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U.S. adds SMIC to Entity List

But national security experts and some lawmakers said that the semiconductor export control is virtually meaningless because of the way Commerce wrote the rule governing its application.

The ban applies only to those technologies that are “uniquely” capable of producing semiconductors at 10 nanometers in size or below. Because nearly all semiconductor manufacturing tools are capable of making nanometers of different sizes, only a tiny fraction will effectively be barred, said one industry executive speaking on condition of anonymity because of the matter’s sensitivity.

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), foreign affairs committee ranking member, said the rules “may be more bark

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Seagate (STX) Adds New HDD and SDDs to IronWolf Portfolio

Seagate Technology STX recently extended its IronWolf and IronWolf Pro family-based on Network Attached Storage (NAS) architecture with 18TB storage capacity HDD (Hard Disk Drive). It also added an SSD each to IronWolf and IronWolf Pro portfolios with varying storage capacities.

Per Seagate, the 18TB IronWolf Pro storage HDD can support workloads of around 300TB capacity per year and has 250 MB/s Sustained Transfer Rate. It is optimized for NAS architecture with AgileArray firmware that is built using the CMR technology. The new IronWolf Pro HDD is priced at $608.99 and comes with a five-year warranty.

The new 18TB drive

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