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British based chip designer ARM suspends business with Huawei following U.S. trade ban Updated: 2019-05-23 07:00:25 KST


Huawei is facing yet another challenge as UK based chip designer ARM has suspended business with the Chinese tech giant.
The BBC reported Wednesday that the company instructed all its staff to cut ties with Huawei due to the U.S. trade ban issued last week.
ARM, a global semiconductor company established in 1990, provides blueprints to design the processors that power smartphones.
Huawei, in common with Apple and chipmakers like Samsung Electronics and Qualcomm all use such technology.
Most of Huawei's 5G communication network equipment is known to be based on architecture provided by ARM.
Amid concerns this could deal another significant blow to the Chinese company, Beijing's top diplomat said Wednesday that Washington's pressure on its tech giant is economic bullying and a move to try to prevent the country's development.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi also criticized the U.S. for breaking the trade negotiations between the world's two largest economies by exerting such economic pressure.
Meanwhile, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has expressed optimism for resuming negotiations with Beijing.
Speaking at a Senate hearing on Wednesday, he stressed that new negotiations may take place when the two countries can move forward based on the talks they have already had.
Although he did not elaborate on the specific timing of future negotiations, Mnuchin did mention that Presidents Trump and Xi are highly likely to meet late next month, on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan.
Kim Hyosun, Arirang News.
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