Huawei Mate 30 has no American parts. For a backstory, early this year, the White House released a statement to the congress of the United States (US) on securing the information and communications technology and services supply chain.
It further explained that foreign adversaries had been creating and exploiting vulnerabilities in informational and technology which stores sensitive sources of information that might lead to cyber-enabled malicious acts against the united states.
The statement was issued under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, the National Emergencies Act, and section 301 of the title 3 of the United States Code.
However, the statement did not issue a direct attack on Huawei Mobile, the Us government has had previous trade wars with china as the biggest equipment manufacturer in the world.
In another threat cited by MIT Technology Review, the US had declared that they will stop sharing intelligence information with countries that use China’s Huawei hardware in their communication systems.
Barely half a year later, Huawei mobile is at the centre stage of good news as the US grants Huawei a second three months grant before the ban on its products. Although the telecom giant has been given more time before the ban set for February 2020, a lesson or two has been picked from the initial ban.
Following their latest release in September in a review by the Wallstreet Journal, the phone has no American chips.
The components in an analysis by UBS and Techno Solutions according to The Verge contain no US parts. The original components which comprise of Intel, Broadcom, Qualcomm, Qorvo, Skyworks and Cirrus Logic will be phased out in no time.
The analysis mentions that Huawei is now sourcing audio amplifiers from the Netherlands to replace the Cirrus Logic and depending solely on its in house HiSilicon conductor for Wi-Fi and BlueTooth chips rather than Broadcom.
This move is just ahead of the plan mostly thought out to be unachievable.
In another interview with the Wallstreet Journal, Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei declared that they can survive without the US. He also says that the company is always ready to embrace globalization and if the US allows them to use their components the will embrace them and if not, they will find alternatives.
According to a post by telecoms.com, Huawei’s owned semiconductor business HiSilicon seems to be working on ways to make its chip supply chain inhouse as it evidently improves on the geographical diversity of its international supply.
Ahead of the ban, it has been alleged that the company has been stockpiling US components in the event the ban happens while still, some services are still dependant on the US supplies.
Japans Murata and Taiwan’s MediaTek are projected to resume the supply of other parts that were previously supplied by the US-based manufacturers according to The Verge.