Dell Purging Chinese Chips From All Its Products
Dell looks set to stop using chips from China in its products by 2024, Dan Robinson reported for The Register.
Photo Insert: Dell's reported move could be seen as a direct result of growing concerns in the industry over Washington's policies regarding China and access to advanced computer technology.
The move appears to be part of a wider effort to shift its supply chains away from the country in response to the ongoing tensions between China and the US.
The PC and tech infrastructure maker has told suppliers to reduce the volume of components from China in its products, including those made in the country by non-Chinese manufacturers, a report in Nikkei Asia showed, which cites anonymous sources "with direct knowledge of the matter."
Those sources claim that Dell is aiming to eliminate all chips manufactured inside China from its products by the close of next year. Dell told The Register that it continuously explores its supply chain options in order to best meet customer and partner requirements.
It added: "China is an important market where we have team members and customers to serve. We continuously explore supply chain diversification across the globe..."
The reported move could be seen as a direct result of growing concerns in the industry over Washington's policies regarding China and access to advanced computer technology, which it says it wants to keep out of the hands of the Chinese military.
The US put in place new export controls last year to halt the sale - without an export license to China - of all chips that could be used for AI and HPC applications, as well as blocking the supply of any equipment that could be used to manufacture logic chips, DRAM or flash memory using advanced production nodes.