SIA issues statement on US-China trade and technology tensions

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The SIA's (Semiconductor Industry Association) President & CEO John Neuffer has issued a statement on the escalation of the US-China trade and technology dispute.

“We are troubled by the recent setback in US-China negotiations and the escalation of tensions on both sides," he said, "but remain hopeful a mutually beneficial agreement is still within reach. Too much is at stake for the world’s two largest economies to not find a productive path forward.

“We are monitoring developments related to the supply chain executive order and the impending action by the Department of Commerce to add Huawei to Commerce’s Entity List. We recognise the resilience of our nation’s cybersecurity infrastructure is critical to national security and urge the Administration to implement these actions in a fully transparent manner that incorporates input from US industry and addresses US national security concerns without undermining this country’s global technology leadership and competitiveness.

It hasn't been easy sailing for Huawei recently, particularly in light of Google's decision to restrict the Chinese company's access to its apps.

According to a report from the BBC, "The move comes after the Trump administration added Huawei to a list of companies that American firms cannot trade with unless they have a licence".

Google has said it is "complying with the order and reviewing the implications".

As for other companies, according to Bloomberg, US chipmakers including Intel, Qualcomm and Broadcom have told their workers they will stop supplying Huawei.