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Huawei crackdown

Huawei unit signs chip supply chain deal with China partner

Agreement between HiSilicon and Shenzhen toolmaker aimed at beating US pressure

A Kunpeng 920 chipset designed by Huawei's Hisilicon subsidiary is on display at Huawei's headquarters in Shenzhen.    © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Huawei's chip design arm has struck a deal aimed at building up its domestic supply chain, a local partner said on Tuesday, in a first public move against a U.S. clampdown aimed at cutting its access to vital technology.

Shenzhen JT Automation Equipment, a Chinese chip production tool maker, on Tuesday said in a stock exchange filing that it has signed a five-year legally binding memorandum of understanding with Huawei's HiSilicon Technologies unit, China's biggest chip developer.

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