Huawei ‘stops making phones after Donald Trump’s US blacklist cripples supply chain’ reports claim

By geezywap at 2019-06-04 • 0 collector • 217 pageviews

CHINA’s Huawei has paused production of its smartphones in the wake of the company’s blacklisting in America, media reports have claimed.
But, the world’s No. 2 smartphone manufacturer has denied the revelation, saying it’s business as usual.

NINTCHDBPICT000494303513.jpg Huawei Technologies was said to have been forced to re-evaluate its target to dominate the global market by becoming the top-selling smartphone vendor – and leapfrog Samsung – by 2020, reports South China Morning Post (SCMP) and Forbes.

This scaling-back follows a decision by the US Commerce Department to effectively bar American companies from selling or transferring technology to Huawei Technologies, the world’s biggest maker of telecom gear.

Relations between China and the US have recently nosedived because of their trade conflict, American sanctions on Huawei, along with tension over the disputed South China Sea and US support for Chinese-claimed Taiwan.


Zhao Ming, president of Honor, one of Huawei’s smartphone brands, told media last Friday: “As the new situation has emerged, it is too early to say whether we are able to achieve the goal”, when asked about plans to overtake Samsung Electronics as the world’s largest smartphone seller.

The SCMP quoted a “senior executive” saying that as a result of the trade ban, serious questions were being raised about the firm’s access to services, which are vital for global sales.

Blacklisted

After the US government blacklisted Huawei and its affiliates in mid-May from buying services and parts from American firms without approval, several companies including Intel and Qualcomm reportedly told employees not to supply Huawei until further notice.

Source: www.thesun.co.uk

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