According to the “Nikkei Asia Review” report, Huawei is in discussions with Taiwan’s MediaTek and Chinese Ziguang Zhanrui to purchase more chips. It is preparing these alternatives because of the latest announcement from the U.S. Recall that another Taiwanese chip maker, Foxconn, is willing to take orders from Huawei.
According to the reports, MediaTek has since responded that it has a good working relationship with many Chinese manufacturers. Thus, it does not matter which company it is dealing with, it is ready to cooperate in the research and development of chip performance to help end-users.
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This shows that MediaTek is willing to do business with Huawei. All they need now is to come to some sort of agreement. Recall that a few days ago, Honor’s president, Zhao Ming, talking about the possibility of cooperating with MediaTek. According to him, MediaTek has been Huawei’s/Honor’s partner for different products in the past. Thus, the company will consider its 5G SoC lineup in the future. He added
The US Department of Commerce issued a statement on May 15th, saying that Huawei is completely restricted from purchasing semiconductors manufactured using US software and technology, including those outside the US, but it is listed on the US commercial control list. This means that before companies that use these technologies can make chips for Huawei, they will have to obtain a license from the US government.