ARM will work with Huawei again, decides its technology is of UK origin after all

George, 26 October 2019

British chipmaker ARM has stated that it will resume supplying chip technology to Huawei after having cut off ties with the Chinese company in May as a result of the US-China trade conflict. ARM has deemed its technologies to be of UK origin and as such supplying them to Huawei wouldn't be a breach of the US sanctions.

Huawei's subsidiary HiSilicon, which designs the chipsets for company's smartphones, uses ARM blueprints as a base for its designs. ARM's v8-A architecture and its next generation aren't of US origin, the company has stated, hence the US restrictions don't apply.

ARM will work with Huawei again, decides its technology is of UK origin

The US-China trade dispute appeared to hit Huawei hard, denying the company the ability to work with US suppliers, although the initial, severely limiting terms were later relaxed and a month ago, Qualcomm resumed business with Huawei. With ARM back on board now, it looks like Huawei's chip future is brightening up.

Our Mate 30 Pro still has no Google Play Services support, however, so maybe try to address that next?



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