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.
Samsung and Huawei signed technology license agreement
Alongside Oppo, do you know that Huawei has also signed an agreement for sharing key technology patents with Samsung? Yes, Huawei partnered with 20 companies around the globe, this includes smartphone makers, smart cars, network equipment makers, and others.
Talking specifically, Samsung is the biggest licensee among the foreign players that signed an agreement with Huawei for cross-license patent sharing. Under this agreement, Samsung could use Huawei’s patent for its own devices.
Probably, Samsung could pay Huawei per device. However, there are no further details are available on the specifics of the contract between these two tech giants.
Earlier this day, Huawei officially confirmed a cross-licensing global technology patent with Chinese phone maker, Oppo. This partnership will allow Oppo to access Huawei’s wireless network, WiFi, audio and video encoders, and 5G patents.
In patent law, a cross-licensing agreement is an agreement according to which two or more parties grant a license to each other for the exploitation of the subject matter claimed in one or more of the patents each owns.
Huawei has been one of the biggest patent holders of 5G technologies in the world and continues ramping up investment for research and development on new network technologies.
Huawei patents are widely recognized, especially in mainstream standards such as cellular, Wi-Fi, and audio/video codecs.
In June this year, Huawei announced its annual patent applications in the U.S. totals around 4000, with an average of 3000 new ones granted. In 2021, Huawei ranked fifth in terms of new patents granted, adding up to a total of 20000 patents in the United States.
During the same timeline, the number of Huawei’s patent applications in China has been on the rise for seven years, exceeding 10,000 in 2020 and hitting nearly 12,000 in 2021.
Huawei’s licensees cover many areas, including smartphones, connected cars, networking, IoT, and smart homes. In the past five years, more than 2 billion smartphones have obtained Huawei’s 4G/5G patent licenses. And for cars, about 8 million connected vehicles are licensed with Huawei patents each year.
(source – nikkeiasia)
Huawei Smart Scale 3 Bluetooth version launched, measure as light as 100g
Huawei Smart Scales are amazing and today, the company launched the Bluetooth version of the Smart Scale 3 weight measurement device. And it can measure objects as light as 100g.
According to the information, Huawei Smart Scale 3 brings a large rounded cornered glass surface on top. It Weighs around 1.3kg and has a 3.5mm short-scale foot design.
Huawei Smart Scale 3 Bluetooth version is benchmarked against the gold standard dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry method – DEXA.
The correlation of the measurement results of fat mass is greater than 0.922. The closer the numerical correlation is to 1, the more accurate the detection results.
On the other hand, the Scale can accurately measure 13 important human body composition data based on massive data and AI technology, and detailed measurement results can be viewed from the Huawei Health mobile app.
Huawei Health app has over 200 training courses, including fat loss, muscle gain, diet and training, and more. The changes in body index data have historical records.
Huawei Smart Scale 3 Bluetooth supports the weighing of small objects that could be as light as 100g. Pets, fruits, and vegetables can be directly weighed on the scale.
The device is in Frost White and Island Blue version at 129 yuan. On the other hand, the yellow limited edition will be available at 208 yuan. The Smart Scale 3 Bluetooth version is currently launched in China.
Huawei Nova 10 SE with 108MP triple camera launched in China
Today, Huawei Nova 10 SE smartphone launched in China comes with a 108-megapixel triple camera system. On the other hand, the phone has a beautiful desing as well as a number of new features.
Huawei Nova 10 SE features a 6.67-inch of screen size with 1.07 billion colors, an OLED panel, up to 90 Hz refresh rate, and up to 270 Hz touch sampling rate as well as FHD+ resolution. The display panel inherits a flat design and there’s a center-hole punch to house a selfie camera.
Coming to the dimensions, the phone is only 7.39mm thick and weighs 184 grams. On the other hand, there are three beautiful colors to choose from Starry Silver, Mint Green, and Starry Black.
Huawei Nova 10 SE is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G octa-core chipset featuring Octa-core, 4 × Cortex-A73 at 2.4 GHz + 4 × Cortex-A53 at 1.9 GHz, and Adreno 610 GPU.
The phone is featured with HarmonyOS 2.0.1 software pre-installed and there are a number of new features and a refreshed user interface ready for you to explore.
Huawei Nova 10 SE brings a quad camera system that includes a 108 MP High-Res Camera (f/1.9 aperture), 8 MP Ultra-Wide Depth Camera (f/2.2 aperture), and 2 MP Macro Camera (f/2.4 aperture). The front side of the phone has a 16MP portrait camera with f/2.2 aperture.
It is packed with a 4500mAh battery and it could recharge with a 66W supercharger. The phone has various sensors such as a Gravity sensor, Fingerprint sensor, Compass, Ambient light sensor, and Ultrasound replacing the proximity beam and Gyroscope.
Huawei Nova 10 SE with 128GB version is priced at 1999 yuan (287 USD) and the 256GB version is priced at 2299 yuan (330 USD). The phone will be on sale today.