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Super Micro exiting China manufacture because of spy chip allegations

May 2, 2019


It’s now more than six months since Bloomberg made the startling and seemingly nonsense claim that Chinese spy chips have been secretly planted into motherboards used in servers owned by Apple, Amazon and others. The motherboards were made by server manufacturer Super Micro, which alongside every other conceivable source, strenuously denied the allegation.

The Bloomberg story has had serious repercussions for Super Micro.

“US customers and especially government-related clients have asked Super Micro not to supply them with motherboards made in China because of security concerns,” says the Nikkei Asian Review, citing “one company executive” as its source.

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