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ARM ceases business with Huawei

Written by James Delahunty @ 22 May 2019 4:32

ARM ceases business with Huawei

Under fire Chinese firm Huawei is dealt another major blow as chip designer ARM halts business activity with the firm.
The latest shock to hit Huawei comes after Intel and Qualcomm both ceased doing business with the company. Huawei licenses chip designs from ARM to fabricate processors and graphics technology for use in its smartphones.

"ARM is complying with all of the latest regulations set forth by the U.S. government," an ARM spokesman said, reports Reuters. "No further comment at this time."

According to internal memos, ARM's designs contain technology with a U.S. origin, and so it believes it is affected by the Trump administrations ban on doing business with the Chinese tech giant.

Huawei reacted to the latest setback by saying it is confident that the situation will be resolved.

"We value our close relationships with our partners, but recognize the pressure some of them are under, as a result of politically motivated decisions," a Huawei spokesman said.

"We are confident this regrettable situation can be resolved and our priority remains to continue to deliver world-class technology and products to our customers around the world."

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