As Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday, a Washington-based semiconductor association has warned that Huawei Technologies Co is building a set of clandestine semiconductor fabrication facilities across China to help The company avoids US sanctions.
The Semiconductor Industry Association said the Chinese tech giant switched to chip production last year and is receiving an estimated $30 billion in funding from the government, adding that Huawei has bought at least two existing factories and three more under construction.
The US Department of Commerce added Huawei to its export control list in 2019 because of security concerns. Huawei has denied these security risks.
According to a Bloomberg report, if Huawei is building facilities under the names of other companies like the Semiconductor Industry Association, it could circumvent US government restrictions to indirectly buy manufacturing equipment. American chips.
Huawei and the Semiconductor Industry Association did not immediately respond to Reuters' requests for comment.
Huawei has been placed on a trade blacklist in the United States, restricting most suppliers from shipping goods and technology to the company unless they are licensed. Officials have continued to tighten controls to cut off the company's ability to buy or design the semiconductor chips that power most of the company's products.