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Crucial can no longer sell SSDs in China for “security reasons”

China has been working very intensively on the development of its own computer components for a long time. They are working on their own processors, graphics cards and storage solutions to stop relying on the United States. Well, the latest move by the Asian giant is the “Outlaw” SSD from Micron.

You must know that Micron is an American company that primarily manufactures memory for SSDs and graphics cards. Perhaps it sounds more like Crucial, a commercial division of storage units and RAM memories. They are very good quality solutions and very easily sold.

On the other hand, China is making its own SSD and RAM memory. Private technology companies have a share of public capitalization in this country. Something that makes the government want to shield this company and “drive out” foreign companies.

China issues security advisory against Micron

According to the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), developers of the country’s critical information infrastructure “should stop purchasing Micron products.” This safety report has been given by the company after analyzing the products sold in the Asian giant.

The background, in fact, lies in the Cold War between the United States and China. Both countries are attacking each other because they want “world domination” to define it somehow.

The Chinese government review stated that “Micron’s products have relatively serious potential network security issues, which pose a significant security risk to the country’s critical information infrastructure supply chain.”

There is no information about what security risks Micron products will present. Due to this perceived security risk, Micron products and its subsidiary Crucial will soon be discontinued in the country.

It is noted that the CAC confirms that all companies are welcome to enter the Chinese market, but with a message, as it emphasizes that local laws and regulations must be followed.

We emphasize once again that at no point is it said that the American company Micron broke the rules.

Currently, there are YMTC and CXMT companies in China, which are manufacturers of NAND memories (SSD) and DRAM (RAM memory). They will become Micron’s main competition (and Samsung, Kioxia, WD and others) at the Asian giant. These two Chinese companies, like the others, share state capitalization.

Political-economic background

Obviously, we cannot ignore the tensions that exist between the United States and China. Recently, China has threatened to invade Taiwan, which would be of great importance to the United States.

You must know that TSMC functions in Taiwan, which manufactures GPUs for NVIDIA cards and processors for Intel and AMD. The attack would do two things: generate a brutal global shortage of chips and, on the other hand, obtain privileged information.

In addition, both countries have filed regulations that heavily tax imports of the technology. It was during Donald Trump’s mandate that tariffs on tech products from China began. A problem for Apple, among others, because they assemble their products in China. For example, Foxconn assembles Apple products and is located within the Asian giant.

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