Here are tech firms that have suspended ties with Huawei citing US ban

Chennai: Keeping in mind the ongoing US-China trade war, the US recently coerced companies from doing business with Huawei sighting security reasons. The ban applies to goods that have 25 per cent or more of US-originated technology or materials.

While it may affect non-American firms, the country has soldiered on and has allowed Huawei to buy US goods only until 19 August to maintain existing telecoms networks and provide software updates to its smartphones.

In its recent report, Reuters came up with the list of tech firms that have cut their ties with the Chinese tech giant. Following are companies that have suspended business with the Chinese firm, adding it to their blocklist.

Microsoft Corp: The software maker has stopped accepting new orders from Huawei as it moves to comply with the US ban, a South China Morning Post report said. The two areas of business between Huawei and Microsoft – Windows operating systems for laptops and other content-related services – have been suspended.

Alphabet Inc: Google suspended the transfer of hardware, software and technical services to Huawei. The Chinese company can source what the tech giant has made publicly available via open source licensing.

US chipmakers: Intel Corp, Qualcomm Inc, Xilinx Inc and Broadcom Inc told their employees they will not supply critical software or components to Huawei until further notice.

Lumentum Holdings: The optical components maker has confirmed it has discontinued all shipments to Huawei, adding it ‘intends to fully comply with US imposed license requirements’. Huawei represented 18 per cent of the company’s total revenue in the latest quarter.

Qorvo Inc: The radio frequency chipmaker said it expects first-quarter revenue to take a $50 million hit due to a halt in shipments to Huawei. The Chinese firm represents 15 per cent of Qorvo’s total revenue in the year ended 31 March.

Analog Devices: CEO Vincent Roche said his company will not be shipping anything to Huawei for the foreseeable future.

Inphi Corp: The optical communications chipmaker lowered its second-quarter earnings forecast based on its understanding of the US government blacklisting of Huawei, which accounted for 14 per cent of Inphi’s sales in 2018.

Arm: The British chip designer, owned by Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp, said on 22 May it has halted relations with Huawei to comply with the US ban.

Panasonic Corp: The Japanese electronics giant said on 23 May it had stopped shipments of certain components to Huawei. It will still sell some components to Huawei, a point it made clear on its China website.

IQE Plc: UK-based maker of semiconductor wafers used in chips said on 24 May that the US ban of Huawei could lead to delay in orders and the need for adjustment of supplier managed inventory levels, mainly in its wireless business unit. IQE supplies wafers to multiple chip companies, some of whom supply to Huawei.

MaxLinear Inc: The maker of radio-frequency chips said it had discontinued all shipments to Huawei and its affiliates and cannot predict as to when it will be able to resume shipments.

Skyworks Solutions Inc: The semiconductor maker on 4 June said it ceased all shipments to Huawei and its affiliates and cannot predict as to when it will be able to resume shipments. The company also lowered its third quarter profit and revenue forecasts.

NT Bureau