Following the news that Google is suspending business with Huawei, more companies have decided to cut ties with the Chinese company.
Intel, Qualcomm, and Broadcom have all told their employees that they won't supply Huawei with chips until further notice. Sources speaking to Bloomberg say that Huawei have stockpiled enough chips and other components to keep its business running for at least three months in an event like this where it stops receiving parts from U.S. suppliers until a trade deal with China is reached.
German chipmaker Infineon Technologies has told Nikkei that it's halting deliveries to Huawei of its products that originate in the U.S. However, the company adds that most of the components that it supplies to Huawei are not affected by U.S. export rules, and so those deliveries will continue.
These decisions from major chipmakers are the latest results of President Trump signing an executive order that can block U.S. companies from being involved in transactions from a "foreign adversary" that could be a threat to U.S. national security. The move is seen as an effort to block Huawei networking equipment that some are worried could be used by the Chinese government to spy on the U.S. Huawei has denied that that's the case.
This past weekend, reports said that Google is suspending business with Huawei in order to comply with this order. This means that Huawei can only use the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) version of Android on future devices, which would not include Google apps like YouTube and the Play Store.