While struggling to maintain its smartphone business, Huawei is also working on other fronts in search of expanding its presence in the technology market. The Chinese giant’s intention is to offset possible financial losses with United States sanctions.
This week, Forrest Norrod, senior vice president at AMD, confirmed that the company has obtained special authorization from the U.S. Department of Commerce to sell processors and others. chips for companies that are on the dreaded “black list” from the country:
This license assures us that there will be no significant impact on the sale of our products to partners in China. We are complying with all the rules and regulations imposed by the USA.
As much as Norrod does not cite Huawei by name, the manufacturer is the only Chinese that needs special authorization from the U.S. to keep working. In addition, the AMD case shows that the Commerce Department has reissued licenses amid trade war:
After having released a few permits, the department has gone a long way without commenting on the Huawei case. The AMD license is proof that the situation could soon be eased for the Chinese giant.
It should be noted that Qualcomm and other companies are using lobbying to encourage the trade department to give up some restrictions against Huawei. On the other hand, the Chinese is already beginning to face a scenario of scarcity of its smartphones in the main markets of China.