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U.S. Tightens Rules to Crack Down on Huawei’s Chip Supply

  • Commerce Department says Huawei is undermining Entity List
  • Huawei needs TSMC for chips for phones and 5G base stations
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The Trump administration moved to prevent chipmakers using U.S. technology from supplying Huawei Technologies Co., injecting fresh turmoil into the complex international ecosystem that produces computer parts.

The Commerce Department said Friday it would require licenses before allowing U.S. technology to be used by the Chinese tech company or its 114 subsidiaries, including it chip-design unit HiSilicon.