SMIC Violated sanctions imposed by the United States. Foreign authorities are convinced of this, according to which the Chinese processor manufacturer – which uses American technology – established business relations with Huawei without requesting a special permit from the US government. Semiconductor Manufacturing International has been in the spotlight in recent days as it has been outsourced to Huawei Kirin 9000s processors It has been approved on the Mate 60 series smartphones (Mate 60, 60 Pro and 60 Pro Plus) and on the Mate X5 foldable phone.
The Mate 60 and 60 Pro are based on the Kirin 9000s processor with support for 5G networks. They have also been joined by the Mate 60 Pro + in the last few hours.
SMIC was placed on the Entity List in 2020 by then-President Trump to ensure national security. With this ban, SMIC is not allowed to access advanced technology from the United States.
Huawei’s official website (deliberately?) made no mention of the chip it made Bloomberg News However, it has confirmed that it is indeed a Kirin 9000s processor made with 7nm manufacturing technology and equipped with 5G support. The House Foreign Affairs Committee believes the Entity List is not being adequately enforced, and there are also those who want responsibility to shift from the Department of Commerce to the Department of Commerce. PentagonUntil the hard line wins.
Then others believe that exports to Huawei and SMIC It should be blocked completely. That’s the thinking of Republican Mike Gallagher, the party’s chairman Select Committee on Strategic Competition between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party:
This chip probably could not have been produced without American technology, so SMIC may have violated the Commerce Department’s foreign direct product rule. It is time to end all US technology exports to both Huawei and SMIC and make clear that any company that violates US law and undermines our national security will be cut off from our technology.