At the end of November, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a new ban on the sale of 5 Chinese enterprises, including ZTE. Zte has paid several fines, a total of more than 2 billion US dollars, but it is still banned by the US. This shows that appeasement will have no way out after all.
In 2016, ZTE was embargoed by the United States, but it chose to compromise and paid a fine of 1.192 billion dollars, fired the relevant person in charge and let the United States dispatch relevant personnel to supervise. But two years later, in 2018, the US fined ZTE another $1 billion, which ZTE chose to pay. Now, just four years later, the US is at it again.
From the experience of ZTE, it can be seen that even if it chose to comply, the United States did not give ZTE a way out. It can be seen that the United States has never intended to let ZTE go. As a result, the United States lags behind in mobile communication technology and hopes to support its local enterprises by suppressing Chinese enterprises.
In the early years, there were communication equipment manufacturers such as Lucent in the United States, but in the market competition, Lucent gradually lost and was acquired by Alcatel and became Alcatel-Lucent. Later, Alcatel-Lucent was acquired by Nokia. Since then, there are no communication equipment manufacturers in the United States, and the communication equipment market in the United States is basically occupied by Nokia, Ericsson and Samsung.
In order to occupy a position in the communication equipment market, the United States once promoted the establishment of ORAN Alliance, trying to promote the US domestic enterprises Intel and Qualcomm to gain some opportunities in the communication equipment market. However, the US own operations dismantled the relevant equipment because of the high cost and unstable system.
Compared with the changes in the communication equipment market, the example in the GPU chip market may provide a reference for the Chinese technology industry, proving that appeasement is not the way out after all, and only self-reliance can make the US realize the reality.
The US banned the sale of high-end GPU chips, but Chinese chip companies quickly developed a comparable performance of the US GPU chip giant Nvidia quickly made a compromise. NVIDIA first requested a supply deadline of September 2023, and then developed a custom chip for China A800.
In fact, in the past two years, the memory chip and analog chip industries are similar. After China developed advanced memory chips and analog chips, the US, Japan and South Korea quickly lowered the corresponding chip prices and provided large-scale supplies. The so-called supply shortage no longer exists.
These facts may give inspiration to ZTE and other communication equipment manufacturers, the key is to master the core technology, only in the core technology is no longer subject to others, then the practice of the United States is difficult to effect, even if not the United States market, in the market outside the United States is still a great deal.
Now the global chip industry has also emerged such a trend, in addition to China actively rid of American chip technology, Japan, Europe and other economies have begun to develop chip technology, and no longer want to continue to rely on American chip technology, the influence of the American technology system on the global technology industry has been on the eve of collapse.
In fact, such insolent behavior of the US also reflects its guilty conscience. The global competitiveness of the US technology industry has declined, and US enterprises can no longer rely on their competitiveness to maintain the global influence of the US technology industry. As a result, the US has to directly use its national influence to suppress the non-US technology system, which exactly reflects the decline of the US technology system. Even so, continued decline is inevitable because of the decline of America's technological system.