Qualcomm Confirms it Can Still Ship Snapdragon Chips to Huawei Even After the New US Ban

A Qualcomm sign is pictured at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Shanghai, China June 28, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song - RC1403597670

Some few days ago, a new report broke out that the United States government has made its ban on Huawei even tighter. The report claimed that the US has closed all licenses applied by companies in order to be able to trade with Huawei. And this decision also affected the supply of Qualcomm technologies to Huawei, according to the reports.

Qualcomm Said it Can Still be Able to Ship Snapdragon Chips to Huawei Qualcomm Snapdragon Huawei

Qualcomm on the other hand has come out to make things clearer on this matter. It says the new changes by the US government does not affect its supply to Huawei.

Alex Rogers, president of Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL) and Global Affairs made this declaration. He made this statement during the Q1 2023 earnings call. According to Rogers, the recent changes from the US commerce department remain unknown to Qualcomm. Therefore, the company does not see any significant impact the new changes has over its shipment to Huawei.

“So I don’t think it’s fair to characterize it as the latest restrictions on Huawei. What we’ve seen in our news reports the effect that Commerce is considering not issuing new licenses outweighs. And we haven’t heard anything from Commerce itself.” Rogers said.

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He went ahead to explain further by saying that Qualcomm already has license for a while. This license allows them to ship 4G chips and WiFi chips to Huawei. The United States issued the license after it has confirmed that those chips do not pose any national security threats.

“Those will continue for some number of years and so within the scope of those licenses we don’t see an impact,” Rogers added.

This news surely comes as a great relief to Huawei and its fans around the world. The reason being that it clears previous reports which claimed that the US government has intensified its ban on Huawei by barring all 4G chips, Wi-Fi 6 and 7 chips as well as AI chips. Snapdragon Huawei

Huawei will Launch Flagship Phones with Qualcomm Snapdragon Chips this Year

Huawei has plans of releasing three new flagship devices this year. These include the Huawei P60 series, Mate 60 Series as well as the latest Huawei Foldable, the Mate X3. All these smartphones are tipped to use Snapdragon chips.

For now, the best for Huawei to do in order not find itself in a tight corner is to pile a very large quantity of Qualcomm chips. Enough to to handle all the smartphones they plan to launch in 2023. As things stand now, Qualcomm still has the license to ship to Huawei.

Source / Via: Huawei Central

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