China bans Intel and AMD processors for government computers

26 March 2024 1 minute Author: Newsman

In the latest step in the technology trade war between China and the United States, China is tightening its restrictions on the use of US-made technology, banning Intel and AMD processors and the use of Microsoft Windows in government institutions.

The policy is part of China’s broader strategy to replace foreign technology products with domestic equivalents to ensure the “security and reliability” of government information systems. Among the permitted processors are Huawei and Phytium chips. The rules could have a significant impact on US technology companies, including Intel and AMD, which are heavily dependent on the Chinese market.

China accounted for Intel’s $54 billion in sales last year and AMD’s $23 billion in revenue. However, it is not clear how many chips are used in government compared to the private sector.

The ban on the import of Intel and AMD processors, as well as other technical restrictions, indicate the escalation of the trade war between China and the United States, which could have far-reaching consequences for the global high-tech industry.

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