Qualcomm may already have permission to ship chips to Huawei

by Kelvin
Qualcomm Huawei

Though Huawei seems firmly convinced that he will follow the path started with HarmonyOS and is not going to return to the arms of Android, even if the US government closes the bank imposed by the Trump administration, something tells us that the brand is like water waiting for new moves regarding the future Biden administration.

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On May 15, 2019, the US Department of Commerce announced that Huawei and 70 of its affiliates will be included in its daunting “List of Organizations.” Not only does this US ban prevent the Chinese firm from using a licensed version of Android, it also puts it in an embarrassing position as it cannot work with many other companies, including TSMC and Qualcomm. Without the approval of the US government, Huawei will not be able to purchase components from US companies.


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On August 17 this year, this sanction was updated, but for the worse. The US Department of Commerce has issued new regulations restricting Huawei’s right to use products from other chip manufacturers, and the ban has been extended even to non-US companies. After the ban was introduced on September 15, Huawei phones and products from other brands are faced with a much bigger problem than the inability to use Android: the lack of available processors to revitalize their phones.

Apparently, this situation, even if the change of government in this North American country has not yet occurred, may begin to reverse.

Qualcomm to Huawei’s rescue

According to Korean media reports 36Kr , lack of chips chasing Huave I’ll decide soon as a source close to the Chinese manufacturer said that Qualcomm received a license to supply Huawei processors, which means that the expensive P and Mate series phones will be equipped with the latest Snapdragon processors.

Other recent reports also indicate that companies such as Intel, AMD, Samsung Display, Sony, and many others have received permission from the US government to continue doing business with Huawei. Thus, TSMC has resumed production of chips above 28nm (including 28nm) for Huawei. November 5 Qualcomm said it has formally applied for a supply license to Huawei and it looks like it has already been approved.

The most notable change this new license implies is that TSMC’s Kirin will no longer be the interior star of the future top of the brand’s lineup, but Qualcomm.

Source> GSMArena