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Huawei willing to use Qualcomm chipsets for its smartphones

By Cookie Monster - on 23 Sep 2020, 9:58pm

Huawei willing to use Qualcomm chipsets for its smartphones

With supplies of its own Kirin processors expected to run out next year, Huawei says it is open to using Qualcomm chipsets for its smartphones. 

Huawei Chairman Guo Ping told Reuters that the company is feeling the pinch of the U.S trade restrictions on its stocks of mobile chipsets. Guo added that he knows some suppliers such as Qualcomm have applied for licenses from the U.S government to continue selling chips to his company, and he is open to the idea of using Qualcomm chipsets in Huawei phones.

“We hope the U.S. government can reconsider its policy and if the U.S. government allows it we are still willing to buy products from U.S. companies,” Guo said on the sidelines of its annual Huawei Connect conference.

MediaTek is another chip maker which has applied for permissions to continue supplying chipsets to Huawei. TSMC, Samsung and SK Hynix have reportedly stopped selling chipsets to Huawei from 15 September. The trade restriction extend beyond mobile chipsets; LG and Samsung are said to have halted supplies of display panels to Huawei.

Source: Reuters

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