In between the US-China trade war, Huawei has taken a lot of damage in the last few days and just as we thought things couldn’t get worse for Huawei, ARM throws a bombshell. BBC has reported that ARM – the chip manufacturing company has suspended its business with Huawei putting its Kirin processor lineup at risk.
In BBC‘s words – ARM instructed employees to halt “all active contracts, support entitlements, and any pending engagements” with Huawei and its subsidiaries to comply with a recent US trade clampdown.
ARM’s company memo allegedly stated that the design contained “US
So far, both the companies have declined to comment on this development, However, according to the latest developments, HiSilicon – Huawei’s Kirin processor division has been secretly developing products to reduce dependency on US firms. The company has also been stockpiling components for this eventuality. Huawei aims to become self-sufficient.