The spell has gone: Intel and Qualcomm are lobbying for Huawei

The pressure that the Huawei Group faces because of the trade war between China and the US remains very high. But now you get from US companies quiet tailwind. Major chip manufacturers such as Intel and Qualcomm are lobbying hard to stop or mitigate the spell of Huawei products. The reason: The Chinese company is one of the largest customers.

In the background, US companies are lobbying for Huawei 

Currently US companies can not sell to Huawei without special permission. Since the Chinese company is the world's largest telecommunications equipment supplier, the order books are naturally left in the black with the spell of the US government. This ensures that the companies in the foreground the restrictions Although follow, according to Reuters report but lobbying for the Chinese group operate in the background.

Intel is said to have participated in a meeting with the Ministry of Commerce, along with Xilinx, the world's largest developer and manufacturer of programmable logic ICs, to discuss a "response to Huawei's blacklisting," according to a "trusted source." , Reuters claims to have learned from four other people that Qualcomm is also putting pressure on the Ministry of Commerce to help mitigate or end the Huawei ban.

Arguments are clear

The chip makers argue that Huawei's products, such as smartphones, computers, and servers, use "widely available" components and are therefore "unlikely" to pose the same risk as 5G network technology. "It's not about helping Huawei, it's about averting harm from US companies," Reuters quotes one of his sources.

Of the $ 70 billion that Huawei invested in component purchasing in 2018, $ 11 billion went to US companies. As Huawei-Specher Andrew Williamson points Out, it quickly became clear to the corporations concerned that the ban on a corporation could have "catastrophic" consequences for them. The help that Intel & Co. are doing now does not surprise him: "They do it of their own accord, since Huawei is one of the most important customers for many," says Williamson.


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