U.S. Bans Exports to Chinese Supercomputer Makers

Breitbart | 6/21/2019 | Staff
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The Trump administration banned sales of U.S. technology to five major Chinese developers of next-generation computers, saying they posed risks to American national security or foreign policy interests.

The blacklisted entities are central to China’s attempt to build a next-generation supercomputer capable of handling one quintillion calculations a second. The U.S. and China are competing for dominance in supercomputer manufacturing. The so-called “exascale” computers can be used for a variety of military and civil uses, including missile defense systems, encryption, weather prediction, and even cancer research.

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The newly sanctioned entities are the Wuxi Jiangnan Institute of Computing Technology, Sugon of Beijing and three of its affiliates–Higon, Chengdu Haiguang Integrated Circuit, Chengdu Haiguang Microelectronics Technology. The Commerce Department rule bans them from buying American technology and components without a specific waiver from the U.S. government.

“Sugon has publicly acknowledged a variety of military end uses and end users of its high-performance computers,” the Commerce Department rule said.

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Wuxi Jiangnan is owned by the 56th Research Institute of the General Staff of China’s People’s Liberation Army and...
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