New veto to a wounded animal. If it was not enough viacrucis to live without the Android ecosystem, Huawei is even more complicated to maintain its position of dominance in the mobile phone market. The British company ARM, supplier of necessary components for its manufacture, has suspended the licenses agreed with the Chinese firm.
With this decision, he forbids him to use the necessary technology in the manufacture of microprocessors used in some of the company's devices, such as his latest models; Huawei P30. According to the BBC chain, which cites internal documents, the main chip designer in the United Kingdom, and one of the most important companies in the sector together with Intel or Qualcomm, has taken positions in the veto over the Chinese giant of technology by suspending all agreements.
In this way, the Chinese firm is forced to develop its own components, a slow and expensive process that is not available to everyone. This measure is a new obstacle to maintain its position in the industry and, in the long run, may even be the finishing touch for Huawei. Although it has not yet become official, ARM has ordered its employees to suspend "all current contracts, support rights and any pending commitment »with Huawei and its subsidiaries.
The supplier, owned by the Japanese conglomerate Softbank, has justified this decision through an internal document that Microprocessor designs contain technology of American origin. On May 16, the ARM workforce learned through a circular the decision, after the United States added Huawei to its "black list" of companies with which the United States was involved. They can not do business. Currently, it has offices in California, Washington, Texas and Massachusetts.