A Huawei logo is seen at an exhibition during the World Intelligence Congress in Tianjin, China May 16, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Huawei’s chip unit says it prepared years ago for doomsday scenario of US tech ban

  • Huawei chip unit HiSilicon said it anticipated US may cut off access to advanced components and technology
  • Backup plan should ensure continuity of supply for most of Huawei’s products, HiSilicon president says in memo
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A Huawei logo is seen at an exhibition during the World Intelligence Congress in Tianjin, China May 16, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Huawei’s stockpiling of US components shows that the company has prepared for restrictions from Washington and could effectively meet its needs up for a year. Photo: Reuters

Huawei’s day of reckoning arrives – but it has been preparing for almost a year

  • US Commerce Department added Huawei and 70 affiliates to its Entity List, saying the company was engaged in activities ‘contrary to US national security’
  • Of Huawei’s hundreds of global suppliers, it considers 92 as core suppliers, including 33 from the US
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Huawei’s stockpiling of US components shows that the company has prepared for restrictions from Washington and could effectively meet its needs up for a year. Photo: Reuters
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