, 2021, 10:17am EDT (Info+)

Panasonic sent an official letter in 2018, after the NDAA ban was passed, falsely claiming it did not use Huawei in its cameras. IPVM recently obtained a copy.

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Inside this note, we review the letter, the problems with it, Panasonic's response and the challenges facing Panasonic US government users.

Executive *******

*** ********* ****** *** ********* ******* to "*********" ********* **** ********* ******* USA ******* "*** *** ******* *** components **** ********* ** *** ****** list", ************ ********** ****** ** *** letter. *******,** **** ********, *** ********* ***** admitted, **** ********* *** ******* **** using ****** *****.

********* ********* ** **** ***** *********** that *** ****** *** "******* * long **** ***" *** "*** ******** that **** ***** *** * *******". Later, ********* ********* ****** **** **** did *** *** *** *** *** respond **** ***** ** ******* *** this *** *** * ***.

No ****** **********

*** ***** ***** *** **** *** was ******, ********* ***** ** ****** customers ** ***** ********** **** *** NDAA ********* ** ******** *** ***** ******. *** ****** ****** "*** *** does *** ****** *** ********* ******* cameras *** ******** **** ** *** USA ** ***** ** *** ******* any ********** **** *** ********* ** the ****** ****" ***** ********** ******* the *** "******** *********, ***** **********, [and] ****** ************."

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*** ****** *** ****** ** ******* Panasonic *-*** *** ****** ******. ** the ****, ** *** *** ******* Manager ** ********* ****** ********* ******* of ***** *******,********* ** *** ******** *******.

Panasonic ** ****: ****** *** ******

******** ****, ********* ******** ***** ******** **** **** *********, stating:

*** *********-******* ******* **** ** *** U.S. *** **********, ************ *** ******* assured ****** ** *********. ** ****, they *** *** ******** ** *** NDAA *********** (******* ***).

****** *** **** ******, *********'* **** statements ******* ******* ****** ** *** as ***** *** ****-****** ********. ********** deception, **** **** **** * ******, and ******** ** **** ****** *********:

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********* ********** ******** ** ***** ********* chips***** ******** **** ************ ********** **** **** ***** **** compliant. **** *** ***** ** * tenuous ***** ************** ** *** **** claiming *** *** ** ****** ********** did *** ***** ** ************ *********, something **** *** **** ********* ******, on *** ********, *** *****.

Panasonic ********

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********* (*** ********* ****) ************* **************** ** ****, *******:

** *** *** ***** **** ****** was ******* * **** **** ***. Also * ******* ** *** *** accounts **** **** ***** *** * product. * **** ****** **. ******.

** *** * ***** *** ** months *** *** *** ****** **** no *********** ***** ********* ***** ** not ***** '* *******'.

** * ******-** *****, ******* ******:

**** ********** **** ********* *-*** **** is *****, *** *** *********** ** that ********** ** *************.

******* *** *** ******* **** ** asked *** ** *********** ** *** this *** *** * ***.

Putting ********* ** ****

**** ******** ****** *** ********* ** risk ** ****** **** ****** ******** based ** *********'* ***** *********. ******** with *** ********* ***********'* **** ******, ********* / **** *** ********** misled *** ********, ******, ***, **** importantly ******* ********** ***** **** ******* the ********* ****.

Update (**/**/**)

* *** ****** ** ** *********** Brennan's ***** **** *** ****** *** sent **** ** "*** *" ********. It ***** ************ ** *** **** letter **** ********** ** "************ ***** - ***”. *** ******* ***** * note ******* "*** ******** ***** ** was **** ** *** *** **** team ** ** **** ** ****."

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*** *********** ********** #*... **** ** words... **** ** ********... **** ****.

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**** **** ****?

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**** **** ****?

*** ****... ***** *** ******** ****** key?

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"*** ****... ***** *** ******** ****** key?"

*** **** ** **** **** **** buried ** *** ****; ****** **** it ***** ** **** **** ****** option. **** * ***** *** ** July.

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*** **** **** ******, ** **** been ****** ****** *** ** *** clients **** **** *** *** ********* equipment *** ********** *** ************ **** Panasonic.

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***** ** *****? πŸ€”IPVM Image

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**** ** ****** ***, ********* **** to ** ****** **** ** *** high *** ** ***** ** ***** around ****...

**** **** ******* ***** ********* *** duhua *** *** ** **** ***** them... **** *** * *** ** promise *** ** *** **********.......

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******: * *** ****** ** ** contradicts *******'* ***** **** *** ****** was **** **** ** "*** *" accounts. ** ***** ************ ** *** same ****** **** ********** ** "************ Sales - ***”. *** ******* ***** a **** ******* "*** ******** ***** it *** **** ** *** *** sale **** ** ** **** ** will."IPVM Image

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******, ************ (*** *** *********) **** ******* to *** *** *** **** *********** *** ***:

**********’* ************ **** *-***’* ************** ** the ******* ****’* *********** ** β€œ******* equipment ** ********” ******** ** ****** Technologies ******* ** *******.

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**** ******* ** *******.

*-*** ******** *** ********** ** ******* that ******* ****** *************,including ******** *****, that are produced and provided by companies whose equipment is included in the Covered List do not constitute β€œequipment”..,

…(******* **** β€œ[*]* ************* ** ******** for * ********** ****** ** * subassembly **** ** **** ** ** equipment ************ *** ******* ***********”); *** also ******** **** ** ** (β€œ******** of ************* *******circuit ******, ********** ******* ***** [***], *** ***** ********** **** *** ********** ******** ** * ******* **** ** *** ********** *** ***** *******.”

****, **** **** *** ****** ** this ******** **:

β€œ** ** ****** **** ******** ******* electronic ***-********** **** ** *** **** networking ************, **** *** ******* ***** from ***** ***** ** ****** ******?

** **** *** **** ** *** black ****** **** ** *** **** and ***** **?

****** *** * ******.”

** ***** ******* *** ** ********* it?

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**** * **** *** ** **** Panasonic **** ***** **** *** ***** SoCs ** ******* ** * **** that *** **** ********* ****** *** device, ***** ** *** ********* *** more ************* **** *** ******** **** mention, "******** ****** ********* ******, ******** disk ******, ******** **** ***** ********** boards, *** ******, *** ***** ********."

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**** *** **** *****?

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**** **** ** ** **** ** keep ** ******* ***** ******* **** have ****** **** ******.

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