U.S. Restriction on Chinese Use of Open-Source Microchip Tech Would Be Hard to Enforce
International Trade attorney Ronald Oleynik was mentioned in an article by The China Project about proposed measures to restrict China's access to an open-source computer chip technology in the United States. This technology, better known as RISC-V, enables communication between computer and smartphone hardware and software. Mr. Oleynik said restricting RISC-V goes against the entire U.S. export control regime. He suggested limiting Chinese access to this technology as a sanctions measure instead.
"Sanctions equals preventing transactions with particular persons, while export controls equals preventing certain technologies from being exported," he stated.