Jul 03, 2020 06:42 PM

Intel Resumes Chip Supplies to Leading Chinese Server-Maker

What’s new: Global tech giant Intel has resumed supplying chips to Inspur, a source at the leading Chinese server-maker told Caixin.

The resumption comes just two days after Intel stopped supplying the Chinese company while making unspecified adjustments to comply with relevant U.S. laws, a person at Intel previously told Caixin. The suspension was far shorter than a disruption of up to two weeks previously anticipated by the person at Intel. 

What’s the background: On June 25, Inspur was named by the U.S. Defense Department as one of 20 Chinese firms that were owned or controlled by the Chinese military. Others on the list included telecom-equipment maker Huawei, and surveillance-equipment maker Hikvision.

Potential impacts for companies included on the list were not immediately clear at its time of publication.

A source from the U.S. semiconductor industry told Caixin it was unlikely inclusion on the list would be grounds for halting any supply agreements, and that the list is more likely intended as a reference. A person at Intel said it was unaware of disruptions to chip supplies for any of the other Chinese companies included on the Defense Department list.

Quick Takes are condensed versions of China-related stories for fast news you can use. To read the full Caixin article in Chinese, click here.

Related: Intel Halts Chip Supply to Leading Chinese Server-Maker

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