Intel, Qualcomm, and Broadcom also refuse Huawei: After the US decision to add Huawei and 70 of its subsidiaries to the “blacklist” and forbid them to buy components from American manufacturers, not only Google refused to cooperate with Huawei.
It seems that the giants of the semiconductor business – Intel, Qualcomm, and Broadcom joined the boycott. Intel delivers Huawei server hardware and notebook processors, the Broadcom – components for network equipment, well, Qualcomm’s –modems and processors for smartphones.
Sources have reported that these companies have announced to their employees that they have stopped shipping Huawei products “until further notice.“
Officially, they have not yet commented on this information.
What to do?
Huawei representatives did not lose optimism (or want to, so it seemed), and insist that “survive“ and without the cooperation of American companies. Company director Ren Zhengfei said that they were preparing for this scenario.
First, the company made stocks, which should be enough for three months. Secondly, it relies on HiSilicon’s own development, including Kirin processors and Balong modems. Now they are used in flagship models.
Thirdly, the company has a solution to the problem of Android and Google services. This is Hongmeng’s own operating system (it’s not yet clear whether it’s a code name or a final one), which has been under development since 2012. Whether it is ready for use and whether Huawei will have to change Android to Hongmeng is not yet known.