This is major
Huawei has yet another major problem in the pipeline, as BBC is reporting that Arm has supposedly told its staff to halt business deals with Huawei.
Employees were apparently told “all active contracts, support entitlements, and any pending engagements,” with Huawei and its subsidiaries in compliance with the US trade ban on the company.
While Arm is a UK tech firm, it believes it is still affected by the US restrictions on technology transfer as its designs contain US Origin technology.
And while Huawei is capable of manufacturing its own chips, it relies on Arm’s license on several chip designs for its Kirin chipsets that are produced by its HiSilicon subsidiary,
Arm suspending business with the embattled Chinese manufacturing giant is the latest in a string of setbacks brought about by the US Government’s placement of Huawei on an “Entity List” – companies that can’t conduct business in the US without government approval.
High profile companies that have complied with the de facto ban include Google, Intel, Qualcomm, and Broadcom.