The United States will allow manufacturers to sell chips to Huawei’s non-5G business

According to the Financial Times, some people who attended the US briefing recently stated that US officials pointed out that as long as they do not use chips for Huawei’s 5G business, the US will allow more and more chip companies to provide components to Huawei.

Analysts believe that this may mean that the severe sanctions imposed by the United States on China’s leading technology group this year may not pose a threat to its overall business as previously imagined. Although sanctions will still pose a serious challenge to Huawei’s 5G business, the company’s important smartphone division may have a chance to recover.

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A semiconductor executive involved said the U.S. Department of Commerce has been telling the company in recent conversations that although Huawei’s supply license is processed for denial if you can prove that your technology does not support 5G, you can overcome it.

Executives from two Asian semiconductor companies said they are optimistic about the resumption of license applications to Huawei. One of the companies said: “The United States has shown us that the chips used in mobile devices are not a problem.”

According to regulations implemented in May, Washington banned global companies from manufacturing or selling components using US technology to Chinese groups and then tightened in August. Given the central role of US technology in the global semiconductor industry, sanctions may prevent Huawei from developing chips.