The U.S. ‘Entity-List’ has included Huawei to ban its business U.S. firms but the Chinese tech giant has started to find its way out the situation and reducing dependence on US technology by moving to alternative suppliers.
As a result of its greater self-reliance, Huawei’s longer-term supply chain will be permanently altered, sources familiar with the company’s strategy said. The moves will have consequences for many of the biggest names in the U.S. semiconductor industry, including Micron Technology, Qualcomm, Broadcom and Texas Instruments, which count the Chinese company as a major customer, reported NikkeiAsia.
“You will still see a lot of U.S. components in its new products in the second half of this year,” one of the sources said. “But in the next one to three years, Huawei’s priority will be to figure out detailed backup plans and imagine a world without American suppliers.”
In Mid-May, the US Commerce Department added Huawei into the blacklist and barred the company from buying US technologies, used to produce its products specifically smartphones.
Because of this decision not only Huawei lost some of its business but U.S. firms also got a setback in their share markets.
Therefore several tech giants in the US have shown their concerns to President Donald Trump, who promised to soften restriction on Huawei as a negotiation to resolve trade issues with China.
On July 21, CEO of Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcomm, and Google met Trump on the issue of trade licensing for Huawei. As he agreed on their request for a timely license application to supply the Chinese telecom giant.
“Even so, Huawei will not stop its efforts to reduce dependence on American suppliers” told source.
In an interview with Huawei Finance, Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei told the company plans to ship 270 million smartphones this year to grow 30% sales and higher than any of its previous sales goal. While the founder previously said that US trade ban will hurt the company’s smartphone sales in overseas markets.
But Huawei appears to be making progress on replacing U.S.-based suppliers with Asian alternatives. It has already shifted orders of cellular power amplifiers and Wi-Fi chips once bought from Skyworks, Qorvo and Broadcom to Japan’s Murata Manufacturing and Taiwan’s RichWave, one of the sources said.
Huawei is also using its own design of power amplifier and radio frequency components into production this year with Taiwan’s WIN Semiconductors, said three sources.
Remus Hsu, a tech analyst at Taipei-based Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute, said Huawei’s goal to ship 270 million handsets this year was optimistic, even as the company’s shift toward self-made components and non-U. S. suppliers start to bear fruit.
“Huawei is making a lot of effort to reduce its reliance on the American suppliers,” said Hsu, who has watched the company for a long time. “But the sales performance of its smartphones in the second half of this year will depend on if it can get support from worldwide telecom operators.”
The main issue with its smartphone goal to attain this sales mark is depends on whether Huawei will have access to Google’s Android operating system and whether apps run smoothly, the analyst said.
As it seems like Huawei will stick with Android and will get a resumption of Android services in time because the company has claimed that it has not built any operating system alternative for Android.
Following the arrest of Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, Huawei has aggressively stockpiled components and certified alternative non-U. S. suppliers, which has helped it to stick to its launch schedules.
By judging the current situation, we can say that Huawei is capable of retaining its 2nd smartphone vendor rank in the global market this year and recent figures of the smartphone shipment sales show that Huawei has already started its sales recovery program globally.
Canada to ban Huawei from 5G: Report
Huawei has been under a lot of difficulties for the last three years due to U.S. sanctions, which have led to bans on its network equipment in different markets. However, despite various processes, Canada has now also shown its direction on this matter to ban Huawei from 5G development in the country.
According to the report coming from Reuters, Canada is planning to ban Huawei from its 5G network gear installation program citing national security risks without showing any of them.
The country is following the path of the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing group including five countries including the U.S., U.K., Australia, and New Zealand.
“We intend to exclude Huawei and ZTE from our 5G networks,” Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne told reporters in Ottawa. “Providers who already have this equipment installed will be required to cease its use and remove it under the plans we’re announcing today.”
Aside from this, the Canadian government has also laid down a deadline for carriers and network companies to remove their network 5G equipment by the year 2024. On the other hand, companies that use 4G equipment from Huawei will be required to remove the gear until 2027.
In 2018, Canada announce to review of the ongoing Huawei matter to adapt its network gear. Last, in 2018, Huawei’s Chief Financial Official is detailed Vancouver Airport.
regarding this matter, Alykhan Velshi, Vice President of corporate affairs for Huawei in Canada said with Canadian Broadcasting Corp that the company is still waiting to hear what sort of national security threats they think Huawei poses.
Adding to this, Velshi said, Huawei is completely operational in Canada and there are over 1500 employees in the country, most of them conduct research and development. Other than these, Huaewi continues to sell new products in the market.
Throughout the entire discussion, Huawei has been targeted by the different governments over political means but no one has not shown any sort of evidence against the Chinese tech firm.
Huawei registers ‘Huawei Soil’ trademark
On May 18, 2022, Huawei registered the ‘Huawei Soil’ trademark in China. This trademark application has document version 47543398 and the trademark has not been published yet. According to the information, Trademark Office held that the goods designated for use by the opposed trademark were Class 1 “silicones”.
The ‘Huawei Soil’ trademark class belongs to the same category as “unprocessed plastics; plasticizers” that were approved for use in trademarks such as “Huawei Zhixuan” cited earlier by the opponent. or similar goods.
In further terms, the opposed trademark completely contains the distinctive identification part of the trademark cited by the opponent, “Huawei”, and does not form a new meaning with an obvious difference. If it is used concurrently, consumers will be misunderstood.
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Huawei AppGallery facing a severe issue: Report
Huawei AppGallery is a new generation of an app distribution platform for Huawei devices and the Chinese tech maker is working on improving its productivity for smartphone owners. However, recently a severe issue has been reported on Huawei AppGallery that allows downloading paid apps for free of cost.
According to the input coming from 9to5Google, an Android developer has found an issue in Huawei AppGallery that doesn’t have any special protection feature for the paid applications. This could lead to easy exploitation and enables to obtain the download link for premium apps without even paying for them.
In simple words, it could cause a loss to the developer but the report also mentions that this issue has been reported to Huawei. However, there’s no clear guideline or response that has been received on this matter.
Huawei AppGallery is a smart solution that allows developers to create a new user experience for the consumers. The platform is supported by Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) Core, which enables various APIs in applications.
Huawei AppGallery serves under the top three app marketplace globally and brings a whole range of global and local apps including navigation & transport, news, social media, and more.
AppGallery is available in more than 170 countries and regions with over 580 million monthly active users globally. Huawei partnered with 5.4 million developers across the globe, and in 2021 the total app distributions from AppGallery reached 432 billion times.