Huawei Delays Laptop Release Due To Trade War

Huawei’s blacklisting just killed its first product

Hours after CNBC reported that Huawei had scrapped the launch of a new laptop due to USA export controls, a source familiar with the matter told the Global Times that the company will release a new laptop next month.

Richard Yu, the consumer division CEO, confirmed to CNBC that the laptop would not be released, calling it "unfortunate". The Trump administration placed Huawei on an Entity List in May that restricts its access to US technology.

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

A day later, the US Commerce Department eased some of the restrictions until August, allowing Huawei to maintain and update existing networks and handsets.


US-Huawei has ditched a product launch for the first time since the US placed it on a trade blacklist. "We can not supply the PC", Yu said, calling it "unfortunate", according to CNBC. He noted that, if Huawei remains on the blacklist for the foreseeable, the laptop will not be able to be launched.

Whatever the reason for the USA animus toward Huawei, landing on the Commerce Department's Entity List has placed the company in a tricky position. Ramifications of the ban are yet to play out in Huawei's smartphone business, according to the company.

This final rule also adds to the Entity List sixty-eight non-U.S. affiliates of Huawei located in twenty-six destinations: "Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Burma, Canada, Chile, China, Egypt, Germany, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Netherlands, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and Vietnam". 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 new USA trade sanctions are restricting Huawei's ability to use U.S. software such as Microsoft's Windows 10 and Intel processors.

Huawei has temporarily stopped developing Windows laptops, claims DigiTimes. The Global Times wrote that "industry insiders" called Huawei's plan to release the laptop "an inspiring move".

Related News:



Most liked

Konami unveils TurboGrafx-16 mini game console
Fans of the Turbografx-16 were in for a nice surprise today as Konami announced that it will be releasing the Turbografx-16 Mini. While the console itself will be a palm-sized miniature, the controller will be full-sized.

Apple could buy part of Intel's smartphone modem business
According to The Information , a bid could see "hundreds of modem engineers to Apple ", offering the company a significant boost. Immediately after the Apple-Qualcomm deal, Intel announced that it would stop developing 5G modems for smartphones.

Real Madrid transfers: Zinedine Zidane to sacrifice six stars for new
If Spurs do offer such an amount then there's surely a reasonable chance Real Madrid will be tempted to part ways. I think things went very well personally, and also with the team, winning the Europa League.

Dominican Republic police detained six suspects hired to shoot David Ortiz
Fans at walk past a photograph of Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz before a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Oct. 1, 2016. Authorities added that neither the director of the group nor the motive have been determined.

After rescuing putter, Rory McIlroy looks for Open title
Palmer , one of golf's all-time greats, died in 2016. "Yeah, it's not the same body that I had back in 2000", Woods said. "I think we've listened intently", said John Bodenhamer, senior managing director of championships for the USGA.

Me Too: Tanushree Dutta vs Nana Patekar case has been closed!
Dutta said she failed to understand how the "B summary" report was filed when statements of witnesses were not yet recorded. She also alleged that her witnesses "have been silenced by intimidation" and that "fake witnesses" have been propped up.

Luigi Mansion 3 Gameplay Features a Large Hotel Structure and Multiplayer
Gadd's latest Poltergust G-00, Luigi must capture the unearthly inhabitants, battle foes, and search for his missing friends. Gooigi also returns in Luigi's Mansion 3 , and this time is able to perform different functions from normal Luigi.

HTC Desire 19 Plus 128GB Expected Specs, Release Date June 2019
Talking about the battery , it is fuelled by a 3,850mAh battery on board, which is highest in the history of the Desire series. Last but not least, this smartphone also includes HTC BoomSound speakers with Hi-Fi Ultrasound output.

Visa Launches New Blockchain Payments System To Compete With Other Companies
By implementing the blockchain , Visa will facilitate instant transactions while also recording them on a ledger if needs be. Visa says Bottomline and FIS are now working with their respective bank clients to integrate Visa B2B Connect .

American Airlines extends Boeing 737 MAX cancellations, affecting 115 flights
Asked last month it is realistic that the 737 MAX could be flying again by August, Elwell declined to be specific. It said it extended the timeframe to allow its clients and crews 'to more reliably plan their upcoming travel'.

Catholic Church study says current gender theories 'move away from nature'
It called the guidance, Male And Female He Created Them . "This has particular importance for the question of sexual difference".

India embraces Israel in unprecedented anti-Palestine vote at the UN
This is the first time India has voted with Israel on a resolution initiated by Jerusalem at the UN. Israel believes that Shahed has ties with Hamas, a global terrorist organisation.

Kyrie Irving, agent Jeff Wechsler reportedly part ways
Wechsler helped Irving navigate his way out of Cleveland and into a trade to the Celtics in 2017. But the Celtics have been just as successful, perhaps more, in the games Irving has missed.

E3 2019 Nintendo Direct Trailers: Breath Of The Wild, Animal Crossing
The game is expected to release sometime this year, hopefully a concrete date isn't far away. Additionally, "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" will also be coming to Nintendo Switch .

Louis Blues make Stanley Cup history, win first National Hockey League crown
Retired Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling also was in the crowd, wearing his World Series ring and a Bruins jersey. Louis Blues in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup on Wednesday across town at the TD Garden. "He bounced back.