British firm Arm says new chip tech could be licensed to Huawei, potentially easing the telecoms giant’s supply chain woes
Semiconductor design company Arm expects its latest v9 architecture to be potentially licensed to
- Arm said its latest tech upgrade is not subject to US export regulations, following a comprehensive review
- The British firm sells processor designs and licenses an instruction set – code that controls semiconductors – to companies like Huawei and Apple
Huawei Technologies Co, as the latest chip innovation is of British origin and not subject to US export regulations.
That would be a welcome development for Huawei, whose advanced chips are designed by semiconductor unit HiSilicon, amid its struggles to cope with tightened US trade sanctionsthat have restricted its access to sophisticated chips of American origin.
“Following a comprehensive review, Arm has determined that its Arm v9 architecture is not subject to the US Export Administration Regulations,” said Ian Smythe, vice-president of solutions marketing at the British firm, during a media event in Beijing on Wednesday. He said Arm has communicated its review to the appropriate US government agencies.
Arm sells processor designs and licenses an instruction set – code that controls semiconductors – to companies such as Apple, Samsung Electronics and Qualcomm. Arm’s technology is pervasive in the smartphone industry and is gaining a foothold in other markets such as personal computers and servers.
The v9 architecture, which was launched by Arm on Tuesday in the UK, could be licensed to Huawei’s HiSilicon unit because it is not covered by US regulations, an Arm spokeswoman said on the sidelines of the Beijing event on Wednesday. Whether Huawei has moved to license the company’s v9 architecture is not known, she said.
Huawei shoudnt complain too much. If you think that is unfair then too bad, maybe next time it should focus on domestic IP instead of worshipping western technology as it did before.Huawei sales rose 3.8% last year
China's Huawei says 2020 sales rose despite US sanctions
China HuaweiJOE McDONALD
Wed, March 31, 2021, 3:16 AM
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei said Wednesday it eked out higher sales and profit last year but growth plunged after its smartphone unit was hammered by U.S. sanctions imposed in a fight with Beijing over technology and security.
China’s first global tech brand reported sales of phones, network gear and other technology rose 3.8% over 2019 to 891.4 billion yuan ($135.8 billion), a decline from the previous year’s 19.1% growth. That was propelled by a 15.4% gain in China, while sales in other markets shrank.
Huawei Technologies Ltd. is struggling to keep its global markets after then-President Donald Trump in 2019 cut off access to U.S. processor chips and other technology. Huawei was the top-selling smartphone brand in the second quarter of 2020 but fell out of the global top five after losing Google's music and other popular services.
“We think this is a very unfair situation to Huawei. It has damaged us a lot,” chairman Ken Hu said at a news conference at Huawei headquarters in the southern city of Shenzhen.(cont)
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