According to a statement cited by the Wall Street Journal, Qualcomm is lobbying the U.S. government to sell chips to China, including 5g chips used in 5g smartphones. Qualcomm must obtain a license from the U.S. Department of Commerce to sell and distribute semiconductor components to Huawei.
The U.S. government has ceded $8 billion worth of the market to foreign competitors of Qualcomm each year due to the U.S. governments governance restrictions, the report said. For example, MediaTek and Samsung Electronics are the beneficiaries of the US governments restrictive policy. It said its investment in 5g technology has won it customers worldwide.
In response to the above news, Qualcomm did not immediately respond to requests for comment from the media.
Yu Chengdong said that in the past decade or so, Huaweis exploration in the field of chips has gone from a serious backwardness to a relatively backward, to a leading position, to being blocked. We have invested a lot in R & D, but unfortunately Huawei is not involved in semiconductor manufacturing. We only do chip design, not chip manufacturing. Many of our powerful chips cant be made. We said that to solve these problems, we need technological innovation, technology, technology.
On May 15 this year, the US Ministry of Commerce announced that it would extend Huaweis temporary supply license for 90 days to August 14, but at the same time, it upgraded its chip control. Wafer manufacturers that produce chips for Huawei outside the United States need to apply to the United States for a license as long as they use American semiconductor production equipment. This means that the major global semiconductor suppliers must obtain the permission of the US side to supply goods to China, otherwise they will have to bear the risk that they will also be sanctioned by the US side.
However, Yu Chengdong revealed that Huaweis new generation mate 40 series released in September this year will use Huawei Kirin chips. (Tianmen Mountain)