Huawei's bad weekend is turning down as the company's American suppliers are doing business with the company. Bloomberg now reports that Intel, Qualcomm, and Broadcom, three of the world's leading chip designers and suppliers, are clearing their dealings with Huawei, effective immediately. Huawei's Android license and its Play to the Play Store, effectively dumping it out of the Android smartphone market and forcing the Chinese company to open its own version at the barebone open-source edition of Android.
According to Bloomberg's sources, employees across the major US chipmakers have been informed that their companies are getting their supply deals with Huawei until further notice. Intel provides Huawei with server chips and processors for its laptop line, while Qualcomm figures prominently in modems and other processors. Huawei's actually quite well insulated from the Qualcomm impact, as it builds its own mobile processors and modems. Another Bloomberg report suggests Huawei has also been preparing for this eventuality by stockpiling chips at least three months ago, which should be enough time to tell.
Huawei has also been developing in-house alternative to Android and Windows, specifically to try and address a situation such as the present one.
The Huawei has been going for it.
Huawei has been going for a long time, and the last year unceremoniously rebuffed in its effort to enter the US phone market. The current escalation is part of an increasing hostile trade dispute between the Trump Administration and the Chinese Government, with the former attempting to renegotiate the relationship between the two.