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Two Chinese nationals were this week accused by the US of attempting to illegally export chipmaking kit to a company back home, in another twist in the tech wars between the two nations. The US Department of Justice (DoJ) said the pair, Anson Li and Lin Chen, were charged with conspiracy to illegally export US tech to a …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I don't understand anymore

    Were we not told, especially in this forum, that Huawei was on the verge of inventing a completely new 5nm process, without any help, just by leveraging Chinese hyper-competent researchers and engineers? Were we not told that sanctions were going to boost creativity and yield revolutionary etching techniques?

    1. CrackedNoggin

      Re: I don't understand anymore

      I have no idea about the price of tea in China, so I can't help. However, the article states "The indictment claims the illegal activity took place between May 2015 and August 2018", so there's a bit of a time lag - what was true in 2018 is not necessarily true in 2024. There may have been progress - any and all of the self-made, bought, or spied kinds.

  2. MiguelC Silver badge

    Re: "Dynatex, manufacturer of the DTX-150 equipment, was found to be in violation of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) for the same incident by the Department of Commerce in 2021, and entered a settlement agreement in which it was ordered to pay a penalty of $469,060."

    But not one person from Dynatex will face any jail time. Why?

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