The US elections concluded with Joe Biden sweeping the election. Trump has accused that the elections were rigged and is yet to concede. However, the US government has started amending some of the rigid decisions undertaken during trump’s regime.
The Trump administration banned Huawei, among many other Chinese companies to work within the US. Since Huawei had become the third-biggest smartphone manufacturer by market share, it was a huge deal in the smartphone world with lots of implications. Huawei was not allowed to sell its smartphones in the US even before the Trade War. Still, the complete ban was devastating because Huawei’s operations were linked with US companies like Google, ARM, Qualcomm, and Intel. All these companies ceased their dealings with the Chinese giant.
Things are starting to get better for Huawei. The US government has allowed Qualcomm to sell some of its 4G chips (for entry-level and mid-range devices) to Huawei. According to GSMArena, the US tech giant has announced that it has been granted permission by the US govt to sell its 4G chips. The company spokesperson did not specify what kinds of chips will be delivered to Huawei and what it means for the company’s future in the US. The fact that only 4G chips can be sold to Huawei means that these will not be flagship processors and modem. Qualcomm is still not allowed to sell its 5G chips to Huawei. Intel has also reportedly received permission from the government to resume its business with Huawei.
On the other hand, ARM and Google, the companies that have a more significant effect on Huawei mobile, have not received permission to resume business even in a limited capacity. Lastly, Micron Technology also applied to renew its license with the US Department of Commerce but is still waiting for approval.