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Huawei crackdown

How a handful of US companies can cripple Huawei's supply chain

American chip dominance gives Washington powerful weapon against Chinese company

The U.S. has banned Huawei from obtaining foreign-made chips developed or produced using American software or technology in the latest crackdown on the company. (Nikkei montage/Reuters)

TAIPEI/PALO ALTO, U.S. -- The latest Washington crackdown on Huawei Technologies reveals how a handful of U.S. companies, dominating a few key areas of the global chipmaking industry, hold the key to choking off supplies to the Chinese tech titan.

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