According to media reports, Intel has obtained a license to supply Huawei, which means that Intel can continue to provide Huawei with semiconductor products such as processors.
In response to rumors, Intel officially stated that the company has indeed obtained a license, but Intel did not disclose the specific products and catalogs related to the license.
Later, Huawei also stated that Intel had obtained the license as early as the end of last year and that Intel’s license would not be affected by the two sanctions by the US Department of Commerce this year.
It is reported that Intel should be the first batch of US companies to obtain Huawei’s supply license, but at the end of last year, neither Intel nor Huawei mentioned this publicly.
Huawei stated that Intel’s license is not affected by the two sanctions issued by the US Department of Commerce this year, so Intel can continue to supply products to Huawei.
Last week, AMD revealed that it had obtained Huawei’s supply license. According to AMD’s statement, the company can continue to supply Huawei, so it will not be affected.
With Intel and AMD supplying processors and graphics chips, Huawei and its affiliates can naturally continue to develop and manufacture Huawei series of notebook computers. Of course, notebook computers also need various semiconductor components such as memory and solid-state hard drives.
Since the end of the buffer period for Huawei’s ban this month, many companies using US-based technology have announced the suspension of supply to Huawei and its affiliates.
However, most companies have also submitted Huawei supply licenses to the U.S. Department of Commerce, including Samsung, Sony, MediaTek, and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., which are all waiting for U.S. approval.
The chip foundry company SMIC also needs to apply for a license because it also uses US-based technology. SMIC has previously stated that it has submitted an application for Huawei’s supply.
Although some people in the industry say that the possibility of obtaining a supply license is very small, since both Intel and AMD have obtained the license, the situation is fairly good.