The government of the United States appears to be on the verge of scaling down its ban on trading with Huawei. This means that manufacturers will again be allowed to supply processors, among other things, to the Chinese telecom company.
The rumors originate from a market analist, the Financial Times writes. The analyst suggests that camera supplier OmniVision would soon be allowed to supply parts to Huawei again.
Among other things, OmniVision supplies camera sensors to Huawei. Sony, which also supplies camera sensors to the company, has not yet responded to questions from the Financial Times. Samsung has told that it is allowed to supply OLED screens again.
Other Asian companies say they are optimistic that they will soon receive licenses to trade with Huawei again. The companies mention they have reason to think that making chips for smartphones soon won’t be a problem anymore.
It is not known whether this also affects the supply of network equipment. The last couple of months the ban got Huawei in big troubles.
In May 2019, the United States government decided to restrict companies from trading with Huawei. The Americans suspected that the Chinese government could use Huawei’s equipment for espionage. Trade partners now need a license to continue doing business with Huawei.
Huawei itself has always denied that the company has anything to do with Chinese espionage. The Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs has also intervened in the matter and says that there is no evidence against Huawei about Chinese espionage. Many analyst believe it has more to do with economic world domination.