Following news reports that Qualcomm reportedly got the green light to supply chips to Huawei, the San Diego-based chipmaker confirms that they obtained licenses to supply chips to Huawei. However, there’s a small catch: Qualcomm is only allowed to supply 4G chips to Huawei, which means Qualcomm will supply chips to Huawei’s entry to mid-range line for now. There’s no confirmation yet if Qualcomm will be able to supply 5G chips to Huawei.
Going through the details of the license, Qualcomm’s patent license agreement with Huawei is valued at $1.8 billion, which authorizes Huawei to use Qualcomm technology. The said amount was received by Qualcomm, as confirmed on a financial report meeting last November 5.
While Qualcomm has yet confirmed if it can supply 5G chips to Huawei, Chairman Guo Ping said in a speech that it is willing to work with Qualcomm if the US government allows them to do so.