Breaking News: U.S. Vows to Safeguard National Security Amid Huawei’s 5G Chip Advancement

The U.S. government is investigating Huawei’s recent release of the Mate 60 Pro, which is powered by the 7nm Kirin 9000s 5G chipset. According to U.S. Commerce Department Secretary Gina Raimondo, this news has raised concerns, and the U.S. is considering taking action to protect national security.

The Huawei Mate 60 Pro is the company’s first 5G phone since 2020, and it has sparked questions about how Huawei was able to obtain the Kirin 9000s chipset despite U.S. sanctions. The U.S. is now considering cutting off China’s largest foundry, SMIC, and Huawei from American suppliers in retaliation.

Huawei has been on the Entity List due to national security concerns and has been unable to do business with its U.S. supply chain. As a result, the company developed its own operating system, HarmonyOS, and Huawei Mobile Services. The investigation into how Huawei obtained the Kirin 9000s chipset is ongoing, and Raimondo has promised to take the strongest possible action to protect America.

Furthermore, there are concerns that SMIC will soon be able to produce 5nm chips, which could bring Huawei closer to the technology used in the latest iPhone models. Additionally, Japanese firm Canon has developed a technology that can produce 5nm chips without using the same advanced technology that is restricted by U.S. export rules. It is expected that the U.S. will seek to prevent China from accessing this technology in the near future.

In response to the U.S. government’s investigation, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman criticized the U.S. for abusing export-control measures, stating that it is not in the interest of global and industrial supply chains.

The situation continues to develop as U.S. lawmakers and officials seek to understand how Huawei was able to obtain the Kirin 9000s chipset and consider potential actions in response.

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