August 8, 2020

Huawei to stop smartphone chip production due to US sanctions

Beijing (AFP) – Chinese telecom giant Huawei said production of its most advanced smartphone chips would stop in September due to US sanctions, causing a “huge loss”.Huawei — the world’s biggest producer of telecoms networking equipment — has become a pivotal issue in the geopolitical standoff between Beijing and Washington, which claims the firm poses a significant cybersecurity threat.Huawei CEO Yu Chengdong told a tech industry forum on Friday that production of the company’s high-end Kirin 9000 chipset would stop from September 15, due to US sanctions.Washington cut off Huawei’s access t…


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