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Retribution for Huawei: China strikes back

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Retribution for Huawei: China strikes back

In response to allegations of espionage, China‘s regulator is now claiming that memory chips from US manufacturer Micron Technology are unsafe. Due to “significant security risks” the sale is now partially restricted.

Micron products are unsafe, says China

After the United States and many other Western countries classified Huawei products as a security risk, China is now launching a counterattack. The Chinese cyberspace regulator says that memory chips from the American manufacturer Micron Technology failed a network security audit be. Operators of important infrastructure in the country are now prohibited from buying the company’s products.

The regulator indicates that the review “Significant Security Risks for China‘s Critical Information Infrastructure” would exhibit. China‘s national security has been compromised by Micron Technology. The authority did not explain exactly which risks were identified and which Micron products are affected by the ban in detail.

In a first opinion the memory chip manufacturer explains that they were informed by the authorities about the result of the check. Micron “looks forward to continuing discussions with Chinese authorities” (source: Reuters).

Experts assume that the sales ban only minimal impact on Micron’s China business becomes. The US company’s most important customers are manufacturers of consumer electronics. The chips are rarely installed in critical infrastructure. Micron generates about 10 percent of its global sales in China.

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