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Sony applied for U.S. license to continue selling mobile image sensors to Huawei




Japans’s Sony and memory chipmaker Kioxia Holdings has applied for U.S. permission to sell their goods to Huawei, says a report from Nikkei.

This move came after, certain U.S. tech companies received permission to continue doing business with the Chinese tech giant. Therefore, more companies coming forward to apply for a U.S. license to keep supplying Huawei.

Huawei is one of the major customers of Sony, which provides image sensors for smartphones. On the other hand, Kioxia is the second-largest flash memory maker in the world and also supplies to Huawei.

Sony, in a previous statement, said it would face problems in earning if it not receive a license. While Koxia warned that sanctions on Huawei could bring memory chip oversupply and price declines.

Last month, U.S. chipmaker – Intel got a license to continue chipset sells to Huawei and it’s reported that Qualcomm is also pursuing the U.S. government to get approval for chipset business with Huawei.

Huawei Rotating Chairman, Guo Ping said Huawei willing to use Qualcomm Snapdragon processors in its smartphones if Qualcomm gets a license.


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Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.