Qualcomm has confirmed that the recent licensing changes won’t affect its supply of chips to Huawei.
Qualcomm and Huawei supply changes?
Alex Rogers, President, of Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL) & Global Affairs, stated that the recent changes made by the U.S. commerce department are still unknown to the Chinese chip manufacturer and it doesn’t see any significant impact of those new changes in shipment to Huawei.
“So I don’t think it’s fair to characterize it as the latest restrictions on Huawei. What we’ve seen in our news reports the effect that Commerce is considering not issuing new licenses outweighs. And we haven’t heard anything from Commerce itself.” said Alex.
He also emphasized that these licenses were issued after the commerce department’s confirmation that these don’t pose any threat to national security.
This revelation surfaced amidst reports revealing the U.S. has barred the export of 4G, Wi-Fi 6, 7, and AI chipset to Huawei under a new strategy.
Meanwhile, Huawei has already planned its upcoming flagship that is set to arrive this year including the P60, Mate X3, and Mate 60 series with all of these having been reported to solely use Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ chipsets.
The possibility of Huawei stocking up on Qualcomm chipsets may be able to sustain its production for at least a whole year so for now we can only wait for further development in this matter.