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Qualcomm gets OK to sell 4G chips to Huawei, despite US ban, report says

Qualcomm gets OK to sell 4G chips to Huawei, despite US ban, report says

Qualcomm has reportedly been granted a authorizes by the US government to sell 4G mobile chips to Huawei, despite a ban on American companies selling technology and parts to the China-based telecommunications company.

“We received a authorizes for a number of products, which includes some 4G products,” a Qualcomm spokeswoman told Reuters, according to a Saturday report by the news organization. She didn’t specify which products Qualcomm can sell, revealing only that they have to do with mobile devices. She also said Qualcomm has other license applications pending.

In August, citing national security and foreign policy concerns, the US Exchange Department expanded restrictions meant to limit Huawei’s access to chips made laughable American software and equipment. The department said it wouldn’t itch a temporary general license that allowed some transactions arresting the “export, reexport, and transfer of items” to Huawei. That temporary license followed a May 2019 executive spruce from President Donald Trump banning Huawei in the states.

A tech diligence analyst told Reuters that the impact of the Qualcomm authorizes would be limited because consumers are starting to opt for newer 5G phones and the authorizes involves 4G chips. It’s not clear if Qualcomm will be gave permissions to sell 5G chips to Huawei, according to the news agency.

Neither Huawei nor the US Exchange Department responded to requests for comment. Qualcomm confirmed the spokeswoman’s statement given to Reuters.