The Trump administration added a quintet of companies to its ‘Entity List’ last week, which observed the addition of AMD joint venture Tianjin Haiguang Advanced Technology Investment Company (THATIC).
The ban dated 18th June from the US Department of Commerce will limit export licenses and would also require the US companies to gain approval in order to transact with them.
Below are the five added entities:
- Hygon, and two aliases Chengdu Haiguang Integrated Circuit and Chengdu Haiguang Jincheng Dianlu Sheji.
- HMC, and a pair of aliases Chengdu Haiguang Microelectronics Technology and Chengdu Haiguang Wei Dianzi Jishu.
- Higon and five aliases Higon Information Technology, Haiguang Xinxi Jishu Youxian Gongsi, THATIC, Tianjing Haiguang Advanced Technology Investment, and Tianjing Haiguang Xianjin Jishu Touzi Youxian Gongsi.
- Sugon and its aliases including Dawning, Dawning Information Industry, Sugon Information Industry, Shuguang, Shuguang Information Industry, Zhongke Dawn, Zhongke Shuguang, Dawning Company, and Tianjin Shuguang Computer Industry.
- Wuxi Jiangnan Institute of Computing Technology, and two aliases Jiangnan Institute of Computing Technology and JICT.
“There is reasonable cause to believe, based on specific and articulable facts, have been involved, are involved, or pose a significant risk of being or becoming involved in activities that are contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States,” said the Department of Commerce. “Sugon has publicly acknowledged a variety of military end uses and end users of its high-performance computers. Wuxi Jiangnan Institute of Computing Technology is owned by the 56th Research Institute of the General Staff of China’s People’s Liberation Army. Its mission is to support China’s military modernization.” said the Department due to its work on the Chinese development of supercomputers. Huawei and ZTE are the new listings to join the Entity List. According to recent reports, the US Consumer Technology Association stated that the trade war would increase the prices of electronic goods across the board.