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The US might make it harder for Huawei to buy chips.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Commerce Department may require chip fabrication plants that count Huawei as a customer to get a license to use American equipment, even if the fabs themselves are overseas.

An anonymous source told the Journal: "They don't want any fab in the world to produce anything for Huawei — that's the goal."

Sources told the Journal that the potential new rules could drive fabs to drop Huawei as a customer, or buy non-American equipment. They said the government is set to discuss the rules, and other restrictions, on Feb. 28.

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