Huawei's blacklisting just killed its first product

Alonzo Simpson
June 14, 2019

"Huawei will release a new laptop product in July, with different models and configurations compared with previous series such as the MateBook and HonorBook, a source close to the matter confirmed to the Global Times", the news organization said.

The reason most likely lies in the boycott of American companies against Huawei, which is the result of the trade ban imposed by the USA government.

"We can not supply the PC", Yu said, adding that the situation is "unfortunate".

"When asked if the laptop could be launched at a later date, Yu said it 'depends on how long the Entity List will be there, '" CNBC wrote.

Huawei's battle with the US Government continues to take its toll as reports surface of Huawei halting the launch of a new Windows-based laptop.

Huawei's blacklisting from acquiring USA -made technology appears to have caused the first product casualty at the Chinese tech giant. He noted that, if Huawei remains on the blacklist for the foreseeable, the laptop will not be able to be launched.

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The US has banned sales of technology to Huawei, which uses Intel chips and the Windows operating system in its MateBook PCs.

Unfortunately for Huawei, the show of good faith didn't really get them anywhere and now the company has to push back its laptop's release date.

Donald Trump's administration passed an executive order last month claiming a national security emergency which barred USA companies from using technology made by companies that pose a significant security risk.

Huawei has denied the accusations, and company Deputy Chairman Ken Hu reportedly told employees that the Commerce Department's decision is "the latest move in the campaign against Huawei, waged by the usa government for political reasons".

Drama over Huawei has become a centrepiece to the ongoing U.S. Although it develops its own smartphone chips under the HiSilicon brand - something which may also be in peril, since that uses technology licensed from Arm - it now does not have homegrown alternatives to the notebook-class CPUs it buys from Intel. The company has reportedly been working on an Android alternative - compatible with apps for Google's smartphone and tablet platform, but free of the licensing headaches - in strict secrecy for the past seven years, based on concerns that worsening relations between the United States and China could leave Huawei trapped in an awkward position between the two. On 22 May, iTWire reported that Huawei laptops running Windows appeared to have disappeared from the Microsoft Store online.

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