香港白小姐中彩网: Huawei's phones and networking equipment are now "American-free"

Huawei's phones and networking equipment are now
According to a report from UBS and Fomalhaut Techno Solutions cited by the Wall Street Journal, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro flagship phone contains no American made parts. That isn't surprising since the manufacturer is banned from its U.S. supply chain by the American government. The Journal notes how much progress Huawei has made to wean itself off of U.S. parts and chips.

For example, before the ban, Huawei sourced chips designed to keep its phones connected with network signals from U.S. companies like Qorvo. Similar chips were also purchased from Skyworks and Huawei's own HiSilicon unit. Since the ban, the manufacturer can obtain some chips from Qorvo but added Japan's Murata as a new source for this part while dropping  Skyworks. Similarly, it stopped using Broadcom as a source for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chips and now relies on its own chips.

Huawei was smart enough to recognize that a U.S. supply chain ban could be in the cards after being called a national security threat by American lawmakers as far back as 2012. So the company started stockpiling parts and this move helped keep Huawei afloat after the ban was put into place. In addition, the manufacturer started looking for suppliers from countries other than the U.S. and also began to develop its own replacement parts. The firm does have the advantage of owning the HiSilicon subsidiary that designs chips like its Kirin SoCs and Balong modem chips. While these are designed by HiSilicon, they are manufactured by TSMC; the latter says that it will continue to supply Huawei. Last month, there was speculation that the U.S. was trying to force the government of Taiwan to block TSMC from doing work for Huawei, but this report was denied by a Taiwan government official.

Huawei's 5G networking equipment is now "American-free"


If there is one U.S. based supplier that Huawei cannot easily replace, it is Google. Huawei can no longer license the Google Play services version of Android which means that its newer phones will not be able to work with Google's core Android apps like the Play Store, Search, Gmail, Maps and others. This doesn't matter so much inside China where many of Google's apps are banned but is important to international sales. Models like the Mate 30 series and the foldable Mate X are pre-installed with an open-source version of Android and Huawei's own AppGallery storefront.

The Journal report notes that Huawei's new American-free supply chain is being employed not only for its smartphones, but also for its networking equipment gear. Huawei, with a 28% market share, is the largest global supplier of such technology. With carriers spending huge amounts of money to build out their new 5G networks, the manufacturer has been producing 5G base stations without U.S. components and software. The base stations are a major part of the new 5G networks being constructed and switching suppliers has slowed down the pace at which the company churns out these base stations. Right now the company can produce only 5,000 5G base stations every month; by next year Huawei should be able to build 125,000 per month.


John Suffolk, Huawei's top cybersecurity official made a note of this when he recently said, "All of our 5G is now America-free. We would like to continue using American components, It’s good for American industry. It’s good for Huawei. That has been taken out of our hands." What Suffolk is saying is that Huawei would prefer to obtain parts from its U.S. supply chain, but thanks to its placement on the Commerce Department's entity list, it has no choice but to obtain parts elsewhere. As we've pointed out numerous times, Huawei did spend $11 billion on state-side suppliers last year although not all of those components and software are covered by the ban.

Handel Jones, president of consulting firm International Business Strategies Inc., says that the U.S. supply chain ban is not working. "Independence of U.S. supply indicates that the strategies of the U.S. in trying to isolate Huawei are not working," he said. Also, the fact that the company saw its global smartphone shipments rise over 28% year-over-year during the third quarter is indicative of this. Huawei, with 18% of the worldwide smartphone market, is number two behind Samsung but ahead of third-place Apple. Thanks to patriotic Chinese consumers, during the same quarter the company saw its handset shipments inside China soar an unbelievable 66% from July through September.

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1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22490; Member since: May 28, 2014

“Handel Jones, president of consulting firm International Business Strategies Inc., says that the U.S. supply chain ban is not working. "Independence of U.S. supply indicates that the strategies of the U.S. in trying to isolate Huawei are not working," he said. Also, the fact that the company saw its global smartphone shipments rise over 28% year-over-year during the third quarter is indicative of this. Huawei, with 18% of the worldwide smartphone market, is number two behind Samsung but ahead of third-place Apple.” I’ve been saying this for a while now. The fact that Huawei is still so successful and growing sales in its smartphone department and networking equipment department despite the U.S. ban proves that the ban isn’t working. Further proof is that the Google-Free Mate 30 line has exceeded 7 million units moved globally. This move by the U.S. is only going to hurt U.S. companies that depend on Huawei’s networking equipment in the long run. Kudos to you for still being successful in the face of the U.S. ban without any solid proof given of wrongdoing, Huawei.

3. ijuanp03

Posts: 656; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Duh... they are NOT using Google Apps in China since forever. Ditch Android altogether NOW. Not tomorrow, not next year but NOW. Huawei's arrogance seems contradicting. Use their own OS NOW. They don't need Google but still can't let go of Android because they are too afraid to lose their customer from Europe and even in their home country.

4. QuantumRazer

Posts: 160; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

A company's job is to provide the best UX to their customers, which, in Huawei's case, Android does a better job at than whatever the new OS they are developing right now. Stop relying on US-based hardware components because they are banned from using most and they can get prohibited from accessing all of them in the future? Good. Keep using an open source OS instead of still-developing in house OS for the best app compatibility and system stability? Nothing wrong with that as well. Huge companies like Huawei don't make such a bold move simply because they want to be "arrogant", they do it for the risk prevention. There's no emotion involved here.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22490; Member since: May 28, 2014

iJuanp03, Duh...EVERYONE knows they haven’t been using Googles apps or mobile services in China. This is article IS NOT just taking about “in China”, nor is it just talking about apps and mobile services. They aren’t being arrogant, they are being factual and taking steps to secure their own future, which is backed up by the numbers.

11. mootu

Posts: 1541; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Why should they stop using Android ?. Google does not own Android, it is an open source operating system built by many people from all around the world. All Google bought when they purchased Android was the name, the branding. Anyone can use it or modify it in any way they please.

8. lyndon420

Posts: 6878; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Something that I find interesting...a lot of people on here are 'all for' building a cyberwall against China, but they're totally against building a physical wall to keep 'physical' threats from entering the USA (and Canada). Go figure...

12. pokerc

Posts: 61; Member since: May 24, 2012

K.A.G!!

2. RevolutionA

Posts: 476; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

That's really good to hear. Good for us. No more Huawei stuff here and no more sharing of our stuff to them

5. Papa_Ji

Posts: 878; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

So no more US spying parts in huawei devices..... Now, Huawei devices are my first choice

13. Fred3

Posts: 583; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

@papa_ji lmao you will still be spied on no matter what phone you choose. Choose Huawei then you choose China. I find it hilarious that y'all are arguing over this lol.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22490; Member since: May 28, 2014

Revolution A, You’d rather the spying be done by U.S. companies on behalf of the U.S. government, it seems.

9. lyndon420

Posts: 6878; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

You need to be more specific with him/her/it... ... it's okay when apple does the spying, on behalf of the government...(because obviously apple is NOT above the government...or are they??) hmmmm....

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22490; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao true.

14. chenski

Posts: 781; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Just bought a mate 30 pro over the weekend and installed Google, best phone of 2019
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