Despite United States ban on selling products to the Chinese telecommunications company, Huawei, Micron Technology Inc., the largest U.S. maker of computer memory chips, said it resumed some shipments to Huawei appearing to find a way around an export ban that threatens growth for the semiconductor industry.
Sanjay Mehrotra, chief executive of Micron, said a company review determined “that we could lawfully resume shipping a subset of current products” not affected by the export restrictions. “We have started shipping some orders of those products to Huawei in the last two weeks,” he said. “However, there is considerable ongoing uncertainties surrounding the Huawei situation and we are unable to predict the volumes or time periods over which we will be able to ship products to Huawei.”
The Commerce Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday, in a blow to the Chinese technology company that the US government has sought to blacklist around the world.
In the midst of a trade war with Beijing, President Donald Trump has barred US companies from engaging in telecommunications trade with foreign companies said to threaten American national security. Holders of current Huawei smartphones with Google apps, however, will continue to be able to use and download app updates provided by Google, a Google spokesperson said, confirming earlier reporting by Reuters.
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17 November, 2019