Things are going good for Huawei these days
If you have been following the news on the Huawei-US debacle, it appears that the Chinese brand is winning back several companies as of late. From Google making a case about the ban to US chipmakers lobbying to Trump to ease the ban, Microsoft is following suit as well.
Recently, the US tech company announced that it has resumed sales of Huawei’s MateBook laptops at their online store following several weeks of not making them available due to the ban. Aside from the resumption of sales, Microsoft assured that it will be providing software updates to all Huawei devices.
While the temporary suspension of the ban may be one of the reasons why Microsoft decided to resume sales of Huawei’s MateBook laptops, a Microsoft spokesperson told CNBC that they will continue to evaluate the complexities of Huawei’s inclusion to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Export Administration Regulations Entity List.
Another possible reason for this is Microsoft’s fear of losing revenue due to the ban. Recently, Broadcom and other semiconductor companies lowered their revenue forecasts due to the Huawei ban.