(JustPatriots.com)- As American technology production remains dependent mainly on the Chinese market,
Dell, the U.S. computer manufacturing company, is slowly distancing itself from using China-made chips.
The manufacturing reorientation occurs as tensions between the U.S. and China intensify. Dell, the well-known international IT giant, intends to discontinue utilizing computer chips made in China by 2024.
Nikkei Asia said Dell instructed its suppliers to “meaningfully cut” the proportion of Chinese-produced chips they use. Even if the facilities are controlled by non-Chinese people, Dell intends not to use those suppliers.
According to a source, Nikkei Asia said that if suppliers don’t reduce the proportion of chips produced in China, they risk losing business with Dell.
The Biden administration released a series of export restrictions in October of last year, one of which barred China from obtaining specific semiconductor chips produced anywhere in the globe using American equipment.
The planned transition affects both chips built in China at non-Chinese suppliers’ facilities and those now produced by Chinese chipmakers. Another computer manufacturing behemoth, HP, is reportedly considering taking similar action.
In addition, the FBI is looking into the Chinese cellphone maker Huawei for developing technology that could sabotage Department of Defense communications involving nuclear weapons. The Huawei apparatus could record DoD communications, including exchanges started by the US Strategic Command, the government agency in charge of US nuclear weapons.
“This gets into some of the most sensitive things we do…
It would impact our ability for essentially command and control with the nuclear triad,”
a former FBI official told CNN on Monday.
Breitbart reports Dell’s ambitions to expand outside of China, but this time, they are aggressive. They don’t want their chips to be in China due to worries about US government regulations. This trend seems permanent, and the plan is underway—an executive at a semiconductor supplier that serves both Dell and HP.