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Huawei has replaced thousands of U.S.-banned elements in its goods, founder says


Mar 18, 2023

March 17 (Reuters) – Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s (HWT.UL) founder pointed out that the firm has replaced added than 13,000 elements in its goods that have been hit by U.S. trade sanctions, according to a transcript of a speech posted on Friday by a Chinese university.

According to the transcript posted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei pointed out Huawei had far more than the prior three years replaced the 13,000 components with domestic Chinese substitutes and had redesigned 4,000 circuit boards for it goods. He pointed out production of circuit boards had “stabilized.”

The remarks, which Reuters could not independently confirm, supplied a window into Huawei’s efforts to bounce back from U.S. trade restrictions. Taking into consideration that 2019, Huawei, a vital supplier of gear utilized in 5G telecommunications networks, has been the target of successive rounds of U.S. export controls.

These controls decrease off each and every Huawei’s offer of chips from U.S. organizations and its access to U.S. technologies tools to style its private chips and have them manufactured by partners. The Biden administration final year also banned the sale of new Huawei gear in the U.S.

Ren developed the remarks in a speak to Chinese technologies authorities on Feb. 24, the university pointed out. The university posted the transcript on its net web page on Friday. A U.S.-mainly primarily based Huawei representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Friday.

Ren pointed out Huawei invested $23.eight billion in R&ampD in 2022, and “as our profitability improves, we’ll continue to boost R&ampD spending.”

The reports come quickly following analysts pointed out that Huawei showed off 5G telecommunications gear at an industry conference in Barcelona in which all of the chips on its circuit boards had their origins obscured.

Reporting by Stephen Nellis in San Francisco and Krystal Hu in New York Editing by Cynthia Osterman

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