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News Intel Applies for License to Supply Huawei

Wait the article says "national security threat; only its networking equipment did." Isn't this like arguing that Delorean's cars didn't violate US law only the cocaine did. How high legality speaking the one one product is becomes the issue not that the other things the company has is fine.


Unfortunately, it could soon become even harder for U.S. companies to figure out what they are or aren't supposed to sell Huawei. Trump announced yesterday that his administration would expand U.S. tariffs on products imported from China to another $300 billion worth of goods on September 1. He seemed hopeful about the trade talks with China, though, which means there's basically no way to predict where things will be in a month.
This is a non-sequitur - the tariffs go the other way, not affecting what US companies sell to China, much less Huawei in particular. Another wonderful article by Mr. Mott.


Aug 10, 2008


Sure, Huawei will buy their chips for a few years, but they will also dissect and reverse engineer them to make their own, homegrown CPU's.
If you're worried about them literally dissecting the chips to reverse engineer them, they don't need many for that. And nobody instituted a blanket ban on CPU exports to China, so those guys could just walk over to their nearest computer store and buy some CPUs (or order them on Alibaba).

The real concern over IP should be any design and manufacturing that Intel does there.

The US government should stop subsidizing research for Intel and AMD. Intel is one of the biggest recipients of US grant money.

I think this article does a disservice by lumping grants, tax credits, state subsidies, federal loans, loan guarantees and bailout assistance together. Grants are usually given to support research or to serve some other goal that the corporation competed for. And loans or loan guarantees don't necessarily cost the government anything, but help companies that might have poor credit and could only get them at a really high interest rate. So, those aren't necessarily subsidies, but certainly the loans and loan guarantees can cause the numbers to balloon, substantially.

Anyway, if you wanted to avoid companies' IP leaking into China, then you're a couple decades too late. The US government should've passed laws preventing companies from participating in any technology transfer, with China. And before the transfer happened. That's mostly water under the bridge, by this point.