back to article Nvidia in blast radius as Uncle Sam looks to cut off China's Huawei for good

The Biden Administration is reportedly weighing new trade restrictions that would end Trump-era exemptions allowing the sale of US-made chips, including those made by Nvidia, to Chinese telecommunications equipment giant Huawei. According to a draft amendment to US Commerce Department's licensing rules obtained by Reuters the …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Won't be long before "Uncle Sam" comes running back to China asking to import THEIR superior technology.

    I for one won't shed any tears, when the USA goes down the gurgler, its tech is ALREADY inferior, they are doing China a favour by refusing to export it to them.

    1. Claptrap314 Silver badge

      Tell Pooh

      I said "Hi"!

    2. Snake Silver badge

      Oh, pull my leg some more. Go ahead.

      Most of the tech available in China is acquired, either properly through licensing or illegally through industrial trickery, from other locales. Remember that China only bumped-up it's home-grown chip ambitions in 2021

      https://www.theregister.com/2021/12/09/china_homegrown_chips/

      and only officially hit the accelerator this month (yesterday, actually)

      https://www.theregister.com/2023/03/06/asia_tech_news_roundup/

      and BOTH stories note RISC-V designs...that is, open-source designs originated by someone else!

      And this story? China getting tech from...someone else. Surprise!!

      Oppo only created their first in-house chip in 2021

      https://www.reuters.com/markets/us/chinese-smartphone-maker-oppo-unveils-self-developed-chip-phones-2021-12-14/

      and even then it is still produced by TSMC.

      TL;dr

      Don't hold your breath, it'll only make you blue.

  2. Groo The Wanderer Silver badge

    So Biden or Trump, either way we get the "We Hate China(TM)" mantra.

    I do not for the life of me understand why the so-called "superpowers" of the world insist on acting like spoiled children on a playground (at best.)

    1. Claptrap314 Silver badge
      Angel

      That's okay. Mendicants remain mendicants because they don't understand statescraft.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      @Groo The Wanderer

      Because they believe their own publicity.

    3. Yes Me Silver badge

      Pure selfishness

      It's pure selfishness. They can't deal with the reality that China has finally recovered from the damage inflicted by European and American expansionism that, having failed to colonise China, destroyed its position in the world via the opium wars and all that followed. Boo-hoo, China is now as good as the West in competitive trade - or even better.

      The Trump/Biden trade war on China is a gross violation of international free-trade rules and will in the long run be disastrous for Western economies. Always remember that China takes the long view of history.

      1. Groo The Wanderer Silver badge

        Re: Pure selfishness

        More importantly, China will invest in technology development without demanding immediate profitability and shareholder payouts. It has been leading them to a lot of successes of late while the American and Canadian companies have been bled dry by their so-called "investors" instead of being allowed to develop their tools and technology fully for market.

        1. Strahd Ivarius Silver badge
          Pint

          Re: Pure selfishness

          I saw a story about a Japanese beer producer that waited 45 years before turning a profit.

          (it was a new product, they had been producing alcohol for some time before starting a brewery)

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