The case linked to the banning of Huawei in the USA, which among other things prevents American companies from selling technology and services to the Chinese manufacturer, marks a decisive change.
According to Digitimes reports, some Huawei suppliers would have received a notice regarding the suspension of deliveries of notebook components. At the same time, the Chinese giant would have suspended the development of new projects, due to the lack of support from the American giants, like Intel, AMD and Microsoft.
Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, confirms that the launch of a new notebook, whose presentation was scheduled for this week at CES Asia in Shanghai, has also been postponed indefinitely. During an interview with CNBC, Yu speaks of an unfortunate situation, stating that in any case a precise marketing date was not foreseen and that a new date of presentation was not set.
Apparently, the future of Huawei PC division is also at risk, which remains too dependent on US technologies, and Huawei will still be a pawn in the Trade War. The Asian company had accumulated stocks to cope with this occurrence, after the ZTE case, but failed to create a sufficient tank to continue with the production of notebooks.
In the same way, it is difficult to develop new solutions when some fundamental pillars are missing, like the three US companies. The business related to notebooks, therefore, suffers a sudden setback, which in Huawei’s forecasts should have represented a big slice in revenue.