Intel, Qualcomm halt chip supplies to Huawei – reports
Several major US corporations, such as Qualcomm and Intel, have reportedly joined Google in implementing President Donald Trump’s executive order that declared Chinese tech giant Huawei a national security risk.
Following in the footsteps of Google, a number of top American chipmakers – including Intel, Qualcomm, Xilinx, and Broadcom – halted their business transactions with Huawei, according to Bloomberg, citing insiders. The companies are said to have told their employees that no new shipments will be made “until further notice.”
Lumentum Holdings, which sells components to Huawei, also announced that it would stop selling to the Chinese firm. The company said Monday that it was lowering its quarterly outlook since sales to Huawei accounted for 18 percent of overall revenue in its most recent quarter.Also on rt.com Google cuts ties with Huawei following trade blacklisting
In the meantime, Google has confirmed it was also “complying with the order and reviewing the implications” of the ban introduced by Trump under the pretext of national security. While Google has yet to make an official announcement, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is likely to lose access to Android operating system updates, while its forthcoming smartphones will be shut out of most Google apps and services.
Washington accuses Huawei of spying on behalf of the Chinese government, but the telecommunications giant consider the US officials’ rhetoric to be a blatant example of unfair market competition.Also on rt.com ‘Mass surveillance is exactly what the US does’: Dotcom points out glaring irony of Huawei ban
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