Intel has won U.S. licenses to keep supplying some technology to Huawei.
That’s despite new curbs that came into effect last week.
Since September 15 they’ve barred U.S. firms from supplying or servicing the Chinese telecom-gear maker.
However, this week the state-backed China Securities Journal said Intel had been given some licenses.
That was confirmed Tuesday (September 22) by a spokesman for the U.S. chipmaker.
Rivals are hoping to follow suit.
Last week China’s Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation said it had sought permission to keep supplying Huawei.
As has South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix, according to a Reuters source.
Though they weren’t optimistic that non-U.S. producers would be granted permission.
Instead, chipmakers are reportedly working on plans to increase supplies to other customers.
With U.S.-China ties under strain, Washington has been pushing allies to squeeze out Huawei, which it says colludes with Beijing’s intelligence agencies.
The firm denies all such charges.
It says the U.S. is just trying to smear it as Western firms are falling behind on technology for the next-generation 5G phone networks.