China acquired recently banned Nvidia chips in Super Micro, Dell servers, tenders show | 23 April 2024 | Chinese universities and research institutes recently obtained high-end Nvidia, opens new tab artificial intelligence chips through resellers, despite the U.S. widening a ban last year on the sale of such technology to China. A Reuters review of hundreds of tender documents shows 10 Chinese entities acquired advanced Nvidia chips embedded in server products made by Super Micro Computer Inc., Dell Technologies Inc., and Taiwan's Gigabyte Technology Co Ltd, after the U.S. on Nov. 17 expanded the embargo to subject more chips and countries to licensing rules. Specifically, the servers contained some of Nvidia's most advanced chips, according to the previously unreported tenders fulfilled between Nov. 20 and Feb. 28. While the U.S. bars Nvidia and its partners from selling advanced chips to China, including via third parties, the sale and purchase of the chips are not illegal in China.

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