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Huawei Scale Back Production As Bans Take Toll

Huawei’s goal of becoming the world’s top-selling smartphone maker has been dealt a significant blow by trade and supply bans that have reportedly forced the Chinese company to scale back production.

Huawei had aimed to achieve its goal of market dominance by 2020, but the South China Morning Post is reporting manufacturing partner Foxconn has scaled back production after the company reduced orders.

Last month the US government blacklisted Huawei, restricting the company’s ability to buy hardware and technology from US companies without government approval.

Several chipmakers including Intel and Qualcomm have now stopped supplying the company, and Google has taken away its licence to use Android on future models.

British-based semiconductor licensor ARM has also withdrawn supply, restricting Huawei’s ability to make its own Kirin chips.

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