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Huawei crackdown

New ban on Huawei blocks access to non-US chipmakers

Major suppliers like TSMC forced to rethink strategies

Huawei's Kunpeng 920 chipset, designed as an alternative to Intel chips, is displayed at the Chinese group's headquarters in Shenzhen.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- The U.S. government on Friday further tightened export controls on Huawei Technologies' access to American equipment and software, a move designed to restrict access by China's biggest tech company to vital semiconductor supplies.

Any foreign chipmakers producing chips from designs by Huawei and its affiliates with the use of American design tools or equipment will have to apply for a license from the U.S. Commerce Department, the department said on its website.

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