The US decided to restrict Huawei from doing business, the action is followed by Google, Intel, Broadcom, Qualcomm, and others, now this restriction wave is reached to ARM, which is now planning to exit from its business with Huawei.
ARM is UK based chip designer that develops the architecture and licenses it to other companies around the globe including Huawei’s semiconductor subsidiary HiSilicon.
ARM has told its employees to stop all active contracts, support, and any pending engagements with Huawei and its subsidiaries to comply with recent US trade restrictions, reported BBC, citing an internal document.
In a company memo, it said its designs contained “US origin technology”. Because the designs are based on US technology, the company must have to apply trade restriction on their products and stop its work with Huawei.
In a statement, ARM said it was “complying with all of the latest regulations set forth by the US government”, but declined to comment further.
A spokesman for Huawei said the company “is not commenting at this time”.
Apart from the previous shock including Google and others US-based firms, this could be one of the biggest difficulties that Huawei possibly face in-order to produce its future semiconductor products, that are currently developed under ARM-based technology.
Last week, The US Commerce Department added Huawei into the trade blacklist and imposed restrictions that’ll make it very difficult for the company to do business with American firms. Moreover, the company will now require a license to do business in the country which will likely to be denied.