Micron is again authorized to supply memory chips to Huawei. The United States Department of Commerce has just granted a sales license to the American firm. Under these conditions, other companies based in the USA, including Google or Qualcomm, could benefit from a waiver in the coming weeks.
Micron has just obtained authorization to sell DRAM and NAND chips to Huawei, report our colleagues from Reuters. Since last May, the American firm based in Idaho was not allowed to sell its components to the Chinese group, which is still on the blacklist. However, the United States recently authorized the Chinese firm to be able to buy “non-sensitive goods” from companies based on American soil. The Trump administration has been issuing approvals for the past few weeks. Micron is the first company to take advantage of this.
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“These licenses allow us to ship products that we manufacture in the United States,” Micron said in a statement. The firm specifies “that there are still many products that we cannot sell to Huawei”. “We think that we will be able to fully resume work with them and supply them all of our products in a few months, we should be in a much better position – assuming of course that there is no change in the area of US trade policy, “said Sanjay Mehrotra, managing director of Micron Technology to Reuters.
There is hope for Google services on Huawei devices
This new development bodes well for the future of Huawei smartphones. Following the license obtained by Micron. It is not impossible that Google will soon obtain a license of the same type. Deprived of an Android license, the group has no authorization to integrate Google services and apps into its smartphones. The Mate 30 is also devoid of the Google Play Store. We will tell you more as soon as possible.