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.

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.

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.

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


  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Nyt USA tappoi Huawein puhelimet lopullisesti: Ei saa enää edes 4g-siruja – ”Kuolinisku”, Kiina jyrisee ”häikäilemättömyydestä”
    Reutersin mukaan Yhdysvallat on kieltänyt 4g-sirujen viemisen kiinalaiselle Huaweille. Tämän jälkeen kiinalaisvalmistajalla ei ole enää pääsyä juuri minkäänlaisiin lippulaivasiruihin

  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Huawei Has Replaced Thousands of US-Banned Parts With Chinese Versions: Founder

    Huawei has replaced thousands of product components banned by the US with homegrown versions, its founder has said.

    Chinese technology giant Huawei has replaced thousands of product components banned by the United States with homegrown versions, its founder has said, according to a transcript of a recent speech released by a Shanghai university.

    A leading supplier of telecom gear, smartphones and other advanced equipment, Huawei has been repeatedly targeted by Washington in recent years over cybersecurity and espionage concerns.

    The administration of former president Donald Trump effectively barred American companies from doing business with the firm, and his successor Joe Biden has imposed further sanctions including a ban on sales of new Huawei equipment in the United States.

    The moves have forced the firm to find new ways to obtain semiconductors and other parts, with founder Ren Zhengfei saying Huawei has replaced more than 13,000 components with domestic versions in the past three years, according to the transcript posted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University on Friday.

  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Feds’ case against Huawei in cell networks tracked ‘unprofitable’ deals near US military bases / Federal agents expressed concerns that Huawei could intercept military communications

    An FBI investigation into Huawei reveals the Chinese telecom company had a pattern of installing equipment on cell towers near military bases in rural America — even if it wasn’t profitable to do so, according to a report from CNN. The unearthed investigation sheds some light on the US government’s motive behind the stalled “rip and replace” program that pushes for the removal of Huawei’s tech throughout the country.

  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    How Huawei lost a $200M contract to build Danish telecom TDC’s 5G network in 2019, after TDC opened a probe suspecting Huawei of unethical business practices

    When a Huawei Bid Turned Into a Hunt for a Corporate Mole

    At TDC in Copenhagen, senior managers were potential suspects. The company’s offices were compromised, people were getting tailed. And then there were the drones …

  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Takahiro Shibuya / Nikkei Asia:
    Sources: Huawei is negotiating with ~30 small to midsize Japanese firms over licensing fees for use of patented tech, an unusual move for a major manufacturer

    Sanctions-hit Huawei demands royalties from Japanese companies
    Chinese telecom giant seeks new revenue to offset sales decline

  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

    EU states told to restrict Huawei and ZTE from 5G networks ‘without delay’

    The European Commission told member states on Thursday to restrict “without delay” high-risk equipment suppliers from their 5G networks, with the Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE being specifically highlighted as representing “materially higher” risk.

  7. Tomi Engdahl says:

    EU:lta uusi 5G-raportti – kielto Huawein ja ZTE:n verkkolaitteille

    Euroopan komissio on julkaissut jo toisen kerran 5G-verkkojen kyberturvallisuutta käsittelevän raportin, jonka täydennykseksi komissio antoi lisäksi uuden tiedonannon, jonka mukaan EU-maiden pitää kieltäytyä 5G-verkoissa kiinalaisten Huawein ja ZTE:n verkkolaitteista.

    EU:n jäsenmaat julkaisivat tänään Euroopan komission ja EU:n kyberturvallisuusviraston ENISAn tuella toisen edistymisraportin 5G-kyberturvallisuutta koskevan EU:n välineistön täytäntöönpanosta.

    Strategisten toimenpiteiden ja erityisesti suuririskisiä toimittajia koskevien rajoitusten käyttöönoton osalta edistymisraportissa todetaan, että 24 jäsenmaata on hyväksynyt tai valmistelee parhaillaan lainsäädäntötoimenpiteitä, joilla kansallisille viranomaisille annetaan valtuudet arvioida toimittajia ja asettaa rajoituksia.

    Raportin mukaan kymmenen EU:n jäsenmaata on asettanut rajoituksia ja kolme jäsenmaata on parhaillaan panemassa täytäntöön asiaa koskevaa kansallista lainsäädäntöä. EU-komission mukaan jäsenmaiden olisi pantava välineistö täytäntöön viipymättä.

    Komissio katsoo, että jäsenmaiden tekemät päätökset Huawein ja ZTE:n toiminnan rajoittamisesta tai sulkemisesta 5G-verkkojen ulkopuolelle ovat perusteltuja ja 5G-verkkoratkaisujen mukaisia. Komissio katsoo, että Huawei ja ZTE aiheuttavat olennaisesti suurempia riskejä kuin muut 5G-toimittajat.

    Komission tiedonanto: 5G-kyberturvallisuusvälineistön täytäntöönpano

    Second report on Member States’ progress in implementing the EU Toolbox on 5G Cybersecurity

  8. Tomi Engdahl says:

    SIA: Huawei is building secret chip fabrication facilities across China that would let the company skirt US sanctions and is receiving ~$30B in state funding — – Tech giant is reportedly getting $30 billion in state support — Biden administration monitoring and ready to take action

    Huawei Is Building a Secret Network for Chips, Trade Group Warns

    Tech giant is reportedly getting $30 billion in state support
    Biden administration monitoring and ready to take action

  9. Tomi Engdahl says:

    China Accuses U.S. of Hacking Huawei Servers as Far Back as 2009

    China accused the U.S. of infiltrating Huawei Technologies Co. servers beginning in 2009, part of a broad-based effort to steal data that culminated in tens of thousands of cyber-attacks against Chinese targets last year.

    The Tailored Access Operations unit of the National Security Agency carried out the attacks in 2009, which then continuously monitored the servers, China’s Ministry of State Security said in a post on its official WeChat account on Wednesday. It didn’t provide details of attacks since 2009.

  10. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Qianer Liu / Financial Times:
    Sources: the Kirin 9000S SoC has four CPUs that use Arm designs, the other four use Huawei-modified Arm designs, HiSilicon developed the GPU and NPU, and more

  11. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Kirin 9000S Was Made On Older 14nm Process, Says Research Firm Executive; SMIC Employed Techniques To Make It Perform Closer To A 7nm Part

  12. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Research firm says Huawei’s Kirin 9000S isn’t a true 7nm chipset

    The launch of the Huawei Mate 60 Pro, featuring the 7nm 5G-enabled Kirin 9000S chip, has confused American officials because SMIC was decades behind the competition last year. However, according to a new report from the South China Morning Post, the Kirin 9000S might not be a 7nm chip after all.

    the tables turned with the launch of the Kirin 9000S chip, as it was not only capable of accessing 5G services but also had performance on par with the 7nm chips. However, if true, this would have put SMIC in violation of the US sanctions.

    According to the report, Minatake Mitchell Kashio, CEO of electronics research firm Fomalhaut Techno Solutions, explained that Kirin 9000S is not the true 7nm marvel it’s claimed to be but is, in fact, a product of SMIC’s 14nm process. Additionally, he highlighted that Huawei and SMIC used special techniques to enhance the chip’s performance, bringing it in line with the capabilities of a 7nm processor.

    Therefore, the chip’s production didn’t breach U.S. sanctions, as SMIC had the capacity for 14nm chip manufacturing pre-ban. Moreover, it will also mean that the performance of the Huawei Mate 60 Pro isn’t as impressive as thought earlier. However, despite the report, the benchmark scores of the Kirin 9000S chips align with true 7nm chips, thus making the reports uncertain.

  13. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Hideaki Ryugen / Nikkei Asia:
    Taiwanese authorities plan to investigate four local companies that are reportedly assisting Huawei in establishing chipmaking infrastructure in southern China

  14. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Taiwan Probes Firms Suspected of Selling Chip Equipment to China’s Huawei Despite US Sanctions

    Taiwan authorities are investigating four Taiwan-based companies suspected of helping China’s Huawei Technologies to build semiconductor facilities.

    Taiwan authorities are investigating four Taiwan-based companies suspected of helping China’s Huawei Technologies to build semiconductor facilities.

    Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-hua said Friday that the investigation will determine if the companies have violated regulations prohibiting sales of sensitive technologies and equipment to China.

    The Ministry of Economic Affairs summoned the semiconductor and factory services suppliers for questioning after a report by Bloomberg said they were working with Huawei as it builds a network of computer chip plants.

    The investigation also will study whether the companies exported any any sensitive technologies or products with military applications that are included in Taiwan’s list of Strategic High-Tech Commodities, Taiwan’s China News Agency and other reports said.

    They said semiconductor material reseller Topco Scientific Co.; cleanroom constructor L&K Engineering Co.; construction and design firm United Integrated Services Co. and chemical supply system provider Cica-Huntek Chemical Technology Taiwan Co. were suspected of supplying equipment or services to Huawei.

    The companies could be fined up to 25 million Taiwan dollars ($777,665) for violating regulations.

  15. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Huawein Nearlink on yksinkertaisesti parempi kuin Bluetooth tai Wi-Fi

    Huawein uudessa Mate 60 Pro -järjestelmäpiirissä on Kiinassa SMIC:n tehtailla 7 nanometrin prosessissa valmistettu järjestelmäpiiri, jota lännessä on ihmetelty. Puhelimessa on toinenkin yllätys: uusi lähiradiotekniikka, joka haastaa ominaisuuksiltaan niin Bluetoothin kuin Wi-Fi-tekniikat.

    Tekniikka on nimeltään Nearlink. Se yhdistää Bluetoothin alhaisen virrankulutuksen Wi-Fin kaltaiseen datanopeuteen. Yllättävää on se, että yhteensä yli 300 yrityksen kehittämä tekniikka on spekseiltään näitä kahta yleisempää standardia parempi.

    Esimerkiksi kantama on eri luokkaa. Bluetooth yltää tyypillisesti 10 metrin päähän, vaikka standardin virallinen kantama onkin pidempi. Wi-Fi yltää parhaimmillaan noin 300 metrin päähän, mutta Nearlinkin kantama on peräti 600 metriä.

    Nearlinkin datanopeus on parhaimmillaan 900 megabittiä sekunnissa. Bluetoothilla päästään käytännössä noin 50 megabittiin

    Erityisen hyvä Nearlinkissä on yhteyden latenssi. Wi-Fissä puhutaan tyypillisesti noin 100 millisekunnista ja Bluetoohissa 15-30 millisekunnista. Nearlinkin latenssi on vain 20 mikrosekuntia.

    Kun lisätään vielä, että Nearlink-verkkoon voidaan liittää 4096 laitetta siinä, missä Bluetoothin perusversio keskustelee vain 8 laitteen kanssa ja Wi-Fiin voi liittää 256 laitetta, päästään tekniikkaan, joka monella tapaa ylittää näiden vakiintuneiden yhteyksien ominaisuudet.

  16. Tomi says:

    Huawein uusi käyttöjärjestelmä on Linuxia tehokkaampi

    Huawei on esitellyt uuden Harmony OS Next -käyttöjärjestelmän, olla se katkoo puhelimissaan ja muissa laitteissaan siteensä Androidiin. Nyt Huawei on kertonut, että alustan taustalla oleva ydin on jopa kolme kertaa tehokkaampi kuin Linux-ydin, johon Android puolestaan perustuu.

    Harmony OS Next ei perustu AOSP- eli avoimeen Android-koodiin (Android Open-Source Project). Sen sijaan sillä on oma järjestelmäarkkitehtuuri, joka kannustaa luomaan sovelluksia erityisesti Harmony OS:lle. Näiden sovellusten on oltava yhteensopivia Harmony OS:n kanssa, ja ne käyttävät Hap-muotoisia asennuspaketteja.

    Tämä tarkoittaa samalla, ettei uusi Harmony OS enää tue Android-sovelluksia. Tähän asti Huawein puhelimiin on voinut asentaa Android-sovelluksia apk-paketteina, mutta jatkossa sovelluksen pitää käytännössä löytyä Huawein omasta AppGallery-sovelluskaupasta.

  17. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Huawei Claims They Have Something Better Than The Linux Kernel
    Huawei is known for its interesting innovations in smartphone tech. So, it is an intriguing claim.

    What’s Happening: According to a recent report, Huawei has unveiled a new kernel called “Harmony kernel” for its next generation of HarmonyOS that claims to be three times more efficient than the Linux kernel.

  18. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Huawei unveils Qiankun, a new business unit focused on providing self-driving systems, marking the company’s latest push to become a major EV industry player


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