Huawei has been revealed to be looking for more chip suppliers. On May 22nd the Nikkei Asia Review quoted sources as saying that Huawei was in talks with MediaTek and UNISOC to purchase more chips, and that Huawei intended to use the chips as an alternative to maintain the continued operation of its consumer electronics business. Huawei has yet to comment.
For the relationship with mobile phone manufacturers, related people said that MediaTek’s attitude has always been that MediaTek and a number of domestic mobile phone manufacturers have a good and long-term cooperative relationship, no matter which partner, the company is committed to chip performance research and development, to help end-users can enjoy the high-end and even flagship model can bring the user experience, thereby promoting the popularity of 5G mobile application experience. “This is our attitude towards our customers and other relevant information is not available to comment on. MediaTek said.
MediaTek is the world’s second-largest independent mobile phone chip design company, after Qualcomm. It is a local mobile phone chip design company. MediaTek and The Sharp chips mainly cover the low- and middle-end markets.
Earlier, on May 20, Zhao Ming, president of Huawei’s Glory Mobile, said in an interview about working with MediaTek, saying that MediaTek had been a partner in the glory of various product lines, “including early years until now, Glory has been using MediaTek’s chips.” Our strategy has always been so, and we will work together on mediatek’s 5G SoC in the future, and MediaTek has always been an honorable partner. “
The U.S. Commerce Department said in a statement on May 15 local time that it would restrict Huawei’s purchase of semiconductors made from U.S. software and technology, including those that are outside the U.S. but are on the U.S. commerce control list, and require U.S. government licenses before contracting huawei and HiSilicon.
China’s Ministry of Commerce also responded on May 17. China’s Ministry of Commerce said it was aware of the new U.S. export control rules for Huawei. China firmly opposes this. China urges the U.S. side to immediately stop the wrong practices and create conditions for normal trade and cooperation among enterprises. China will take all necessary measures to resolutely safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese enterprises.
Speaking at the Global Analyst conference in China on May 18, Guo Ping, Huawei’s rotating chairman, said the U.S. government’s china-based business would inevitably have a huge impact, “but the past year’s grind has left us with thick skin and we are confident that we can find a solution.” “