Huawei remains in the spotlight after being blacklisted in the United States. However, this time, the reasons are different. Usually, the impacts that these measures will have on the Chinese company are mentioned, but this time the emphasis goes to the impact on the various American companies affected.
Some of Huawei's top hardware vendors are apparently trying to pressure the US government to reconsider its actions on the manufacturer. Some of the key players are Qualcomm, Intel and Xilinx Inc, being the most important component suppliers.
Government pressures have lasted since late May
It is not yet possible to know what the weight of these requests will be in future decisions of the Donald Trump government. Still, according to Reuters sources, business-government meetings have been going on since late May.
While US companies do not deny the potential security risk in Huawei's implementation of 5G networks. They state that their servers and smartphones have high availability components and should not present any security risk.
Qualcomm and Intel 'far from' wanting to help Huawei
While it may seem like a call for 'help' from Huawei, US companies have made a point of stressing that they are not interested in helping Huawei. The main purpose of these investees is solely to prevent US companies from being severely affected by these government actions.
While news over the past few weeks has focused on the Chinese manufacturer, the truth is that Qualcomm and Intel will also be severely affected by this 'war'.
According to the Reuters report, in 2018 Huawei spent nearly 10 billion euros on purchases made from US companies. As such, their blacklisting in the United States will result in major damage to US companies.
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