Allowing Qualcomm to sell the chips is seen as an exception to that ban. A report by the news agency Reuters has given this information.
A spokesman of Qualcomm told Reuters: “We have received approval for a number of products. It also includes 4G products.
U.S. semiconductor makers including Qualcomm were forced to stop selling chipsets to Huawei after a U.S. trade embargo was lifted last September.
A Qualcomm spokesman said they had received approval to sell 4G phone chips to Huawei. Qualcomm’s other license applications are still pending with the US government.
Earlier, Huawei used to buy very few chips from Qualcomm. Qualcomm is the largest chip supplier in the world.
However, most of Huawei used Qualcomm’s chips in affordable mobile phones. Instead, Huawei used its own chipset in flagship phones.
Huawei was forced to use its technology in September after a US embargo. The result is to stop producing its own chipset. Technology analysts predict that the chipset reserved for Huawei will run out early next year.
Stacey Rasgon, an analyst at market research firm Bernstein, said the approval of Qualcomm’s chip sales would have little effect on Huawei.
Because they only got approval for 4G chip. The world is now chasing 5G devices. It remains to be seen whether US officials will allow Qualcomm to sell 5G chipsets.