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AMD may be able to supply chips to Huawei

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AMD's Senior Vice President Forrest Norrod today confirmed that the company has been granted to sell its products to some companies included in the US Entity List. The executive believes that "they should be able to continue servicing" its customers and that might include Huawei.
AMD may be able to supply chips to Huawei
File photo of a Huawei MateBook laptop

To recall, the US is trying to pin down Huawei's business by putting it in the Entity List due to the ongoing trade war between China and US citing "National Security Concerns."

After Huawei's temporary general license expires, the sanctions have prevented US companies from supplying products with hardware or software with American origins to the tech giant. Because of this, Huawei doesn't have access at the moment to chip foundries like TSMC and Samsung Foundry as well as chipmakers like MediaTek and Qualcomm.

The effects of the sanctions are thought to hit the semiconductor industry hard as Qualcomm expects to lose access to the USD 8 billion market and South Korean chip companies predicted to lose USD 8.45 billion.

AMD chips for Huawei laptops soon?

AMD's statement suggests that they are unaffected by the ban and they don't expect to see a significant impact on its business and the company stressed that they are 100 percent commplying to the US regulations.

AMD appears to be not completely certain about the kind of products it will be able to sell and to what entities. But if ever, AMD may be able to supply chips to Huawei for its PC segment and other devices.

Apart from AMD, several companies like MediaTek, samsung, and SMIC (emiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation) have applied for licenses from the Commerce Deparment.

Via: Wccftech
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