After US-ban, Huawei wants to purchase more memory chips from Japan

Ann Santiago
May 25, 2019

Device shipments were up 50 per cent in the first quarter, bucking a slump in the broader market, but Yang said those gains could be reversed if the Trump administration's ban on exports to Huawei by USA suppliers amid a broader U.S.

In a statement, Telus Corp. said it has "reached out to our partners at Google Canada and Huawei Canada to understand the full implications of these developments and will advise our customers who use Huawei devices once we know more". The Mountain View giant will also not provide any support to Huawei phones in the future, even as current Huawei phones will retain their Google apps.

The group also said it would phase out the use of Huawei equipment in the most sensitive "core" elements of its network infrastructure.

Vodafone soon followed suit, announcing a temporary suspension of pre-orders for Huawei handsets. Although ARM is based out of the United Kingdom, they have "US origin technology", and must comply to the USA trade clampdown.

Taiwan Mobile, the third-largest Taiwan mobile operator, said it will suspend selling new models of Huawei phones.

China on Friday denounced U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for fabricating rumors after he said the chief executive of China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd was lying about his company's ties to the Beijing government.

In an interview with Chinese media this week, Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said the company "will certainly be able to continue serving our customers". Meng Wanzhou CFO Huawei is held now in Canada due to charges by the USA for violating Iran sanctions.


Last week the Trump administration added Huawei - the world's second largest smartphone maker - to its "entity list" which bans the company from acquiring technology from United States firms without government approval.

The moves have prompted a parade of firms to step back from dealings with Huawei, including Google, whose Android operating system powers most of the world's smartphones.

Beijing also warned that Washington must show "sincerity" for trade talks to resume after President Donald Trump's moves against Huawei stoked tensions between the world's top two economies.

The restrictions mark an escalation in USA efforts to block Huawei, which it says poses a security risk.

Former Cypress Semiconductor CEO T.J. Rodgers on the impact of the China trade tensions on USA chip makers and the broader US economy.

While the Chinese company denies the allegations, other countries such as Australia and New Zealand also have blocked the Shenzhen-based firm from bidding for critical contracts due to national security concerns.

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