Huawei is not giving up on the US embargo

Huawei’s founder claims his group was able to replace 13,000 components in its supply lines to limit breakage in light of the US embargo that has been sanctioned since 2019.

Huawei’s flagship store in Shenzhen // Source: Frandroid

Should I remind him? Huawei is under a US embargo. Suspected of supporting espionage activities for China, the group is no longer allowed to cooperate with US companies. It also sees its supply lines very heavily impacted by Washington sanctions. A difficult context that strongly limits the appeal of its products intended for the general public. For example, the Huawei Mate 50 Pro doesn’t have Google apps or the Play Store or even 5G connectivity.

Despite all this, Huawei wants to show that it won’t give up anytime soon. For example, the company’s founder Ren Zhengfei split a new speech. This was transcribed by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and passed on by Reuters. So we learn that for the past three years the company has been ” 13,000 components by Chinese replacements “and reformed”4000 printed circuit boards for its products».

A “stabilized” production

In other words, according to Ren Zhengfei, Huawei has already taken steps to revitalize its supply chain to get around the US blockade preventing it from using key suppliers. According to the entrepreneur, the production of printed circuit boards would be the samestabilized“. The agencyReutersindicates that it cannot verify this information.

However, it is specified that Ren Zhengfei made these comments during an interview with Chinese technology experts on Feb. 24. Jiao Tong University published the report almost a month later on March 17.

A reinforced embargo

This speech comes as the United States embargo against Huawei tightens further in 2023, resulting in the loss of the Chinese group’s last U.S. partners. At the same time, relations between Washington and Beijing remain very tense.

Note in passing that Huawei continues to release products – such as the very atypical Huawei Watch Buds – and remains a major player in the telecom market. Recently, the group’s news has been marked by information about the Huawei P60 Pro and a controversy related to MWC 2023.

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