SK Hynix says that it has not completed any enterprise with Huawei because the chip sanctions began within the fall of 2020
The South Korean-based SK Hynix stated that it had not completed enterprise with Huawei because the chip-related sanctions in opposition to the Chinese language producer began in 2020. The chipmaker stated that it was trying into the matter and firm Vice Chairman Park Jung-ho stated, “We’ve had completely no enterprise (with Huawei). We’re investigating the circumstances. Huawei’s new smartphone is a well-made product … and we have to examine extra carefully what sort of DRAM is being utilized in that telephone.”
Huawei’s homegrown Xmage images system is used on the Mate 60 Professional
The corporate itself stated in a press release that it “now not does enterprise with Huawei because the introduction of the U.S. restrictions in opposition to the corporate and with regard to the problem, we began an investigation to seek out out extra particulars. Additionally, SK Hynix is strictly abiding by the US authorities’s export restrictions.” On the time the ban began, Huawei was answerable for 10% of SK Hynix’s gross sales.
The SK Hynix chips the Mate 60 Professional was outfitted with had been discovered inside two different 2023 Huawei handsets this 12 months
A video teardown of the Mate 60 Professional revealed that the SK Hynix NAND Flash reminiscence chip seen int he recording has 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage and was mannequin quantity UD310. This part was introduced by SK Hynix in 2020 earlier than the U.S. export guidelines had been expanded to maintain cutting-edge chips out of Huawei’s fingers. As for the 12GB LPDDR5 RAM chip made by SK Hynix, it seems that Huawei simply occurred to have loads of stock of those chips out there.
Bloomberg says that the reminiscence chips used on the Mate 60 Professional had been obtained by Huawei earlier than the sanctions began