The United States recently tightened sanctions against Huawei and its subsidiaries, banning the company from getting its hands on chipsets for smartphones or any of the other hardware products from the company.
However, a new report from FT claims that despite the sanctions, the Chinese giant still has access to U.S. chipsets for the cloud business, and thus, the company will now be shifting its focus towards that.
For those who are unaware, Huawei has a cloud computing business that sells computing power and storage solutions to companies. It also gives access to artificial intelligence and the report adds that this division is growing rapidly.
Huawei is putting the cloud computing business in line with the smartphones and telecom equipment business. On top of that, it is said that the Chinese government will increasingly support the company through public cloud contracts.
A few months ago, the Trump administration tightened restrictions on Huawei and its subsidiaries, banning the company from procuring chipsets that are made in the U.S. or use American technologies. With this, TSMC, the contract manufacturer for Huawei, stopped taking new orders and will completely stop the business from 15th September.
The Chinese giant is all set to launch its Mate40 flagship smartphone series in the coming days and along with it, the company will also launch the Kirin 9000 SoC, which is said to be the last flagship chipset from the brand.
However, it is being reported that Huawei is planning on manufacturing its own chipsets. It is said that the Chinese tech giant will be announcing its plan on creating its own semiconductor chips without requiring any US equipment or components.
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