Intel and Qualcomm are following Google’s footprints. They both have teamed up with Google in cutting of Huawei’s business.
Intel provides chipsets to for Huawei laptops and tablets, and Qualcomm provides modems and processors. With Intel and Qualcomm, many others are also in line to make this all a true nightmare for Huawei.
According to Bloomberg, Intel and Qualcomm told their employees to stop the Huawei shipments until further notice. German Chipmaker, Infineon Technologies also left Huawei alone, as reported by Nikkei.
Huawei Is overburdened!
Although Huawei has been preparing for the worst possible conditions since the mid of last year, the seriousness of this ban has left the manufacturer overburdened. Huawei does manufacture its own chips and processors, but since everybody is turning away their faces from Huawei hits it hard.
Huawei has been reported to have stockpiled the supplies to meet any dangerous situations for 3 months.
Will Microsoft Join the Gang?
After Google, Intel, and Qualcomm, the rumors are in the air suggesting that Microsoft might too join the team. Microsoft provides Huawei with Operating Systems for the laptops. Huawei is to develop its own operating system instead of entirely relying on Microsoft for its laptop.
“We have prepared our own operating system, if it turns out we can no longer use these systems, we will be ready and have our plan B,” Huawei executive Richard Yu shared in a recent interview with Die Welt. There has been complete silence on the matter from Microsoft. Let us see whether the rumor is true.
5G Phones Might Be a Little Late
“The Chinese Company is heavily dependent on U.S. semiconductor products and would be seriously crippled without the supply of key U.S. components,” said Ryan Koontz, an analyst with Rosenblatt Securities Inc. America’s ban “may cause China to delay its 5G network build until the ban is lifted, having an impact on many global component suppliers.” The 5G networks are blamed to have surveillance from China.
In spite of having banned the tech giant’s supplies, the USA might face the music too. Obviously, USA is also relying somehow on the world’s second-largest economy, China. Banning supplies from the USA will definitely hurt the businesses of the companies mentioned above. Since Huawei is the second largest phone selling brand after Samsung, banning it will impact people all around the globe. The trade war between China and USA seems like never-ending, and the whole world has to pay for it.