United States offers Qualcomm approval to offer 4G chips to Huawei in spite of sanctions
Qualcomm has actually gotten approval from the US to sell 4G mobile chips to Huawei, an exemption to the Trump administration’s ban on working with the Chinese company, Reuters reported Qualcomm didn’t define which items it’s permitted to sell to Huawei, but informed Reuters they were associated with mobile phones.
In Might 2019, the White Home released an executive order barring US companies from doing service with Chinese companies like Huawei due to national security concerns In Might of this year, the Commerce Department tightened the limitations to require any abroad semiconductor manufacturers to get a license from the United States if they used United States equipment or technology to make chips for Huawei. And effective in September, the United States started needing foreign semiconductor producers to get a license to sell chips– even if not developed for Huawei specs– that are planned for the Chinese company’s use.
Huawei stated in August it was running out of processor chips since of the US sanctions. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s customer company unit stated at the time that “this year might be the last generation of Huawei Kirin high-end chips.”
Regardless of the sanctions from the United States, Huawei became the world’s most significant smartphone vendor in July, thanks to strong sales in China. However it lost the top area to Samsung last month; Huawei’s deliveries dropped 24 percent year over year in October, while Samsung saw a 47 percent increase in shipments.
Qualcomm’s license to offer to Huawei just covers 4G chips, Reuters notes, and isn’t clear whether its license would apply to 5G chips, which would be included in more recent devices.
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