Recent reports suggest that Chinese manufacturer, Huawei, might be facing a ban from doing business with American companies. According to the reports, the FCC is making plans for the ban but the exact reason for the ban has not been made public. This has raised some questions on whether Huawei will be subject to US sanctions like ZTE. However, in response to these reports, Huawei’s rotating chairman Hu Houkun said in an interview: “A decade ago, we established a complete export control system, which is very effective. Our policy is to strictly enforce all laws and regulations of Europe, the United States, and the United Nations.”
So, can Huawei not use American parts? Hu Houkun said that Huawei is global. “We must open up, choose the best technology, the best products, and we will continue to purchase US chips this year.” Ren Zhengfei on the other hand disclosed that the company would buy 50 million Qualcomm chips. At the same time, Huawei and Qualcomm, Intel, Broadcom, Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Google, etc. will always be good friends.
As the world’s largest telecommunications network equipment manufacturer and the third largest smartphone manufacturer, Huawei has always attached great importance to core technology research and development. Every year, about 20-30% of research and development funds are invested in basic research and development. The Kirin processor is a masterpiece. Huawei may not rely on American processors, but there are numerous parts and components in a smartphone including the software aspect which Google holds firmly. It is practically impossible for any enterprise or even a country to fully and perfectly grasp all aspects of a smartphone.