New CTT Paper: Three Solutions for Confronting the Looming Chinese Legacy Chip Monopoly

Yesterday China Tech Threat released a new paper detailing the dangers a looming Chinese legacy chip monopoly poses to U.S. national security and economic competitiveness.  In essence, With the U.S. government exclusively targeting China’s advanced chip manufacturing sector, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) – led by SMIC, its national champion working with the Chinese military – is exploiting the U.S. government’s tunnel vision and spending billions to dominate legacy chip manufacturing.CTT also wrote a brief summary  yesterday of three major dangers:The U.S. would potentially be dependent on China for chips essential to various military technologies and critical infrastructure.The world would be re-exposed to supply chain vulnerabilities associated with China-based chip production.The Chinese Communist Party would… Read More

5 Takeaways on the FCC’s Rip and Replace Program

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a statement that 181 telecom providers submitted applications to its Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program.  This program was established to cover the costs of removing, replacing, and disposing of insecure equipment and services in US networks. Reimbursement requests totaled some $5.6 billion, almost three times the $1.9 billion budgeted.The number of applicants, 181, is small compared to all US operators, some 5500. The 181 applicants largely reflect small providers in discrete locations. Indeed, many of these companies would not be considered traditional telecom operators. For example, one large applicant is Level 3 Communications, now part of CenturyLink/Lumen. There are many smaller operators, schools, universities, and inflight broadband provider Gogo Business… Read More