Qualcomm bets on Huawei’s survival after sanctions

The topic of the entry into force of the final US restrictions on the supply of components for the needs of Huawei Technologies, although it cannot be considered new, will remain relevant this week. Some Huawei suppliers are hoping to get a license from the US government to continue cooperation with the disgraced Chinese giant, Qualcomm may well be among them.

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According to the South Korean media, Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix have applied for a license, earlier this was done by the American Micron Technology. The likelihood of Huawei switching to using Samsung processors when creating smartphones has not been seriously considered by experts before, since the companies are strong competitors in the mobile segment.

This idea was revived last week by Business Korea, which announced Qualcomm’s interest in working with Huawei following the imposition of US sanctions. The American corporation, which had a difficult legal relationship with a Chinese client, is now actively lobbying for a license that will allow it to supply its components to Huawei. This is reported by South Korean sources.

According to Qualcomm, Huawei will reportedly be able to get the components it needs to make 5G smartphones from companies outside the US. MediaTek and Samsung Electronics are mentioned as candidates. Both, as it became known recently, have applied for the corresponding licenses. It is difficult to judge how great the chances of all three suppliers are to obtain permission from the American authorities to continue doing business with Huawei, since on the eve of the presidential elections in the United States, such issues acquire excessive political overtones.

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