Server Chip producers Super Micro is planning to move out the CHip production factory out of China amidst the allegations of spying for the Chinese government. The company is moving out to ensure the United States based customers that the company is not involved in any government spying program. Although the independent tests of the Super Microchips are negative as there is no evidence found of spying for the Chinese government, the company is still firm on the decision of moving out of the country.
Super Micro is also planning to expand the in-house production and not to depend on the suppliers, whose factories are mostly located in China. The company spokesperson announced that the company is reducing the dependency on China-based outsourcing partners. Super Micro faced the allegations last year when a major US telecom company claimed that they had found the hardware that was modified for Spying in the Super Micro’s servers. According to the security analyst and researcher Yossi Applebaum, Super Micro is the victim of aggressive spying strategy of the Chinese government by modifying the hardware produced in the country’s territory.
Apple and Amazon are major companies that use the hardware manufactured by Super Micro. Both the companies waited for the independent audit of the equipment from Super Micro, and when it came out clean, they stood behind the company. Although the hardware audit proved nothing, Super Micro decided to leave the Chip production in China and move out to other location. Increasing security concerns for the companies operating in China is one of the primary reasons why they are moving out the production base. Super Micro is the third-largest server equipment manufacturer in the world after HP and Dell, and they are taking every possible step to protect the customers and its brand image.