- Information that the US has allowed chipmakers to sell parts to Huawei.
- Smartphone chip components can be sold to Huawei as long as they are not used for the 5G business.
Huawei may get some relief as far as the smartphone business is concerned. According to a Financial Times (FT) The report began by allowing US chip companies to supply parts to Huawei. These components should not be used for Chinese brand 5G business.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has been telling companies in recent conversations that even though Huawei is operating with the intent of refusing to supply licenses, you can overcome this if you can prove that your technology does not support 5G, U.S. officials involved in the anonymous chipmaker talks. FT. The chipmaker is reportedly referring to Huawei’s 5G infrastructure business.
The move could be a huge boon for Huawei, which is spinning underneath US trade ban Since last year. Recent U.S. government sanctions have banned Huawei from sourcing hardware made with US technologies. As a result of these restrictions, Huawei lost TSMC as a chip maker, Spelling End for its Kirin processors.
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Between these latest comforts and moves Allows Samsung Display to supply OLED panels to Huawei, seems to be slowly lifting the cloud of US restrictions from the Chinese phone manufacturer.
While the US continues to restrict the company’s access to 5G devices, the resumption of other chip components means the Kirin story is not over.
FT Reports say that two Asian semiconductor companies are hopeful of getting licenses to do business with Huawei. “We were told that chips were not an issue for mobile devices,” said one of them.
There is no official word on these mitigation measures from the US Department of Commerce, so it’s a wait-and-see game for now.