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Huawei crackdown

Huawei builds up 2-year reserve of 'most important' US chips

Stockpile aimed at shielding key businesses but long-term solution is elusive

Huawei has rushed to stockpile key chips amid increasing pressure from the U.S. (Nikkei Montage/AP) 

TAIPEI -- Huawei Technologies has stockpiled up to two years' worth of crucial American chips to shield its operations from Washington's crackdowns, sources told the Nikkei Asian Review.

Huawei's stockpiling efforts focus on central processors made by Intel for use in servers and programmable chips from its peer Xilinx, the sources said. These are the "most essential components" for the company's base station business and emerging cloud business, and it has enough inventory to last between one and a half and two years, they added.

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