Huawei to concentrate on its cloud business having access to US chips

Huawei has reportedly announced plans to focus on its budding cloud business that still has access to U.S. chips notwithstanding the recently imposed sanctions. The move has been taken in order to ensure the survival of the company, cite sources. Huawei’s cloud computing business focuses on the provision of computing storage and power to organizations, further giving access to artificial intelligence.

Of late, the Donald Trump administration has reportedly announced restrictions on Chinese companies, especially Huawei, on technology exports citing concerns of national security. The U.S. government has banned the company from procuring chipsets manufactured in the U.S. or using American technologies, a few months ago. These sanctions have stopped TSMC, Huawei’s contract manufacturer, from taking new orders and advancing on plans to completely halt the business from September 15.

For the uninitiated, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., is a multinational telecom player with its headquarters in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. Huawei is specialized in the design, development, and sale of consumer electronics and telecommunications equipment. The company was founded by Ren Zhengfei in 1987 and its subsidiaries comprise Huawei Symantec, HiSilicon, HexaTier Ltd., Caliopa NV, Hubble Technologies, Huawei Technologies Canada Co., Ltd., and others.

Huawei has reportedly put its cloud business on an equal footing with its telecom equipment and smartphone businesses, state sources. The Chinese government has agreed to back the company’s cloud services via public contracts intending to support its efforts to step up its offerings.

Sources state that the Chinese company is set to roll out its Mate40 flagship smartphone series very soon. The tech giant has also decided to launch its Kirin 9000 SoC, apparently the last flagship chipset from the brand. While the company is planning to manufacture its own chipsets, it is also being speculated that the tech major will announce the creation of its own semiconductor chips without the need of any US components or equipment.


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