China blocks the use of Intel and AMD chips in government computers

March 24 (Reuters) – China introduced guidelines to phase out U.S. microprocessors from Intel and AMD in government personal computers and servers, the Financial times reported on Sunday.

The procurement guidelines also aim to leave out Microsoft’s Windows operating system and foreign-made database software in favor of domestic options, the report said.

Government agencies above the municipal level have been told to include criteria requiring “secure and reliable” processors and operating systems when making purchases, the newspaper said.

China’s Ministry of Industry issued a statement in late December with three separate lists of CPUs, operating systems and centralized databases considered “safe and reliable” for three years from the date of publication, all from Chinese companies, Reuters checks showed.

The State Council Information Bureau, which handles media inquiries for the council, China’s cabinet, did not immediately respond to a faxed request for comment.

Intel and AMD did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment.

The US aims to boost domestic semiconductor production and reduce dependence on China and Taiwan with the Biden administration’s CHIPS and Science Act 2022.

It aims to strengthen U.S. semiconductors and includes financial support for domestic manufacturing with subsidies for advanced chip production. (Reporting by Akanksha Khushi in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Schmollinger, William Mallard and Lincoln Feast.)

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