Trump administration, distracted by other Important things, Apparently forgot that it is crazy in Huawei. If this sounds strange to you, it is probably because we all have made a habit of telling the government how the Chinese telecom company is? Threat Us National Security. But alas, these comments obviously do not matter much, because the US government is letting American companies sell some things to Huawei again.
according to this Reuters Reportedly, Qualcomm on Friday obtained a license from the US Department of Commerce to sell 4G mobile phone chips to Huawei. In August, the Trump administration called some people “fatal blow” Banning any company Huawei, not just American companies, from selling Chinese tech giant goods developed or produced with American technology and software without obtaining a license. Given that US companies dominate chip manufacturing and chip design software, the move is essentially aimed at cutting Huawei’s access to chips.
However, in recent months, the Trump administration has reportedly allowed a growing number of companies to sell components to Huawei. financial Times, Unless they are used for their 5G business. In addition to Qualcomm, the list includes Samsung (OLED display) and Intel (processors for its cloud computing business). The Times also reported that it also included Sony (smartphone camera chips).
Qualcomm told Reuters that it was licensed to sell various Huawei products. The company revealed that it also had other license applications pending with the US government.
“We got licenses for several products, including some 4G products,” a company spokesperson told Reuters.
Gizmodo has reached out to Qualcomm to confirm the report. If we listen we will be sure to update this blog.
According to Reuters, the spokesperson declined to comment on the 4G products the company was authorized to sell, but said they were related to mobile devices. Huawei was one valued customer For Qualcomm until last year, when the Trump administration added to a government blacklist, known as the entity list, that banned exports to a Chinese company without a license.
Qualcomm said that this forced Huawei to focus on its domestic market and sell devices that did not have Qualcomm’s chips Wall Street Journal Reported.
Huawei’s mobile division has been one of the company hardest hit By US sanctions. In August, Richard Yu, president of the company’s consumer unit, said Huawei had “no chips and supplies” for smartphone production. US sanctions have also barred Huawei from manufacturing its own high-end chips, or Kirin chips, that it designs in-house.
Recent license approval by Trump administration, which is currently obsessed Fictitious voter fraud, May indicate a change in fortune for the company’s smartphone arm. Huawei’s consumer business makes up more than half of its revenue according to the Times.
The US government has long argued that Huawei is a threat to the country’s national security because its products can be used to spy on Americans at the behest of the Chinese government, but it has never provided any evidence. (That sounds familiar). Huawei has denied that its products can be used for espionage.