Almost 10 years after its launch, about 200,000 people still use a Xiaomi Mi 2

US revokes license for Intel to trade with company

Last September, the United States Government granted a license to some companies to do business with Huawei. One of the most important is Intel. However, normality has been short-lived in this matter, according to Reuters, since in his last days in command he has revoked the license of the main manufacturer of computer chips on the market to continue collaborating with Huawei.

The news agency has accessed an email from the Semicondutor Industry Association where they mention that the Department of Commerce wants to "deny a large number of license applications to export to Huawei and revoke at least one previously issued license. "Of course, other Reuters sources speak of up to eight revoked licenses in total, linked to four companies.

Huawei, without a key piece for its laptops


The move by the Trump administration represents a new blow to Huawei, you see that you will no longer be able to use Intel processors in your laptops. So far they have been a key piece in models like the Huawei MateBook X Pro, high-end and with a lot of prominence from Intel in the processor, graphics and connectivity. We will have to wait and see what happens with AMD, a company that also collaborates with Huawei on important models.

A measure that comes at a time when Huawei was becoming a benchmark in the laptop market

It is likely that the many companies that were waiting for approval to be able to trade with Huawei will also see them denied, and that those that were already approved will be revoked. According to Reuters, there were up to 150 licenses pending for this, worth $ 120 billion in goods and services. Following a relaxation of measures against Huawei at the end of 2020, it appears that the Trump government has wanted to end its four years by sending new messages to Huawei and China.

This is how the trade war between the US and China affects the rest of the world

Last week Xiaomi has been the company that has entered the Pentagon's blacklist. Although that decision of the Department of Defense does not have such great implications for the users of the company, it shows that when it comes to this conflict, no one is safe. Huawei has been able to launch the Mate 40 with its own Kirin 9000 processor, and a solution for laptops can follow the Apple path and use those same on desktop, either with Linux, a proprietary system or reaching agreements with Microsoft to receive support in Windows 10 in ARM.