Intel, Qualcomm and Google are cutting off business with Huawei

It seems that USA-China trade war has really started now: America was the land of free trade … precisely until it is not anymore.

https://www.androidauthority.com/intel-qualcomm-huawei-988011/

Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom, and Xilinx have reportedly moved to stop supplying Huawei. Google has also suspended business with Huawei in the wake of the ban.

https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/20/several-chip-companies-including-qualcomm-and-intel-have-reportedly-stopped-supplying-huawei-after-blacklist/

According to Bloomberg, semiconductor companies Intel, Qualcomm, Xilinx and Broadcom will no longer supply Huawei until further notice. Another report says that Google has suspended some trade with Huawei, leaving it with access only to the open-source version of Android.

https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/20/huawei-responds-android/

https://www.scmp.com/tech/big-tech/article/3010986/heres-what-you-need-know-about-us-restrictions-huawei-and-entity-list

I am a bit worried because I am just posting with a smart phone made by Huawei.

167 Comments

  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Last year, Huawei shipped over 200 million handsets and the company had a stated goal to become the world’s largest vendor of smartphones by 2020.
    https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/01/foxconn-halts-production-lines-for-huawei-phones-according-to-reports/

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  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Huawei orders employees to cut meetings with US, sends American workers home, Financial Times reports
    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/3012695/huawei-orders-employees-cut-meetings-us-sends-american-workers-home

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  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    China lays out official stance on trade talks with U.S.
    https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/02/china-trade-war-white-paper/

    On Sunday, China released a comprehensive white paper to formalize its positions on trade negotiations with the U.S. The set of statements come as the trade war escalates and Beijing threatens to hit back with a retaliatory blacklist of U.S. firms.

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  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Analysis: How even Huawei’s use of AOSP may be in jeopardy with the US-China trade war
    https://www.xda-developers.com/analysis-huawei-aosp-google-ban/

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  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Huawei pushed out of Wi-Fi Alliance (Update: Reinstated)
    https://www.androidauthority.com/huawei-wi-fi-bluetooth-990610/

    Huawei barred from SD Association: What’s that mean for its phones and microSD cards? (Updated)
    https://www.androidauthority.com/huawei-sd-association-microsd-989998/

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  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Science publisher IEEE lifts ban on Huawei reviewers
    https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/02/ieee-lifts-huawei-curbs/

    After a temporary ban, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, commonly known as the IEEE, announced on Monday it has lifted curbs on editors and peer-reviewers that work for Huawei and the Chinese firm’s affiliates.

    The reversal is yet another example of the regulatory murkiness in the U.S.-China trade negotiations.

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  7. Tomi Engdahl says:

    China has a new US trade war weapon, but who and what will be covered, and how will it be enforced?
    https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/3012916/chinas-has-new-us-trade-war-weapon-who-and-what-will-be

    Beijing has yet to provide details of its ‘entity list’ to punish ‘unreliable’ companies and individuals that was announced last week
    State media speculates it is a response to Washington’s decision to blacklist telecommunications giant Huawei

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  8. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Huawei signs deal to develop 5G in Russia, on sidelines of meeting between Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin
    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/3013286/chinas-huawei-signs-deal-develop-5g-russia

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  9. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Huawei is selling off its undersea cable business
    https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/3/18650220/huawei-undersea-cable-business-sale-trump-ban-smartphone-production

    And shrinking its smartphone production, according to a report

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  10. Tomi Engdahl says:

    https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/7/18656199/facebook-huawei-app-preinstalls-block
    Facebook is stopping Huawei from pre-installing its apps
    From bad to worse for Huawei

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  11. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Google Says Huawei Ban Threatens US National Security by Forcing Chinese Tech Giant to Create Insecure OS: Report
    https://gizmodo.com/google-says-huawei-ban-threatens-us-national-security-b-1835319457

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  12. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Screenshots of Huawei’s Ark OS Leaked, Ready for Android Replacement
    https://techdator.com/screenshots-of-huaweis-ark-os-leaked-ready-for-android-replacement/

    The phrase “Android Green Alliance” has been observed repeatedly in Ark OS’s screenshots. This Android Green Alliance is nothing but tying up with some well-known companies like Alibaba and Tencent. The companies formed this alliance some years ago to set standards for the apps.

    Huawei hasn’t announced the debut date of this new OS but it is planning to bring the OS into the market before the end of its 90-day timeline.

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  13. Tomi Engdahl says:

    South China Morning Post:
    Inside Huawei’s seven-year quest to build its own OS, which, sources say, started in 2012 as a precaution against the possibility of US ban — The OS issue took an extra urgency after the US government in mid-May placed Huawei and its affiliates on a trade blacklist One of the biggest technical challenges …

    Inside Huawei’s secretive plans to develop an operating system to rival Google’s Android
    https://www.scmp.com/tech/big-tech/article/3013813/inside-huaweis-secretive-plans-develop-operating-system-rival-googles

    The OS issue took an extra urgency after the US government in mid-May placed Huawei and its affiliates on a trade blacklist
    One of the biggest technical challenges for the Huawei OS under development has been its compatibility with Android, people say

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  14. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Huawei ships 1 million devices with its HongMeng OS
    11 JUNE 2019
    https://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_ships_1_million_devices_with_its_hongmeng_os-news-37509.php

    Huawei has managed to ship 1 million smartphones with its own OS, called HongMeng, sources reported. According to the firm Rosenblatt Securities, the devices were being prepared for testing, without clarifying if they are actual market-available phones or development products. The report revealed the in-house software is compatible with all Android applications and has “increased security functions to protect personal data”.

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  15. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Huawei asks Verizon to pay over $1 billion for over 230 patents: source
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-huawei-tech-verizon-patents-idUSKCN1TD218?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5d017bd6fe86c30001b48666&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

    Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has told Verizon Communications Inc that the U.S. carrier should pay licensing fees for more than 230 of the Chinese telecoms equipment maker’s patents and in aggregate is seeking more than $1 billion

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  16. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Huawei Exploring Linux-based Sailfish OS Fork As Its Android Alternative
    https://fossbytes.com/huawei-linux-based-sailfish-os-android-alternative/

    in the search for an Android alternative (which Huawei needs badly), the Chinese company seems to be opting for an existing OS instead of a new one.

    According to a Russian site The Bell, Huawei is likely to go for Aurora OS, which is a Sailfish OS fork. The Russian OS is based on open-source Sailfish OS Linux operating system

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  17. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Huawei Might Use Sailfish OS Fork As Its Android Alternative
    https://www.techworm.net/2019/06/huawei-sailfish-os-fork-android.html

    Huawei Is Reportedly Exploring A Sailfish OS Fork
    Some reliable reports suggest that Huawei might use an existing smartphone OS named as Sailfish OS on its smartphones and tablets. Sailfish OS can be used as a base to develop the new Aurora OS for international Huawei smartphones.

    In fact, Huawei CEO Guo Ping discussed the possibility of using Sailfish OS on Huawei devices with Konstantin Noskov, the minister of digital development, communications, and mass media of Russia.

    Sailfish OS is an open-source Linux distribution and it’s compatible with Android apps. This OS was developed by Finland-based tech company Jolla.

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  18. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Huawei says US ban will cost it $30B in lost revenue
    https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/17/trade-war-costs-huawei-30-billion/

    Huawei expects its revenues to drop $30 billion below forecast over the next two years

    Huawei’s production will slow down in the next two years while revenues will hover around $100 billion this and next year, according to the executive. The firm’s overseas smartphone shipment is tipped to drop 40%, he said, confirming an earlier report from Bloomberg.

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  19. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Supercomputing has just become the latest front in the US-China trade war
    https://www.technologyreview.com/f/613853/supercomputings-just-become-the-latest-front-in-the-us-china-trade-war/

    America is limiting big Chinese computing firms’ access to US tech for the super-powerful machines.

    The news: According to the Wall Street Journal, the US Department of Commerce has imposed new restrictions on tech exports that will prevent five big Chinese makers of supercomputers from using US components. The restrictions will impact sales to the firms by US chipmakers such as Intel, AMD, and Nvidia.

    U.S. Targets China’s Supercomputing Push With New Export Restrictions
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-targets-chinas-supercomputing-push-with-new-export-restrictions-11561129547?mod=hp_lead_pos2

    Commerce Department cuts off five Chinese developers from American technology, slashes licenses to U.S. tech companies to hire Chinese nationals

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  20. Tomi Engdahl says:

    New York Times:
    Sources: US tech companies, including Intel and Micron, have found ways to sell millions of dollars of products to Huawei despite the Trump administration’s ban — SHANGHAI — A number of the United States’ biggest chip makers have sold millions of dollars of products to Huawei despite …

    U.S. Tech Companies Sidestep a Trump Ban, to Keep Selling to Huawei
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/25/technology/huawei-trump-ban-technology.html

    Industry leaders including Intel and Micron have found ways to avoid labeling goods as American-made, said the people, who spoke on the condition they not be named because they were not authorized to disclose the sales.

    Goods produced by American companies overseas are not always considered American-made. The components began to flow to Huawei about three weeks ago, the people said.

    The Commerce Department’s move to block sales to Huawei, by putting it on a so-called entity list, set off confusion within the Chinese company and its many American suppliers, the people said. Many executives lacked deep experience with American trade controls, leading to initial suspensions in shipments to Huawei until lawyers could puzzle out which products could be sent.

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  21. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Jon Fingas / Engadget:
    Amid Huawei ban, FedEx sues US over mandate that it monitor all shipments, saying it violates due process and is unfeasible on the scale the government desires — FedEx has already been accused of diverting Huawei’s shipments, and it’s not keen on dealing with more complaints.

    FedEx sues US over mandate to monitor Huawei shipments
    It says it can’t monitor packages on the scale the government wants.
    https://www.engadget.com/2019/06/25/fedex-sues-us-commerce-department-over-huawei/

    FedEx has already been accused of diverting Huawei’s shipments, and it’s not keen on dealing with more complaints. The courier has sued the US Commerce Department (including Secretary Wilbur Ross and Assistant Secretary Nazak Nikakhtar) to absolve itself of the need to monitor packages for potential export violations by Huawei and other companies. It argued that the requirement not only violated the Constitution’s protections for due process, but was technically unfeasible given the scale of FedEx’s operations.

    The company handles about 15 million packages every day, according to the complaint, and it would be a “virtually impossible task” to inspect all of them. It might sometimes violate privacy rights and laws.

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  22. Tomi Engdahl says:

    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/huawei-employees-collaborated-china-military-research-bloomberg-11665416

    REUTERS: Huawei Technologies Co employees worked on at least 10 research projects with Chinese armed forces personnel over the past decade, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, collaborations the Chinese company said it was not aware of.
    Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/huawei-employees-collaborated-china-military-research-bloomberg-11665416

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  23. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Huawei can buy from US suppliers again — but things will never be the same
    https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/29/huawei-us-supplier-ban-lifted/

    U.S. President Donald Trump has handed Huawei a lifeline after he said that U.S. companies are permitted to sell goods to the embattled Chinese tech firm following more than a month of uncertainty.

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  24. Tomi Engdahl says:

    As it happened: Donald Trump confirms US companies can continue to sell to Huawei during G20 press conference
    https://www.scmp.com/economy/article/3016610/donald-trump-speaks-g20-summit-after-breakthrough-meeting-xi-jinping

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  25. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Germany responds to Trump: Huawei has no back door, but Cisco has 10
    http://www.canadanewsagency.com/information/5567.html

    Today, the Daily Mirror in Berlin, Germany, published an important article titled “Europeans should not blindly follow Trump”. At a special moment, they criticized the Trump administration for its misconduct.

    This article reveals a very important fact that no backdoors were found in Huawei’s products, and 10 vulnerabilities were discovered on Cisco products in the United States.

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  26. Tomi Engdahl says:

    China’s robot makers are hooked on subsidies, highlighting another red line in US-China trade war
    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3016578/victims-intellectual-property-theft-will-be-compensated-xi

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  27. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Google gets nod to license Android for Huawei
    https://m.economictimes.com/tech/software/google-gets-nod-to-license-android-for-huawei/articleshow/70012036.cms

    Now that Google can continue to sell its Android license to Huawei, the company will need to decide whether to continue pursuing the project or stick with its EMUI OS, the PC World report added.

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  28. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The Commerce Department will accept applications from companies that want to supply Huawei, but it remains blacklisted
    https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/09/the-commerce-department-will-accept-applications-from-companies-that-want-to-supply-huawei-but-it-remains-blacklisted/

    About two months after Huawei was placed on the Commerce Department’s Entity List, the Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone giant will be able to do business with American suppliers again–but only if they get a license from the U.S. government.

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  29. Tomi Engdahl says:

    If anyone (??) eagerly anticipating the release of Huawei’s (faster) new mobile operating system—the Android replacement dubbed HongMeng—the update from company chairman Liang Hua on Friday (July 12) might be a shock: “We haven’t decided yet if HongMeng can be developed as a smartphone operating system in the future,”

    For realists it looked like an over-hyped promiseware dream.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/07/12/shocking-huawei-u-turn-no-hongmeng-android-replacement-for-smartphones/

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  30. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Huawei helped North Korea build wireless network and secretly collected Czech data, separate reports say as Western nations consider 5G ban
    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/3019670/huawei-secretly-helped-north-korea-build-wireless-network-washington?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1563828387

    Washington Post report on Pyongyang link raises questions about whether Chinese telecoms giant violated US export controls to furnish equipment to North Korea

    Huawei Technologies is facing two fresh bombshell allegations involving potentially unlawful activities in North Korea and the Czech Republic, casting further doubt on the Chinese telecoms giant’s fate in the US and the European Union.

    Also on Monday, Agence France-Presse reported, an investigation conducted by Czech public radio found that the Czech unit of Huawei “secretly collected personal data of customers, officials and business partners”.

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  31. Tomi Engdahl says:

    US trade war has cost China ‘almost 2 million industrial jobs’, investment bank CICC says
    https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/3019916/us-trade-war-has-cost-china-almost-2-million-industrial-jobs

    China’s industrial sector has lost 5 million jobs in the last year, including 1.8 to 1.9 million jobs because of the trade war with the United States, a leading Chinese investment bank estimated on Wednesday.

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