Chinese Microchips Are Considered Impossible To Regulate

By David Fulghum, Bill Sweetman, Jen DiMascio .
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology .

David Fulghum, Bill Sweetman and Jen Dimascio/Washington

The potential for specialized microchips from China to find their way into U.S. computers and networks, or even into conventional Western weapons systems, isn't just a frightening prospect—it's a chilling reality. The defense industry supply chain is rife with counterfeit parts, and efforts to police it are failing. The potential that these parts could compromise the quality of U.S.-made defense systems is bad enough, but on top of that Chinese components could offer a back door to cybersnoops, escalating the threat of cyberspying and intellectual theft ...

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