Huawei Replaces Thousands Of U.S. Ban Products Parts
Huawei replaces thousands of U.S.-banned parts in its products, founder says
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has replaced more than 13,000 parts in its products that were hit by U.S. trade sanctions, the Chinese tech giant’s founder said, according to a speech transcript by a Chinese university.
According to the transcript of the February speech posted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Ren Zhengfei said Huawei had over the past three years replaced the 13,000 components with domestic Chinese substitutes and had redesigned 4,000 circuit boards for its products.
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He said “production of circuit boards had stabilized.”
The remarks, which Reuters could not independently verify, provided a window into Huawei’s efforts to bounce back from U.S. trade restrictions. Since 2019, Huawei, a major supplier of equipment used in 5G telecommunications networks, has been the target of successive rounds of U.S. export controls.
Those controls cut off both Huawei’s supply of chips from U.S. companies and its access to U.S. technology tools to design its own chips and have them manufactured by partners. The Biden administration last year also banned the sale of new Huawei equipment in the U.S.