Monday July 6, 2020

Analysis: US feud with Huawei could disrupt Ireland’s booming microchip trade

Trump’s ban on sale of chips to Chinese tech giant covers factories all over the world that use US equipment

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

2nd June, 2020
The exposure of American microchip businesses to trade tensions with China has been a matter of concern for the industry since 2016

The US’s feud with Huawei escalated dramatically earlier this month.

In his latest assault on the Chinese firm, President Donald Trump banned the sale of microchips to Huawei from any factories that use US equipment, whether or not they are based in America.

The new restriction is just the latest in Trump’s wider trade war with China, and it reveals the inefficacy of a previous ban, introduced by the Trump administration last year,...

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