The US is preparing to extend its ban on artificial intelligence chips to China
The US plans to extend its ban on AI chips to China next month.
follow up ReutersThe US Department of Commerce is expected to announce new controls that build on sanctions it imposed on three companies earlier this year, including KLA Corp, LAM Research and Applied Materials.
The three companies previously disclosed the contents of the memo, which urged them not to supply chipmaking equipment to Chinese factories that can produce sub-14nm products unless otherwise approved. The new legislation confirms restrictions announced by the Department of Commerce against Nvidia and AMD, including shipping chips used in artificial intelligence computers to China.
“Without chips from US companies like Nvidia and AMD, Chinese companies cannot guarantee the cost-effectiveness of using advanced computer systems for video, audio and other functions. Reuters Determine
Artificial intelligence applications such as image recognition and natural language processing are now widely used in consumer electronic devices such as smartphones. They are also used in the military field, e.g. For example, tracking satellite imagery, monitoring weapons or military bases, and analyzing intelligence information.
The new law could impose an authorization requirement for products with banned chips. Dell, HP and Super Microcomputer all build data servers that contain the Nvidia A100 chip. According to some sources, the regulation includes additional measures against China.
Written notices allow the Department of Commerce to bypass the lengthy drafting process and conduct inspections more quickly, but they only apply to approved companies. Meanwhile, turning the announcement into a regulation would expand the scope and force other US companies to comply with the ban. The new regulation could affect companies looking to challenge the position of Nvidia and AMD in the AI chip space.
A Commerce Department official declined to comment but said the agency will always try to enact the restrictions outlined in the report.