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The Trump administration has reportedly informed several companies, including Intel, that it will revoke various licenses it sells to Huawei and reject new license applications.

When Reuters saw an email sent by the US Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) to member companies, the Ministry of Commerce rejected a number of license applications for exports to Huawei and revoked at least one of its previously issued licenses. It is an intention. Sources familiar with the matter say the eight licenses that the four companies had had were revoked.

Under President Trump, the U.S. government sees Huawei as a security threat and undermines it, including adding it to the entity list (a list where U.S. companies are banned from trading without government permission), including related companies. We are issuing sanctions for this one after another. Semiconductor supply from Samsung and SK Hynix in addition to Taiwan TSMC was also cut off, but Mr. Trump’s term is the last hit in the remaining few days.

In addition, the email states that the company had been waiting “months” for licensing. Within a week before the change of government, each company is likely to have trouble dealing with it.

Companies that have been denied a license are required to respond within 20 days, and the U.S. Department of Commerce may request a change within 45 days, and companies will file a complaint within 45 days. I can.

In September last year, Intel announced that it had obtained a license from US authorities to continue supplying some products to Huawei. It was observed that there were signs that US sanctions would be eased, but it seems that the door was closed again.

While it became difficult for Huawei to procure chips for high-end smartphones, Huawei continued to introduce new notebook PC products equipped with Intel CPUs. I would like to keep an eye on the whereabouts of what will happen to that product lineup in the future.

Source:Reuters

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