Huawei Technologies is set to leapfrog Samsung Electronics, Apple and Qualcomm with the introduction of two of the world’s most advanced chips in the coming months, despite the U.S. crackdown on exports to China’s flagship tech company, sources familiar with the matter told the Nikkei Asian Review.[ATTACH=full]250456[/ATTACH]
The move to introduce an advanced mobile chip and a processor chipset with built in 5G modem comes as many observers doubt China’s ability to close the gap with the U.S. on high tech semiconductors.
But Huawei is set to launch its chip offerings months ahead of rivals, in defiance of the trade war which has cut the company off from vital pipelines of parts and software. It is also preparing to launch its flagship high-end Mate 30 smartphone in the autumn as planned, sources said, although questions remain over its prospects as long as access to Google’s Android operating system remains in doubt as a result of the U.S. constraints.
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