Micron, an American producer of memory and data storage has resumed its shipments to Huawei in the midst of U.S. restrictions and expects a rise in demands for chips later this year.
Micron Chief Executive Sanjay Mehrotra said the company has resumed shipping some chips in the past two weeks after it reviewed the U.S. ban on selling products to the Chinese telecom giant, reported Reuters.
“We determined that we could lawfully resume shipping a subset of current products because they are not subject to export administration regulations and entity list restrictions,” Mehrotra said on a conference call with investors.
“However, there is considerable ongoing uncertainty surrounding the Huawei situation, and we are unable to predict the volumes or time periods over which we will be able to ship products to Huawei,” he added.
In May, the US Commerce Department added Huawei to the “Entity List” or simply called a trade blacklist – an action that bars Huawei from buying components and software services from American firms.
The Semiconductor Industry Association, of which Intel Corp and Micron are both supporters, said some chips do not come under the US government ban rules.