Kirin processors in Huawei smartphones can be replaced with Snapdragon: Qualcomm asks the US for sanctions relief

Qualcomm is lobbying the US government to ease sanctions against China's Huawei.

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Qualcomm

seeks to be allowed to cooperate withHuawei. Recall that due to US sanctions, American companies cannot work with a Chinese manufacturer, supply various components for gadgets and technology.

Qualcomm hopes to sell Huawei chips againfor smartphones with 5G support. According to Qualcomm representatives, America harms its own companies with its sanctions, opening the way for foreign chip makers like Samsung and MediaTek. In fact, the US is cutting off $ 8 billion a year of market access.

This question is more relevant than ever now, sinceDue to sanctions, TSMC will no longer be able to produce Kirin chips, so Huawei had to abandon proprietary processors. The flagships of the Mate 40 series will be the latest devices with Kirin processors.

As a result, either Samsung or MediaTek can fill the vacant position of the chip manufacturer, which is why Qualcomm wants to get permission for cooperation. Whether she will succeed in this is still unknown.

By the way, there was a licensing dispute between Huawei and Qualcomm, but they settled it last month: Huawei will pay a surcharge of $ 1.8 billion in the fourth fiscal quarter.

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