Manufacturers from the USA, in particular Intel andQualcomm, supplying chips to Huawei and seeking from the US government, following Google, to ease sanctions against the Chinese giant.
In the last days of May, Xilinx andIntel met with representatives of the US Department of Commerce. They discussed further actions related to the sanctions against Huawei. It is rumored that Qualcomm is also trying to put pressure on the government. Local manufacturers are trying to convince the US government that the divisions of the Chinese corporation engaged in the production of servers and smartphones, use parts that are widely available. Unlike equipment for 5G networks, they are unlikely to threaten national security. True, most likely, the initiative of American corporations is not so much focused on assisting a partner, as to avoid potential losses for their own business.
Just last year, Huawei purchased componentsabout 70 billion dollars for its products. About 11 billion dollars of this amount fell to US manufacturers, in particular, Intel, Qualcomm, Micron Technology. Not surprisingly, Qualcomm, for example, is seeking permission to further sell parts for consumer electronics to the Chinese, such as smart watches and smartphones.
Semiconductor Industry Association (Associationsemiconductor manufacturers, or SIA) has even managed to negotiate consultations with the US government to inform officials on behalf of companies about how the ban affects their operations. Association Vice-President Jimmy Goodrich noted that the ban should not concern technologies that are not related to national security. This concept was transferred to the government.
It is worth recalling that in May the Ministry of CommerceThe United States has added Huawei to the list of companies whose cooperation with which US firms should be limited or completely excluded. American technology companies have been banned from selling their goods to Huawei without obtaining special permission from the government.