The founder of Huawei assures that his group has been able to replace 13,000 components in its supply lines to limit breakages in the face of the US embargo that has been sanctioned since 2019.
Should I remind him? Huawei is under a US embargo. Suspected of supporting espionage activities for China, the group can no longer work with US companies. It also sees its supply lines hit hard by Washington’s sanctions. A difficult context that strongly limits the appeal of its products for the general public. The Huawei Mate 50 Pro, for example, does not have Google apps or the Play Store or 5G connectivity.
Despite all this, Huawei intends to show that it is not giving up any time soon. Thus, the founder of the firm, Ren Zhengfei, started a new speech. This was transcribed by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and broadcast by Reuters. So we learned that, in the last three years, the company has already replaced ” 13,000 components for Chinese substitutes “and reformed”4000 printed circuit boards for your 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 that prevents it from using key suppliers. According to the businessman, the production of printed circuits would even havestabilized“. The agencyReutersdeclares that it cannot verify this information.
However, it is specified that Ren Zhengfei made these comments during an interview with Chinese technology experts on February 24. Jiao Tong University released the report nearly a month later, on March 17.
A reinforced embargo
This speech comes as the US embargo against Huawei was further tightened in 2023, resulting in the loss of the Chinese group’s last US 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 highly atypical Huawei Watch Buds, and remains a major player in the telecommunications market. Recently, the news of the group has been marked by information about the Huawei P60 Pro and a controversy related to MWC 2023.
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