Huawei is experiencing a number of pressures around dealing with new US export restrictions, making it impossible to touch technologies produced by US companies. This move of the US made Huawei "land on the field" and did not know when it could be reshaped.
More information indicates that the US government will target more Chinese technology companies for national security reasons. Here are some industries that may be affected.
Besides Huawei smartphone, an important part of consumer technology that the US government can target is drone. The US Department of Homeland Security has issued warnings about China's security risks related to drones. They did not name the specific company, but more than 70% of the drones sold in the US, priced at $ 500 or more, were produced by the Shenzhen-based company DJI.
Approximately 80% of drones are used in the US and Canada produced by DJI
This is not the first time the US government has targeted Chinese drones. In 2017, the US Army asked member organizations to stop using the DJI drone because "the increasing risks of network security related to DJI products".
This request does not specify what the other security risks are, but it seems that the US is taking precautions. A study conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a federal agency in the United States, which conducted tests on the DJI S-1000 drone and did not detect any data transmission process. Any unusual DJI.
Responding to the US Army's ban, DJI introduced a privacy regime in 2017 to reduce data exchange during flight.
If the US decides to issue an export ban, it could be a cold water on DJI, just like with Huawei. DJI Drones rely on US-made chips, which play a crucial role in the operation of smart drones.
For example, on DJI Mavic Pro, a video dissecting the feature shows that the visual processing unit – which allows drones to detect and avoid objects – is produced by Intel-owned Movidius. Mavic Pro's SoC camera comes from another American company, Ambarella. DJI is said to be looking to develop its own chip to be less dependent on external supplies, but that does not change the reality that is happening in the company's supply chain today.
At this time, DJI still stood outside the influence of the trade war, said their business situation has not been seriously affected.
In the context of China pushing the application of facial recognition technology and bringing it into the daily life of every citizen, the country's surveillance technology also began to get more attention from the United States. Hikvision and Dahua, two surveillance camera giants, could be put into "black books," according to the New York Times.
Hikvision is the world's largest video surveillance equipment manufacturer, with the largest number of surveillance equipment sold in Europe and second in the United States. Perhaps what American officials worry about more than Hikvision's sales is that 42% of Hikvision's shares are in the hands of 3 Chinese state-owned enterprises.
The US government has long been concerned that the company's camera may be used by the Chinese government to spy on US citizens. Last year, the US House of Representatives proposed to ban federal governments from buying Hikvision equipment.
Human rights watchdog said Megvii's Face ++ software is one of the technologies used in China's surveillance program for Muslims in Xinjiang. All this company denies allegations.
Hardware monitoring manufacturers are not the only goal. Many sources said that the Megvii – startup specializing in face-recognition monitoring software based in Beijing was also considered to be included in the US export ban list.
Megvii has a research lab in the US, but it is unclear how its software dependency on US technology.
In addition to flying cameras and surveillance systems, a company specializing in speech recognition is also said to be in danger. It is iFlytek – one of the big names in the Chinese AI industry, besides Baidu, Tencent and Alibaba – the AI company, and a software and hardware developer and voice translator, like devices A pocket interpreter, for example. The company controls more than 70% of the voice recognition market in China.
One of iFlytek's AI projects in addition to speech recognition is to help the government manage traffic in the city through big data.
IFlytek's shares have slumped after the news that the US is considering bringing them into the list of banned public appearances. Although China has been a major AI technology developer for years, competing strongly with the US, AI research is based on information exchange. Being isolated from US technology can be a major disadvantage for any Chinese company.