What was the number 1 mobile phone company in the world has just seen how, from the United States, they charge against it again. And it is possible that not even Huawei, a giant of mobile technology and telecommunications, can get out of this very complicated situation.
Huawei It has been under a US trade ban since 2019, and the results have been devastating for the Chinese brand. The commercial ban has caused the company to lose the support of Google, that is, of Android, as well as access to the best processors on the market.
Also, the company can only use 4G versions of Qualcomm Snapdragon processors in its phonesHence, all the smartphones that have been launched in 2022 were with Qualcomm chips from past generations, without 5G.
And now it looks like the US has dealt a death blow to Huawei’s phone business. Reuters reports that the Biden administration has stopped issuing export licenses to US companies to export most items to Huawei.
The United States again vetoes Huawei in key technologies
One of the sources told the outlet that US officials were creating a policy that would prohibit the export of items “below the 5G level, including 4G items, Wi-Fi 6 and 7, artificial intelligence and high-performance computing, and items in Cloud”.
Another source said that the licenses to export 4G chips to Huaweiwhich were allowed under the current sanctions, now they were being denied. LThe loss of 4G chips is extremely detrimental for Huawei, as the company uses 4G versions of Snapdragon chipsets in its Huawei Mate 50 and Mate 50 Pro series.
Losing this option means that the Chinese brand will not have any viable chips at its disposal for its high-end phonessince Huawei is also prohibited from using chips from TSMC or Samsung.
This leaves you in the hands of Chinese foundries, which are much less sophisticated than TSMC’s. and they only serve to develop low and medium range processors, no new technology and high computing power. Let’s not talk about artificial intelligence.
And the increased sanctions are also likely to have detrimental effects on Huawei’s PC business, as Intel, AMD and Microsoft would also be affected by the ban. In any case, Huawei’s future is blacker than ever.
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