China Wants to Ban Intel and AMD Chips and Windows System from Government Computers

China Wants to Ban Intel and AMD Chips and Windows System from Government Computers

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China has introduced guidelines aimed at preventing the use of American processors from Intel and AMD. The Financial Times reported on Sunday that the new rules also seek to ban the Windows operating system from Microsoft and other foreign database products in favor of local solutions.

All government agencies above the township level are supposed to have computers and servers equipped with “secure and reliable” hardware.

The approved device list includes chips from Huawei and Phytium, both of which are banned in the United States. This move could have a significant financial impact on both companies.

According to the Financial Times, 27% of Intel’s $53 billion sales were in China, while AMD got 15% of its $23 billion revenue from China.

However, these figures do not include information about the actual number of chips used in the government sector.

China Wants to Ban Intel and AMD Chips and Windows System from Government Computers

This move is seen as a retaliatory response to the ban imposed by the United States on Chinese chip manufacturers from working with American companies and preventing Nvidia from selling AI-related chips to China.

The United States hosts all major chip design companies, along with Japan and the Netherlands, but Chinese companies like Huawei, Xiaomi, and Oppo are already working on developing their own solutions.

The media office of the Chinese State Council, AMD, and Intel did not respond to Reuters’ request for comment.

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