U.S. Government considers blocking TSMC from making chips for Huawei

Huawei | February 18, 2020

For close to a year, Huawei has been trying to stay competitive despite dire US sanctions hitting them very hard for certain regions. The company was placed on the Department of Commerce’s Entity List, meaning that US companies are barred from exporting products to Huawei. This sole fact by itself is already pretty devastating, as Huawei is blocked from conducting any business with Google, the company behind Android development and Google Play services (software is also considered an export), as well as with companies like Qualcomm. But for the most part, the company has managed to stay afloat, mainly in part thanks to the fact that they can source most of their components from places outside the US and they have access to Android since it’s open-source software.

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When the government uses a private company to provide goods and services, it typically does so via a contract. Our government relies on outside companies to provide a number of services and projects, from building roads to providing services related to national security and providing healthcare.

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Endo | November 20, 2021

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SAIC to Display its Leading Training and Simulation Solutions to Help Government During COVID-19 Pandemic

SAIC | December 02, 2020

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Samsara | September 13, 2021

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