kinemaster.co.id – Last week, Qualcomm confirmed it had applied for permission to supply chips to Huawei. Now, a report emanating from China says Qualcomm has bagged permission to ship 4G chipsets.
The Supply Chain manufacturer said that Qualcomm has been licensed to sell 4G chipsets to Huawei. Qualcomm itself has previously worked with Huawei to supply 4G chips, most of which come from the Research Center in Xi’an.
Now that the company has the license, the supply of chipsets for 4G devices will be increased. But it is quite unfortunate, the license that is owned Qualcomm only to sell 4G chipsets not the latest generation 5G chipsets.
The report also says Qualcomm will benefit greatly from this collaboration. The company, which is Huawei’s main QTL (patent business) partner, has previously lost its cooperation contract due to the US government ban. This situation was exacerbated by the ban on the chipset business (QCT) which followed later. In that situation, Qualcomm will be the only hope for the company to continue producing smart devices.
Besides Qualcomm, there are rumors that say there are at least 10 chipset manufacturers who have bagged approval to supply chipsets. Some names such as TSMC, SMIC, SK Hynix, Western Digital, and Samsung Electronic are among them. This rumor emerged after news emerged about the concessions given by the US government some time ago.
For your information, the US government gives Huawei leeway to continue to be able to do business with 4G devices. Huawei is free to use various licenses, as long as the component is not a device with 5G connectivity.
Although this news is a relief for Huawei, which is heading for a shortage of chipsets, this limitation will still hinder the company’s innovation going forward. Anyway, let’s wait and see how these two companies take advantage of this opportunity to grow their business later.
Source : kinemaster.co.id