Sony and OmniVision have been granted US licences to renew delivery some picture sensors to China’s Huawei, Nikkei Asia reported on Thursday, citing a number of sources conversant in the matter.
US curbs on Huawei, which cite security issues, have banned international suppliers from promoting it chips, together with picture sensors, which use US automation, and not using a particular licence since September 15.
Yet some display and picture sensor-related suppliers are receiving US licences as these elements are thought-about much less associated to cybersecurity issues, Nikkei Asia reported, quoting a chip trade govt.
The report stated the licence granted to Sony might be restricted just to a portion of its products.
Sony declined to remark. Representatives of OmniVision, a subsidiary of Shanghai-listed Will Semiconductor, couldn’t be reached for instant remark.
Samsung’s display unit has acquired licences from US authorities to proceed supplying particular display panel products to Huawei, a supply advised Reuters.
Last month, Intel stated it had acquired licences from US authorities to proceed supplying particular products to Huawei.
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