WSJ: Huawei has learned to make smartphones without American components

It took less than a year.

The smartphone Huawei Mate 30 there are no American components. The company switched to its own solutions, and also found contractors from the Netherlands, Japan and Taiwan. This was reported by The Wall Street Journal, citing analysts from UBS and Fomalhaut Techno Solutions.

As the researchers found, the Mate 30 does not have a single American component. For example, Huawei switched to its own production of Wi ‑ Fi and Bluetooth chips instead of using Broadcom, receives audio amplifiers from the Netherlands NXP Semiconductors instead of Cirrus Logic, and Taiwanese MediaTek and Japanese Murata supply other elements.  asked for confirmation from Huawei, but has not yet received a response.

Huawei Mate 30 Image of Huawei

As a company spokesman told WSJ, Huawei has a “clear preference” to continue to use and buy components from US contractors. However, if this is not possible due to the US government, then the manufacturer “will have no choice but to use solutions from non-US sources.”

So far, Huawei has not completely refused the services of American companies, although it no longer does business with most of the former contractors. For example, a more advanced version of the Mate 30 Pro with 5G uses chips from American Qualcomm and Texas Instruments.

How has the “filling” of Huawei smartphones after the introduction of US sanctions. 
The dotted line indicates the date of inclusion in the black list. Image WSJ

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