Qualcomm recently got a license from the US to resume supply to Huawei; However, it can only supply 4G chips to Huawei.
Huawei will not rely
on QUALCOMM’s chips despite license which covers only 4G chips, not 5G
Qualcomm recently received US government approval to supply sanctioned HUAWEI products. But the leadership of the Chinese company noted that they are not currently interested in Snapdragon processors.
Zhang Pingan, President of HUAWEI Cloud Services for Business, said the company sees how hard Qualcomm is working to resolve issues. He said that as soon as the required option appears, HUAWEI will consider purchasing Qualcomm chips. At the same time, according to one of HUAWEI's suppliers, the company has indeed seen an increase in orders for various 4G devices.
Qualcomm, AMD, Intel, Sony are all licensed and can ship at HUAWEI's request. But in the case of Qualcomm, there is one point that makes the partnership uninteresting for HUAWEI. According to KeyBank 's leading analyst John Veen, the fact is that only 4G processors can be considered as export processors, and the Chinese smartphone maker primarily expects an increase in the supply of platforms with support for fifth-generation networks.
In connection with the US sanctions, the Chinese smartphone maker is forced to abandon the flagship Kirin 9000 processors of its own design, which may cause a shortage in the range of the company's top echelon gadgets. This happened due to the fact that the TSMC manufacturer works on equipment that uses American technologies.