Technology Motherboard maker Super Micro is moving production away from China to avoid spying rumors

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    Through the looking glass: Questionable facts may have caused severe damage to Super Micro's brand reputation and are now causing a relocation of motherboard manufacturing. China once produced the vast majority of all server motherboards, but will soon be responsible for less than half.

    Last October Bloomberg published a report claiming that minuscule spy chips were planted on Super Micro motherboards through a supply chain infiltration. Heavy weight players using the server motherboards include Apple and Amazon, both of which found no evidence of such claims.

    Even though there has been no evidence found in independent investigations to date, Super Micro is now moving their production out of China to make its customers happy. As a result of the alleged spy chips, Super Micro has faced difficulty making sales to select US customers and those with ties to government.

    Unsurprisingly, China used to have a stronghold on production of server-grade components. In 2017, nearly 90 percent of the 13.9 million server motherboards produced were from the red nation. In 2018, that number drastically fell to just 50 percent of the 15.2 million boards produced globally.

    Read more here. (Techspot)

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